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Haig Italian Restaurant

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108 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6243 8121
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Balmain, Australia
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127 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a time warp Italian restaurant but not of the best kind. Hard to describe the food was average but capital prices. Avoid.

Thank Ozziemovers
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275 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We dined here on the evening of Thursday 6th October 2018, after a long day and what a choice, the main courses, a chicken plus a pork dish were really nice, but they served the best for last. A Jaffa Jelly and a berry crumble, as nice as we have eaten in all our travels. The staff are really lively,... More 

Thank SouthOztraveller
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Enjoyed the meal, with a group of friends for dinner. The hostess was great. However the seating and the layout didn't make it feel like a restaurant.

Thank Stephen C
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Have dined here a number of times over the years and have never been disappointed. Nice friendly staff and a good menu with reasonable prices to choose from. However we did find between our entree and the main course a little slow. However the restaurant was busy and we put it down to the fact that maybe they only had... More 

Thank Margaret S
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Got food from Haig delivered to our hotel room (restaurant is attached to the hotel) and it was decent. We ordered chicken and chips and a steak sandwich - both were basic but tasty.

Thank Davowhytee
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We ate here two nights due to its convenience to the hotel. Both nights we enjoyed the meal eating something different each night. It is not cheap eats but worth the extra money. Service on the second night was a little more lazy than that of the first night as one staff member had changed over. The experience was great.

Thank Wayne C
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

More of a cafe/ bistro than restaurant, which clearly relies on the semi-captive patronage from the hotel. Staff polite but not professional. They need some training. Service taking orders and clearing after courses slow. Waited 15 mins and decided to ask for another drink, even though staff had just taken plates and would have seen the empty. Decor dated, cold,... More 

Thank Dustin W
Sydney Australia
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Very friendly staff but the food was pretty bland. Not many Italian dishes on the menu. Lots of mix grills ,steaks and fish/chips. I had the Ribs which were not that tasty. Hardly Italian. My wife had a lamb dish which was also not very inviting.

Thank jrmell
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Was pleasantly surprised with how busy (booked out on a Tuesday night) and nice tasting the food was... The wait staff were polite and friendly, with a " matter of fact" manner of those accustomed to telling people that it's going to be a long wait. For me, this only confirmed that the food was worth waiting for. Will go... More 

Thank Wheretogo2day
Corryong, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

For such a lovely atmosphere the wait staff were sloppy and unprofessional. While the food was great, there was definitely not enough of it for the price. My salad consisted of rocket and shredded pear alone - since when is this considered a meal?

Thank AlexaBishop

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 108 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6243 8121

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