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“Plenty of variety but noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Debacle

Debacle
Ranked #382 of 1,352 Restaurants in Canberra
Price range: $9 - $27
Cuisines: Bar, Pizza, Pub, Australian
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Canberra, Australia
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71 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Plenty of variety but noisy”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2012

This wine bar offers a large variety of wines by the glass as well as a large number of local and international beers. They also offer food suitable for sharing. Whilst the concept is great, when there are a few people inside it is VERY noisy. It is the sort of place you want to meet up with friends but you often find yourself yelling all evening and trying to hear others talk. If the weather permits I would recommend sitting outside - it's a little less noisy.

Visited July 2012
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Canberra
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77 reviews
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“Just nice pizzas”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

The pizzas are good but I've not been overly impressed with the other offerings. Good selection of beers. Staff could be friendlier and the acoustics are awful, v loud when busy.

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Melbourne, Australia
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64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Delicious and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

I love going to Debacle. The food is good honest pub fare - with some interesting additions on the Specials Board - last time it was a very tasty Boeuf Bourguignon. Good beers and ciders on tap, and on Sunday and Monday nights the pizzas are two-for-one and the place is packed! Delicious pizzas. if you want a casual and tasty meal then go here. Again and again.

Visited September 2012
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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Great Pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2012

Tuesdays they have a two-one Pizza option. I ordered a Chicken Tandorri and a Meetlovers (type) of Pizza.

OMG MASSIVE!!!

The pizza's had so much flavour and toppings on it, it was worth the 22 for a (large) pizza.

The wood atmosphere made the place like you were somewhere else, it was very relazing.

  • Visited September 2012
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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“Not a place to eat”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Went there on a Sunday. Big mistake. Grumpy staff said we can't order off the blackboard on Sundays. An order of fish & chips was obviously reheated (the kitchen had no staff, I realised later), was oily and the fish was shriveled, dry and nasty tasting. Something that looked like an interesting Middle-Eastern dish turned out to be (reheated) fried breadcrumb balls with a vague mixed herb taste. Pizza was overly thick in the crust and soggy.

Coffee was tasteless but drinkable.

After spending over $100 for snacks for 4, we left almost all the food; greasy yet dry reheats. I hope the food's better when they have a cook on staff. The 2 people on staff both seemed very unhappy to serve.

They seem to have some interesting beers on tap, but I don't think I'd chance it if the food is anything to go by (good beer requires some care in storage and delivery).

Though we ate almost nothing after tasting the various dishes (F&C, Pizza and Tapas) we left feeling a little queasy.

Next time we'll stick with some of the excellent places around Civic. Some of which I'll review, after getting this unpleasant place off my chest.

  • Visited August 2012
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