Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate
Modern Australian
Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate
-35.313869, 149.183365

A rural restaurant within 10 minutes of Parliament House isn't a difficult concept for occupants of the bush capital to grasp. The farmhouse digs at Pialligo Estate offer rustic charm and the ambience is suitably refined, even if it's at times marred by wedding-party commotion drifting from outdoor marquees. A deep cellar may be a clue to management priorities, but it's matched by sharp service and kitchen prowess. Brendan Walsh's time at Vue de Monde is evident in asymmetrically plated compositions and jus-pouring theatrics. Shaved cucumber and asparagus spears resting on a Comté curd is brought to life with tarragon cream. Steamed snapper is layered in foie gras and charred cabbage. And desserts (such as the creamy hay-infused parfait with sweetcorn custard and pepper-infused ice-cream) push boundaries. Fireside dining and floor-to-ceiling window views across the bountiful Molonglo River flats reinforce Pialligo's rural appeal.

You might also like:

Market Eating House

Hear that? That's Bunbury buzzing about this high-paced din...

Albert Street Food & Wine

Philippa Sibley may have left the building, but Albert St F...

At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Three glasses
  • Price:
  • 2 courses $65, 3 courses $85, Dégustation $120

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Wheelchair Access
    Outdoor dining
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Diners Club
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings essential
  • Chef:
  • Brendan Walsh



Brisbane, QLD
Esquire describes its adventurous degustation approach as a commitment between kitchen an...

Bar Lourinha

Melbourne, VIC
After more than a decade, Bar Lourinha's star power shows no signs of waning. Adorned wit...

Momofuku Seiobo

Sydney, NSW
How to sum up Momofuku Seiobo's 12-course meal? Excellent eclecticism. Paul Carmichael ke...


Sydney, NSW
It's a rare trick, but Clayton Wells pulls it off time and time again: the creation of pl...

Da Noi

Melbourne, VIC
Sardinian warmth meets assured technique and an Italian-leaning wine list in this cosy So...


Melbourne, VIC
Michael Bacash is Melbourne's fish whisperer, the man who sets the local seafood standard...

Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar

Adelaide, SA
Originally it was all about polenta, but Andre's is now as versatile as any Italian-accen...


Melbourne, VIC
Part of Andrew McConnell's empire, this is the younger, buzzier, carefree sibling to the ...