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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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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
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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
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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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62 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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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
Canberra, Australia
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67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is your typical Hog's Breath Cafe with a great atmosphere, friendly staff & terrific food. The wait staff took our drink & food orders promptly and all was served in a timely manner. The steaks were cooked as requested with nice, fresh vegetables and the best curly fries. My only con was my steak had quite a large piece... More 

Thank Craig H
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

never visited this chain before 5 of us enjoyed steaks cooked in various ways and we all thoroughly enjoyed the meal very chatty and informed waite not to expensive well done hogs breathe shall certainly visit againr

Thank 226maza
Brisbane, Australia
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188 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We ate here early on a Monday night with the family. The service was good and the meals were tasty and a reasonable price. Also great that they had colouring pencils and drawings to keep the kids amused.

Thank Katrina M
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67 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Broad range of food on menu and staff very friendly. Loud music means you will not be able to 'share' your meal with friends but good service... good manners and attention to your needs mean this example of the franchise is worth another visit.

Thank Kevin M

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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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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?