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Public bar
Public bar
Public bar
Public bar
Public bar
Public bar
Public bar
Public bar
Public bar
Public bar


Public’s colourful character welcomes you like an old friend. Located in Manuka’s trendy shopping and food precinct, Public is warm, social and inviting. It’s where you’ll celebrate good food, good drink and good company.

Public is Manuka’s largest pub venue, offering lunch, dinner and all-day snacks, seven days a week. Share plates or enjoy public classics. Tantalise your tastebuds with mains that cover all bases, from a tasty nasi goreng to a juicy eye fillet (gluten free dishes readily available). For a sweet ending, indulge in Public’s famous desserts.

You can also wake up and smell the bacon in Public at breakfast on weekends, starting with great coffee.

Public has a fabulous vibe with special offerings through the week. Need to unwind? Spring into Public for happy hour weekdays and $10 cocktails Friday and Saturday. Public’s drinks menu features top drops, including award-winning local wines, specialty beers and a large selection of spirits and liqueurs. Order underneath the massive atrium at the long wooden bar, where staff pour beers, shake sexy cocktails and serve up bubbles.

Be seen at Public on Sundays and top off your weekend with live music. Relax outdoors or inside. The choice is yours.

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Cnr Franklin Street Flinders Way, Manuka, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 276 reviews

“Nice pub with great food”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by desmondc964

We visited Public mid week for lunch. The over all look and feel of public is very modern and well designed. I ordered the nasi goreng and to my surprise was very flavorful and tasty.

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“Great pub and dining”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 3mos ago by Granules2013

Been here quite a few times just for drinks, really great pub. Good location and great set up. First time I’ve been for a proper sit down meal. Again a great experience, food was excellent.

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“Great Food”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by DarrylD649

Stopped in with four work colleagues for a beer and dinner, and all of us found it excellent. I had the Peri Peri Chicken Burger, which was outstanding. My only improvement would be to serve it...

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  • Bar
  • Entertainment
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Live Music
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Bistro/Cafe/Deli
  • 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.