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Babar Cafe & Bar

9/20 Allara Street, Canberra City

Telephone (02) 6248 6446

Distance calculated from Canberra

Serving Modern Australian & Mediterranean.

Average of 5 reviews

  • 2.7 / 5 Food
  • 3 / 5 Ambience
  • 2.2 / 5 Service
  • 2.7 / 5 Value
  • 10.6 / 20 Overall

Restaurant Review for Babar Cafe & Bar

  • Food: 3
  • Ambience: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3

fred: 6 years, 2 months ago – Link & Share

my husband and friend went there on their lunch time to eat last thursday. having waited for ages for service, and no for again for ages, they were told their order was lost. so zero for service. this is not the first time this has happened on a weekday lunch time when people hope for a good service and quick lunch. before your store moved to its present location, the service and food were great. marg.

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Ambience: 4
  • Service: 2.5
  • Value: 4.5

M-KMorgan: 8 years, 4 months ago – Link & Share

I have eaten at Babar's a couple of times, and i found that it has been pretty consistent. The food always is of high standard, and is always brought out to each person at the same time. In terms of ambience, it's really not too bad. There is always a welcoming feel, the room temperature is comfortable and its never to loud. My only complaint in this area is that in some parts the tables are put a little to close together (especially outdoors). The value for money is in my opinion good. The portions of the meals are quite large, and in particular the pizza's. One pizza is easily shared between at least three. Despite the quantity, the food is reasonably priced. The service provided at Babar's could use some work. Generally it sits 'just' at par. Specifically some issues are; being greeted and seated a great deal faster upon arrival. and the speed at which beverages come out after being ordered (the wait on these can take up to 20 minutes). I also felt like there wasn't enough help around, at times there was not a staff member in sight for up to 15-20 minutes, this made queries almost impossible. Overall, a nice dining experience.

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  • Food: 3
  • Ambience: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3

laura_brown: 10 years, 4 months ago – Link & Share

We went to Babar for a friends birthday and found that the manager (an older man) ruined the night. We went to order drinks and he told us in quite a rude manner that they only do table service, and we then mentioned that well we didn't realise that because noone had come over over us, and he got quite aggressive saying that infact yes they do and to be patient (had been there for half hour and only about 4 other tables had people on them). We then later asked to speak to the manager and it happened to be this man, we asked if they had comment cards and he said to us to just go on the internet, and we said yes we will to make a complaint. He then yelled at us, saying that we were rude and impatient. I have never felt so awquard in my life, and have never been treated so badly by someone in the customer service industry. This really upset my friend and ruined the start of the night. Worst experience ever, this man doesn't deserve a management position, nor any position where we has to deal with people. The food was average, they couldn't really modify the food because apparently it was already made eg- the nacho's, you are unable to get without jalipinos. So my advise is to never go to this place unless you want to be treated as scum.

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  • Food: 2
  • Ambience: 2
  • Service: 1.5
  • Value: 2

Ant1: 8 years, 10 months ago – Link & Share

poor performance. Had to wait a long time for to be served. bit pricy for their pizzas. not really good value for money. May 2011

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  • Food: 1
  • Ambience: 3
  • Service: 1
  • Value: 1

lance: 12 years ago – Link & Share

water was warm and had dirt in it, food was cold, and we waited forever for dinner wont go back. it felt like we were doing them a favor

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