PJ O'Reilly's

4.3
49 reviews
$40 and under
Gastro Pub

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Casual
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PJ O'Reilly's is your local pub located in the heart of Canberra city just off Northbourne Ave.

Boasting a fantastic menu of classic Aussie favourites, daily specials, a range of tap beers and live entertainment, there is little wonder why PJ's has been a popular gathering venue for over 20 years.
What 49 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.2
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MelodieE
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Went to PJs for dinner and drinks on a Saturday night. I was able to get a last minute reservation, and it was a quiet night there. They had live music which was great and the food was A-MAZING! Will definitely go back again in the future.

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DavidS
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Arrived for my sons 18th, having booked on line, to find the place closed. Luckily we managed to sort something else out.

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DNTCBR
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We were a party of eight for lunch on 23 December. The food was good, but venue was terribly, terribly understaffed. It was impossible to get any assistance (we even gave up waiting and seated ourselves), and it took a very long time to order (drinks and/or food) at the bar. I do understand it's hard to plan staffing, and that someone had apparently called in sick that day. Just be aware of the need to allow plenty of extra time for staffing shortages if you're planning a workday lunch.

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DanielM
London
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great wedges, decent burger and good range of beers.

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BTGal
Canberra / ACT
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very happy with the service and the food - I am a repeat customer.

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CCatt
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fast service over a lunch break and staff were very helpful. We had 11 people for a birthday. There was no cakeage (fee some restaurants charge for BYO cake). I will be organising more Birthday celebrations here.

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SashaS
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly, happy staff, good value and central location.

JH
JoshH
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Average food. The venue was too loud. Would only go back for drinks only - although for a pub they didn’t have many beers on tap.

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GeorgeK
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

I booked a high bench and didn’t get one then my mate ordered a bowl of chips and chicken wings and after 45 minutes of waiting we asked where they were and we were told that they were only just starting them then!

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EmmaW
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place for a drink with friends. Went for my birthday with 6 friends on a Saturday, they aloud us to stay on the table all night and was a great atmosphere while being cautious of the covid restrictions. Live music was great and the staff very friendly!

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sandrap
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

Expensive highly salted food with little variety. Overall would not recommend to family or friends.

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Darren
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was good. Service was good. Kinda loud but to be expected in a pub. Dissappointed to not be able to buy a Pint of Guinness... transitioning away from an Irish Pub apparently and no longer serve the nectar of the Gods :(

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AimeeK
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Bartender making cocktails was terrific and the cocktails were very good. Just had snacks, sweet potatoe fries and pakoras were good.

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RachelT
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great atmosphere. Light meal of Arancini Balls and Anitpasto Platter, just perfect.
Will definitely visit again.

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Paul
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes.

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly staff, enjoyable pub meals and good atmosphere.

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Johnno
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Great venue, location and friendly staff however blasting music from 6:30pm when you are trying to have a chat with colleagues or friends after a weeks work isn’t ideal. Suggest that it might be worthwhile asking patrons if the noise is okay and have areas that are quieter. Appreciate this can change as it gets later into the night. Cheers.

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DianneL
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Our food was delicious but it took over 5 minutes for the 8 people at our table to get their meals. Is not polite to start eating until everyone has their meal, but what can you do when you have ordered hot food?

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Nairrehs
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

Great food, good atmosphere for a big group of friends

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Aidan
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pjs is a good place for a few laid back drinks.

JB
JenniferB
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I always request rustic chips and get french fries :(
Also the music is too loud.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and great drinks

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SusanR
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great to be out seeing friends over some drinks and some great food.
Love it.

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Nellie
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service staff food and atmosphere would definitely go again

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HannahS
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff were incredibly welcoming, the atmosphere was amazing and the food was great too

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Ashssss
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great place to hang out with family and friends. would be great if they had happy hour deals

CS
CathyS
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fabulous food, very friendly staff and a great atmosphere!
We will definitely be back.

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DanielleM
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent friendly service. Great atmosphere and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Friendly service
Good environment

Food not many lower priced things to pick from

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GregoryR
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and food, could do with a few more varieties of beer on tap

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TaylorM
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

Great service. Food was lovely.
An overall good venue for a couple to dine for dinner

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BrendanG
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Made a booking but no one checked anything at the door (just a sign-in book) or the bar, big groups in the back room, pretty much out of control crowds really. Yet two weeks ago it was all strict and regulated. What happened?

JB
JenniferB
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

While most was good, my meal didn't come as ordered and the music it always a bit too loud.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great little pub! We were away on holidays and they were very helpful. Service was awesome, food was great and the mood was just right.

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Publicservant12
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

To loud to have a conversation inside, outside is nice but not especially vibey. Solid pub overall, could do with a better selection of lager

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Freeofreeofreeofreeeofre
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

It seems the restaurant didn’t get our reservation as a table was not available although I received confirmation. We were put into a make shift table setting in a corner where two round tables were pushed together for the three of us. We didn’t feel comfortable eating in that area so we left and went to another restaurant.

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Morgan
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience4

The overall vibe was nice and service was quick despite it being busy. However, the lasagna came out cold in the middle. Also on of our plates had someone else’s food stuck to the bottom of it. Also our table reservation was for 2 hours (6:30-8:30pm) and at 8pm they ask us to leave as they had pre booked the table for people at 8 which is not what the booking outlines.

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snezc
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food fast service and delicious great atmosphere

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AmandaM
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Everything was great, however the house music was so loud that I struggled to hear the two other guests I was with. We were yelling at each other from across our table.

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Craigr
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cant go wrong. Seriously the best laid back pub with awesome food and even better staff. You wont be disappointed

FAQs

PJ O'Reilly's does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. PJ O'Reilly's also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6230 1261.

PJ O'Reilly's is rated 4.3 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.