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The Statesman Hotel - Policy Dining, Curtin, AU-ACT

The Statesman Hotel - Policy Dining

4.3
4.3
92 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian
As comfortable as an old friend, as exciting as a stranger and as colourful as the lover you are about to meet. At the new Statesman Hotel we have taken 54 years of history and revamped it with some scandal and a playful nod to the 70s.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Bistro, Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0448 241 175
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    Curtin
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    58 bus
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Bar Snacks

    Multiple dates available
    2:00pm-6:00pm Bar Snacks available: Wagyu Burger Chicken Burger Bowl of Chips Prawn Cocktail Charcuterie and other other assorted bar snack. To be updated.

What 92 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Overall

  • Canberra

    Best Food

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for business meals

  • Canberra

    Good for business meals

  • Canberra

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Healthy

  • Canberra

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Canberra

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Canberra

    Vegetarian-friendly

92 Reviews
  1. AnneS

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All six enjoyed their return to the Statesman and being able to sit outside in the shade on a warm day. The location was very quiet, with only one other table ever being occupied. However, two of the meals were totally not what was ordered. One person took one of the surprises, but the other had to wait a very long time for her correct order to arrive. We'll all come back again though.

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  2. SharonT

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A party of 13.. burgers were dry.. roast was bland and vegetables very hard. Steaks were gristly. This was our second visit.. the first was outstanding, hence the subsequent booking to celebrate a 85th birthday with family. We were so disappointed.. The staff were great!!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food n awesome service 10/10 definitely will be back

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  4. janed

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our family has booked the restaurant twice in the last month and have been impressed with the service and family friendly atmosphere.

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  5. AllanA

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very friendly staff, wonderful food and accommodating to my food needs.

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  6. SandraB

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good value and very tasty. The service was prompt and friendly. Thanks

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  7. GaryC

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Plenty of food options. Good range of beer and wines

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  8. RuthB

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pink snapper our favourite dish since reopening. Unfortunately the dish and sauce is not up to the usual standard.

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  9. TimB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    an excelent venue with good food and ggod service at a reasonable price

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  10. SueL

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service! We’ll be back again.

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  11. BronwynT

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was outstanding! Food was delicious Just really loud so we moved to the front bar which was very comfortable. Do wish you sold gluten free beer but wine was a good substitute 10 out of 10 we recommend 👌

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  12. DennisG

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was impressed with the quality of the food, service and decor of the Policy Restaurant and would highly recommend it for a a pleasant dining experience.

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  13. EricG

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Being a Monday lunchtime, the terrace area was very quiet, with more guests arriving at around 1.00 p.m., mainly senior citizens. Food ordering and service was easy and fast. Meals were good. Drink service was also good. Moved into the sports bar after lunch which was also fine.

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  14. PeterL

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Music far too loud. Otherwise an enjoyable experience

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  15. MichaelS

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have been to the Statesman a couple of time in recent weeks for work functions. The meals always come out on time and are of good quality and freshly prepared/cooked. The venue is often quiet, neatly maintained and fresh looking. Finally, the staff have always been friendly and responsive. Well done to the team. Thank you!

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  16. JenE

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 4 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good pub food and a lot of choices, so many restaurant menus changed for Covid and have never changed back so I really appreciate having a choice. Since the renovations the eating areas are really bright and cheerful. It is a nice touch that the wait staff will approach you when you first enter so you are not checking tables for your name on the reservation.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Such a great vibe in the restaurant this evening. I had to change our booking several times due to people pulling out and others taking their place. Thank you for making it so easy to manage the booking. Will be back soon.

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  18. CMGA

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely venue. Good range of food and reasonable prices. Service excellent.

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  19. AmandaM

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was average as the chips were burnt for some of the meals. Kilpatrick oysters were missing the Worcestershire sauce. The facility itself was very clean.

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  20. MarieS

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Statesman Hotel offered a very reasonable lunch with lots of choices. The service was great and the staff were friendly. It's certainly a venue that we'll be visiting again.

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  21. Nicky

    Canberra

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A good venue for a birthday/ family gathering. Lots of choice on menu and the ability to purchase bottled wine from the bottle shop to accompany the meal is a good option.

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  22. AdrianD

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Steak diane was OK but my wife was put off by her smelly pink snapper fish dish which everyone at the table could smell and commented that they thought the fish was off. My wife didn't complain as we were with friends and it would have upset the evening. If we come back won't be ordering fish.

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  23. Penny

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to the attentive and friendly waiting staff who helped make the birthday dinner a very special occasion. Generous servings and good selection of mains and desserts.

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  24. Flash

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us dined and we all found the experience quite satisfying. It wasn't very busy, so orders came quickly and they accommodated a slight adjustment to one menu item, even checking just before it was served that they had the variation correct. Staff were attentive and very pleasant.

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  25. BasilL

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A good evening. Hadn't experienced the Trivia Night previously and found some of it a little loud!

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  26. JohnS

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I’ve been to Policy on a number of previous occasions and the food was good. This time I had the mixed grill. Undercooked, warm and only gravy and chips on the so. I had to order a bowl of vegetables which again was small and pretty boring. No one mentioned the trivia quiz that was being held and was quite noisy. Killed any ambience.

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  27. DoreenF

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Only thing we all felt very cold inside. Weather was chilly and inside was no different.... we didn't stay as long this time.

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  28. BrendaR

    Canberra

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Just average..very greasy chips..ordinary meal..would not go back

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  29. BethK

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful!!! Love the refit, the political theme is fabulous. Staff are warm and professional, nothing is too much trouble. A gem!

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  30. IsaacH

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good will come back, great food and friendly staff

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, efficient service and great atmosphere.

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  32. DLTB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The refreshed Statesman Hotel is TOTALLY GREAT!!!! Situated in the heart of Curtin the Statesman Hotel a wonderful amenity for the whole Woden Valley - a genuine pub, with pub grub, trivia and sports on the televisions. Tanya the Bar Manager is the most delightful human being and nothing is too much for her in ensuring you and your guests are comfortable and welcomed. I advise people to book, but on the off chance you didn't, Tanya and the team will move tables to get you in. I love it! A great place with fabulous atmosphere!

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  33. KellieP

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience Done up nicely, great service and food. Good value too. Love how you can buy your favourite bottle of wine from there bottle shop and take it in to the restaurant for $5 corkage.

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  34. PhillipB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great venue suited our group of five very well. We returned after being regular visitors in the 1990s noted a huge improvement in the venue.

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  35. RodneyD

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice great service nice meal staff were really on the ball

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  36. Lyndy

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A nice open space, plenty of items on the menu to choose from, ample servings and tasty selections, helpful and friendly, efficient staff.

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  37. KimberleyE

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Sunday lunch. Service was excellent. Food delivered promptly, drinks very reasonably priced and relaxed atmosphere. Only suggestion would be to increase your gluten free options....currently only two on the whole main menu

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  38. RogerC

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    it was noisy, conversation was difficult, otherwise a good evening

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  39. JenE

    Canberra

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was lovely being greeted at the door and the food is great. A good selection of drinks. The only problem is that it is a little cold in the restaurant but that will be a good thing when summer comes.

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  40. Bernie

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely refurbishment with ode to old Canberra - beautiful bar

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The Statesman Hotel - Policy Dining is rated 4.3 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

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 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Statesman Hotel - Policy Dining

14 Theodore St, Curtin, AU-ACT 2605

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    Curtin
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Bistro, Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public Transit
    58 bus
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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