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Chifley's Bar & Grill

4.2
4.2
187 Reviews
$41 to $100
Australian
Chifley’s Bar & Grill is named after the 16th Prime Minister of Australia, Ben Chifley. Paying homage to the past, with inspiration from today, the team creates a unique experience for diners in a classically elegant yet beautifully refurbished dining room, which extends to a glassed-in terrace overlooking the hotel gardens. The menu caters to discerning travellers, the local diplomat or business person with honest, classic but inventive dishes – steaks married with superfood salads and dishes designed for sharing. A quality wine list offers variety of local and international wines. The 1920s marked the birth of the modern restaurant era when eating out was no longer confined to the elite and leisure travel became open to everyone. Today the restaurant’s warm nostalgic interiors are inviting to all. They provide a place for a quick bite or drink at the bar, to celebrate a special occasion with family and friends or relax at a summer acoustic session in the garden.

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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 4 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Beer Garden, Steak

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon 7:00 am–7:15 am

  • Phone number

    (02) 6234 4444

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Saju Rajappan

  • Private party contact

    chifleys@hotelkurrajong.com.au: (02) 6234 4444

  • Area

    Barton

  • Cross Street

    Blackall Street

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop two minutes walk from Hotel Kurrajong

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Lunch

  • Canberra

    Notable Wine List

  • Canberra

    Romance

  • Canberra

    Special Occasions

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  1. JL

    JuliaL

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming to Chifley's for lunch because of the combination of great food (the chicken Caesar salad is the best) and ambience. I was so disappointed when they were closed for an extended period once COVID lockdown had been lifted. If you want to go somewhere sophisticated where you can hear your guests speak and have lovely food delivered promptly Chifley's is the place to come whether you are staying in house at Hotel Kurrajong or not
  2. N

    Nicb

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Good lovely service good atmosphere great to have a good quality restaurant in our hotel
  3. N

    Nicb

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere highly recommend would visit again in Canberra
  4. c

    cw23

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful experience with superb food, and friendly and impeccable service.
  5. JO

    JOHND

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the food was amazing ,the staff were excellent ,we would highly recommend
  6. LM

    LouiseM

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chifley’s Bar and Grill is an oasis in the Barton precinct. It provides wonderful ambience, well spaced tables, good access to fresh air, garden views and easy parking. The service is second to none and the menu and wine selections are excellent.
  7. LM

    LouiseM

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, excellent service and lovely food. A real gem in the Barton precinct
  8. LM

    LesleyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding experience of excellent food, attentive and excellent service and a beautiful ambience. Highly recommend.
  9. MJ

    MelyndaJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the fourth time we have dined at Chifley's Bar and Grill. It is always five star. Sajjan was our waiter and his attention to detail and friendly service were wonderful. We ordered a sirloin steak and gnocchi with king prawns. The steak was cooked to a rare request perfection. Likewise, the gnocchi was prepared to a perfect texture and tasted delicious. The chef is masterful. We will definitely return.
  10. WT

    WendyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were pleasantly surprised with our experience at the Chifley bar and grill. The staff were friendly but not overbearing, food excellent and ambiance just perfect. A great restaurant, so convenient whilst staying at the Kurrajong.
  11. C

    Chrissie

    Buckinghamshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent meal and first class service. Highly recommend this place for dinner.
  12. SW

    ShelleyW

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service from our wait staff was perfect. The food was outstanding and really good value. Just a beautiful setting - we highly recommend for any night of the week or any occasion.
  13. LK

    LarK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 June 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Very friendly and responsive service. Staff were good at answering our questions and providing an efficient but elegant dining experience. The food was very good, compliments to the kitchen.
  14. LC

    LyndallC

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    I was very disappointed in the Veal Marsala, the veal was thick and very tough. Desserts and cheese plate were fine
  15. BT

    BarryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved the ambience, the food was excellent and the service outstanding. Prices were more than reasonable and in fact less than we would have expected to pay.
  16. AM

    AndrewM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Portions are too small. Service is slow. Wait staff struggled with English.
  17. K

    Kate

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautifully appointed, excellent service. The food arrived quickly and was delicious.
  18. CH

    CHams

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It's a pleasant, old-fashioned atmosphere with pretty good service. But the food was sub-standard. The salt and pepper squid was a tasteless dish covered in oily batter. The gnocchi was soggy, of indiscernible flavour and floated in oil. Just not very good at all.
  19. KM

    KMacWho

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food, wine and service were all very good value for money in a special environment. We didn't have to wait for food and wine. Some late customers didn't comply with the dress code which was disappointing.
  20. GF

    GeraldF

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Absolutely loved the whole experience. Stylish period decor and a very pleasant ambience. Friendly staff pampered us; chicken breast with creamy brandy sauce was ambrosial. We would highly recommend the Chifley's Grill to our friends.
  21. GK

    GordonK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was delicious and met our expectations - the detail in service could have been improved - but the waiter made every effort to make up for it!
  22. V

    Visitor

    New South Wales

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Mains were good. Deserts mediocre Staff excellent and service very good.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a lovely night out with my girlfriends from Sydney. Service was lovely and food perfect.
  24. SD

    StephenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    Food was great BUT it was somewhat cold! .. which detracted from overall experience
  25. d

    doodle

    Devon

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience1
    A great disappointment. Very amateur service “what sauce do you want on veal Marsala”, wrong wine, arms across you. Food no better than Macdonalds. This hotel has a great location and comfortable rooms, just don’t eat there.
  26. M

    Margaret

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was very welcoming and caring. The food was delicious. The service was excellent.
  27. JN

    JaneN

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is the second time that we have eaten at the Chifley Bar and Grill. Consistently good food, and innovative menu and good value. We would recommend it to all
  28. LT

    LynT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    such a nice place but no table service for drinks had to go to the bar and get our own. If we weren't dinning in I would understand.
  29. E

    Eevee

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Had the gnocchi which was lovely but extremely small. Luckily I had added prawns, but it still wasn't filling, or good value for money.
  30. NL

    NanL

    New South Wales

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Relaxed great food and friendly staff very enjoyable
  31. JM

    JohnM

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A Thursday lunchtime, nice and quiet, attentative staff and an affogato to dream of !!
  32. WW

    WendyW

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Service and food were good though we felt rushed despite there being lots of empty tables. The music was very pleasant. When it came time to redeem the NRMA voucher, 20% off on the app, the first 2 staff members didn’t know what to do and the third told me their system said 15%. He honoured the 20% but it was not a smooth process. I was surprised as the NRMA owns the property.
  33. MN

    MinhN

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another amazing experience. The pasta and bread is our favourite and offcourse the mixed grill is cooked perfectly. Setting is great with options to sit in nice dining area, the atrium for open space or outdoors in the garden with plenty of room for family with 2 babies.
  34. W

    Wanda

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This is a very convenient place to eat when staying at Kurrajong, with good food, pleasant outlook and prompt service.
  35. m

    misselysejane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful menu with delicious food. Portion sizes are on the smaller side but are designed well for a three course meal and are filling. Drinks menu is extensive and ambiance is perfect. Would highly recommend to anyone and will be returning.
  36. DC

    DonaldC

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    I really enjoyed my meal, the wagyu steak with a lovely jus, but my two dining companions were not happy. One had the past with chicken extra and the other gnocchi with prawn extra. They complained their meals were overcooked and dry. The pasta eater could not eat his, left a full plate and complained to the waiter. No compensation was offered.
  37. M

    Mike

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely menu, beautifully presented food and great service. A little on the pricey side but you get what you pay for. An enjoyable night out
  38. C

    Chris

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our meal and thought that the ambience and environment was a significant factor in this. Both meals were well cooked and well presented although perhaps a little on the expensive side. Both the veal and the Wagyu steak were tasty while the steak itself was little on the chewy side. Service was efficient and unobtrusive
  39. JW

    JenniferW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 January 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding services with delicious classic food that we could not fault in an lovely heritage building. we really enjoyed our visit.
  40. S

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    An old fashioned menu, with limited options. Good staff and a pleasant setting. A good wine list.

FAQs

Chifley's Bar & Grill does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo.

Chifley's Bar & Grill is rated 4.2 stars by 187 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Logo image for Deliveroo
Google Map for Chifley's Bar & Grill

8 National Circuit, Barton, AU-ACT 2600

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Blackall Street

  • Area

    Barton

  • Hours of Operation

    Breakfast Mon 7:00 am–7:15 am

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Beer Garden, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    Hotel Parking

  • Public Transit

    Bus stop two minutes walk from Hotel Kurrajong

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Saju Rajappan

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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