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Hog's Breath Cafe

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, Australian
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143 London Circuit | Shop 16, Baileys Arcade, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6257 8501
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Castle Hedingham, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Put this restaurant on your list if you are looking for casual dining but what delicious steaks. There are two in Canberra one in the centre near my hotel, but we drove out. Very reasonably priced meal too

Thank JamesPAB
Strathalbyn, South Australia, Australia
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Without doubt, the food was excellent, however the table was "sticky", the service was okay, and the meals were a bit pricey, BUT the food was outstanding. Everything was perfect.

Thank Mike G
Sydney, Australia
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179 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not impressed with the boss, but he has some great staff which made up for it. The food as with most of the Hog's was standard, properly cooked and served well. As I said, if it wasn't for the great staff we probably rate this place as 1 star, yes the boss needs some lessons in customer service and how... More 

Thank gs-aussie
Perth, Australia
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Broccoli was cooked to perfection, as was the steak, but everything else was below average. My corn on the cob was off, yuuck. And when i told the young bloke when we paid for he just smugged it off. The service by the young girls was poor, on thier phone and chatting instead of filling our water and clearing our... More 

Thank outbackrats
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

I was very disappointed at how bad the Ribeye steak tasted; texture bad, no seasoning, did not taste like quality Angus beef on December 26, 2016. They need to reassess the taste they wish to serve.

Thank Peter C
Ubud, Indonesia
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My daughter and I went to Hogs Breath Civic for dinner and I would have to say it was my worst experience in a restaurant I have had in a very long time. The atmosphere is dark, dingy, old and extremely loud, the service was poor, their food was horrible and their bathroom was a safety issue and dirty. We... More 

1 Thank Susan C
Emerald, Australia
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

More of a bar than a restaurant. Being Located opposite a council car park was convenient. But it was all down hill from there. The restaurant is located underground. We tried to book ahead over the phone for two days. Nobody answered the phone. It's no wonder. You literally cannot hear each other or the staff over the volume of... More 

2 Thank k9_criuser
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96 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

After some bad experiences at our home (NT) Hoggies, went here expecting high hopes that it might be like i remembered it being... and I wasn't disappointed! The Hogster crew were great, especially the Asian chap with the cool haircut. The steak was just how I remember it used to be, lovely and juicy. Kids ate their Flathead, Squid Rings... More 

Thank WJeremiah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Very slow service of main meals - one hour wait. Kids meals and one adults meal was delayed even after an hour wait for the others. Steaks and fish were average. Salad not nice. Kids liked the nuggets but not the pasta. Can't understand the long wait given we had made a booking in advance. Ended up having to change... More 

1 Thank Lauren S
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56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Went to Hogs Breath for New Year Eve dinner. The service was quick despite them being very busy. My prime rib steak was so so tender and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great family place to eat.

Thank Sandra12blue

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 143 London Circuit | Shop 16, Baileys Arcade, Canberra 2601, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6257 8501

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?