Farmhouse Resturant, Pialligo, Canberra


The newly opened Farmhouse Restaurant on Pialligo Estate is really something special.

It is uniquely offers the rare combination of fine dining and open yet cozy, luxurious spaces, very close to the centre of Canberra. It highlights exactly what Canberra does so well – the best of relaxed rural living paired with city sophistication.


You can’t help but relax in the engaging rural setting and let yourself be spoilt by the hospitality and generosity of the Pialligo Estate team whose passion for beautiful fine food and wines and and elegant service is evident everywhere.

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The Farmhouse Restaurant is the latest addition to what has been a working farm for nearly 200 years. It adds to the existing orchard, vegetable and herb garden, vineyard …..

2009 Pialligo Estate Riesling
Olive grove….

Extra virgin cold press olive oil

and smokehouse……

Smoked salmon, Smokehouse short cut bacon…

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….smoked salt


….. and uses many of the products for its regional and seasonal menu.

Open for lunch Thursday to Sunday 12-4pm ( last orders 2:30pm) there is a choice of two courses $65 per person, 3 courses $80 per person or the 6 course chef tasting plate $110 per person.

And dinner Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm ( last orders 9pm) there is a choice of 2 courses $85 per person, or the 6 course chef tasting plate $110 per person.

The 6 course chef tasting menu may include dishes such as:


Sabayon of salmon – Atlantic salmon, smoked salmon ( produced at Pialligo Estate), orchard apples, Chive oil and seaweed powder


Sea-weed cured bonito, green tomato, crispy chicken, radish and Dashi of it’s own bones


….or an alternate course for vegetarians ( and mums to be) Jerusalem artichoke, black figs, hazelnut, rosemary and tomato delta

Delicious sourdough bread and house made miso butter (don’t miss this, they are wonderful!)

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New season Cipollini Onions, Pialligo Farm Chorizo, Nashi Paear and Young Mustard


Madura Valley Egg, Veal Sweetbread, Celeriac, Brioche and Pine Mushroom ( a favourite course)


Muscovy Duck, Musquee de Provence Pumpkin, Red Onion, Chestnut and Licorice


Valrhona Jivara Chocolate, Buck wheat, Caramelised Banana and Malted Milk


Coffee and Mignardises (strawberry marshmallow, dark chocolate with truffle, salted caramel ( fantastic)

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There is also the option of wine pairings such as…

Ravensworth 7 month White Blend 2014 ( a Bryan Martin creation and excellent)
Pialligo Estate Reisling 2009 ( very good too)
Henriques and Henriques 10 year old sercial Madeira
Rippon Gamay Noir 2013
Domaine des Bernardins Muscat de Beaumes de Venise 2012

…the Farmhouse Restaurant also offers canapés for other occasions such as….
Potato baskets with truffle


Quail croquettes with bacon, garlic and Chive mayonnaise ( delicious, like tiny kievs)


Soon there will also be other dining options that will be well worth considering…
…a Farmhouse Marquee in front of the vineyard, for up to 200 people that would be perfect for a wedding celebration….

….and the near completion Farmhouse Pavillions that will hold 20-25 seated guests, or 30 for cocktails, and offer a more casual experience. The team at Pialligo are flexible about how these might be used, offering a range of service and menu options to fit the occasion and the price range.


The Farmhouse Restaurant is the perfect place to show visitors how special Canberra is, showcasing Canberra’s great views, local produce, relaxed living, city culinary sophistication and elegant hospitality.

(Don’t miss the amazing bathroom decor either!)

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If you don’t have time for a meal with visitors, the local produce is ideal as a very Canberra gift.

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7 thoughts on “Farmhouse Resturant, Pialligo, Canberra

  1. Great review Michelle, and I fully agree with your assessment – I’m just trying to think of an opportunity now to go with my husband so I can try the matched wines this time 🙂
    And I think we will take the children and visiting family for a more low key option when they open the pavilions…


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