Permanently Closed - A. Baker

3.6
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22 reviews
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$40 and under
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Modern Australian

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Afternoon Coffee
Casual
This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - New Restaurant opening in Spring called "Morning Glory".

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern Australian
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Hours of Operation
CLOSED Permenantly
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Phone number
(02) 6287 6150
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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What 22 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.6based on recent ratings
3.8
Food
3.5
Service
3.5
Ambience
3.2
Value
77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PK
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service1Ambience4

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

RF
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience2

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.

CD
1 review
Dined on 13 May 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a lovely Mother’s Day Breakfast at A. Baker. The cappuccino was excellent and so was the food. I enjoyed myself!

l
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

C
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2018
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place for brunch with the family. Staff helpful and keen to accomodate the pram and baby which makes you feel welcome.

GB
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The meal was very tasty and the service was outstanding with friendly and helpful staff.

R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

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.

M
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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?

AD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2018
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

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???

ME
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 6 January 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2017
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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.

OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

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.

OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2017
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Great location - tucked away from road noise and general people traffic. Food is modern and interesting and good serving size - not massive.

LR
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food with excellent service. The waiter recommendation was perfect.

EW
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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

OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 29 November 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

B
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

C
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2017
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

This booking system did not work. ABaker had no record of my booking. The drink service was very ordinary.

N
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

OT
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Breakfast/brunch. Awesome! Great coffee!! Great service!!

M
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

R
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2017
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

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.