Permanently Closed - Elk & Pea

4.2
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76 reviews
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$40 and under
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Australian

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Casual
Sunday Lunch
This restaurant is permanently closed. Elk and Pea Bar and Dining offers guests a place to go where it’s always easy to have a good time, with fine comfort food and perfectly curated beverages whether it be for breakfast lunch or dinner.

Elks are Loud and Peacocks are colourful, and we are loud, colourful, fun and classily eclectic…

Elk & Pea is a place where effortless character and personality meets festivity and finesse

At Elk & Pea we serve memories, one beverage, one meal, one person at a time.

We use local produce where possible and support people and businesses we believe in.

We hope you enjoy Elk & Pea – as much as we enjoy what we create for you
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Australian, Global, International, Farm-to-table
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Hours of Operation
Daily 7:00 am–3:00 pm
Tue–Sat 7:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
0436 355 732
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Private Party Facilities
Attic at Elk lies above Elk & Pea Bar & Dining, an exclusive private space to hold your event, or entertain with elegance in a warm, comfortable setting complete with a private bar, banquets and chesterfield lounges. Suitable for intimate events, cocktail parties, long lunches, product launches, or business meetings; The Attic at Elk can transform into the ultimate event space for up to 48 people. EVENT SPACE HIGHLIGHTS Venue wide wifi capabilities Customised menu offering by our Head Chef Private Bar with tailored Drink Packages Available Aux connection capabilities to use a custom playlist for the occasion One large TV Screen with HDMI capabilities
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Parking Details
Street parking on Lonsdale Street, Mort Street, Torrens Street.
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Entertainment
For all group enquiries (7+) please email us.

The Elk & Pea holds a number of tables for casual walk-ins for all nights of the week, so if your requested time is not available, pop in and see us.

*BYO is not available
** If you would like to bring in a cake for your event, please let us know
Additional
Banquet, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining , Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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4.2based on recent ratings
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Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
3.9
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We have been here on several occasions and have never been disappointed with the food. The service was mixed but overall it was efficient and friendly. We ordered drinks and everything except the beer arrived on time. It did arrive but much later. Nonetheless, it was all good night for all of us.

JH
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Awesome food and service. Will be back. Only issue we were sitting next to a very large group of ladies that were quite loud but that’s not the restaurants fault. Definitely recommend 👍

M
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was okay- meat was a bit tough. The general vibe of the place definitely makes up for it and we had a nice bottle of Malbec.

SA
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a funky place! The service was great and the food sensational. We were recommended this place from a friend and we will definitely recommend it to our friends.

MG
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Food and service were excellent. It was quite cold inside, perhaps as a consequence of the age of the building

A
Canberra / ACT
6 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 2

Noise level too high. Steak was really poor ... had it without the sauce and surely the chef could do better !!
Pity because the staff was nice and the decor ok too.

AK
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

My second experience because the first was excellent. This time didn’t disappoint either.

GM
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great staff, food and atmosphere. Highly recommended.

L
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent choice of starters and mains, paired with a well thought out cocktail menu. Highly recommend the popcorn gin sour!

B
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Our waiter was rude and the food was bland. The Brussels sprouts were good but the jerk chicken was a disappointment.

RT
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The staff and owner a very friendly and professional

SW
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was amazing, the cocktails just as good and the staff were friendly and attentive. As someone with an allergy, they knew the menu and what was in each dish.
Price was on the upper side of average but so worth it.
Do yourself a favour and book a table. You won't regret it.

OT
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The servers were friendly/attentive and you felt very comfortable, food was delicious and very fast and overall had a great experience!
Would definitely come back if we’re in Canberra again!

FK
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We loved our meal and the service was excellent, only thing was we booked online, not knowing where the seating options were and where we reserved was quite hot. The fans didn’t reach us. Other than that, it was great!

LT
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had lamb shanks and they were YUMS. Will be back again!

KW
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Staff friendly and helpful. Coffee and breakfast great. Love the all day menu

SA
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Very friendly staff, quick service and great food; albeit a tad large in size.

OT
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Precious menu was a lot more extensive and interesting.

P
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Super friendly and attentive staff and delicious food.

KS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

In Canberra to visit the Rome exhibit at National Museum. Wonderful dinner meal with wine for family of four capped off the end of a great day. Large portions for the mains, and the appetizers were spot on for flavor and portions. Service was perfect with meals arriving at the same time. Good vibe for a Saturday night in Braddon.

SL
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Drinks took forever and it was only a wine & beer, no special prep needed. both entree and main courses came out together... ridiculous! Entree's were ok but nothing special. Pork belly was very ordinary with zero crackle. Salmon was pretty boring. I won't rush back.

JS
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great looking place, nice staff and great food.
Interior is tasteful and stimulating.

OT
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and the serving was generous. The cocktail list had unusual offerings but they were very nice. Cudo to the two guys who ran the floor and to the kitchen who did not kept diners waiting for long. It was a great meal on a coolish night.

DB
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food waa delicious! Thanks for a very enjoyable evening!

JR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was great, and the staff were super friendly.

SA
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The service and ambience was great. Only one thing I would say, is possibly make the Entrees and Starters a tad smaller, unless sharing of course. Otherwise we loved it all.

MB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Family get together which was fun, enjoyed the setting and service, food was ok but not outstanding. Wouldn’t do this for a special occasion

PW
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

A great place to dine with good ambience. Food was superb but let down by the drinks service - just too slow.

LE
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

The staff were very friendly. However the service was patchy, sometimes very attentive and sometimes non existent. Our entree plates were still on the table when our mains came out, and were only cleared when we stacked them at the end of the table. The waitress asked for drink orders every minute when we first sat down, but then we had empty glasses for long stretches of time during the meal. The pork belly was over cooked and very dry, but the rest of the food was nice and the hot sauce was a nice touch. I don’t think I would go back.

M
Canberra / ACT
2 reviews
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Staff were incredibly helpful and lovely. They were more than happy to go out of their way to help and were extremely friendly. Food was very tasty, a little over priced but still enjoyable.
I recommend this venue all the time to family and friends

CC
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elk & Pea prides itself on serving memories. For years a group of friends and I have been coming for brunches at Elk & Pea and the memories we have accumulated are endless.

Our little get togethers formed when our friend got engaged and the bridal party and I needed a central meeting place to organise everything for her, and so began the planning and memories we will cherish forever.

We have laughed, been stressed and had a tear in our eye (from laughing mainly) as we planned every special moment of our friends wedding whilst enjoying delicious food and drinks!

Thank you Elk & Pea!

JA
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, beautiful food! Really
Loved elk &pea and have already planned my next visit here!

RB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2018
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 3

The food was fantastic, so was the coffee one we received it. It took 20 minutes to receive our first coffees and nearly half an hour to receive the last ones. While I don’t mind waiting when it’s busy, it wasn’t busy and I was watching the coffee area and they were talking etc and not making coffees, it was not a busy time, lots of staff, not doing much.

BC
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

most enjoyable dining experience, great service & delicious food

LA
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

I was very disappointed with the gluten free options. I am coeliac and the meal I wanted could not be made gluten free, the fish wrap. The meal I settled for was an egg and bacon roll, but the gluten free option was not a roll but two slices of gluten free bread that was just the type available in a supermarket. Very ordinary.

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 June 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The people are very friendly at this restaurant and the food is good, I had jerk chicken and was pleased with the serving size. It was a cold Canberra winter day so if you can request a table at the back of the restaurant away from the door. The draft meant most people near the entrance were eating in their jackets (like us)

R
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, delicious cocktails and cosy on a chilly Canberra night.

DL
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was really tasty and very well presented. The service was excellent and they looked after us. A great place to go to have a chat with friends, a quiet drink and eat great food. Would highly recommend .

MC
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The nicest waitstaff in all of Canberra. Don't forget to look up at the ceiling!!!

MB
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service, really pleasant and accommodating staff. We'll be back!

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