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Chez Frederic, Braddon, AU-ACT

Chez Frederic

4.1
4.1
112 Reviews
$41 to $100
European
Industrial-chic locale offering innovative Italian pasta dishes to eat in or take away.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6248 0044

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Braddon

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 112 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. VO

    VanessaO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing restaurant! The best gluten free ravioli I've ever had. The service was also fantastic. Will be going back!
  2. FB

    FionaB

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was wonderful. Service was very friendly but patchy. It felt like there were not enough wait staff on, but given the problems sourcing them, we were sanguine. Will def go again, but maybe not on a Saturday night.
  3. GO

    GO123

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Unfortunately, after waiting for over an hour for our food, we had to leave. At that stage we had only been served our drinks and the garlic bread (which was average, but we were so hungry). No communication that there would be long delays. We weren’t an isolated case -most of the patrons were looking very frustrated. Clearly didn’t have enough staff to cope with the demand. Needless to say won’t be going there again.
  4. JF

    J9Fras

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Casual laid back ambience. Delicious food. Arincini balls were delicious. Pastas too. 2nd visit by our group. And we'll definitely go again
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty, mainly Italian style food, good portion sizes, modern flavours and nicely presented. The service was friendly and helpful.
  6. LC

    LeoCBR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was fantastic, when it arrived. We had a trainee waiter, no problem with that. More experienced staff helped him with the electronic ordering system but then essentially left him to his own devices. Not a busy night, but service was slow. One starter came out quickly. A bread ordered as a starter came out moments before the corresponding main. The bread was cold as if it had been sitting on the counter uncollected. The mains for four people came out over a period of 20 minutes, the first two people having finished before the final main arrived. The third starter, a garlic bread had to be requested three times, and came out after the corresponding main. 10/10 for the food (except for the cold starter). 7/10 for the earnest young man serving us. He tried hard but had obviously not been properly inducted by his supervisors. 2/10 for the poor staff training. 0/10 for the non-existent kitchen management system that could not ensure hot starters, starters arriving before mains or organise mains arriving somewhat together. Great food, OK for casual dining, but would not recommend for a special night out.
  7. O

    Oliver

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Food was average. The arancini balls were the highlight. The meatballs were overly salted and had a strange taste. The garlic bread was precooked and just sitting under a heat lamp waiting to be served. The service was poor. Drink orders were wrong, we waited 40 minutes for a soft drink, we waited an hour between our two entrees, and our salad was forgotten. They also forgot to take the salad off our bill and we had to remind them. It also took about 10 minutes to pay the bill as they couldn’t work out how to take the salad off and we’re distracted with other issues. Also the kitchen looked filthy. Definitely would not return.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and friendly staff
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful night!!
  10. R

    Rachel

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Love dining at Chez Frederic! Always delicious food, friendly service and great value for money!
  11. PH

    PhilipH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the Chicken & Chilli Jam Meatballs. I’m still thinking of them 3 days later - jeez they were good! Staff were relaxed and professional. Although it was busy, was easy to have a conversation.
  12. HC

    HalimaC

    Sydney

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Terrible service had to get drink taken off bill cause we didn’t receive it and no one came to table
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere!
  14. RM

    RosaliaM

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 20 November 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The atmosphere was nice so as food and service noise was reasonable
  15. ZC

    ZoeC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, friendly genuine team working hard and fast! Generous portions and that tiramisu damn. Also great menu + wine selection. 10/10 my go to Italian in Canberra
  16. AI

    AndyI

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Staff where forgetful. Try forgot drinks, starters and sides. Food was over priced for what you got. I was quite underwhelmed with the food as was everyone else on my table. We where told we had to leave at 8 but our food came out at 7:45 so we had to take dessert to go. I don’t think I’ll be returning again.
  17. BP

    BrynP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice food, very nice staff. One of the staff even chased me down when I forgot my takeaway Tiramasu. Absolute legend!
  18. A

    Arlene

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Excellent service but only gave 3 as an overall score due to the pasta sauce tasting less than expectations i.e. the marinara sauce being too sweet and the carbonara was a little salty for our taste. However, the entree - arancini with white wine and mushroom was excellent. We also enjoyed our dessert - the cheesecake had the right amount of sweetness and the lemon added a tangy but refreshing taste to our palette. We will come back again for a second go.
  19. SH

    SamH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable food and great atmosphere, highly recommended
  20. S

    Stef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always amazing service and delicious food. Large servings and great specials.
  21. JP

    JoPi

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Love the food here always amazing and
  22. J

    Jess

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Food was a bit inconsistent and lacking flavour. The cheese bread was good, but pasta was disappointing with no sauce on the special, and ravioli unevenly cooked with pieces still thick/chewy in areas.
  23. TS

    TimS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2021

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was really great, couldn’t fault it. The dining area was full and busy, but no staff coming to tables. Food took a very long time (over an hour) to come out. No one clearing tables after people were finishing.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. One of my favourite Italian restaurants in Canberra! The chicken chilli jam meatballs are recommended.
  25. KN

    KNM4

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    I have always liked your restaurant But the meal we had on Mothers day was terrible The food was cold and average at best The service was not good & we waited for a long time to even get water at the filthy table we were sat at, let alone get our main dishes A very expensive bad night out A real shame as I cant see us coming back
  26. CH

    CarolynH

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Really nice place. Only down sideways the cost of the wine. Would certainly go again!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very generous servings. Very yummy food. Lovely staff.
  28. GL

    GrahamL

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Absolutely disgusting, inedible. I think one of the restaurants I've ever been to.Cant believe their doors are still open, Yuk!!!
  29. B

    annaB

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 May 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Disappointing Sadly our experience was not a great one. Firstly, my chosen dish - the marinara had all sold out by 7pm which was disappointing. So I opted for the duck ravioli, while my partner ordered the veal. Although they tasted good, both dishes were extremely heavy. We both had a restless night and I had to go and buy a packet of quick-eze! The following day, we both had stomach aches too.
  30. D

    Dampignak

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always my go to for a good dinner. The servings are very generous and the taste is excellent. The prices, without doubt, represent the best value I have ever experienced in a restaurant. Highly recommended, I'll be going again soon.
  31. e

    erikam

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food and choice was as always. The servings were ample and delicious.However the music was too loud and we had to ask to have it turned down.
  32. KU

    KhanteyU

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best service and food ! Was my bday and the lovely waiter sang so enthusiastically and made it all the more special ! One of my fave restaurants :)
  33. SB

    SoBadNoName

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 April 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Felt like I was having a dine in “take away” food, heated in the microwave and serve on a pretty plate... a real disappointment. ☹️
  34. w

    wassup

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 April 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    nice food, pricey however for the serving size, very limited vegan options, chairs & set out uncomfortable.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience3
    Unfortunately on this occasion, the food did not hit the mark. Have been here before with great food experiences, but this time most of the dishes failed unfortunately: Crab loaded fries were stodgy Arancini: the rice was far too over cooked made the texture clag like. Very little flavour profile for “pickled citrus” or “Parmesan” Duck Ravioli: stodgy parcels with meat and sauce that were both too sweet. Couldn’t actually taste anything but the sugar. Prawn / squid ink risotto: granted they ran out of squid ink and scallops (I think?). So we were offered a seafood risotto with a white wine base. But it just didn’t work - No flavour profile, insufficient seasoning, the rice was undercooked/chalky. Almost tasted like marinara sauce was mixed in as an afterthought. Aglio e Olio: no chilli in the dish at all. The smoked peas had no Smokey flavour and ended up just being very bland. Unfortunately the service was slow - we waited more than 45 minutes for food, which we weren’t too fussed about. But to then be served poor food, was very disappointing. The couple next to us also left with most of their dishes untouched. I think the spring rolls were the only thing we finished.
  36. R

    Robbie

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    I usually love Chez Frederic and had had a lovely meal there only 3 weeks prior. However, this visit was extremely disappointing. The pasta servings were extremely small when they're usually very generous and the sides were terrible; duck fat potatoes were cold, soggy and tasted like they'd been cooked much earlier and had been reheated, the veg were supermarket packed stir fry mix which were also cold. My lasagna, as did the other meals, all needed extra seasoning as they were quite bland. Fortunately, the tiramisu was delicious although the chocolate mousse was thick and heavy with the consistency of cake... have you changed chefs? Not sure if you've just had a bad night but also not sure if I'll return.
  37. r

    reahna

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Pasta was simple and tasty, but a little undercooked for my liking. Ordered the jalapeño bread, which I’ve had before a was amazing, but this time, very disappointing. It’s like they forgot to toast it, the butter was still firm and not melted on top. Bread was average. Tried the crab bisque potato’s, they were tasty but super salty, a little too overpowering. Despite these faults, the food was still enjoyable. It’s the service that really let them down this time... The disappointment started with the water, which we had to order 3 times before receiving. And once empty, had to get the attention from wait staff to get more, rather than then attending to it. Mains were ordered and arrived in decent time, but one we’d finished eating the dirty and cold plates remained on our table for over 1 hr, before a waitor eventually took them away! And even then, an hr after overs finished mains, we were jot offered the desert menu or offered any further drinks (at any point from dinner until we left 1.5hrs later). This was astounding to me!! An easy way for the restaurant to make more menu and leave with happy diners. My friend was keen for desert, and another glass, but we were never asked and so eventually gave up and paid our bill and left. The place had only one other table at that time, so they could not claim a busy time, perhaps just inattentive, tired or untrained wait staff?! We went elsewhere for drinks and desert. The restaurant wasn’t super busy, and for such a small place they had three wait staff on. Should be ample.. but perhaps just the wrong ones, unfortunately. Hope they can work on this for future diners! I’ll be getting take away next time for sure :)
  38. P

    Pete

    Sydney

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible service! We were told that they did not receive any booking alert from the system, despite booking in advance. However, there was a free table at the bar. We were seated there for 20 minutes without water. The wait staff were chatting and did not look towards our direction at all. In the end, we walked out. I would go elsewhere if I were you. Plenty of really good restaurants in the area. This one fell short.
  39. B

    Buckles

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved the relaxed feel of the place. The service was exceptional and the food was amazing. We particularly liked the chilli jam meatballs. We will be back to try the other dishes
  40. B

    Bobby

    Brisbane

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    Very poor service. Booked in advance and still had to wait 30 minutes for a table after we arrived. Service staff forgot our drink orders and had to remind them 3 times. Half the options on the menu were sold out as well.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Chez Frederic does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Chez Frederic also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6248 0044.

Chez Frederic is rated 4.1 stars by 112 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Area

    Braddon

  • Hours of Operation

    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    European

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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