Queenies

4.5
94 Reviews
$40 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Queenies—a true local
Serving a wide variety of Australian and Canberra Region wines, selected spirits and a rotating selection of craft beers from independently owned breweries.

Seasonal and free range produce with a uniquely native twist. Meals to share with friends, your special person or in splendid solitude and of course late night suppers of cheese and chocolate.

Take a seat at the bar, snuggle into a cozy carriage or snag a spot by the DJ and gaze into the eyes of the mesmerising Liliokalani - Queen of the belly dancers and enjoy a feast for the senses.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 94 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JasF
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Immaculate vibes- my friends and I had an excellent night out at Queenies enjoying many of the small meals and a few cocktails! We loved how cosy our booth was, everything was bustling around us but we felt like we had our own space to chat and catch up.

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ChelseaC
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Had to ask 3 times for my drink. Music was too loud from around 8pm and it got hard to have a decent chat

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KirstenG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Really wanted to like Queenies but was super disappointed! The overall look is gorgeous, furniture and vibe is cool... however the food really lets them down. Menu was supposed to be a shared tasting plate kind of deal - the small plates arrived and while they were ok, it was nothing to rave about. Broccoli only had 2 pieces (tasted good but too small to share), fried chicken had good flavour... large plates were the biggest let down. The beef was overcooked and chewy (can honestly make a much better steak at home), & the salmon was flavourless + hard to share as it came on a broth and massive piece of salmon that lacked seasoning so we didn't finish. Overall very underwhelmed with the experience and not sure whether it's worth trying again. Probably a better place to share a drink at the bar rather than a sit down meal.

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DebraS
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

All very ģood, but music was TOO LOUD, had to shout to talk

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SassyandOzzieandWizz
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous atmosphere and lovely staff. Great way to finish a week of work

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, outstanding food, great ambience a must visit.

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Nic888
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff. Excellent.

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ConradR
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue, good service and good food. Definitely recommend.

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HelenaC
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the way they subtly integrate bush foods with my Friday night.

Menu offers. a mix of casual but interesting and the atmosphere is always great.

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

Atmosphere good. Food very disappointing lacked flavour and presentation

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Our dinner at Queenies was also our first time visiting the establishment. We had a great time, and will definitely head back there one day soon!

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JoRed
London
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibes and great food, highly recommend.

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UrviF
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was great but service was absolutely appalling. Definitely needs to improve if we were to return.

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FionaY
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a favour. Go to Queenies - thank me later.

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AmandaH
London
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous place for dinner and drinks. Staff extremely attentive, offered advice on selections when asked. Looking forward to next time!

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Mustang67
4 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All that we expected. Had lunch at a nearby estate earlier in the day. Queenies is far better value. We’ll be back

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sharma
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

every server is absolutely lovely and personable! i absolutely fell in love with the place, atmosphere, but it’s really the people working there - customer service facing - that made it such a phenomenal place!

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Izzy
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Phenomenal Southside bar. Quirky vibe and excellent food! Could not recommend more.

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AnneM
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I took a friend here for dinner as she hasn’t been to Canberra since she was a teenager. So much has changed and she loved the interiors of Queenies. The staff were very attentive and made sure we were looked after. Our only comment was the background music which in fact overtook our conversation. We struggled to hear ourselves talk. This would be the one factor that would prevent me going back again. But hopefully next time, it will be turned down as keen to come back again.

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Dmcd2
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a great experience. Shared plates of prawns, croquettes and chips. Great desserts of pavlova and semi Freddy. Nice wine selection and attentive staff.

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Gunn
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Dreadful . Food was very unappealing . Looked very unappetising and tasted even worse . 2 if the plates were inedible. I think the staff were embarrassed to serve it . A refund was given which was good band staff pleasant enough, would not go back and would not recommend

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NadeneC
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything! Drinks, Food and Staff. We’ll be back.

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ClareW
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A good vibe and a wide selection of drinks. Food is good, sharing plate, tapas style eating. Staff are knowledgable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Queenies was great, there was a wide selection of vegan dishes and all were delicious, especially the eggplant fries. The cocktails were different but equally tasty. Service was friendly and attentive and the decor and ambiance was delightful

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HadasY
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Lovely atmosphere!

Will definitely come back

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elenic
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good service, great vibe, lovely cocktails and beautiful food

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ZoeT
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent. Would recommend to anyone.

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Megs
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous treat. Amazing modern Australian food - the haloumi was something special. Loved the cocktail list too. Can't wait until next time.

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EmilyF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, good food, and a nice wine and cocktail selection. They have a private room for large groups.

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NINAE
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great night! Food was fantastic, except no non-diary desserts!

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malcolmw
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Food ok. Grilled prawns were mushy. No hot chocolate avail for non coffee drinkers, and no ice cream to offer an Affogato, so misses the Mark for a full service bar/restaurant.

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RebeccaW
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty, generous share plates, a good drinks menu, and great service.

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Mandy
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and cocktails and attentive staff.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eggplant chips are defs the go!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Have had regular weekly bookings until recently, had about 6 weeks away and the food was average, too few staff and we had to keep asking if we could order food or drinks and plates were not cleared away until we made a point of piling them to one side. Staff looked unhappy and as always, flies were annoying. Won’t be rushing back.

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RuthR
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely old building good food and friendly service

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JennyP
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious fried chicken. Lovely setting. Delightful wine selection.

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NicC
Gloucestershire
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal at Queenies. First of all we were welcomed in the friendliest manner and secondly the food was beyond delicious - wonderful flavours and generous portions.
We will definitely be going back on our next visit to Canberra.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Experience was very good overall. Food was delicious. Ambiance great and able to hear table conversation well. Drinks service was a little slow. Staff professional and friendly.

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MargotF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Queenies was a perfect place to meet and have a drink and chat with a few people. There was no noise or TV interference and great table service. Thanks Queenies, we’ll be back.

FAQs

Queenies offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6174 4096.

Queenies is rated 4.5 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.