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Helix Bar - Helix Bar & Dining, Canberra Airport, AU-ACT

Helix Bar & Dining

3.4
3.4
35 Reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian
Discover Helix Bar & Dining, a modern-style bistro, bar and eatery located in the soaring atrium of the Vibe Hotel Canberra, offering a modern menu with a focus on locally sourced Australian produce.

The restaurant features a modern European menu inspired by the fresh and vibrant produce of the region and showcases the best flavours of the season. The bar is renowned for its creative cocktail menu, expertly crafted to reflect the locale and complement the flavours of an exquisite selection of regional wines. With an emphasis on using only the freshest ingredients, you can enjoy a range of unique and delicious cocktails as well as a dedicated craft beer selection that is sure to impress.

Enjoy the beautiful and state-of-the-art atmosphere with a fireplace, providing a warm and inviting space for guests to relax and indulge. Whether you're waiting for a flight or catching up with friends or colleagues, Helix Bar & Dining is the perfect destination for a memorable dining experience.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Dining Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–9:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Bar Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (02) 6201 1500
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Tarit Gosh
  • Catering
    External and internal catering available.
  • Private party facilities
    With a 200-guest capacity, our meeting venues have everything you need for a great time; perfect for birthday parties, formal dining or client events.Your guests will love the panoramic views, handcrafted menus and service excellence. Enjoy fresh seasonal menus featuring a mixture of light dishes and sharing platters, perfect for every occasion.
  • Area
    Canberra Airport
  • Cross Street
    Canberra Airport
  • Parking Details
    In front of hotel or hotel basement.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 35 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

3.4
3.4 based on recent ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.4Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.3Value

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35 Reviews
  1. EvanC

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and the meals were fresh and delicious.

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  2. SaraB

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Your site allowed me to book a reservation at Helix after the kitchen had already closed, we had just come to the motel after a busy day at an event. Luckily one of your employees was completely understanding and offered complimentary drinks but that was all. massive inconvenience for people that travelled 12 hours down here and do not know the area well.

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  3. SteveF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The online menu was much better than what was actually the case when we were given a printed menu. There were only a few options to pick from compared to what was online. Service was very bad, our meal was given to another table as they ordered the same thing but were seated long after us.

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  4. ShaneR

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    When we first arrived we wandered around as there were no visible staff, and then when the friendly staff appeared we were surprised they seemed to not be expecting us even though we had booked. We chose a booth to sit at and then had to clean the seat as it was not clean. The table service after that was good and the food came quickly and was very delicious. We were surprised though that we had to ask for water half way through dinner as none was provided or offered (we had ordered wine and beer). At a nearby table a lady took her seat and she noticed that her table was not clean. She pointed this out to the waiter who then offered to seat her at another table (rather than clean the table she was already at) which we thought was a bit odd. She got up and moved tables. At the end of her meal she stood up and waited quite a while for someone to attend to her so she could pay her bill. Overall, we understood that perhaps staffing (and customers) were down at that time of the year, but we could see how service could have been improved.

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  5. RosB

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The restaurant was virtually empty when I arrived. The wait staff took more than 15 minutes to take my order and the food, when it arrived 45 minutes later, was cold. I had to remind the wait staff at this time that I was still waiting on the drink I had ordered almost an hour ago. A new meal was offered to replace the cold one and arrived 30 minutes later. The portion was small and I am not a big eater so not reasonable for the price. Wouldn’t recommend.

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  6. GuruPete

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Had dinner on a Saturday night whilst staying at The Vibe Hotel, Canberra. Upon arriving for dinner we were informed that they only have a limited bar menu on weekends which was disappointing.

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  7. TinyE

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Only a about 20 patrons seated,over 25mins for our entrees which was over cooked and tough(grilled prawns),with tables seated after us receiving food before us,our steak for $48 ea was dissapointing, medium/well was still pink,and when sent back to the kitchen,was chewy and dry,,sulky wait staff,this place is not what they " hype " up..

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  8. PhilA

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, excellent service. All round a very enjoyable experience.

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  9. JoannM

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I got the fish and chips which consisted of 3 half fillets beautifully cooked in a lovely crispy batter, alot of skinny well cooked chips, a salad served in a ramekin with a nice light dressing (I wish there had been more!), a wee dish of tartare sauce and a wedge of lemon. I enjoyed my lunch immensely, thank you!

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  10. Rach

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dishes - fresh , flavoursome and variety. Really enjoyable night !

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  11. 65566666666666666

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
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  12. CherylH

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a very nice lunch & afternoon. The food was delicious The staff were efficient & friendly Sitting around the fire after lunch was amazing Could not fault anything, would definitely recommend & will be back

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  13. BillS

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We were celebrating a significant wedding anniversary. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The food was excellent and the service timely. Our anniverary was acknowledged with a complimentary bottle of wine. Overall it was a very pleasant and memorable experience. We shall certainly return at the first opportunity. Thank you.

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  14. SHARYNK

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was nice to be able to have a conversation over dinner. Our meals and service were superb

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  15. GregL

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Staff made themselves look busy but were inattentive to my and other tables. Entree was missing components described in the menu, mains was not cooked to specification, poorly presented and not value for money, fries were lukewarm, desert underwhelming. I had to wait for my bill, couldn't attract attention so waited at the front of house to pay. The restaurant was not busy. Only positive was food came out of the kitchen in a timely manner.

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  16. Ashleigh

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The service on Saturday evening was poor, it took over an hour for main meals to come out and plates were not cleaned away without the group requesting it. The meals were overpriced for what they were. I would not return.

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  17. Travel

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    There was one waitress who was super helpful. We found the food underwhelming

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  18. JasonS

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great setting , good quality food, and excellent service - recommend.

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  19. HeatherK

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food and service was great but I was charged extra for food that was included in the price on the Menu, didn’t notice till after I had paid and left.

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  20. MonicaM

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous new aviation themed menu with light options for lunch and dinner.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It was enjoyable but a table of extremely noisy people in close proximity made it a little unpleasant and we left early. There are two sections to the restaurant and we were placed near the large group, even though there were several sections available in the quieter area. We didn’t complain as wanted no fuss.

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  22. RobynM

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and atmosphere was amazing. The only reason for four stars instead of five was the service. Maybe we were just unlucky on the night but the bar staff (in particular) clearer didn’t want to be at work, we’re short with people, and they mucked up our drinks order twice. That won’t stop us going again.

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  23. AmandaC

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is fantastic and the service is perfect. Would highly recommend.

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  24. AnnaB

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not bad. There was a full menu when we were there. It was different to the one that was available online.

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  25. PeterP

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, we go again when in town. The service is excellent, the food is great.

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  26. CAKJ

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant didn't even now we had a booking and were surprised that tables could be booked through Open Table!!!!!! Had to wait while they got a table ready for us.

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  27. RobynM

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing venue. Great service. Will definitely visit again.

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  28. MarkD

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 March 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    No fuss, straightforward menu with enough to chose from but not a large range of food options.

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  29. JadeD

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to give the Chef and their staff our best compliment. The 3-courses meal was deliciously designed - fresh quality ingredients & nice platting. Excellent presentation for each dish from the Charcuterie board to the main. The chicken and the beef were cooked to the perfection- moist & tender served so well with the tasty Dutch carrots. The Petit Fours were beautifully decorated & nice as our expectation. We enjoyed our night with good food and good bottle of the sparkling wine.

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  30. SamraK

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    I guess we need more variety of food on the menu. Especially considering people dietary such as halal or vegetarian.

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  31. BJBear

    Exclusive

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 19 December 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    On a positive, the waiters were enthusiastic. However they lacked some basic training, e.g plates were put in the middle of the table knives and forks were on wrong side. Food was ok, but more like a ordinary pub meal. Menu was very sparse, however we did find an excellent wine. Overall, there is a bit of work to be done.

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  32. Frank

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely and cozy atmosphere. Food was great. Sit at the fire place for a calming feel.

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  33. GavinT

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Where to start? Ok we were seated by the barman come waiter at 6.30pm who then produced 2 short order menus which showed hamburgers,pizza,battered fish and few more options if I wanted a hamburger or pizza for dinner I would have gone to McDonalds or Pizza hut. Then they mentioned that are running a limited menu but no where on the hotel website does it say that as actually it is a totally different menu that is why we we chose that place. Then the waiter said he cannot make cocktails as he doesnt have all the ingredients.I asked what the pizza of the day was which was meatlovers.I said I dont eat pork can I swap it for hawaiin? Again the response was no we dont have the ingredients .Anyway margaritta was the chosen pizza also battered fish ,however do not leave the seeds in the lemon wedges as it is a sign of a lazy chef and when you squeeze the lemon the seeds fly out.Again atleast put on the hotel webiste that the menu showing there is not no where near close as what as is shown on the night.

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  34. Mary

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu choice was disappointing. Variety of food selection could be better

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  35. AaronP

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 March 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Wait time of over an hour just for my orange juice and the food was almost 1 hour and 15 minutes. Staff seemed to have no idea what they were doing. I would never come back here again. The toast was like eating cardboard.

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FAQs

Helix Bar & Dining offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6201 1500.

Helix Bar & Dining is rated 3.4 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Helix Bar & Dining does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Helix Bar & Dining

1 Rogan St, Canberra Airport, AU-ACT 2609

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Canberra Airport
  • Area
    Canberra Airport
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–9:30 am Sat, Sun 7:00 am–10:00 am Bar Daily 7:00 am–10:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Dining Bar, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    In front of hotel or hotel basement.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Tarit Gosh
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (02) 6201 1500
  • Catering
    External and internal catering available.
  • Private party facilities
    With a 200-guest capacity, our meeting venues have everything you need for a great time; perfect for birthday parties, formal dining or client events.Your guests will love the panoramic views, handcrafted menus and service excellence. Enjoy fresh seasonal menus featuring a mixture of light dishes and sharing platters, perfect for every occasion.
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