Permanently Closed - A. Baker
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A. BAKER - short for Acton Baker opened in 2013 with a restaurant and in-house bakery. The name was born from the historical term 'Baker' given to bakeries throughout the Middle Ages. Back then, these Bakers or communal ovens were built in the centre of the community and the townsfolk would wander down with their dough to be baked off. The menu and wine, like sniffing for truffles, is obtained from local growers and producers in the Canberra district and evolves weekly.
It was good overall however we specifically asked that my friend would like to his eggs are well cooked however that note didn’t get to pass to the kitchen well. It was disappointing but other than that it was pretty good
Changed menu which provided very limited options, ran out of avocado, burrata was a joke... 3 tomatoes on my plate, dried reminents of basil, lettuce with a bit of shaved carrot for $20? Laughable.
Had a lovely Mother’s Day Breakfast at A. Baker. The cappuccino was excellent and so was the food. I enjoyed myself!
Service was non-existent. Food was greasy. Wait was over 45mins for coffees that never came, we got them for free in the end but really confused.
Great place for brunch with the family. Staff helpful and keen to accomodate the pram and baby which makes you feel welcome.
The meal was very tasty and the service was outstanding with friendly and helpful staff.
Severe deterioration in this place
Since my last visit A Baker has cut back on its lunch menu and introduced a no cash policy. On this visit, the male staff had an arrogant demeanour and the bill was wrong. The food was adequate but there are better options nearby.
The restaurant accepted booking on the Australia Day on 26 January 2018 for breakfast at 10am. I also had an SMS to confirm booking. When we went there, the restaurant was closed! Very unprofessional!
What’s going on?
Pretty disappointing. I have been to A. Baker quite a few times and have always enjoyed it, however a Sunday breakfast catchup with friends was supremely average.
We were told that we couldn't have an order for food taken because the chefs in the kitchen might get a bit 'antsy', so we waited 35 minutes from when we arrived until our order was allowed to be taken. Strange tension feeling form that.
Food was then quite quick arriving, probably about 10 minutes after ordering. Maybe not as antsy as anticipated? we were tucking in to some interesting fare; portions were small, charred bread most definitely CHARRED, all fairly tasty but nothing WOW, and with no word of a lie TOMATOES IN A FRUIT SALAD!!! Highly amusing. Have you never heard the saying about knowledge and wisdom???
We went for breakfast 4 kids/4 adults. I would recommend a kids menu or just one easy kid option, such as pancakes, as my 4 year old didn’t eat anything... but great modern menu for adults and even a great safe place for kids to play/run around, as it is confined.
I used Opentable to cook a table at A Baker. I didn't get any sort of confirmation and couldn't tell if it had worked. Ended up ringing and booking the table over the phone. Got the confirmation for my Friday 15 Lunch at 6am on Monday 18. Useless and I would never use this platform ever again.
The food was great with large servings. The drinks were good (wine and champagne) but a bit more pricey than expected. The service was a bit slow - after we finished our food it took a while to get the attention of a waiter so we could order coffee and have our plates removed.
Great location - tucked away from road noise and general people traffic. Food is modern and interesting and good serving size - not massive.
Excellent food with excellent service. The waiter recommendation was perfect.
Inside seemed noisy so we sat outside
we were served by a very pleasant young lady who explained she had just started but her service was excellent
so was the food
food prices were reasonable but wine by the glass was expensive
Visiting Canberra for a conference and this restaurant had been recommended. It didn’t disappoint. The wait staff were knowledgeable and attentive, food original and beautifully cooked and presented. A must do when in Canberra.
We ate here twice on a recent trip. We loved the menu and looked forward to going the second time. We had the wagyu skirt which was so good the first time but a bit tough on night 2. The rabbit linguini was a wonderful surprise. We enjoyed the greens both nights. The chocolate dessert was slightly different and amazing both nights. The service was friendly and fun. How about introducing the menu at start of the night and leaving menus on the table. Sitting outside was lovely (lighting could be better). I would return for sure.
This booking system did not work. ABaker had no record of my booking. The drink service was very ordinary.
We couldn't fault this place. Great atmosphere, very cool kitchen setup. The meals were delicious and quite intricate. The Service was some of the best I've had in Canberra. The waiters knew what they were serving up and knew their wine list - it certainly added to the experience. Can't believe it took us this long to dine here and we'll definitely be back.
Breakfast/brunch. Awesome! Great coffee!! Great service!!
Went for special occasion. The staff were very attentive and knowledgeable. The meal and accompanying wine were excellent with ingredients and wine all from the local area. Try the 'feed me' menu for a good mix of dishes as chosen on the night by the chef. Makes ordering easy and the staff will ask if you have any particular allergies or objections to certain items on the menu.
I had the cauliflower entree or small meal and it was small alright. For $19 it was three stems with some crunch and a drop of sauce. The cauliflower was meant to be backed, I think they used the blowtorch to singe it and make it look like it been cooked in an oven. Most disappointing meal I've had there. And over priced for what it was.