Restaurant Reviews

Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate

Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate
18 Kallaroo Rd Pialligo, Canberra, ACT


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.


(02) 6247 6060



Bookings essential


  • Licensed

  • Bar

  • Vegetarian-friendly

  • Wheelchair Access

  • Outdoor dining

  • Private room

  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express

  • Diners Club

  • Eftpos

  • MasterCard

  • Visa


Brendan Walsh

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide’s reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.

Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide

Food: ★

Wine: ★ ★ ★

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Farmhouse Restaurant at Pialligo Estate
18 Kallaroo Rd Pialligo, Canberra, ACT
Brendan Walsh
Bookings essential
Wheelchair Access
Opening Hours
Lunch Thu-Sun noon-2.30pm Dinner Thu-Sat 6pm-10pm

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