Pulp Kitchen

4.6
172 reviews
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$41 to $100
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European
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
We are a cosy neighbourhood bistro serving modern plates and premium wine. We are located in the leafy green suburb of Ainslie at the rear of the local shops.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
European, Australian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch Friday - Sunday 11.30pm-3.00pm
Dinner every night from 5.30pm
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Phone number
(02) 6257 4334
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Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining , Wine
Reviews from verified diners
172 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
64%
Very Good
30%
Good
4%
Fair
1%
Poor
1%
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Energetic
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NL
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

It was a very enjoyable dining experience. We loved everything from the food, the service and the ambience. Highly recommended!

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NJ
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic menu, great wine list, and a brilliant setting. The new owners have kept the original Pulp vibe, while making tweaks to the menu and flavours that suit their particular style.

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MS
5.0
Dined on 11 July 2018

Honestly one of the best dining experiences I’ve ever had! We went for the “all you can eat” option and went home with very fully hearts and very very full stomachs. We had almost everything on the menu and every single thing was better than the last! Our favourite was the barramundi and beef short rib. We will definitely be coming back, hopefully very very soon because I’m still craving the sticky date pudding and need my next fix ASAP!

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JV
5.0
Dined on 7 July 2018

Second time at the restaurant and totally impressed both times.

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BB
5.0
Dined on 6 July 2018

Always excellent great food and frendly professional service.

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PB
4.0
Dined on 6 July 2018

Brilliant Food and Service -could not have found a better restaurant for a special night out

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S
5.0
Dined on 5 July 2018

Absolutely amazing experience. My boyfriend and I came in for date night and could not have had a better night. Josh, the manager, was absolutely fantastic and our waitress Annie looked after us so incredibly well. We got the all you can eat option - I recommend letting your server surprise you with the dishes (they take any dietary requirements first), we did and it was fab. A great experience. 10/10

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L
5.0
Dined on 4 July 2018

Love everything about Pulp Kitchen. The food was soooooooo delicious and the staff were amazing!!!!

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BR
2.0
Dined on 1 July 2018

Staff were great. Coffee good. Decor and ambienance good.
Only issues were food was a little salty and there was soy hidden the chicken jus.
One of our party is allergic to soy. She left with a headache and rash.

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SM
5.0
Dined on 30 June 2018

My favourite restaurant when visiting friends and family in Canberra. The venue has been updated and the food is really good.

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NB
5.0
Dined on 29 June 2018

Absolutely Devine!
Keep up the good work, couldn’t fault a single dish.

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JW
5.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

Excellent quality of food and pleasant, efficient service.

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HB
3.0
Dined on 23 June 2018

The food was exceptional, absolutely delicious. Portions small but divine. Service top notch. It was very noisy and very crowded, possibly to be expected for a Saturday night. For a table of seven, we had to shout loudly to hold a conversation. Very expensive so would only recommend it to those I know could afford it. Prices for alcoholic drinks were expensive, way over the top.

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SG
4.0
Dined on 19 June 2018

We have not been to this restaurant for many years and thought we would try it out with the change of ownership (not that the old owners were not stars). The food and service were 5 star. The only observation that made our meal uncomfortable was the fact that we were very cold, I had to leave my heavy overcoat on for the meal and my husband had an Icelandic jumper on and was still cold as he was close to the glass. You really need to up the heat.

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JM
5.0
Dined on 15 June 2018

The food was sensational - we indulged in the 'all you can eat' option. A fun approach and superb food.

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B
5.0
Dined on 15 June 2018

Have dined here for many years and will continue to do so.

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AW
5.0
Dined on 10 June 2018

Excellent friendly service, good atmosphere as it was full by 7.30pm Queens Birthday Sunday holiday, not too noisy for conversation, courses delivered to the table at the right time. All up, it was a great dinner.

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B
4.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

Came from Sydney over Queen's B'day long weekend and was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. As we didn't have much to eat for the day, we had the $85 pp all you can eat and we got to try almost everything on the menu for dinner. Every course was amazing, and would highly recommend!

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AG
5.0
Dined on 9 June 2018

Delicious food, excellent service and relaxed atmosphere. Small menu but imaginative and something for everyone. We ordered a al carte but they also offer a degustation / all you can eat menu. All dishes were incredibly tasty (potato cakes, chicken liver parfait, steak tartare and snapper). Second time we have been here under current management and it didn't disappoint. Thoroughly recommend.

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SC
5.0
Dined on 31 May 2018

I've said it before but this visit confirmed it - this restaurant just gets better and better. I used to go there regularly before it changed hands and really enjoyed it, but this new incarnation is even better than before. They've kept some of the old favourites but I love the new well thought out and carefully prepared dishes and the range of different flavours. I also like the atmosphere and the way they encourage you to try different wines with the dishes - they have a focused but interesting list and they are good for wines by the glass, so you can mix and match.

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JR
4.0
Dined on 29 May 2018

Great service and yummy well presented food. Beetroot ravioli a real palate pleaser

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JN
5.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

Great dinner. We were visiting and was fortunate enough to get a table. Food and service was great. Loved kingfish cervice!

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p
5.0
Dined on 26 May 2018

So happy we finally ate here. Pulp Kitchen has been recommended to us on many occasions and it didn't disappoint. The food was outstanding and the service could not be faulted. A tad noisy but it was a Saturday night and we always prefer a restaurant which is busier. Will definitely return and now we'll be recommending it to everyone who will listen too!

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CH
5.0
Dined on 25 May 2018

How cane we have such impossibly good food here in Canberra - never ceases to amaze how good the food is here

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c
3.0
Dined on 20 May 2018

Ok but not special or memorable experience for me. Had the steak which was small and very fatty. My friend’s meal (chicken) was tastier.
Asked for sparkling red and was given champagne.
Had worse experiences but won’t be going back.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 19 May 2018

Great food, great service. We are planning another trip to come back. Until soon.

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TB
5.0
Dined on 18 May 2018

What a nice evening at Pulp Kitchen! Thanks to the chefs and the staff for yet another great night. The soufflé was light as air, the chicken was succulent and delicious and I'm so glad I partook in the tarte tatin! It was very yummy (and I don't usually eat dessert!)

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SP
5.0
Dined on 13 May 2018

Mothers Day brunch was wonderful. Great service and creative cuisine . Fantastic neighbourhood gem to chill in or spoil a special someone on a date.

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j
4.0
Dined on 13 May 2018

Food is delicious, well presented and good value. Service was attentive and pleasant. I would recommend for a more casual get together.

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JV
4.0
Dined on 12 May 2018

We all had a great time and the staff were very friendly and polished, we will certainly be back

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SM
5.0
Dined on 11 May 2018

We had a fantastic night at Pulp Kitchen. We chose the option to do the set price per head menu option which allows and try everything all the dishes. It was delicious!
Great food, great staff, great vibe, great fun!

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J
5.0
Dined on 11 May 2018

Our meals were absolutely delicious. I especially enjoyed the potato scallops and the beetroot tortallini. My Husband really enjoyed the Lamb shoulder and steak tartare. Please don't ever stop serving those amazing perfect potato scallops! We will definitely be back!

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C
4.0
Dined on 9 May 2018

Food and service were great. We had “all you can eat” tasting menu and it’s was superb, except for the sirloin that was very overcooked despite us having ordered medium rare. The chocolate dessert with mascarpone and berries was my favourite dessert, and sticky date pudding everyone else’s star dish.

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AB
5.0
Dined on 4 May 2018

I'm not one to write reviews but this is a must. Quality food and wine. Amazing service. And an option for all you can eat!! Try a dish, Love it, order it again and again and again! Excellent value for money.

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LF
5.0
Dined on 1 May 2018

Great food and excellent wait staff, will come back. 👍

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SG
4.0
Dined on 22 April 2018

Great service, loved the food. We had a lovely evening here.

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OT
5.0
Dined on 18 April 2018

Attentive and professional service. Excellent knowledge in relation to wines and food. Impeccable. Delicious food

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LN
5.0
Dined on 15 April 2018

Second visit for special occasion. I believe it has changed hands, which is fine because it’s even better. Very tasty food, creatively prepared, presented with a full explanation. Wait staff attentive but not intrusive, know their stuff! Such a wonderful neighbourhood gem, I will continue to visit. Reasonable prices for the quality of food that they serve. There is something for all tastes. Booked online, simple and easy, confirmation txt the day before. Sunday night (cold and rain) there were only 2 tables vacant, that says it all.

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JS
5.0
Dined on 15 April 2018

We dined here not long after they opened with new management and it was an excellent experience. We recently went back for a brunch birthday celebration and the quality has remained. Well done.

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L
5.0
Dined on 15 April 2018

Great spot for weekend brunch. Eggs Benedict are fabulous!!!

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