Poachers Pantry Smokehouse Restaurant and Vineyard

Poachers Pantry Smokehouse Restaurant and Vineyard

Please note, while restrictions put in place to respond to COVID-19 are easing, there may be some changes to business-as-usual to keep workers and visitors safe. Please contact the business for the most up to date information, including opening times and social distancing measures.

Poachers Pantry is nestled in the hills just 30 minutes from Canberra’s CBD. It is a business built around the love of good food and wine and sharing it with family and friends. Located on a rural property, its artisan smokehouse and cool climate vineyard are showcased in its contemporary restaurant, cellar door and farm shop.

The restaurant serves a three-course set menu Friday - Sunday with a Poachers Vineyard wine pairing option - alternatively select the wines by the glass or bottle. Its range of smoked meats is available from its walk-in pantry - buy the smoked duck breast – a Sydney Royal Show Champion – and a bottle of the Poachers Pinot Noir for the ultimate culinary souvenir. In summer, the terrace is a lovely spot to enjoy a Poachers picnic and a glass of wine. In winter the log fire is the place to enjoy a slow-cooked dish with a glass of Shiraz.

Ideally located close to the vineyards of Murrumbateman, it is the perfect place to have lunch while exploring the wine district.
  • Shiraz and Riesling thrive in the cool climate, spicy Shiraz, aromatic Riesling and perfumed Pinot
    Poachers and Wily Trout Canberra district cool climate vineyard close to Murrumbateman.
  • Will Bruce Vignernon at Poachers and Wily Trout Wines pouring a complimentary wine tasting
    Poachers & Wily Trout Wine Tasting
  • Poachers kitchen garden with wicking beds growing organic vegetables for the menu, garden to plate
    Poachers Pantry Restaurant from the kitchen garden, 16 wicking beds growing vegetables for the menu
  • Poachers & Wily Trout Vineyard a cool climate vineyard in the Murrumbateman Canberra District
    Poachers Pantry & Wily Trout Vineyard
  • The Riesling and Shiraz thrive in the Canberra & Murrumbateman cool climate region.
    Poachers and Wily Trout cool climate wines from our vineyard
  • Main dish from the lunch menu
    Slow cooked beef cheeks
  • Canberra district cool climate wine Riesling, Shiraz
    Morning mist lifting from the vineyard
  • Smokehouse restaurant, artisan smokehouse, restaurant in the vines winery cafe
    Poachers Pantry Restaurant
  • Dessert menu, innovative dining, good menu
    Deconstructed Black Forest Cheesecake
  • Private function, Golden Elm, Homestead lawn
    Function under the Golden Elm



Retail sales/coffee/wine tastings: 10am-5pm daily; Friday lunch: 12pm - 4pm; Weekend brunch/lunch: 10am - 4pm


  • Breakfast
  • Lunch


Fully licensed


Disabled access available, contact operator for details


Poachers Pantry Smokehouse Restaurant and Vineyard

431 Nanima Road, New South Wales, Australia



Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

Outdoor Dining Area

Pet Friendly - Enquire


TripAdvisor traveller rating


Ranked #1 of 1 Places to Eat in Springrange on TripAdvisor


  • Travelers Choice 2021

“Beautiful Setting, Disappointing Service”

Reviewed on 21/06/2021

We drove 40min to get here it was situated in nice leafy farm/ garden setting, it was our second visit in 12 months. Our purpose was to have some wine/cheese & desert with 8 of our friends...

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“Stunning venue and small goods”

Reviewed on 14/06/2021

I had this on my must visit list, and it didn’t disappoint! We visited on a Tuesday so the cafe wasn’t open, however we were there to sample the small goods and wine tasting. For $65 we were able to...

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Reviewed on 06/06/2021

We were very disappointed with our meal there. Having driven there one day previously to take a look, so to speak, we really were looking forward to going back for lunch. It was unfortunate that...

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