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“Very good Thai food in a very good environment” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Thirst Wine Bar & Eatery

Thirst Wine Bar & Eatery
20 West Row | Melbourne Building, Canberra 2601, Australia
02 6257 0700
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Ranked #256 of 778 restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Wine Bar
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very good Thai food in a very good environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2013 via mobile

We selected this restaurant based on SMH list of top 20 Canberra restaurants
We were not disappointed
Starter plate was OK but I think I am over Thai fish cakes
Main courses green curry with ocean trout dumplings was great and Massaman beef was quality with spice level spot-on
Thought the Rose was the best matching of the wine list
Very good food very good service

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Perth, Australia
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“YUM!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The food here was amazing and plentiful. The Crispy 'Hot' Fish Salad was probably my favourite, although everything I had was tasty! Service was great...the staff were very friendly....would definitely go back to this gem!

One bit of feedback I think the owners should take on board (and change) is the website - it really doesn't show off Thirst, as it should ...and it's very difficult to read!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Full of flavour!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We had a fantastic Friday night dinner here after reading the review in the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. The service was fast and the place filled up fast. Nice, relaxed atmosphere and just a little noisy but not so much that you couldn't hear yourself talk. The food is quite different from the usual Thai but its fresh, full of flavor and served generously. We shared a starter platter - everything was delicious but the green curry with the trout dumplings was the dinner hero. Easy to see why it's the house speciality! Yes, it's a little more expensive than other Thai restaurants, but it's worth it! Can't wait to go back next time we're in Canberra!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Austr
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Good but expensive”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

A colleague and I lunched at this establishment formerly Anise a fine dining restaurant now a Thai restaurant and wine bar. Why they decided to go with a Thai theme has me lost given the number of competing Thai establishments in Canberra city and the suburbs of the city. We had the spring rolls with which to begin as my colleague felt they were the best he had had anywhere, I must disagree with him totally, They were tiny and not all that tasty and expensive for four of them. We went with the chicken Pad Thai i cook better Pad Thai at home and have had much netter at say Alice's Thai in East Row and considerably less pricey. The pork dish was well cooked but not much pork in it lots of noodles and bean sprouts as a filler. The coconut ice cream was not a nice consistency at all crumbly if anything. The owner has tried hard he is a very good chef but he should stick with the fine dining food he was much better at that. Will I return? No it was poor value for money and average Thai food there is much better as I say Thai Cornar at Manuka would flog it in the quality and value.
Himself 10

  • Visited August 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Catered for seafood allergy”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012 via mobile

Dinner on a weeknight was quiet, and the waiter sat down with us to go over menu items and changes to cater for seafood allergy. What could change, swap or adapt, they did, and kept the seafood dishes separate. Not as much food for a banquet as you might expect, but all fresh and tasty.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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