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Digress Restaurant & Lounge

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11 Akuna St | Canberra City, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 62486183
17:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Wed 17:30 - 23:00
Wed 12:00 - 14:30
Thu - Sat 17:30 - 00:30
Fri 12:00 - 14:30
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Weston, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

Had a surprise 21st there last night was great staff were amazing food was great management were so helpful with everything including playing slideshow on the big screen and 2 small ones. Everyone had an amazing night there so thank you very much and we will be back.

1 Thank stephannhje
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248 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is very much a bar with takeaway and some in-house food still done. We got takeaway, and whilst expensive ($60 for three adults) the food was quality, authentic and hot. Staff were nice enough during the whole thing and they only seem to have recently swapped from being a restaurant.

Thank iwasere
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111 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

Just a bar with an interesting crowned welcoming for the gay community with karaoke on Thursday evening that's good fun food is good pub quality food

Thank Happywanderer5309
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

The venue was perfect, great decore, good lighting and perfect atmosphere. The staff were very helpful and attended to all our needs in relation to music, power point pictures and table set up for the gifts and cake. The problems we encountered were in relation to the food and alcohol. I would have preferred to buy the wine by the... More 

2 Thank March1964
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

staff were extremely rude to myself and other members of the party I was at, got told we were pigs as there was a few peanuts on the ground would never recommend digress bar to anyone

6 Thank Zahrajoy
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

Worst place ever. Rude... Terrible food... Bad service. Will never be back. Was there for a 21st birthday and we were told we were all filthy pigs. Wow a few peanuts on the floor. As soon as the bar tab ran out everyone was treated like dirt. An overpriced hovel. Will never recommend to anyone.

5 Thank Makkkzzz
Canberra, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

Let me first begin by saying, if you are reading this, scroll to the top of the page and search for another Restaurant, this one WILL disappoint you. I visited Digress on the 12/10/2013 and was interested to hear of their fusion menu. The restaurant was well presented and the menus were appealing, though this is where the positive side... More 

5 Thank Gurpreet S
Canberra, Australia
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72 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

There's a coffee shop above the Digress restaurant - and it's very, very good! The beans are from a local Canberra roaster and free-trade; barista is friendly and the cuppa is without fault.

Thank JohnnJayne_00
Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Combining cuisines is not a new concept and for the uninitiated it sounds like a great concept, however it unfortunately rarely works. Perhaps if Digress attempted their dishes on a more subtle level rather than attempting to pull the strongest flavours together they may actually get away with it, however on my visit this did not happen. We were a... More 

1 Thank _ashram77_
Canberra, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Digress team you amaze me each time. I have come a number of times since you have opened and had T/A as well the kids just can't get enough of the tandoori chicken pizza. I am very pleased now that you have also introduced some of the favorite and popular dishes from Indian Affair restaurant like our all time favorite... More 

3 Thank Affy A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$23
Indian, Italian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:30
17:30 - 00:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Akuna St | Canberra City, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 62486183
Digress Restaurant has now rebranded to Indian Affair in the City.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?