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Haig Italian Restaurant

108 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra 2601, Australia
(02) 6243 8121
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Ranked #367 of 780 Restaurants in Canberra
Price range: $0 - $89
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Aug 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Canberra, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Great service! Food excellent A great surprise, this little restaurant located in a corner of Northbourne Ave. Away from the trendy areas, has created a reputation on its own right Highly recommended Had dinner Saturday night, all tables full, glad I made a reservation

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Petaling Jaya
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
101 reviews 101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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
14 helpful votes 14 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 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
75 reviews 75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
44 helpful votes 44 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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