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D'Browes

#106 of 1,046 Restaurants in Canberra
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59 Boolimba Cres, Canberra 2604, Australia
+61 2 6295 6990
Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Australia
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was a strange mixture of fine dining (white tablecloths) and casual (plastic chairs). It adds to the evening that the chef greets everyone and asks how things are going during the meal. The servings are very generous, both for entrees and mains. In fact, we had no room for dessert. Nice that you can take a bottle from... More 

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Thank 632pc
Queanbeyan, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We have been coming to this restaurant for several years, often for special occasions. It is BYO and the owner/chef Damian is wonderful. He is so welcoming and helpful, especially when you are arranging a special function. Nothing is too much trouble. The staff are always helpful and friendly and the servings are very generous and well presented. We once... More 

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Thank Robyn H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

Damian, the host & chef invites you to enjoy his delicious French-accented fare. BYO (wine shop a few doors away) plus a good standard menu. Tempting specials. We had white-bait fritters to share, savoury crepes, shell fish pie. On our return visit we had Atlantic salmon, spatchcock and great profiteroles and a delicious authentic cremè caramel for afters. This gem... More 

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Millthorpe, Australia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

All four of us were delighted with our choices including a good range of vegetarian dishes. My brother loved his tripe soup & cotechino, the spiced chickpea soup was also great. Two had "dead fresh" seafood pies that were extremely generous in size & flavour. I loved the 9 flavours of mushrooms in my dish. The chef was welcoming and... More 

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Thank J I
Canberra, Australia
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 28, 2017 via mobile

Welcomed at the door by a lovely waitress who seated us by the window with a view to the street, we were offered a nice glass of chilled water, which was just what we needed on such a hot evening. Nestling our byo wine into an ice bucket, we were offered a menu but before we could even open them,... More 

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Thank Michelle M
Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2017

D'Browes' menu is unashamedly aimed at a male dominated clientele. Although there are often many women and families enjoying the resteraunt, the meals are generous and French/Italian/European country styled with a heavy focus on meats. I love this resteraunt. It is the perfect destination for a boys lunch or dinner, with the Chef Damien treating all his guests in a... More 

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1 Thank Howard N
Canberra, Australia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2016

Lovely food but now we are having a break as we have had everything on the menu that we enjoy!! The pork chop, steak, salmon in the main dishes are yummy. Entrees, prawns, calamari, scallops also yummy. You will enjoy, Invite Damian the chef to a glass a red whilst you are there and he will sit down and have... More 

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Thank MrsFussy1962
Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
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126 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

It is the Chef himself who comes to tell you what the specials are of the day. We had the oysters, scallops in very tasty garlic sauce and the ministrone soup as starters. All excellent but too much for starters. As maincourse we went for the gulash (spicy) with sauerkraut and the salmon. Delicious again but too much. Also the... More 

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1 Thank wim s
Canberra, Australia
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174 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016

Today was my first visit to this restaurant as the Narrabundah shops. The food was hearty and generous portions, well cooked and presented as well as a tasty treat. I enjoyed my smoked salmon. Others of our group enjoyed the lamb shanks. My neighbouring diner raved about the seafood pie, apparently one of the house specialties. Entrees were tasty too... More 

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Thank Chris M
Canberra, Australia
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Hearty food with a french flair. I have been a number of times to D'Browes and have never been disappointed. Their lamb shanks are delicious but be warned they are not skimpy meals so bring your appetite. I will be going back.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$100
Cuisine
Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 59 Boolimba Cres, Canberra 2604, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6295 6990

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?