10 places to eat truffle in Canberra this winter
Updated 26 Jul 2022
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. Supercharge your scrambled eggs with truffle for breakfast or artichokes with black truffle and hazelnut for lunch and dinner.
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 “Otis Truffle Menu” made specifically for Canberra’s 2022 season. It features delicacies such as the wildflour sourdough with in-house truffle butter, pan-roasted cod with truffled English peas and truffle panna cotta with roasted white chocolate and wildflower honey.
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, truffle brie and rosemary.
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.
More of a wine drinker? Take a trip to the Poachers Pantry to try the team’s decadent truffle dinner featuring wild mushroom tartlets with truffle bechamel, truffled humpty doo barramundi and beef chateau truffle.
Monster Bar and Kitchen
Canberra’s favourite herbivore haunt Monster Bar and Kitchen has gone above and beyond this season with some creative truffle renditions. Think Jerusalem artichoke velouté with truffle and hazelnut and charred vegetarian wings with truffle ponzu kewpie.
The Truffle Festival
Celebrate this year's truffle season with the culmination of events on offer at The Truffle Festival (until 20 August). Enjoy truffles your way, as you choose from truffle hunts, tastings, cooking demonstrations and degustation dining.
Contentious Character has put together a “truffle specials” menu including poached coral trout with truffle crumb, confit duck leg with truffle and Kipfler potatoes and baked Barossa camembert cheese with sliced black truffle.
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 - all the more reason to visit.