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The Dickson Tradies

The Lounge Bar
Rib Eye
Fish of the day
Topped Chicken Schnitzel
Lounge Bar
Essence Restaurant
Bluey's Cafe
The Lounge Bar
Rib Eye
Fish of the day
Topped Chicken Schnitzel
Lounge Bar


The Tradies serves-up a perfect dining experience.

The a-la-carte restaurant offers truly excellent meals and exceptional value-for-money.

Bluey’s Cafe boasts locally-sourced coffee, fresh desserts, meals, and snacks.

Combine amazing food with an exclusive selection of Canberra region cool-climate wines, daily giveaways, live entertainment, promotions, and special events.

You’ll soon discover that The Tradies has something for everyone.

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2 Badham Street, Dickson, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 76 reviews

“Worst meal ever. Stay clear.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by RodS856

My wife and I ate at Essence after dining there some time ago. We were sadly disappointed. The staff were friendly enough but that’s where the positive feedback ends. They stuffed up my order which...

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“Look elsewhere”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 5mos ago by Goshitshardtof

Dinner was pretty ordinary, looked and tasted reheated. The best part of the experience was their accommodating staff.

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“I'm all for the service!”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by Darrin D

I was here before and after a Canberra Raiders game and I didnt know what to expect. I saw plenty of meals being brought out and they looked very generous and delicious. Now I admit I didnt have one...

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  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Entertainment
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Live Music
  • Bar
  • Bistro/Cafe/Deli
  • Modern Australian
  • Pub
  • Steak
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Late night
  • Lunch
  • Between $20 and $30
  • Fully licensed
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.