Pialligo Estate Garden Pavilion
The Garden Pavilions are oriented to provide magnificent views of the Estate’s Vineyards, Olive Grove and Canberra’s skyline featuring Parliament House and Black Mountain tower. Our Garden Pavilions are designed to be enjoyed year round in climate controlled comfort.
The Garden Pavilions are open for a la carte diningas well as private functions. They feature a beautiful fresh menu that showcases seasonal produce from our gardens and other locally sourced products.
Absolutely amazing. Took my partner there for a birthday and fun time had by all. Great food and very friendly staff.
Disappointed at the service. We ordered 4 share plates. The calamari plate came out relatively quick however the remaining 3 came out 40 minutes after we had finished the calamari, and only after asking of if it was coming. It would have been nice to enjoy the calamari with the other plates we had ordered.
When the steak came out I mentioned that it was going to be sliced as we were sharing it. The door staff flicked her wrist and said "it is sliced". It's not what you say, it's how you say it and I don't appreciate attitude when all I can see from across the table is a full steak (it was sliced but all squished together so looked whole) and after we waited a very long time for it.
We ordered the kids meal for my son and he did not receive the dessert despite the fact his food came out with the calamari.
Very poor slow service.
Fresh, fresh and more fresh. Food is amazing and location is spectacular.
Our main course arrived undercooked for both of us, but there was no hesitation by the staff in taking it back and cooking to our liking. My husband was also given a complimentary glass of wine. We had the mot delightful waitress who really made the evening special.
Loved the new menu. Service great. Only downside was my meal wasnt very hot when it arrived. Something to work on as the new menu beds down. But it didnt put me off coming again.
The service was amazing, knowledgeable and personable staff
It was both my daughters birthday and I prepaid for a chocolate birthday cake - what came out was a wedding cake - completely ruined the event
To make it worse a waiter quickly grabbed the remainder of the cake and said ‘thank god you hardly ate any of it!! I was then fuming that the wedding party was far more important than our birthday gathering - really awful never going back!
lovely venue, friendly helpful staff, beautiful food and great value
It was very hot in the pavilion which distracted from the experience. It would be good to get some kind of cooling system for the futre. The meal was good value. Particularly enjoyed the duck liver pate and the Pinot Grigio.
We went for my husband’s birthday our waitress was lovely and looked after us very well lovely experience. Will be back
Busy Saturday lunchtime but the service was faultless. Our interstate visitors were very impressed with the local produce.
The location, setting and food were all amazing. The service left a bit to be desired and came off as fake. Otherwise, it was a wonderful experience and I will definitely return.
Food and Service were good , ordered from the estate menu $55 per head , some sides eg vegetables included in the main menu would have been appreciated , other than that was a pleasant outing.
Arrived for our booking at 1.00pm
Entree served at 2.15 and main at 3.15
Manager and staff did apologise for delay and a Manager offered comp bottle of wine .
Do understand being under presssure however time delay not acceptable
Service was phenomenal! Tia was our waitress and she was brilliant. Our kids were allowed to roam free and play and food was only served when we asked for it! Could not have asked for a better birthday celebration’
We really enjoyed the food but were not impressed with waiting nearly 1 hour for our first drink that went with the estate menu even though we asked why and they said due to corporate function in Garden pavilion
Our lovely waitress Lucy was very good but she was put in an awkward position when items were not ready
Maybe some bread or nibbles if you make people wait this long
This is an attractive venue with great service and menu options. We shared the beef brisket, which was delicious but a large serving and really should be shared by more than two people.
Great menu, awesome staff, perfect location, highly recommended, fabulous for all occasions
We had a wonderful lunch. It has a relaxed vibe with excellent food and service. The bubbles and wine were very pleasing.
Predictably good food as expected but the service was outstanding - especially as they had a very large number of groups, high teas , brunches , etc to deal with . Our interstate guests were very impressed and they are hard markers usually .
The food was to die for. The charcuterie board was delicious, paired with a salad and some chips it was the perfect amount of food. The Prosecco was gorgeous and the service was great. We will definitely be back.
The building is beautiful and the staff are helpful without being intrusive. The atmosphere is excellent and other diners seemed to be enjoying themselves as well. We loved the lamb shoulder and berry crumble in particular. Personal attention from chef Darren Perryman made it extra special.
Outstanding was the service. Wait staff looked like they were enjoying being there. Food was great too
So impressed with this space! Gorgeous place to drink wine and eat delicious food. The building and styling were very inviting and relaxing. It felt lux but comfortable and welcoming. Wonderful selection of wines and cocktails. The charcuterie options were divine - terrine and pate outstanding. We will definitely be back.
We had the most amazing dinner! The slow cooked lamb is to die for! The beetroot salad (from the estate garden) was so fresh and so delicious that we had to order more! We also had oysters that were huge and so tasty! All washed down with pialligo wines (that I admit I didn’t want but agreed to try) and so glad I did! They were fantastic. Overall a brilliant dinner in a gorgeous setting!
nice food, good service will be back.
Only issue was chef wouldn't cut up our shared duck dish when requested. Offered us a knife to do it ourselves. Pretty poor form on behalf of the chef. No way a reflection on the wait staff. They were fantastic.
Lovely evening with great food and wine. Service was also excellent
Food was overly reduced and way too salty the pasta was lovely. If u have wavy beef, mincing it seems wrong and reducing it to all u can taste is salt and over powering tomato flavour is disappointing.
Bread we had ordered came out with our mains.
Lamb was quite dry
High quality, interesting food choices, attentive staff.
Our waitress did not seem to be confident regarding her knowledge of food or wine but she was polite and attentive.
The location is beautiful however the food was average which is unusual for this restaurant. We had the duck and beef cheeks, both were cooked to perfection but the beef cheeks were flavourless and hadn’t even been seasoned. The duck was delicious but the accompanying salad was so salty it was barely edible. We would still come back and try again because we know the food is usually great.
We had made a booking for 2 people. We were shown to our table at the back of the restaurant (without any views of anything - only a stainless steel food holder sitting in the corner) after a 5 mins wait. The young male waiter was friendly, helpful and engaging - he couldn't be faulted, however he was run off his feet and didn't have time to follow up service adequately. The restaurant was very busy, without enough staff to cater and provide good service. The food was good, plentiful and tasty but not outstanding. It looked like the restaurant mainly catered for hens parties, large groups and tours with some rooms for private functions. We had been recommenced to attend this restaurant, however, it didn't live up to the hype, unfortunately.
Great place to go for a Friday lunch with someone special.
Was VERY disappointed my booking not expected by staff. I had rung and received phone confirmation and booked online and had email confirmation. Why were we not expected??
Food and service excellent
Food was delicious and hot right to the end. Was a bit noisy due to workmen just outside. Would be lovely for dinner
The food was great at Pialligo on Sunday for father’s day, however we had many issues with the service. We ordered four coffees initially and they all came out cold and took far too long (when we were onto our second course). We asked for 2 to be remade and they were, however one was not made with skim milk so it had to be remade again. When the two coffees came back again, the milk was burnt and had a weak coffee taste.
After our last meal, my father and I ordered another two coffees. These came out to us completely cold again. We asked for them to remake them and when they came back, one of them was not skim milk as I had requested. These mistakes happened far too many times and it should have been something so simple. We were not offered any discounts on our coffees which was also disappointing. The staff were very blasé about it all and while they did apologise, they continued to make the same mistakes.
I love Pialligo estate, however I’m not sure if I will go back there. The last time I went I also had a bad experience with service. My poached eggs were completely hard boiled and cold. It’s very unfortunate but I am not willing to pay $35-$45 per person for below average service.
CONS: Our booking was made for 2.00 pm but our table was not made ready until 2.20pm. There were long waits between courses (our table opted for the 3 course set menu) and one of the mains was sent back to kitchen due to the fish being raw. Drink service was slow, waited almost 40 minutes for everyone on the table to receive their drink. Unsure if the slow service was due to being sat away from the main seating area. In the instances that we did receive service, our waitress was polite and accommodating. The long wait times were, however, quite disappointing. Our group of 5 was prepared to have a long and leisurely lunch but the 1 hour wait between entrees and mains was ridiculous. At that point in the afternoon (3-4pm) there were not enough patrons for the kitchen to be sending dishes out at such a sluggish pace.
PROS: The view from the garden pavilion was beautiful and would be prefect for a nice afternoon out with friends and family. Wine list is extensive and there is an option for everyone. Charcuterie board was delightful, their in house produce is wonderful.
Excellent Food and Excellent Service - Highly recommended
Service wasn’t the best, walked in the lady complained saying we are 10 minutes late. The food was poor quality and not worth the money.