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The Civic Pub

) #132 of 1,054 Restaurants in Canberra $$ - $$$ Bar, Pub, Australian
8 Lonsdale St, Canberra 2612, Australia
+61 2 6248 6488
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (13 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
“ribs” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
$$ - $$$
8 Lonsdale St, Canberra 2612, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We walked up and down Lonsdale Street and decided on a pub meal. I had the chicken schnitzel. They allowed me to have mash and vegies rather than chips and salad. Meal was generous and delicious. Staff were friendly. Pub was warm (it was freezing...More

Thank ClareBear7773
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Civic Pub looks pretty unassuming from the outside, but it serves up reliably good parmigiana! I visit with friends on the days they have a $10 parmigiana special. By default, it comes with salad and chips. However, you can ask for just the chicken...More

1  Thank CK2617
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After travelling to Canberra a number of times over the years I have not come to expect much from the restaurant scene there. However, the Civic Pub restaurant has proved the exception. We enjoyed a couple of superb steaks done to perfection at this establishment....More

1  Thank _lorraineb5151
Reviewed April 7, 2017

Visited Canberra with friends and had dinner at the Civic Pub. It was a reasonably quiet night being a Sunday, but it had a great atmosphere, with top area with sofa for watching sport etc. we all enjoyed our meals, and would certainly recommend. Only...More

Thank Lyne Y
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Right in the shopping/community centre of Canberra this pub is easily accessed on foot but beware parking availability on the street is competitive. We called in for a Friday evening beer and meal and the place was buzzing with after -workers from surrounding areas and...More

Thank ggandse
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Canberra day long weekend so most things were closed. It was a welcome place to relax with a friend.

1  Thank johnlion2015
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Looking for somewhere for dinner our 1st night in Canberra we happened on The Civic. Getting a table is a bit haphazard , no one to greet you at front, you find somewhere to sit and order food and drinks from the bar. This is...More

1  Thank CDAussie
Reviewed February 2, 2017 via mobile

Today I come to your pub.I feel like it and good place to talk with new friend and new life.Let's enjoy.

Thank thunya h
Reviewed January 27, 2017

We stopped here on our way to Canberra and were delighted by the menu choices and prices. They were busy in the restaurant but food came out reasonably quickly and tasted great. Good stop for dinner or lunch

Thank Mirelle1969
Reviewed January 26, 2017

Each time I travel to Canberra (usually twice - three times per year) I always try and go the Civic Hotel. I find the food very well made and good value for money. In my view the test of any restaurant is the number of...More

Thank Mark D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lonsdale St, Canberra 2612, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6248 6488
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Located in the inner north of Canberra, the Civic Pub bistro is open for lunch and dinner service 7 days a week. We have an extensive menu of pub favourites from chicken parmas to our famous Black Angus steak. Be sure to give us a try during your visit.