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Ainslie Football Club

$$ - $$$, ,
52 Wakefield Ave, Canberra 2602, Australia
+61 2 6248 8422
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good44%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible7%
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“lambs fry” (4 reviews)
“steak” (11 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
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Pub, Australian, Bar, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
52 Wakefield Ave, Canberra 2602, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Ainslie Football Club Bistro has a comprehensive menu with with all the usual favourites and much more. The Asian Fusion menu is a great alternative with authentic cooking styles. The decor is modern contemporary and there are stylish areas tastefully designed to make the...More

Thank MickyC-AUS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ended up eating there for 3 nights in our stay in Canberra. Great food and very friendly and helpful staff who could not do enough for you. On last night had nasi goring ,very nice. Great club all facilities for a good night out.

Thank Mike F
Reviewed August 16, 2017

Was in Canberra for work, thought I'd try one of the local sports clubs. I had been here once before years ago but they have since renovated it, upon my entry i was shocked to see a bucket on the floor catching water from the...More

1  Thank thorpee27
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch in the comfortable surroundings of the club. The sole and chips dish was lovely. But as in all things you cannot expect high standards everyday and this was going to be one of those days. I selected lambs fry ... which...More

Thank OldTar
Reviewed July 20, 2017

Having dined at this club on many previous occasions I was extremely disappointed in finding that the advertised meal special was only for members. No mention of this until you get in the club itself. Yes conditions apply but usually not a membership only thing....More

Thank Steve Y
Reviewed July 10, 2017

I have not been to the Ainslie Football Club for over 30 years and I was taken back by the club layout and the quality of the food and beverages. Well done to all at the club.

Thank JRW58
Reviewed July 6, 2017

I recently had dinner at the Ainslie Football Club. My meal was completely disappointing. I had flathead and chips - which should instead be called batter and chips. I was given fours pieces of flathead - which in fact was mostly thick and oily batter...More

1  Thank Lee28_13
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Fully acknowledge that the kitchen may have been overwhelmed with the number of diners that attended tonight. However, to wait more than two hours for pizza is simply not acceptable! To their credit I was offered a complimentary bottle of wine (which was appreciated and...More

Thank Jack241168
Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

You have to recalibrate your brain to remember you are eating at a club. Canberra has dozens of them. Once you do that the food at the AFC will exceed your expectations. I'd even say it's restaurant quality it's that good. Price, quality, variety really...More

Thank APinCanberra
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Ainslie Football Club is a really easy place to eat well, have a pleasant wine and enjoy a relaxed atmosphere. We have visited three times with friends - dinners and the Sunday roast at lunch time. The menu is extensive, with salads, a wide range...More

1  Thank cindylou45
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Wakefield Ave, Canberra 2602, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6248 8422
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Members and their guests can enjoy an unmatched patron and entertainment experience at the Ainslie Football Club. This social and community venue has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment that sets itself apart from any other destination in Canberra.

With warm, contemporary and textural interiors, the Ainslie Football Club invites you to relax with a drink by the indoor fireside or outdoor terrace, from a selection of craft beers, wines and spirits available at the bar. Indulge in modern cuisine at the brasserie, share plates and snacks in the members lounge, or stop by the café which offers gourmet sweets and barista made coffee.

Be entertained with live sports on the big screens, live music, or enjoy entertainment facilities including TAB, Keno and Canberra’s newest gaming lounge.
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