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Modern Middle Eastern Cuisine  - Bar Beirut, Canberra, AU-ACT

Bar Beirut

4.8
4.8
25 Reviews
$41 to $100
Middle Eastern
Dive into the bold allure of Bar Beirut, Canberra’s late-night hotspot. Named one of the nation's top cocktail bars by The Australian (2023), and Canberra's Best Lounge, Small and Cocktail Bar (2022 & 23), and Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant (2021, 22 & 23), indulge in daring dishes, top-self cocktails, eclectic beats, and captivating belly dance and burlesque performances.

Nine-to-fivers, local poppers-in, out-of-towners, clocked-off hospo workers, and anyone who knows a good cocktail and bite to eat is knocking on the door from 5pm ‘til late. The vibe is charged with electricity, laughter, and love; everyone is here for the fun.

Whether you’re bringing the whole family to feast, a group to celebrate, a partner to spoil on a date night, or you just want to nibble, drink and ponder the world as you bop your head by yourself into the early hours, the welcome at Bar Beirut is as warm after midnight as it is just before sunset.

Yalla habibi!

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Phone number
    (02) 5114 3545
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Canberra City
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $69 Set Menu

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy seven flavour-packed dishes with vegetarian, vegan, gluten and dairy-free diners accommodated. See our Beirut and Vegetarian/Vegan set menu below. Beirut Set Menu - Kingfish Tartare, Mandarin Chilli Dressing - Smoked Baba Ghanoush - White Bean Hummus - Three Cheese Rakakat - Charred Chicken, Dill Oil, Slaw, Toum - Pumpkin, Goat's Curd, Dukkah, Fennel - Dirty Rice, Freekeh, Lentil, Lemon Vegetarian Set Menu - Hazelnut Falafel, Tahini Crème Fraîche - Smoked Baba Ghanoush - White Bean Hummus - Three Cheese Rakakat - Roasted Eggplant, Lentil, Mushroom, Zhoug - Pumpkin, Goat's Curd, Dukkah, Fennel - Dirty Rice, Freekeh, Lentil, Lemon
    $69 Set Menu photo
  • Seafood Set Menu

    $79.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in 7 signature dishes including freshly shucked oysters with pomegranate mignonette and yoghurt pearl, and grilled octopus with black toum.
    Seafood Set Menu photo
  • Jazida Burlesque (18+)

    22 Mar - 5 May 2024
    Tease and tantalize your senses with the electrifying performance of Jazida Burlesque – a world-renowned artist gifted with sharp wit, creative choreography, and exceptional skills in fire and fans, and you can catch her live at Bar Beirut.
    Jazida Burlesque (18+) photo

Offers

  • Belly Dancing

    Multiple dates available
    Fri - Sat - 11:45 am - 10:45 pm
    Shake off the ordinary and shimmy into the extraordinary with mesmerising belly dance performances every Friday and Saturday. Book for 6.30pm to catch the show!

    Belly Dancing photo

What 25 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambience

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Healthy

  • Canberra

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Canberra

    Good for special occasions

  • Canberra

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Canberra

    Lively

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

25 Reviews
  1. AnnD

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, excellent drinks, great service and marvellous entertainment.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, fantastic cocktails, was a little loud

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  3. JimM

    Kent

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bouncy, bouncy, bouncy, fun, fun, fun …. Great vibe, friendly, helpful waiting staff, excellent food … if we find ourselves in Canberra again, Bar Beirut will be #1 on the list of places to eat.

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  4. Chloe

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time attending the venue. We absolutely love the entrees however the main course which was the chicken and as I don't eat thigh meat this was disappointing and I didn't eat my main. We also had a bunch of drunken idiots enter the venue and had a spew at the main bar then proceeded to be sick in the toilets which kind of damperened the evening. Highly recommended this place for small eats

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  5. AnnD

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommended. The food is delicious, the service is friendly and attentive. They also make an excellent dry gin martini! I will be returning soon!

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  6. JoeK

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Atmosphere was great, plenty of food and entertainment. Service was perfect, I recommend

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  7. KerriG

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous atmosphere, service, food, cocktails & belly dancing 💃!

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  8. MorganQ

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We booked for 730 and we're not seated until 830, after we told management we would leave. We were then offered to stay and dine for free, which we accepted. Service was excellent after this.

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  9. Flis

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe, delicious food, friendly staff and a fun atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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  10. LindsayT

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an unassuming venue that packs a huge punch!! The food was absolutely incredible, our waitress friendly, funny and attentive and the belly dancer was the icing on the cake. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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  11. Grant

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Was an extremely fun and exciting environment! Had the yuzu cocktail it was beautiful.

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  12. HanaEs

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great, especially the drinks. It is a very cozy and beautiful place. I came to this place many times and will come again!

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  13. NicoleB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, fantastic service a great overall dining experience. A little on the pricey side but we weren't disappointed with the quality of food or service. Belly Dancing was fun and entertaining too. 100% Recommend

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  14. LinaA

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A great evening with awesome service . I would like to have seen a choice for the dessert rather than just the chocolate Cotta. Mini Konafas would have been nice. Maybe change up the menu sometimes to include fatoush or shanklish or tabouleh salads . It’s great in summer.

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  15. AntonV

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always! Soumi is a great host and the food is always magnificent. Highly recommend the drink pairings.

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  16. ColleenG

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food cocktails and service. Advised we had plans after dinner and they served the food fast. Very happy with the food.

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  17. JennyH

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always!! Have never been disappointed by the food, the drinks or the service. Belly Dancing was a lot of fun too.

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  18. LorraineC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food across all dishes, full of flavour and very generous sharing plate sizes. Fun and vibrant atmosphere to enjoy with others. Highly recommend.

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  19. RositaR

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lots of really good vegetarian food, emphasis on plant and simple concepts done super well. Staff were absolutely lovely reasonably priced and amazing cocktails

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  20. GrahamM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service! Thank you! Cheers, Graham

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  21. CharlieS

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second time at Bar Beirut and it didn’t disappoint! Fantastic food, great cocktails and outstanding service in a cosy setting. Highly recommended. Thanks BB team!

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  22. AshM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the waitstaff’s first greeting to the end of the night, we were well serviced, well fed, smiling and laughing the whole way through.

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  23. MelissaM

    Sunshine Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and great service. We had The vegetarian feed me and it was brilliant!

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  24. AmandaP

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place has a great vibe particularly for someone dining solo as I did. I sat up at the bar top and had the oysters, king fish, and halloumi - all dishes were incredibly flavourful and delicious. Excellent service and they make a very good martini, too. Definitely recommend.

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  25. MaryM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious!!! And the customer service was excellent.

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FAQs

Bar Beirut is rated 4.8 stars by 25 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bar Beirut

25 Garema Pl, Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

Additional information

  • Area
    Canberra City
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–2:00 am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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