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Haig Italian Restaurant

108 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra 2601, Australia
(02) 6243 8121
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Ranked #385 of 779 restaurants in Canberra
Price range: $0 - $89
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 30, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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51% Recommend
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English first
Petaling Jaya
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Liked the friendly service, fresh oysters and sparkling wine. My kids liked the Kids' Menu (one had pasta and one pizza - clearly just made with fresh ingredients). Fish of day was battered (I would have preferred a choice on cooking method)

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Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

First impressions were completely uninspiring. The restaurant looked drab and boring like being at a school camp cafeteria. Couldn't blame the waitresses who did their best and they were friendly. The meal, like the décor , was bland and not very tasty. The wine list was okay and the bill was reasonable in terms of Canberra. A forgettable night!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Took visiting friends to The Haig. Terrible idea. One of our group tried to make a booking 3 months ago- told Resturant was out of commission. This is still the case. Open floor hallway seating that allowed us to view the hotel guests heading back and forth from the pool. Group in bar overhead was having incredibly loud party- staff... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Dined at the Haig Italian Restaurant with two friends, which we used the coupon from the Entertainment book. When we arrived, the building looked run down and there was quite a lot of construction happening around the place. The Restaurant is part of the Capital Hotel and the main entrance was closed, so we had to venture around to the... More

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Canberra, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We went here for dinner as we bought their living social deal. Staff were friendly, helpful and attentive as soon as we walked in. Meals came out very quick. We orderd the garlic prawns for entree... These were delicious! Although $20 for four prawns is a little steep in my opinion. My partner ordered the chicken breast with pesto rissotto.... More

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Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We've lived in Canberra for 10 years and tried many restaurants and decided to give the "famous" Haig a go. I fully agree with Matthew H's review. The prices were the same as some extremely outstanding restaurants in Canberra and yet the food was mediocre, you couldn't even pass it off as great home style cooking and definitely not worth... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We went because this was in the entertainment book, and after hearing those endless ads on the radio about longing for the food back at the Haig, we thought we'd try it out. Unfortunately I didn't check the reviews long enough prior to avoid going and wasting my money. When we arrived we were informed that the main dining room... More

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

A warm welcome, with a lovely atmosphere. Very extensive menu and a good wine list. Highly recommend the Cabernet from Gunderoo. We had the scallops (entree), lamb , chicken breast for mains, just perfect.

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Murrumbateman, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We had dinner at the Haig tonight - after all the advertising of this 'amazing Italian restaurant', I was extremely disappointed. The entrée (garlic prawns with rice) was very tasty, but, really, four prawns for $20?? The garlic bread was quite nice. I had the linguini marinara for main - maybe I have been watching too much of 'My Kitchen... More

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Canberra, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We recently dined at the hair resaurant as we had friends staying in the motel. The staff initially appeared helpful and friendly but after we were seated it was quite difficult to get there attention and to place orders. The entres were great, especially the scallops and bread salad, however the main meals were quite average. The food was quite... More

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