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The RUC at Barton- MOVED

51 Blackall St. | Barton, Canberra, Australia
+61 2 6273 1613
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Overpriced and overrated

I had high hopes for the RUC as I'd heard only good things from friends. Unfortunately, my... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2015
Jarrod L
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Australia
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No foxtel - cant watch the rugby

For a rugby club I find it rather surprising that they don't have foxtel - meaning you can't watch... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2015
Meegan R
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Known as The RUC,the ACT Rugby Union Club has become the most awarded licensed small club in Canberra. The RUC is Canberra's reigning Small Club of the Year and Best Bistro under 200 seats. Our facilities include corporate and private function and meeting room hire, private gaming room, bar and bistro (The Hereford Prime Grill), cafe and breakfast service, extensive alfresco areas, and plasmas and a big screen for major sporting events. The RUC is a relaxed, comfortable and inclusive environment where people of different backgrounds come to enjoy a bistro meal, a glass of wine, a draught beer or just to watch the rugby. Whether you work indoors or out, like to wear a cap and thongs or a business suit and tie, you'll always be welcome here.
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good0%
  • Average11%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible33%
1 Aug 2015
“Overpriced and overrated”
27 Jun 2015
“No foxtel - cant watch the rugby”
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51 Blackall St. | Barton, Canberra, Australia
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+61 2 6273 1613
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Reviewed 1 August 2015 via mobile

I had high hopes for the RUC as I'd heard only good things from friends. Unfortunately, my experience wasn't the greatest. I chose the chicken parmigiana - which at $20 was already mid-range and wasn't something to boast about. A colleague of mine had the...More

2  Thank Jarrod L
TheRUC, Secretary Manager at The RUC at Barton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

Hi J-Lo-Perth91, thanks for getting in touch. I’m sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal at The RUC. We’re a big fan of the parmigiana, so I’m sorry it wasn’t up to standard. It’s unfortunate that our deconstructed nachos isn’t what you...More

Reviewed 28 June 2015 via mobile

For a rugby club I find it rather surprising that they don't have foxtel - meaning you can't watch any super rugby games at the club. Seeing the number of people caught out by this on semi final night would suggest that there is a...More

1  Thank Meegan R
TheRUC, Secretary Manager at The RUC at Barton, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2015

Hi Meegan Thanks for the feedback. You're correct, we unfortunately do not have Foxtel at Barton. This wasn’t a decision we made with a light heart, unfortunately the patronage at Barton does not support the $24 000 annual expense for a Foxtel subscription. It was...More

Reviewed 22 April 2015

My best guess is that the food is pre-cooked and heated up before serving. I had the New York burger, which I payed the high price of $18.90 for. The patty was more like a ball of meat covered in Kraft cheese which was burnt...More

Thank Julio S
TheRUC, Sectrretary Manager at The RUC at Barton, responded to this reviewResponded 2 June 2015

Hi Julio S, thanks for getting in touch. Sorry to hear that you had a less than satisfactory experience at the RUC. Our aim is to serve delicious contemporary club food and we have a well-trained team of chefs to make sure that happens. The...More

Reviewed 23 January 2015

Horrible services. The girl with lots tattoo on the arm unhygienically served me a biscuit with her bare hand. The worse thing was that the biscuit was from the previous customer. She removed it with her bare hand and put in front of the coffee...More

Thank Erika Y
TheRUC, Secretary Manager at The RUC at Barton, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2015

Hello Erika Y, we are terribly sorry that your time at the RUC was less than satisfactory. I can assure you that we do care about our customers and want to make sure every one of our customers enjoy themselves and leave the club with...More

Reviewed 9 November 2014

We have been regulars at this club for years. The pan fried snapper is a favourite, super salad is also great. Food is always presented like fine dining but without the price tag. I keep pleading with them to bring back their chicken Kiev, made...More

Thank Narra72
TheRUC, Secretary Manager at The RUC at Barton, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2015

Hi Narra72, Thanks for your review and feedback. We are pleased to hear that you’ve been coming to the RUC and enjoying our meals for such a long time. We’ll be sure and pass on your positive feedback to the staff also. Now, about the...More

Reviewed 4 December 2013

This was our 23rd meeting of the Australian Beer Club and possibly the worst! The idea is that we taste approximately 4 beers with 4 tapas type meals. Well! no one new what the beers or the food was. The food was ordinary and the...More

Thank TheBoard
Reviewed 7 September 2013

We enjoyed a beautifully cooked steak in this small club along with a few ales, then dessert and coffee. Nice steak knives and pepper grinder along with very nice company. Parking was easy as this was an evening visit, but may be more challenging for...More

Thank Karabahplace
Reviewed 28 April 2013

We dropped in hoping to see a rugby league match. Eight screens all televising rugby union - the same match ! We ordered drinks, had a starter and talked about whether we stay or go. We then asked one of the bar staff whether they...More

Thank bbsydney96
Reviewed 2 January 2013

$10 steak with great service! Boy's serving waived the $5 non member fee which was great! Shame I needed to drive as it would have been a great place to knock a few coldies back..they have great drink specials too. Thoroughly recommend you drop in...More

2  Thank Billy B
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