While Braddon has been gentrified into one of Canberra’s most popular precincts, Debacle continues to command its place as a long-standing eatery with a rich history starting long before many of its Lonsdale Street counterparts.
Debacle may have evolved with the area but it has always maintained its casual and relaxed feel. While signature pizzas and European beers are a staple of the menu, Debacle has established itself as so much more, striking the perfect balance of tradition with versatility.
Open for breakfast until midnight every day, Debacle allows you to choose the atmosphere of your dining experience. Whether it’s a leisurely morning meal, a few afternoon beers in the sunshine of its outdoor area, or grabbing some dinner with friends by the crackling fire inside (especially in winter!).
The debacle menu boasts a classic but flavoursome selection of dishes with unparalleled diversity across cuisines. From tapas to delicious, hearty nachos, a classic burger and no one could go past their tantalising pizzas! There is truly something for everyone.
The Salt and Pepper Squid is a classic entrée to begin your perfect spread. The crunchy batter of the squid is effortlessly complimented by the delicious chilli and lime mayo – an ideal light bite to share with friends over some afternoon drinks!
For something a little different try the Vietnamese-style Duck Rice Paper Rolls, a refreshing lighter choice. Served with a fresh coriander and mint dipping sauce the rolls are a great summery dish, particularly when you’re feeling a bit peckish (and it’s a little bit guilt free too!).
For a more hearty meal, there is no going past the Twice Cooked BBQ Pork Ribs (and they’re a staff favourite too!). The ribs are tender and slathered in a warm, sticky house made BBQ sauce that will have you licking your fingers for more. Served with roast potatoes, coleslaw and a corn on the cob you’re sure to be left feeling happily satisfied. Enjoy the ribs with one of the 150+ beers Debacle stocks in house – choose from premium European beers or try out one of Australia’s own craft brews.
There is no better combination of the things I love than seafood and pasta – and for something that hits the spot the Seafood Linguini is a must-try. This beautiful pasta dish is served in a rich, spicy tomato sauce with an amazing assortment of seafood from juicy king prawns, to mussels, scallops, squid and succulent salmon that melts in your mouth.
Whether you’re a regular at Debacle or have just passed by, you are bound to have heard about its famous pizzas! The Deli pizza is the perfect vegetarian option, with crunchy, roasted sweet potato, morsels of feta, olives, all topped with some fresh baby spinach. While for meat lovers the Carnivore pizza is a must-try! Layers of pepperoni, ground beef, chorizo and leg ham are slathered with provolone cheese onto a crispy, bubbling base. With lashings of BBQ sauce, this pizza will have you savouring every last bite!
Did we mention that for all you pizza fanatics, Debacle does 2 for 1 pizza deal on Mondays and Tuesdays? So why not also grab a glass of wine or a cold one to enjoy with your meal!
With the summer heat set in, Debacle has also been busy creating some delicious summery cocktails for you to enjoy! The newest selection involves beer cocktails, with the Summer Hoedown likely to be a crowd favourite – a mouthwatering mix of fresh watermelon, Chambord and fruity wheat beer.
Soak up the atmosphere and take your spot among the hustle and bustle of Braddon at Debacle. Grab your friends and head down for a couple of drinks and a bite to eat or bring the kids and make it family dinner outing. The enticing menu will no doubt have your mouth watering, so you’ll probably be ready for another beer!