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“Great food, great atmosphere”
Review of Wilbur's Cafe Bar

Wilbur's Cafe Bar
Ranked #810 of 1,376 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Canberra, Australia
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Great food, great atmosphere”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

We had often come to Wilbur's for brunch but never for dinner. On a cold winter night we went down there to be greeted by the warm and welcoming open fire. The restaurant was pretty busy with a couple of large bookings and it did get a bit noisy but it really didn't detract from the experience. We both chose from the blackboard menu and had really lovely meals. Much better than pub food. The dinner menu is varied enough to suit most tastes and then there is a wonderful selection of cakes and deserts from their display case! It is great value for money and offers friendly and efficient service.

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Canberra, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Food is great, service as well”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We went there for the first time about a month ago, a friend told us the place was nice. And it is indeed! We've been back there for dinner, lunch or breakfast and it has always been great. The special board is awesome, ingredients are fresh and in season, meat is wonderfully nice and tasty. Wine/beer list is huge, with specials as well.
Coffee is great as well. And desserts are yum!
Service is good, friendly but not too much, quick but not too quick. Great service indeed!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank LaGrandeBlonde
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Canberra
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A true local pub/cafe”
Reviewed May 6, 2013

A well rouded local cafe/bar. Excellent and friendly staff always ready to great you. Great pizzas, and a specials board that always impresses. Good and frequently changing boutique beers - certainly a place to go for a cheerful evening out that doesn't hurt the pocket.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank OzyFreddles
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Canberra, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Willing at Wilbur's”
Reviewed February 15, 2013

There is no pretension about Wilbur's. It is what it is, and that is a cafe/bar with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, good pub food +, good coffee, good thin crust pizzas and regularly changed offerings of interesting boutique beers. It does a great job of making you feel welcome, whether you're a tribe with wandering kids or a single or couple looking for a quiet corner. It has enough discrete spaces to accommodate all this and your pooch, while they manage to feed you all well and quickly.

  • Visited February 2013
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Thank Sshan55
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Canberra, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“True modern australian cuisine, great vibe and friendly service.”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

We regularly visit Wilbur's for a relaxing dinner out with our grandparents or extended family and have never been dissapointed. The menu changes regularly, they use the best fresh ingredients (particularly their steaks) and the service is friendly and warm. They have a great selection of desserts and a well stocked bar; they also do a great breakfast. Best to book as they fill up quickly.

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank Sam H
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