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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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“brunch” (9 reviews)
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Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
12 Beltana Rd | Pialligo, Canberra 2609, Australia
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Reviewed yesterday 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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has a lovely relaxed garden atmosphere, very friendly, helpful staff and delicious food. Great for children as there is room for them to explore.

Thank Eilida
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

It would be hard to find a nicer venue for lunch in Autumn than Pod Food. Although the garden centre surrounding this venue has been shut down, there is sufficient greenery around the tables to make for a very pleasant outlook. Lunch is fixed price,...More

Thank Stephen J
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

You will absolutely not be dissapointed! 5 star service in a humble cottage feel restaurant. The produce used is local and fresh and colourful and full of flavour! The menu is put together so well and the waiter selected the most perfect wine to accompany...More

Thank Iva D
Reviewed 10 March 2017

To finish off a weekend of celebrating a special birthday milestone we were joined by our daughter, son and their respective spouses for a night out at podfood. We were seated outside on a coolish late summer night but down came the plastic curtains and...More

Thank StephenR285
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Is Pod byo?
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$23 - US$26
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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