Hot venue: Pialligo Estate, Canberra

Pialligo Estate, originally the home of Canberra's market garden, has been refurbished and will reopen with a host of new features.

Pialligo Estate

Pialligo Estate, originally the home of Canberra’s market garden, has been refurbished and will reopen with a host of new features.

The property has been expanded to incorporate an olive grove, vineyard, orchard, market garden, Pialligo Smokehouse and the new Farmhouse Restaurant.

Co-owner Rowan Brennan said, “It’s such a unique part of Canberra —a rural lifestyle only minutes from the city with uninterrupted views of Parliament House, the City skyline, Duntroon, Black Mountain, and the Brindabellas.

“We are driven by the concept of paddock to plate. At Pialligo Estate, our diners can see the working farm where their food comes from. The Pialligo Farmhouse overlooks our own grape vines, fruit orchard, market gardens, olive grove, and the historical smokehouse,” said Brennan.

Featuring natural stones, recycled timbers and over 12,000 plants, the Pialligo Farmhouse Restaurant is headed up by Michelin-starred chef Jan Gundlach and offers a seasonal produce driven menu.

Internationally recognised architectural firm Grounds Kent and landscape designer Paul Bangay created the new look for the buildings and grounds.

 

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