Bar Rochford

166 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 166 reviews
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Food :8.8/10
Service :9.2/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. A A.
    • 275 reviews

    Wonderful service and drinks! But the food was a let down, small portions, a surprise, and difficult to eat as shared meals. No portions were adjusted for 6 ppl (several had 4 or 5 serves, awkward!). Most restaurants do much better on this front.

  2. A A.
    • 245 reviews

    Loved it! Such great service and food!

  3. A A.
    • 268 reviews

    Food was fantastic, good range of drinks, and a nice atmosphere. The venue is a little loud though.

  4. Marco M.
    • 4 reviews

    Perfect experience, absolutely outstanding wine list, great unpretentious staff

  5. Kate B.
    • one review

    Great venue, food is really fabulous and I love the atmosphere.

  6. A A.
    • 256 reviews

    Place was buzzing with conversation and alcohol. Drinks and atmosphere were most notable. The main dishes were small portions and average tasting. Dessert was delicious and the best thing we had on the night.

  7. A A.
    • 250 reviews

    Food was very tasty, service was friendly and attentive plus the environment was great for a date night :)

  8. A A.
    • 272 reviews

    Good vibe. Music could’ve been at a slightly lower volume so as to enjoy conversations.

  9. A A.
    • 271 reviews

    amazing food, quality service, cozy atmosphere

  10. Chris B.
    • 2 reviews

    Great evening. Wait staff were very helpful and knowledgeable about food and wine list and very good at suggestions. Food was simple produce served with flair and some interesting ideas.

  11. Chris W.
    • 11 reviews

    Classy and atmospheric - as usual

  12. Kate H.
    • one review

    Consistently delightful!

  13. A A.
    • 261 reviews

    Have been here twice now, great wine and cocktail options and great changing menu. Love this place!

  14. Scott S.
    • one review

    We had a nice evening. Best to go as a place en-route to dinner.

  15. A A.
    • 266 reviews

    Great discovery of a bar upstairs in Canberra.

  16. A A.
    • 279 reviews

    Nice food. Was a bit loud for us, but would be great if you like that sort of atmosphere with drinks and more fancy than usual bar food.

  17. A A.
    • 258 reviews

    Not bad, food was nice but not exceptional, and both has upset stomachs after eating here.

  18. A A.
    • 265 reviews

    Bit of a hiccup at start. Despite having booked a table , was put on a bench at a window overlooking a car park. Eventually got a decent table in the corner. Highlights of meal - a good opening cocktail and a subtly flavoured ceviche. The dessert was also very good - the caraway was a nice counterpoint to the chocolate. The wine, a vermentino, was ok if a little insipid and the fettucine with clams was fine but the sort of thing you'd get in any decent trattoria. Overall a good meal for the price.

  19. Annabelle W.
    • one review

    Amazing everything

  20. A A.
    • 249 reviews

    Awesome food, wines and cocktails, staff were super helpful in recommending some fantastic dishes!

More information

How to get to the restaurant

1/65 London Cct, 2601, Canberra, Australia

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About the restaurant

Wine time!

At home in ACT’s oldest building, Bar Rochford is the ideal place to catch up with friends over a glass of wine and nibbles.

The space is rustic and welcoming, with shiny concrete floors and comfy army green booths. Start off your evening with a glass of Tempranillo from Madrid and a charcuterie board featuring delicious meats and cheeses. These guys will have you coming back for more!

Best dish: Roasted eggplant, labneh, smoked harissa.

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