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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 279 reviews

“Well worth a visit”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 9mos ago by FTVic

Nice good and great atmosphere. Visited with 2 adults and 2 kids. Children’s meals were tasty and plentiful. The Steak Frite and Parmigiana were very nice too.

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“Book a table”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 10mos ago by johnboy3bw

Love Public. Really good atmosphere. Love the decor. Staff are really friendly. Food was good as usual. If you want a table inside - best to book as they get pretty busy.

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“Great place good food great drinks”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1yr ago by heliosernestog

Great place.. good food!! Slightly noisy but great all in all.. we were there for the rugby finals so they may have explained the noise

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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.