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Pod Food

12 Beltana Rd | Pialligo, Canberra 2609, Australia
+61 62573388
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
12 Beltana Rd | Pialligo, Canberra 2609, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were so pleased to find that this little gem is still open - tucked away on a side road near Canberra Airport, and with plenty of off-street parking. Great wine list [we had a French rose] and a menu that reflects seasonal produce: 2...More

Thank TravellingJs
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well isn't this a hidden gem!!!! I love Piallago, it's like driving to the country but in Canberra. You turn in then & it's like a little getaway - s hidden treasure. Other places I've been to here have been lovely garden cafes, I thought...More

Thank Shannon C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Better half's birthday and the challenge of finding a 4-star restaurant on a Sunday in Canberra. Pod Food was one of few open food houses on a bitterly cold Canberra winter's night. Very warm welcome at the door, and an offer of drinks very soon...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have only ever been to pod food with friends, and it makes a great relaxed place to come with friend for a nice breakfast or lunch. I recently went to Pod Food for a 4 course truffle breakfast as part of the Canberra truffle...More

Thank LittleBrunetteAussie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here and loved it. Tried the three course set lunch. Food was tasty, especially the lamb and salted caramel mousse - delicious. Service was excellent, very helpful and willing to explain all dishes and wine list. Also loved the sound of the...More

Thank Broc123
Reviewed 15 June 2017

A quiet weekday lunch with my 85-years young Mum. It was cold outside and she wanted warming soup and a BIG dessert. I felt like vegies and something light. Despite such different expectations, PODs menu had great choices to satisfy us both. Mum got an...More

Thank melangedevise
Reviewed 14 May 2017

A five course lunch with matching wines brought out the best in the kitchen and the waitstaff. All dishes were excellent; top quality fresh produce prepared with skill and served with justified pride and knowledge of both the cuisine and the sourcing of the ingredients....More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Wonderful food and service, and delicious espresso martinis! The breakfast was one of the best I have ever had in Canberra. We went with a group of 10 guests, and all of us left very full and very happy.

Thank Annika612
Reviewed 28 April 2017

Six of us ate lunch here for a birthday treat. The staff could not have been more welcoming, professional and knowledgeable about the menu and the wine list. They knew exactly where the produce had come from, and the award-winning wine our waiter recommended was...More

Thank C D
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Attended a wedding. Food 10/10. Staff 10/10. Service 10/10. Atmosphere 10/10. Wine & beverages 10/10. Awesome night and great place for a wedding reception

Thank Duke R
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14 January 2017|
Response from Stewart2012_1 | Reviewed this property |
Not as far as I know. They do a lot of food/wine matching using a lot of local wine/wineries.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 24 - US$ 28
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Beltana Rd | Pialligo, Canberra 2609, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 62573388
  • E-mail
Nestled in a unique position amongst the beautiful established gardens of Pialligo plant farm, the quaint character filled, fully restored 1930's cottage offers a unique dining location close to the Canberra CBD. The venue is only minutes from Canberra International Airport as well as the boutique shopping precincts of Kingston and Manuka and has ample parking. Owner and chef John Leverink leads a dynamic, creative kitchen and restaurant team to create a memorable dining experience for all occasions. Creative culinary fine food without the formality, local sourced produce and an award winning wine list come together to make Pod Food one of Canberra's hidden culinary gems.
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