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PJs In The City, Canberra, AU-ACT

PJs In The City

4.2
4.2
124 Reviews
$40 and under
Gastro Pub
Good times. Great food. Fantastic drinks.

PJs in the City is your local pub, located in the heart of Canberra, just off Northbourne Ave.

Boasting a menu of Aussie favourites, craft beer on tap, and a warm & friendly interior, is there any wonder why mates like meeting at PJs?

Come grab a pint with us.

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Please note that while we gladly accept table and seating requests and do our absolute best to fulfill them, it is the venue's policy to never guarantee specific seating arrangements to any party.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Australian, Pub

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6230 1261

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    A local pub with sports on TV in the venue, live music on the weekends, trivia during the week.

  • Neighborhood

    Canberra City

  • Cross street

    Cnr Alinga St & West Row

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Canberra City Interchange

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

What 124 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

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  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for Groups

  • Canberra

    Great for Lunch

  • Canberra

    Special Occasion

  • Canberra

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Canberra

    Most Booked

  • Inner North

    Best Overall

  • Inner North

    Best Food

  • Inner North

    Best Service

  • Inner North

    Best Ambiance

  • Inner North

    Best Value

  • Inner North

    Fit for Foodies

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

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  1. S

    Scottt

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Chicken was over cooked and the garlic bread was not very garlic
  2. Y

    Yebzi

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing , every dish hit the spot . I want the pollo funghi recipe .
  3. KJ

    KimJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic staff are really friendly and the best band I have heard in a long time
  4. DE

    DavidE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and generous portions, I would recommend
  5. R

    Rick

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice food and atmosphere. It was good that able book large numbers without putting down credit.
  6. JC

    JenniferC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Food was horrible! Cold and poorly prepared. Spaghetti marinara was too spicy to eat. Music was overly loud, unable to have conversation. Table had sticker for reservation but someone was sitting there, staff was too busy to help.

    PJs In The CityResponded on September 16, 2022We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time here, and the food and service you experienced falls well below our standards. If you could send us an email or give us a call on 6230 1261 and ask for Jack. We would love to know some more details about your visit so we may improve. Cheers, Jack

  7. NC

    NathanC

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We went onto the PJs website and booked a table over two hours before our reservation. When we arrived we were told that any reservations made after a certain time aren't able to be actually get a table and we would have to wait behind all the walkins who had gathered.... We also went a few nights prior, rushed to try to make it before the kitchen closed, stood in line for close to 10 minutes while staff were making conversation with the patrons they were serving, then were told the kitchen closed "5min ago". This interaction I kind of sympathise, as it was regulation, but I honestly was standing behind the 3 other people there with a giant laminated menu in my hand for the last 10 minutes, I think it was pretty apparent what my intentions may have been.

    PJs In The CityResponded on September 16, 2022We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time here, and the service you experienced falls well below our standards. If you could send us an email or give us a call on 6230 1261 and ask for Jack. We would love to know some more details about your visit so we may improve. Cheers, Jack

  8. DA

    DaniA

    Canberra

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Don’t order the burger as you’ll get 60g of steak thrown on top rather then the initial 150g advertised and when we questioned it with the staff we were treated very rudely. I didn’t know they opened a Karen’s diner in Canberra but if you want that experience of rude staff you should go here

    PJs In The CityResponded on September 16, 2022We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your time here, and the food and service you experienced falls well below our standards. If you could send us an email or give us a call on 6230 1261 and ask for Jack. We would love to know some more details about your visit so we may improve. Cheers, Jack

  9. DS

    DanyelleS

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So amazing guys … nothing was a problem the guy at the back bar went above and beyond loved it great experience… great food
  10. O

    Oliviat

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Trivia was good fun!! Good food and drinks. Great service
  11. DB

    DavidB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, well-priced food (squid salad, with generous amounts of squid!), good wine, a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Diners of all ages. We were jet-lagged, it was our first night in Canberra, and we thought ourselves lucky to have stumbled upon PJs.
  12. JM

    JodieM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Definitely a thriving place to be. The staff I interacted with, including a manager, were all friendly and helpful. Service was very quick at the bar and meals were fairly prompt in coming out, even though it was busy. The food was delicious. The only negative was that our food was cleared from the table when I was taking my son to the toilet, and we hadn't finished our meals. Otherwise, a great experience.
  13. SB

    StuB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, bevvies, and vibes, what more do you want? Just the best old faithful in town.
  14. k

    kimm

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The staff here were amazing. If the owner just go out of their way it would have been much better. He is pretty useless and just creates more work for the staff, he would have been better off mucking in instead of half doing stuff and sipping his champagne at the end of the bar.
  15. D

    Deepti

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING FOOD AMAZING SERVICE, i would highly recommend
  16. JB

    JenniferB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food we ordered came out as ordered. Staff were wonderful however the music was a bit loud.
  17. R

    Rourke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An enjoyable space with great quality staff, and good menu.
  18. DP

    DavidP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This event was for an off-site discussion within a lead team around forward planning. While it was timed to overlap the kitchen being open, one of the team arrived just after the kitchen closed. He asked if he could still get a meal, adding that he knew he was late, and if he couldn't be accommodated that would be perfectly fine. The kitchen agreed to make him a meal much to the gratitude of the individual. This is a demonstration of above and beyond customer service that aligns closely with how PJ's operates generally. It was an excellent afternoon of discussion and wrapped up around four hours later around 5:30. We'll be back if ever we need to do this again.
  19. MT

    MichelleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful. Thankyou so so much would come again.
  20. PJ

    PaulJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I love going to that venue. The food and beer options are great.
  21. KB

    KimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great meal, everything was perfect :)
  22. NR

    NathanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Nice pub / bar atmosphere fair prices great food will be back
  23. JC

    JodieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Lovely food and nice and clean. Trivia night was a lot of fun.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love place for a bite and a drink
  25. BA

    BenA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food Great staff Wonderful environment
  26. T

    Tash

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Two of us went to PJ's for a beverage and a bite to eat before heading to our next thing and we were short on time. I'd booked a table online earlier that day (super easy). We really enjoyed our medium rare steaks, as well as the veg and chips. We were in and out in about 40 mins which was impressive! And the service was great.
  27. VN

    VeronicaN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner at PJs in the City. The portion sizes certainly gave you bang for your buck & were absolutely delicious. Great mocktails!
  28. D

    Dianne

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wait staff were friendly. Food was delicious and came in a timely fashion. Music was too loud.
  29. CB

    CBRlocal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic space, delicious food and extremely generous serving size!
  30. M

    Murray

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    New clean fitout, alot different from what it used to be. Nice warm atmosphere and great food highly recommended.
  31. AE

    AndyE

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    No booking recorded. Understaffed. Too noisy to hear immediate companions. Went elsewhere.
  32. N

    Neil

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Despite several open table reminders for our booking, the restaurant was closed upon arrival.
  33. ST

    SueT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Great value for money. Recommend for families.
  34. G

    Glennt

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food3service2ambience4
    Great location and style of pub. There seemed to be some confusion that when ordering food you needed utensils. A number of people had to go to the Bar and ask after receiving their meals. Maybe just provide everyone with utensils would solve the problem. But overall an enjoyable evening. Thank you
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food n good service
  36. MH

    MikeH

    Canberra

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Great staff. Good selection of food and drinks. A bit noisy. But that aside spot on.
  37. A

    Ammianus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place for lunch or just for some drinks. It can be quite noisy, but that just adds to the fun.
  38. ML

    MelissaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, came out super quick, staff very helpful and friendly, trivia on Monday nights is great fun
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Way too noisy. We booked our table which is allocated at a corner but other patrons who were drinking only keep on putting their drinks on our table! I dont like it. No regulation in the restaurant.
  40. TB

    TanyaB

    Canberra

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We met there with a group of friends and the atmosphere was relaxing, food was great as always.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

PJs In The City does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. PJs In The City also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6230 1261.

PJs In The City is rated 4.2 stars by 124 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for PJs In The City

Cnr West Row & Alinga St, Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cnr Alinga St & West Row

  • Neighborhood

    Canberra City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–12:00 am Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Gastro Pub, Australian, Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Canberra City Interchange

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wine

  • Phone number

    (02) 6230 1261

  • Catering

    A local pub with sports on TV in the venue, live music on the weekends, trivia during the week.

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