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Parlour, Canberra, AU-ACT

Parlour

4.4
4.4
90 Reviews
$41 to $100
Mediterranean
Parlour is about celebrating life. We love food that is bright, conscious and brings people together. Located in the stunning historic former Acton House, Parlour has been the lighthouse of the New Acton precinct since opening in March 2008. It is the perfect place to enjoy and share beautiful food and wine with your favourite people.

Lunch-time siesta. Evening aperitivo. Dinner dates. Sunday sessions. Weddings and functions.

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2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 4 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Australian, Lounge

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6257 7325

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Jacob McAuliffe

  • Area

    Canberra City

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Bar Menu Only

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - Sat - 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
    Bookings between 4pm and 530pm Wednesday through Saturday only have access to the Bar/Snack Menu

What 90 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambience

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Notable Wine List

  • Canberra

    Romance

  • Canberra

    Special Occasions

  • Canberra

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Canberra

    Most Booked

  • Inner North

    Best Overall

  • Inner North

    Best Food

  • Inner North

    Best Service

  • Inner North

    Best Ambience

  • Inner North

    Best Value

  • Inner North

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner North

    Healthy

  • Inner North

    Romance

  • Inner North

    Special Occasions

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

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  1. A

    Astrid

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a friend for birthday cocktails and dinner. Great service, delicious food, excellent cocktails and comprehensive wine list. Beautiful atmosphere. Staff were attentive and personable without hovering. Highly recommend.
  2. HB

    HaylB

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere, and beautiful romantic setting. Good had lots of flavour and the cocktails were great.
  3. AJ

    AnatJ

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Loved the food, good prices, was to noisy. Enjoyed it a lot.
  4. D

    Doll

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience4
    Great atmosphere and service but let down by tasteless food
  5. EB

    EmmaB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Parlour on Sunday - which was one of the coldest and most miserable days of this year in Canberra. We wanted a warm, comfy couch to sit on, delicious food and tasty cocktails. We were not disappointed! The Sunday Sessions Menu is limited but fantastic. The service is fantastic. Great cocktail and wine selection, as well as beers and cider. Please do yourself a favour and order the Brussels Sprouts - don't just go for a burger and chips. These guys excel on their incredible tappas dishes. They were out of this world! Best date day ever.

    ParlourResponded on 2 August 2022We are so glad you had lovely time with us, thank you for the kind words. Hope to see you soon!

  6. T

    Toppp

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was delicious and atmosphere was lovely. Nice but not too fancy.
  7. AW

    AliceW

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Nice experience, but the menu used to be so much better. Used to be a little more interesting and exciting with a few more unusual options, but you could trust that what you ordered was going to be delicious because the chefs were great. Now it’s a bit more standard and safe and I feel like it’s made Parlour a lot less special. Been coming for years but with this change I don’t think I’ll be coming back unfortunately.
  8. SD

    StephenD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food and ambience was excellent perhaps a little rushed with service
  9. MF

    MattF

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great energetic Saturday night out; there was a 30th going in part of the restaurant but it just raised the good vibes. Food was hearty and delicious; perfect for a Canberra winter weekend.

    ParlourResponded on 12 July 2022Thanks for coming in and dining. Hope to see you in the future.

  10. JV

    JordanV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff super helpful with knowing how much food was required and gave good ideas on what went well with what.

    ParlourResponded on 12 July 2022Thank you for coming in Jordan, glad you had a nice time.

  11. KB

    KristinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable! Had a fantastic dinner and will return.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so nice and we had a person who was gluten intolerant and there was plenty of choice. The dining area is great and the service was wonderful
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 June 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    My friend and I asked for a side serve of salad or green veges and were told that was not available (at lunchtime 12:30 pm). The lamb ragout (with gnocchi) was very salty and included no vegetables. The chicken wings were fine but again no vegetables. We expected a better lunch for the price. The wine list did not show prices by the glass.

    ParlourResponded on 23 June 2022Hello, Thank you for your review. At that time we were launching a limited new menu, which did not include greens or salad at that time we now have a salad variation available. Gnocchi lamb ragu does not traditionnaly have vegetables hence stated on the menu. The wines by the glass sheet does idicate prices next to each item. Thank you

  14. BO

    BlackOpal

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy eating at your restaurant, great atmosphere

    ParlourResponded on 21 June 2022Great having you in, hope to see you again soon.

  15. M

    Mandotti

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem in Acton! Everything was absolutely amazing. The Ribeye and the Ravioli are to die for. And the Lemon Meringue Tart is a must! Staff were lovely and very attentive. Will definitely be back! ♥

    ParlourResponded on 18 June 2022Thank you for your kind words, hope to see you soon.

  16. JG

    JasonG

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, speedy service and always a feeling of warmth.

    ParlourResponded on 18 June 2022Thank you for dining with us, look forward to see you in the future.

  17. CS

    CraigS

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    I like Parlour - but probably best for early evening drinks in Summer
  18. M

    Maria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Great disappointment!! Our two platters were served very poorly. Cheese platter with a few pieces of cheese, cheap crackers and nothing else!! Cool meat platter with cool meats that looked just direct from the supermarket with 2 pieces of bread and a touch of mustard!! No colour, no variety, no freshness, no style, no invitation to enjoy the food. Just dreadful!!
  19. AD

    AnneD

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience4
    Friend and I had pre movie drinks and cured meat board which was basically ham, pickled eggplant and hummus. The service was excellent, the ambience wonderful, like slipping in from the cold to another world.
  20. K

    Kate

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, calamari was cooked to perfection. Great service.

    ParlourResponded on 18 June 2022Glad you enjoyed your dining experience. Hope to see you soon.

  21. C

    Curiozity

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Somewhere cosy that you can talk while drinking good wine. Service is a but inattentive, so don’t come if you’re in a hurry.
  22. SC

    SylviaC

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt table service, very personable staff, food choices offered for a Sunday perfect for a light lunch. Will return for an evening in the near future.

    ParlourResponded on 7 June 2022Thank you for spending your Sunday with us!

  23. N

    jenniferN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Couldn't get a table so we sat on the couches , which was perfectly ok however the table was a little squishy with all the plasters, plates & wine glasses. Wonderful staff and food was amazing.

    ParlourResponded on 7 June 2022Thank you for you review, glad you had a nice time.

  24. AM

    AliM

    Sydney

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a gorgeous venue! The staff were very helpful with my off menu cocktail order and I will definitely be coming back.
  25. FM

    FlickM

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Quick service for drinks and food, which suited us as we were going to the theatre. Food was delicious and the wine list, while small, offered some great wines. We had to sit outside but the heaters kept us warm. Staff were very pleasant and helpful. Was an enjoyable experience.

    ParlourResponded on 24 May 2022Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you soon!

  26. R

    Rae216

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 May 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We were looking for a restaurant close to our hotel and I found Parlour. It was a 5 minute walk from the Ovolo and it was a real find! The food is tapas style and just delicious. We could have a range of different plates and a cocktail and a beer for under $90. We couldn’t quite finish some of the food but it was absolutely delicious. It is a beautiful restaurant unlike any other style I have been in….a bit French and very chic. Service was great and quick. Loved everything about our visit. Will be back.

    ParlourResponded on 24 May 2022Thank you, glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you next time when you're in town.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience5
    Stunning venue, great location, friendly staff- but food needs work.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food and very well priced. Service is good and its a relaxing enjoyable place to eat without breaking the bank. We come to Parlor everytime we visit Canberra, never disappointed.
  29. LM

    LouiseM

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love dining at Parlour. The decor and ambience are beautiful, sumptuous and unique. The food is consistently excellent as is the service. Great local wines on offer. Highly recommend

    ParlourResponded on 11 May 2022We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Hope to see you soon!

  30. SL

    ScottL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Found Parlour online. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The staff were friendly, attentive and courteous. Good choice of beer and wine.

    ParlourResponded on 11 May 2022Thank you for swinging on through, hope to see you soon!

  31. W

    Worfago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall3food1service4ambience4
    Please do NOT accept dinner reservations BEFORE kitchen is open for meals rather than snacks

    ParlourResponded on 11 May 2022Appreciate the feedback, we are working on this and will be amended shortly.

  32. HA

    HaydenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe, staff were friendly and accomodating!!

    ParlourResponded on 11 May 2022Thank you for hanging out, hope to see you soon!

  33. BF

    BronteF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so delicious and such a great experience! I’ll definitely be back!
  34. LK

    LudmilaK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great and warm location, amazing service and tasty food !
  35. JS

    JohnS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Love the tapas variety and the different and unique spices. We had 2 beers on tap and 5 dishes for $94 great value. Portuguese chicken wings excellent
  36. AK

    AndyK

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a long drive to Canberra we arrived at Parlour, having booked before. We were shown to a table quickly, and we're at the end of a long room. This was great as the noise levels by the bar were high. The menu had great sharing options with a few delicious, but unusual pairings (fusilli with shallots,grilled pear and rocket). The wine choice was good and a sweet cocktail with desert proved a good match. The staff were helpful and friendly, and we had a very enjoyable dinner.
  37. KK

    KianK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always so happy with the service, food, and atmosphere at Parlour. The staff are always so efficient, SO friendly and so accommodating. As always, thank you for another beautiful evening!
  38. JR

    JanetR

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Would not recommend this restaurant. We were very disappointed.
  39. BM

    BruceM

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We were a group of 6 and needed a quick meal before the theatre and they excelled. They had clearly read my message on the online booking. Staff couldn’t have been more helpful and attentive. Food was tasty and quickly delivered. Will definitely make Parlour our pre-theatre dining destination again. Well done!
  40. LN

    LouiseN

    New South Wales

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Simple and delicious food. Great cocktails and wines plus wonderful Service. We love visiting when in Canberra. Highly recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Parlour is rated 4.4 stars by 90 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 pm


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Parlour

16 Kendall Ln, Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area

    Canberra City

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Wed–Sat 12:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Australian, Lounge

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Jacob McAuliffe

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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