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Belconnen, ACT

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Silvana Paolini Apr 27, 2022
I knew I wanted to visit this restaurant when I saw the rating of 4.9. My husband and I are travelling from Sydney and love Indian food however our meal in this restaurant was next level. We had the chicken biryani which was the most delicious biryani we’ve ever tasted, The goat curry was a 10/10 And the naans were amazing. The presentation of the food was beautiful and also a 10/10 Not to mention the service we got was a 10/10 Thank you for the beautiful experience, we will see you again soon. See less
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Jordan S Apr 18, 2022
I’m yet to actually go into the restaurant - only had by Uber eats! But even then the food is always amazing. Great quality, super tasty, good pricing. Best butter chicken I’ve ever had! Can’t wait for an opportunity to visit in person :) See less
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Carina Mancinone Mar 23, 2022
If you’re after fragrant Indian cuisine that packs a powerful punch in the ACT, look no further than The Poet. The food is so obviously cooked with care. Entrees and main meals are fresh and full of flavour - on the particular night we visited, we tried the samosas, and I don’t think I’ve had the pleasure of eating a crispier one in my life (nor a spicier one!) As a local to the area, I feel very lucky to have such delicious food so close by. See less
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Francesca Edwards Rentsch Mar 20, 2022
Best Indian I’ve ever had! Dishes were full of flavour and portions were generous and we were served complimentary papadums too. Served with a smile and helpful and kind staff. A must go. See less
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Vivian S Mar 06, 2022
Always the best food. Every time I go I have a new favourite! See less
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Sharon mixx Feb 19, 2022
We loved this place! We shared the vegetable platter and the tandoori platter...both were delicious. The food was fresh and cooked and served with care and attention to detail. The service was fabulous - welcoming and friendly. On top of that, the price of meals is great value for money. See less
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megha bandyopadhyay Feb 18, 2022
Amazing experience. The restaurant is very new but the service they provide is excellent. Talking about food, I can bet you can’t find a fault in that amazing superlative mouth watering dishes. I would be one of the regular customers from now. See less
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Aasifa Ruhani Jan 15, 2022
Recently on one of my friend's recommendation I went to this "The Poet" restaurant which is recently opened up in Belconnen, Canberra. Name of the restaurant really created some curiosity in my mind. Quite unique name and I was keen to explore the menu.. In frame: Tandoori Jhinga (prawns), Chicken was full of flavours and outstanding 👌 plus in mains we ordered High Way Chicken Curry and Chicken Kurchan, along with Cheese Naan & Garlic Naan with some Saffron rice. Omgggg I loved the Highway Chicken it was marvellous 😋 it's rustic flavour was so different from regular curries. A must try from this place.. Finally concluded the dinner with yummy Gulab Jamun (sweet dumplings) and Gajar ka Halva (carrot pudding). Ambience was pretty cool with Bollywood music in the background. I found entire team very humble and customer friendly. Who were constantly engaging with the guests. Overall, a fantastic Friday Evening I had. Thank you Team The Poet for the memorable evening, can't wait to be back soon!!! See less
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Achim Kopatz Jan 14, 2022
What a gem! To be honest, I'm not usually a fan of Indian food as I tend to find it quite heavy. I decided to stop by as this place doesn't look like a traditional Indian restaurant and decided to give it a go. And I was impressed! I ordered a few random things from the menu ... and everything was absolutely fresh, light and delicious! I had these amazing looking vegetarian 'Dahi Puri' balls, bursting with minty creamy cardamomy flavours and a tandoor mixed grill - in particular the chicken was so tender and full of flavour! The prices are very fair (I got away with just over $30 for my order) and the staff were lovely and attentive. It's in a location a bit off the usual track on Chandler St in the Altitude building so I sincerely hope the word will get around and this place is here to stay. See less
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сosʍoPIXEL Jan 11, 2022
Stumbled upon this place on an evening walk and decided to go in for a meal with my partner. I ordered a full tandoori chicken, butter chicken, paneer 65 and garlic naan. The tandoori chicken was easily one of the best I've had. Ever. Hands down. My partner really enjoyed it and said it was one of the juiciest and tender chicken she's had. 10/10 The butter chicken was super rich and you can taste the homemade sauce with the intense tomato flavour. The garlic naan was also great. Crispy, light, hot. 9/10 The paneer was unique. Light. Fluffy easy to eat. The owner said they are trying their own unique twist to it. My girlfriend liked it a lot. I am a fan of the original crispy batter so this wasn't for me. I still enjoyed the flavour though. 7/10 We were the only ones in the restaurant as it is brand new and I definitely recommend others to try it out. I will definitely be coming back for more especially when they are ready with their breakfast menu. 5 stars! Hope they can keep up the consistency when it gets busy. Owners are friendly and will explain their ideas behind the food if you ask! See less
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Joshua Crouthamel Jan 04, 2022
Best Indian I've had in the ACT! We were a mixed table of experienced sub-continent diners and only-ever-had-butter-chicken diners, and there was truly something for everyone. Super affordable, generous serves, specialty dishes I haven't seen elsewhere in Canberra, and tasty like I couldn't believe. Also? Wonderful service. Can't believe they've only just opened. Will definitely be back regularly, and take the chef's suggestions. See less
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Scott Green Jan 03, 2022
Really enjoyable meal. Great food, and very attentive service. A new business just finding its feet, off to a great start. I am sure they will do well. Highly recommend for great value family dining! See less
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Diego Castro Dec 31, 2021
The Poet Is a lovely place, the food was delicious, staff too polite and decoration is nice. For sure it’s gonna be a great option! See less
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Craig McLaren Dec 29, 2021
Amazing chicken pakora! Curries and naans were pretty good too... big portions and tasty. Restaurant had only been open for a few days and the service was prompt and friendly. Will be back soon 😊 See less
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Nathan Beer Dec 26, 2021
Delicious and authentic food, the chef was so polite and came to ask if my food was too spicy or not spicy enough, so lovely. He even gave our table some complimentary appalam. The decor was also so pretty. Chaat was also so fresh! See less
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+ 10 reviews
+ 10 reviews
Does The Poet offer takeaway?

Yes, The Poet offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is The Poet located?

Its located at 41 Chandler St, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia

About The Poet


41 Chandler St, Belconnen ACT 2617, Australia
+61 2 6101 7748
Opening hours
  • Sunday: 11AM - 3PM, 5
  • Monday: 11AM - 3PM, 5
  • Tuesday: 11AM - 3PM, 5
  • Wednesday: 11AM - 3PM, 5
  • Thursday: 11AM - 3PM, 5
  • Friday: 11AM - 3PM, 5
  • Saturday: 11AM - 3PM, 5
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