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“Great beers........but the meals aren't worth writing home about”
Review of P.J O'Reilly's

P.J O'Reilly's
Ranked #559 of 1,368 Restaurants in Canberra
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Canberra, Australia
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77 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Great beers........but the meals aren't worth writing home about”
Reviewed June 23, 2012

Nothing really jumps out at you from the menu....so everyone just went with the safe bet......chicken parma...... and even they weren't that great.
But i suppose you're thinking "What do you expect....it's a pub". But really.......there IS excellent pub meals in and around Canberra. You just have to know where to go.
I honestly can say i won't be coming back here or recommending PJ's to anyone for a meal. A beer, yes, but not a meal.

Visited February 2012
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good pub food”
Reviewed May 16, 2012

This is a fun pub, lots of noise, lots of people and the food is good.

Visited February 2012
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Perth, Australia
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84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Decent, straightforward pub food”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Very busy, popular spot. One room was too noisy for any meal conversation - more for drinking. Our room was busy, and noisy but OK to chat with those seated close. I ordered "rib eye fillet" blue with salad and chips. Much, much nicer than the steak mash & veg at the Ainslie Football Club a couple of nights before. The steak was fillet, not rib eye, and was reasonable and was rare. Salad was good and chips were ample and nice enough. A colleague was keen to have the chicken breast & chips as chicken wasn't on the menu at home, but was very disappointed (dry tough chicken) but had an absolute mountain of chips with that meal. Others in our large group seemed pretty happy with their meals. Well priced, good pub grub.

  • Visited April 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good food!!!”
Reviewed February 19, 2012

My son and I went a few times for dinner and a beer, service was good, food and beer even better!

Visited February 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Crap food but great beer on tap and Lively atmosphere.”
Reviewed September 10, 2011

My group had schnitzel(bad) barramundi(bad) beef burger(ok). Guinness on tap was the saving grace. All I can say is it's cheap pub food, don't expect freshly prepared stuff it's more like frozen schnitzels beef patties fish fillets. Go to wig and pen, it's across the road and way better.

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