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Pod Food

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Australian, Gluten Free Options
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12 Beltana Rd | Pialligo, Canberra 2609, Australia
+61 62573388
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
08:30 - 10:00
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Thu - Mon 12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 10:00
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37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent lunch there today 10/12. Had the dory with my wife and son having the lamb. All meals were beautifully presented and lovely to eat. Good balanced size for all. Had the crispy potatoes as the side and they are worth getting. Had deserts pannacota, espresso & stout ice cream sandwich and lemon & lime jelly. Great deserts must have... More 

Thank Smithyofthebay
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Finally got to visit Pod Food after it being on my to do list for quite a while. It exceeded my expectations. The food was so delicious and the staff were friendly, attentive and informative. The lunch menu had 3 courses for $60 which was very good value for amazing quality food. The char grilled octopus for entree was tender... More 

Thank avarona
Canberra, Australia
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443 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We usually visit Podfood a couple of times a year but this visit came after a break of all over a year. We were thrilled to find that the quality we've come to expect is still there, starting with the perfect outside take, and a willingness to dietary issues. No one could fault the food, though one person said they... More 

Thank Sue T
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My colleagues and I recently visited Pod Food for a work Christmas breakfast. Leading up to the event it was extremely easy to organise with Samuel's help, nothing was too hard. On the day, the venue was lovely and the food was awesome!! The wait staff were extremely attentive and just made the morning - very hard to go back... More 

Thank caitllinwood086
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful garden setting on a sunny day, so we ate outside on the verandah. Fortunately, they had some personal insect spray, as we had not brought any and the mosquitoes were also out for brunch. The service was very good and staff most pleasant. Food was very enjoyable. My scrambled eggs were cooked to my liking and the marinated... More 

Thank Helen S
Canberra, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such a lovely place from the moment you walk in, with lots of beautiful plants. However I am not sure about the food. We had the lunch set menu, the food was ok, though wasn't sure what the food trying to be. It has some interesting ideas and combinations, but the taste just didn't quite hit the mark for us.... More 

Thank Kakui C
Goulburn, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Absolute next level. I have been to a lot of lovely eating places in Canberra, however this was completely outstanding. Such an intimate environment, the food was absolute perfection and the service was stunning. Thanks Sarah and Sammy

Thank emmapeden
Canberra, Australia
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433 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We booked here for breakfast on a gorgeous sunday morning. The setting is beautiful with a lovely garden aspect. Service was mixed, some were obviously more experienced, and some were still learning, which was totally fine. The menu was interesting and creative, but not quite sure if some of the breakfast combinations really worked. Coffee was delicious. Our meals were... More 

Thank Randall K
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

On first impressions it was a lovely quaint building and lots of green outside. Staff all smiles. On advice from the staff, my wife and I ordered the 3 course, which staff explained could be one entree, and two mains. They were flexible she said. Fantastic I thought. We did that as it was the economical option and we would... More 

1 Thank asmilie2b
Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Pod food is hidden away in a beautiful setting, scrumptious food, although a little pricey. Great service.

Thank Guy H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$26
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Groups, Local cuisine, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?