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“A very nice steak and good service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Capitol Bar and Grill

Capitol Bar and Grill
Ranked #63 of 1,330 Restaurants in Canberra
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Bar, Australian, Grill
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Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: With a concept created by acclaimed Australian restaurateur Robert Marchetti, Creative Food Director of QT Hotels you will have your fill of fine wine and food offerings that are perfect for a power dinner. An Italian themed concept with signature antipasto table, mixed with Italian classics and future favourites, teamed with prime cut steaks from the wood fired grill.
Sydney, Australia
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471 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“A very nice steak and good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Capitol Bar and Grill has a pretty large menu but it's hard to go past their steaks. My sirloin was perfectly cooked, although was a little pricey considering it came with little more than a palm full of salad.

For desert I tried their very cool doughnuts, which you fill with jam and cream yourself using a syringe! It was very cool and yummy (and filling!)

A good option if you're staying at the QT and don't feel like heading further afield.

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank aimoverseas
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at Capitol Bar and Grill, responded to this review, August 10, 2014
Hi aimoverseas,

Thanks so much for a lovely shout out. Awesome that the steak was cooked perfectly, and the doughnuts are a fun interactive dessert, we agree!

Hope we can take care of you again next time you are with us at QT.

Sas
QT
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Only go there if you want to be ripped off”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2014

to order an Ox eye fillet costs you $39.00 you do not get any vegetables or salad, a bread basket for two you get a frozen piece of butter the size of a .20 cent piece, the bread did not even have olive oil to dip with the vegies cost you and arm and a leg and laughable the potion, to have a meal there with out drinks for two pers is the biggest rip off. If you want to walk away hungry and lighter in wallet go there otherwise go some where they are not rip you off, the staff was a joke. get better service from a local pub.

  • Visited July 2014
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3 Thank davidF6184SK
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at Capitol Bar and Grill, responded to this review, July 13, 2014
Hi David,

You certainly made quite an impression on our staff over the weekend! So much so that we still have your bill that has not been settled for the water and bread (you are correct, we do not offer olive oil with our bread and do not indicate that we do).

You are also correct in that you would need to buy the salad you would have wanted. It is on the menu as a purchasable item. This is the foundation of a restaurant - purchasable items on a menu presented to the guest for selection, so we are at a complete loss as to how you found this unacceptable.

Where we must interject is to address your actual review of the restaurant, for after yelling at two of our staff you left without ordering entrees/main meals/ desserts, or paying so with regards to portion size your account of the evening turns into a fib and goes against the reason Tripadvisor exists. Your wallet was also not lighter as you left without settling your bill!

Thanks for giving us the chance to let us tell our account David.

Sas
QT
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Parramatta, Australia
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43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great meal great service. Prompt attentive service, in by 6pm out well before 8pm. Children well provided for as well as the adults.

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Shirley G
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at Capitol Bar and Grill, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi Shirley G,

Thanks so much for the gorgeous shout out. We are so delighted that yourself and your brood had a wonderful experience.

We hope to take care of you again when you are next in town.

Sas
QT
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Brisbane, Australia
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343 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2014

The food here is just brilliant. I mean.....what did I have? A burger and shoestring fries. Yep that's all but gee it tasted great! The layout of the restaurant with it's welcoming alcoves and fire place is just great. Service was good and not too intrusive. Food came quick and hot!

Visited July 2014
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2 Thank Nathaen M
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at Capitol Bar and Grill, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi Nathaen M,

What an awesome shout out from a Top Contributor. 236 reviews! You are a real pal to people hunting out the truth on what's hot and what's not.

We are suitably delighted that we received a perfect score from you and are so appreciative that you took the time to tell us.

Please come again next time you are in town and we trust you're enjoying the glorious QLD weather (still freezing here!).

Sas
QT
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Sydney, Australia
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“A great dinner experience, thanks Jeremy and the team !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been coming once a week to the Capitol Bar and Grill for dinner for over a month. The service is great, the food is awesome and its a very relaxing place to dine. Even if you haven't made a booking, the staff can fit you in, and don't make you feel unwanted. The menu has pretty much everything you could want. They can cater for the little ones, a carnivore steak meal or fine dinning. The Manager, Jeremy, is always on hand to make sure its running well and say hi. He genuinely takes on board feedback and you can tell the staff want to make your experience a great one. Having lived in Sydney for a long time, I got used to pretentious venues charging ridiculous prices. The CBG gives you quality food, great service and pretty reasonable prices. However if you are on a really tight budget, it might not be the place. I cant wait for the summer months for some outside beverages and dining, should be pretty cool.

  • Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Patrick O
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sasrowlandsQT, Director of Social Media at Capitol Bar and Grill, responded to this review, July 14, 2014
Hi Patrick_OConnor,

Beautiful review from one of our first regulars. The staff at GBG thank you Patrick as you are an absolute delight to take care of.

Thank you for taking the time to share this with the Tripdvisor community. We know you are a busy man.

We will see you again soonest.

Sas
QT
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