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PJs In The City, Canberra, AU-ACT
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PJs In The City

4.2
4.2
131 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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

Offers

  • Capital Brewing Happy Hour 4pm-6pm

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - Sat - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Drop by for a $6 schooner of our capital brewing beers. Happy hour runs 4pm-6pm every day.

What 131 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
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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Loved For

  • Canberra

    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Good for groups

  • Canberra

    Most Booked

  • Inner North

    Most Booked

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  1. LM

    LisaM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! All the staff are very friendly and helpful! The live entertainment was excellent! The drinks special was amazing! Would recommend to anyone wanting a fabulous night out!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great
  3. s

    shell5285

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Overpriced for the quality and quantity of food given. Very poor offerings. Chips cold which means it was sitting their awhile before final plating. For a pub it is very small servings. you just expect a large schnitzel or awesome chips etc at a pub. Nothing like that. They forgot an order so one person left watching others eat. Hated it.

    PJs In The CityResponded on December 28, 2022We are sorry to hear about your experience, if you could send us an email or give us a call on 6230 1261 and ask for Jack, we would really appreciate a chance to make up for your poor experience. Cheers, Jack

  4. ML

    MelissaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere for a city pub. Lots to choose from on the menu. Food comes out very quickly. Staff are great.
  5. LA

    LadyA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service from the bar staff
  6. T

    Tara

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Didn’t receive one of the meals we ordered/paid for. Otherwise, food was not too bad
  7. a

    annef

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely venue, staff were very friendly and accommodating. There was singer/guitarist that appeared who was very talented. The only thing was that the general noise levels and acoustics in the area were quite loud to the point that you had to shout to talk in conversation with friends, but this is the case generally in any bar and can’t be helped I guess. Thank you PJ’s.
  8. S

    Scottt

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Chicken was over cooked and the garlic bread was not very garlic

    PJs In The CityResponded on October 4, 2022We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal. 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. Y

    Yebzi

    Anchorage

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    PJs In The CityResponded on October 4, 2022Great to hear your visit, Polo Fungi is a staff favourite, shoot us an email or give us a call and we are more than happy to disclose our secret recipe. Hope to see you again soon, Jack

  10. KJ

    KimJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

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

    DavidE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good food and generous portions, I would recommend
  12. 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.
  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. D

    Deepti

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING FOOD AMAZING SERVICE, i would highly recommend
  23. 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.
  24. R

    Rourke

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An enjoyable space with great quality staff, and good menu.
  25. 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.
  26. MT

    MichelleT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was beautiful. Thankyou so so much would come again.
  27. 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.
  28. KB

    KimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a great meal, everything was perfect :)
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

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

    BenA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food Great staff Wonderful environment
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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.
  36. CB

    CBRlocal

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic space, delicious food and extremely generous serving size!
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.

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 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 6230 1261.

PJs In The City is rated 4.2 stars by 131 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 4 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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