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“Has potential.” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Haig Italian Restaurant

Haig Italian Restaurant
Ranked #343 of 1,330 Restaurants in Canberra
Price range: $0 - $89
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Has potential.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile

Decor feels like a truck stop.
Wait staff are very friendly but neglectful, if given the opportunity I will drink more than one beverage when I dine. I don't appreciate being rushed minutes after receiving my meal. And our hand written bill at the end of our short night was added up incorrectly.
Cheese balls and garlic pizza for entree. Garlic pizza was lovely but the cheese balls x3, no bigger than an ice cube for $18 were rather 'empty of cheese'.
Garlic, chili prawn spaghetti and spaghetti marinara for main.
Serving sizes were rather small for the price.
Cheese, lemon, whole garlic cloves (that make it hard to breath) and shallot overload for chili prawn spaghetti, prawns were lovely when u found them.
1x very overcooked (rubber) octopus 2x scallops 2x prawns 2x mussels and half a balmain bug for $30 marinara.
Didn't stay for dessert, although it did look enticing but I was worried my imagination would be tastier than the actual dish.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Brad S
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English first
Townsville, Australia
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115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“review already done for the haig”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

we have done a review for the haig already . Bloody beautuful food. The people were great and we ate there for 3 nights and had brekkie each day
Pete and Margie

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank Margie H
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Townsville, Australia
Level Contributor
115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Magnificent food and service at The Haig”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed at the Capital Executive Apartments in Canberra and The Haig Restaurant is the restaurant in the Building and they do the fantastic full buffet breakfast for $15 which is so reasonable and great food.
Leslie and the girls in the restaurant were above and beyond for service. We were there for 3 nights and dined in the restaurant each night with 10%discount because we were staying at the Capital. The restaurant is privately owned by Rob and Leslie.
We had breakfasts every day.
One night was my birthday where we were given a complimentary drink and when they brought out our dessert the waitress Rob had put 2 candles on it and the waitress sang happy birthday to me which we thought was fantastic in a such an award winning restaurant. The prices for all the menu was very reasonable and was not as dear as Phillip Island .Vic.where we come from.
We were sorry to leave as were were making our way through the menu favourite dessert was 'Strawberry Lasagne' the main was 'Atlantic Salmon' on a bed of forbidden black rice with baby spinach. We cant wait to return and have 2 friends in Rob and Leslie and the girls.
Margie & Pete HArding

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Margie H
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Darwin, Australia
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423 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Not sure about the 'Italian' part of the restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

I dined a couple of nights in the Haig restaurant (while staying in the accompanying Apartment Hotel) and while there was nothing bad about the food or service, it hardly seemed like an Italian restaurant. Yes there were a few pasta dishes, but there were many more other dishes.

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
Thank conatus
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Launceston, Australia
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58 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Basic food, decor & menu but friendly staff”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

Was not overly impressed. Menu did not offer many choices, particularly for pasta. Food was ok but sauce was quite spicy on 2 different meals which actually read quite differently on the menu. Not worth the $30. Staff were attentive and friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Feebs_1
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