10 places to eat truffle in Canberra this winter
Updated 31 Jul 2023
Best truffle experiences in Canberra
Truffle season has arrived and Canberra’s favourite restaurants are celebrating by putting the tasty morsels front and centre with some creative paddock to plate dishes just waiting to be devoured. To make the most of the season’s truffle trail eat your way through this list of popular dishes.
‘Tis the season for truffles and modern-Australian restaurant Rebel Rebel has them on the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sourced from Terra Preta Truffles, a Reggiano and truffle-filled doughnut is waiting for you.
If Japanese is more your style swing by Canberra’s CBD for a fine-dining experience like no other at RAKU. Watch the action while you sit at the bar-come-kitchen as chefs prepare fresh New Zealand snapper, sliced to perfection and topped with truffle ponzu as part of their hugely popular Royal Tasting menu.
Otis Dining Hall
Otis Dining Hall is offering perhaps one of the most comprehensive truffle experiences with their new “Midweek Truffle Prefix Menu”, available Wednesday and Thursday evenings. It features delicacies such as the wildflour sourdough with in-house truffle butteraged ribeye for two, with truffle butter and brandy jus, and bread & butter pudding featuring truffle chantilly.
If a hearty meal is what you’re after, warm up this winter with some authentic Italian cuisine at Agostinis. The family-run restaurant is celebrating truffle season with some seriously delicious dishes including the tartufo pizza with roast potato, oven-baked cauliflower with local Blue Frog truffle gratin, and truffled panna cotta made with buffalo milk.
From food to truffle-infused beer. If you’re looking for a different truffle experience, head to Canberra’s famous craft brewery, BentSpoke, to try their Silverback brew. A dark, malty strong ale infused with truffles, kumquats, star anise, cinnamon, and nutmeg, it’s the perfect start to your night out in Canberra.
More of a wine drinker? Take a trip to the Poachers Pantry to try the team’s decadent truffle dinner featuring bacon crumbed arancini with whipped truffle brie – the perfect accompaniment to Poachers Vineyard’s Chardonnay Pinot.
The George Bar and Dining
Contentious Character returns with their Annual Truffle Gala (5 August) which will include a Q&A with their local truffle supplier Blue Frog Truffles and enticing courses like the wild garlic pillows with truffle & lemon emulsion and truffle crisps.
The Truffle Farm
Look no further than The Truffle Farm for the quintessential truffle experience. Team up with the owner of the farm and the truffle dogs to unearth these prized possessions. The executive chef will prepare an unforgettable dining experience and teach you all the secrets to using truffles at home.
Canberra is the only capital city in the world with a commercial truffle farm, and when one is literally minutes from Canberra Airport, consider this your invitation to get amongst the winter festivities. Join Alice and Cameo the Lagotto Romagnolo on a hunt at Pialligo Truffles, or take advantage of the accommodation on site by booking a stay in one of their yurts.