Two Before Ten Aranda & Bolt Bar

4.5
262 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
Our Aranda café is located in the old Aranda shops site on Bandjalong Cres. What was once a derelict building is now a bustling community hub where people can come to enjoy a quick coffee after dropping the kids to school, spend a lazy afternoon in the courtyard garden, or meet up with friends for a tasty weekend brunch.

The Bolt Bar - Regional Wine Bar & Tap House
Offering a comprehensive range of Canberra Region Wines by the glass & bottle. A suburban bar since 2016, also offering local craft beer & cider alongside a full kitchen menu.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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 262 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
service
4.4
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4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SusanM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great $20 steak and salad. Fillet, medium rare, excellent.

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LouiseE
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always enjoy Two before Ten. Great set up, awesome coffee, and really interesting and different menu options. Food is consistently good and value for money.

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DinerTerriannabella
Brisbane
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bustling & lively venue. Very friendly & obliging staff, fabulous coffee and great food. Good, central location. I’d suggest booking, especially later in the week

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Parker
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The food and coffee is excellent. Service hit and miss. Our lovely sunny, attentive waitress of a few weeks ago was on front counter and we had a completely different experience. I would say our waitress on Sunday was rude. It was impossible to get a follow up coffee after the first one, also we didn't feel like it given sullen waitress. At a place where coffee is this good waitstaff should be getting at least 2 coffees out of each die hard customer.

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IanL
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Well weordered an entree and specifically asked for it to be served as an entree but as perviously when i saw the adjacent being served mains and entree at the sam time i decided to cancell our entree and aye only the maons
Why put entree on the menu if you dont serve it as an entree. Very sloppy cooking in my opinion.

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VanB
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Eggs over cooked and to salty. Service great and coffee nice.

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tuesday night, steak night special; just brilliant which adds to the pleasure of going out for dinner.

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JasonD
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great service experience and the 3 staff we spoke to throughout the visit were all helpful nice and happy

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AnnetteC
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

We had a late lunch here on Easter Saturday. Was quiet when we got there only a couple of other groups and we enjoyed our spot outside as well as our drinks. We all were disappointed with the meals. The burgers need to be served on smaller plates as they definitely looked stingy sitting on large plates with a handful of fries. They were just okay but nothing to rave about.

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OpenTable Diner
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed it

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David
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A very good urban bar. Good food and good service. We will definitely be returning.

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ShannonB
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place to meet, eat and drink! Enjoyed a lovely dinner with friends. This place has great character, great food and great service!

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PeterBruce
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good coffee (no food consumed), very attentive staff, always feel welcome there.

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JimmieP
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice laid back vibe - excellent food, many of the veggies home grown and we picked up some coffee beans in the shop!

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KenM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great for local night out. Great service, good specials, wine list is great value. Totally recommend.

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ZachA
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, with separate preparation area for coeliac meals. Pricing is standard cafe prices. Popular spot which speaks for itself really.

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MelFoo
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommended


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AmandaN
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great coffee and a selection of breakfast items to suit anyone, including local produce

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DeborahF
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Staff service warm welcoming helpful. Ambience and table wonderful. Unfortunately fruit toast not toasted, dry and unpalatable.

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PeterS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, attentive staff and some interesting ales to tempt the thirsty! Highly recommended.

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LYGo
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to go. But can’t order coffee, it’s a bar

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Turtle
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely place, great service, good food - will definitely be back!

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JaneH
London
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Interesting food and good coffee - relatively quick service

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KenM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great specials - good pub food plus wonderful service. Nice ambience both indoors and outside seating. good selection of beers and wine by the glass at reasonable prices.

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RebeccaJ
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good booked again next week with another group of friends.

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SthsideCrazyDogLady
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Another enjoyable brunch with a friend and my elderly dog. The Ruby Tuesday juice I had while waiting for my friend was delicious. I then had the fruit toast with ricotta and honey. Absolutely delicious although I could only eat one doorstop slice. The other came home for next day.

As always, the great outdoor setting and the welcome accorded to the four-legged is greatly appreciated.

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BecM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Food & service was great however, being located outside became EXTREMLEY dark which made it hard to eat & have conversation. Would highly recommend better lighting outside as would not like to be seated outside again.

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was a great place to enjoy breakfast while catching up with my sisters.
The food was delicious, it wasn’t too noisy so you could have a conversation without shouting.
I will be returning.

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BrendonL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food is very good value, tasty and plenty of it. They have combo deals also. Not posh and perfect for a meal with mates or the missus.

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AnnetteC
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We only had coffee and a chai and they were both very good. I really enjoyed my large Flat white. It was very busy and some staff were a bit dismissive but I plan to return again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and great experience. Staff were very friendly and helpful

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KarenB
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining as always, brought our Poochie Huey with us this time as we were celebrating a Birthday and Staff were great and food delicious. See you again soon 🙂👍

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JudiF
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hadn't been for a while. We all enjoyed our food. I had the burger - something I don't usually have - however the actual burger was very moist and thick (not overcooked) and the bun was soft, which I like. My friend had the squid - also very good - and the other the pasta.

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KenM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good menu selection. Great, cheerful service. Good choice of wines at reasonable prices. Definitely our pub for a drop in meal.

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TravellersTerry
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Innovative, tasty, fresh food in a unique atmosphere. The choices are excellent.

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CateC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome vibe and very easy parking!
Would recommend!

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Teenz
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the fresh ingredients. Love the coffee. Always a nice place to visit.

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RoseInThorns
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seasonal and imaginative food, cheerful service

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Turtle
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great choice for an afternoon drink. Great place that the whole family felt comfortable in. Will definitely be back

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was fabulous, staff were polite and very considerate. It was a little noisy inside so we sat outside and it was perfect.

FAQs

Two Before Ten Aranda & Bolt Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0456 500 969.

Two Before Ten Aranda & Bolt Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 262 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.