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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in Canberra

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Updated May 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in Canberra? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of Briscola Italian restaurant
4.8
4.8 (478)
$41 to $100
Italian
Canberra City
About the restaurant
Since 2010, Briscola has firmly established itself on the Canberra food scene and is arguably this town's most popular Italian restaurant. Now with a newly refurbished venue, it offers an unpretentious yet stylish approach to an authentic Italian dining experience.
At the forefront it’s about the food: simple, wholesome and traditional without being old fashioned. The “old fashioned” is evident in the service with Gianni and his incredible staff focusing on giving the diner a charming experience.
What sets it apart is how they transport you to Italy. Start with an aperitivo to open the palate, enjoy a local or Italian wine varietal and finish with a soothing digestive.
Briscola is situated conveniently in the heart of the city near hotels and public transport.
Sit inside or alfresco, Briscola seems to suit anyone… families, young couples, group functions and corporate luncheons. You can walk-in, but please book, it gets busy!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Fantastic hearty Italian food. The family really enjoyed the food.
A photo of REBEL REBEL restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1162)
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
Canberra City
About the restaurant
REBEL REBEL is a casual eatery, wine bar and bottle shop in Newacton
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
Food as delicious as always. Service friendly and attentive.
A photo of Bar Beirut restaurant
4.6
4.6 (34)
$41 to $100
Middle Eastern
Canberra City
About the restaurant
Dive into the bold allure of Bar Beirut, Canberra’s late-night hotspot. Named one of the nation's top cocktail bars by The Australian (2023), and Canberra's Best Lounge, Small and Cocktail Bar (2022 & 23), and Favourite Middle Eastern Restaurant (2021, 22 & 23), indulge in daring dishes, top-self cocktails, eclectic beats, and captivating belly dance and burlesque performances.

Nine-to-fivers, local poppers-in, out-of-towners, clocked-off hospo workers, and anyone who knows a good cocktail and bite to eat is knocking on the door from 5pm ‘til late. The vibe is charged with electricity, laughter, and love; everyone is here for the fun.

Whether you’re bringing the whole family to feast, a group to celebrate, a partner to spoil on a date night, or you just want to nibble, drink and ponder the world as you bop your head by yourself into the early hours, the welcome at Bar Beirut is as warm after midnight as it is just before sunset.

Yalla habibi!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 14, 2024
This place has a soul where the hospitality comes from the heart. The service was friendly and attentive but not obtrusive. My colleague had several dietary requirements and these were accommodated without fuss. Every dish we tried was delicious - the halloumi was a standout. We also tried the Wasabi Martini. Yum! A truly special place. Keen to return with a group of friends.
A photo of Queenies restaurant
4.5
4.5 (325)
$41 to $100
Dining Bar
Kingston
About the restaurant
Queenies at Kingston is now 100% Gluten Free!

Serving a wide variety of Canberra Region wines, selected spirits and a rotating selection of craft beers from independently owned breweries.

Seasonal and free range produce with a uniquely native twist. Meals to share with friends, your special person or in splendid solitude.

Book online for groups of 8 or more.

What do I do if I want a booking for less than 8 people? Walk In! Don't be concerned as we are a large venue with both indoor and outdoor seating.



Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Queenies has great food, customer service, and even better atmosphere with the Jazz band playing live. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion (or any other time!).
A photo of COMPA restaurant
4.5
4.5 (57)
$101 and over
Italian
Canberra City
About the restaurant
Step into COMPA, here the servings are generous and
the atmosphere is effortlessly sophisticated. It feels
instantly familiar. Descending into the space is like giving
an old friend a long overdue hug.

For Matt Moran’s ACT debut - antipasto, pasta and charcoal
dishes bring a touch of Tuscany to your table. As with all
his establishments, at the heart of his menu is quality
produce that is fresh, seasonal and locally sourced.
COMPA is built on a simple, often forgotten pairing: good
food and good company.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
Service superb, food even better! Good wine knowldege too
A photo of Saint Malo restaurant
4.4
4.4 (97)
$41 to $100
Spanish
Canberra City
About the restaurant
Welcome to Saint Malo, the Spanish restaurant in Canberra that brings the taste and sound of the Mediterranean to your plate. Our passion for Mediterranean cuisine was born from a love for travel and exploration, and we strive to offer an elevated dining experience that transports you to the Spanish coastline without ever leaving Canberra. Our menu is designed to showcase the fresh and vibrant flavours of Spanish cuisine. We pride ourselves on using only the finest ingredients, sourcing local and sustainable produce wherever possible. Our dishes are simple yet elevated, with a focus on grilled meats, fresh seafood, and vegetarian options. From our signature Paella to our mouth-watering grilled octopus, every dish is a work of art. We offer a curated wine and cocktail list featuring some of the best Spanish wines and cocktails, perfectly paired with our dishes.
Top review
Manny
Dined 2 days ago
It was a good overall experience and thank you for reading notes I put on OpenTable
A photo of Monster Kitchen & Bar restaurant
4.3
4.3 (1146)
$41 to $100
Vegetarian / Vegan
Canberra City
About the restaurant
Canberra’s only refined vegetarian dining experience, Monster Kitchen and Bar, has a deep respect for locally sourced and seasonal ingredients landing an exciting set of fresh ideas with conscious consumption at the forefront.

As it becomes increasingly popular for people to feel good about what they eat and order, our kitchen team strive to introduce complexity to simple, fresh and quality ingredients finding inspiration to create many layers of flavour to the final result.

Monster’s cutting-edge veg will endorse longevity, fermenting and pickling will feature prominently across the menu allowing the vibrancy of the produce to live on.

The Monster is a herbivore.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 16, 2024
Excellent. We had an anaphylaxis near-miss (restaurant's error), which they then managed with great seriousness and accountability. Would that all restaurants took incidents like this as seriously. Even though it was quite a scare, we would feel safe in their hands again due to the grace with which they managed their mistake. Food, service, etc all also excellent. Please keep up the good work!
A photo of Two Before Ten Aranda & 10 Yards restaurant
4.3
4.3 (854)
$40 and under
Australian
Aranda
About the restaurant
Our Aranda café is located in the old Aranda shops site on Bandjalong Cres. What was once a derelict building is now a bustling community hub where people can come to enjoy a quick coffee after dropping the kids to school, spend a lazy afternoon in the courtyard garden, or meet up with friends for a tasty weekend brunch. BOOKINGS BETWEEN 7AM & 1:30PM

10 Yards - Regional Wine Bar & Tap House
Offering a comprehensive range of Canberra Region Wines by the glass & bottle. A suburban bar since 2016, also offering local craft beer & cider alongside a full kitchen menu. BOOKINGS AFTER 2PM ONWARDS

DISCLAIMER**** Shade is not guaranteed when booking an outdoor table, please specify if shade is a requirement. Sunscreen is available on site.

Top review
PaulS
Dined 2 days ago
Have been here several times. We keep coming back so that says it all!
A photo of Two Before Ten Greenway restaurant
4.3
4.3 (556)
$41 to $100
Café
Greenway
About the restaurant
With beautiful high ceilings and an open kitchen awash with sunlight, the Greenway cafe is a collaboration with the crew from Atlas cafe in Gungahlin and represents our ongoing commitment to bring great coffee and dining experiences to the outer reaches of Canberra - just like Walter Burley Griffin intended.
Top review
DeeC
Dined on May 12, 2024
Love 2BT Greenway…great location, very friendly service, delicious food and my family thoroughly enjoyed our Mother’s Day lunch…thank you! 🤗👍🏻
A photo of Chifley's Bar & Grill restaurant
4.1
4.1 (309)
$41 to $100
Australian
Barton
About the restaurant
Chifley’s Bar & Grill pays homage to the region’s wineries and boutique food producers with a seasonal, modern menu. Chef Saju Rajappan and his team cater to discerning travellers, diplomats, and businesspeople with classic but inventive dishes that are as delicious as they are gorgeous to look at.

Steaks, seafood, chicken, and other dishes cooked on the grill are a speciality. The menu also features pasta, risotto, a wide range of vegetarian options, dishes designed for sharing, and tempting desserts. A wide range of local and international wines, cocktails, craft beers and ciders are available for your drinking pleasure.

Chifley’s Bar & Grill is named after the 16th Prime Minister of Australia, Ben Chifley, who loved dining here and frequently enjoyed a tipple in the bar. In honour of his favourite drink, the whisky bar has a specially curated menu taking guests on a sensory journey of whiskies around the world.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 2 days ago
Absolutely enjoyed our lunch, everything was superb compliments to the chef, and our waitress was wonderful, charming and so helpful! We shall be back!
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