Poachers Pantry Smokehouse Restaurant and Vineyard
Poachers Pantry is nestled in the hills just 30 minutes from Canberra’s central business district. It is a family business that started in 1991, built around the love of good food and wine and sharing with family and friends.
Located on a rural property, its cool climate vineyard and artisan smokehouse are showcased in its contemporary restaurant, cellar door and farm shop.
The cellar door offers tastings of its range of estate-grown cool climate wines. Splash tastings are complimentary, and for a more immersive experience, tutored tastings of six wines can be enjoyed at a table for $15.
The restaurant serves a two and three-course menu from Thursday to Sunday with a Poachers Vineyard wine pairing option. Its range of smoked meats is available from the walk-in pantry. Buy the smoked duck breast – a Sydney Royal Show Champion – and a Poachers Vineyard Pinot Noir (awarded Best Pinot in NSW at the 2022 NSW Wines Awards) for the ultimate culinary souvenir.
The terrace is a lovely spot in summer to enjoy a meal and a glass of wine. In winter, the open log fire crafted out of blue stone is the place to enjoy a slow-cooked dish with a glass of estate-grown shiraz.
Ideally located close to the vineyards of Murrumbateman, it is the perfect place to have lunch while exploring the wine district.
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Attending a wedding reception. Unsure if they had recovered from COVID lockdowns and limitations, unfortunately the food service, amount of food and (low end) wine was poor. However, the venue, setup...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
Food disappointing and over priced. Scallops entree was mean - two miniature scallops although it was tasty. Smoked lamb was okay but very bland and uninteresting with no accompaniments except a...Read the full review on TripAdvisor
- Gluten Free Available
- Modern Australian
- Seasonal Local Produce
- Share Plates
- Tasting Flight
- Between $20 and $40
- Canberra District
- Southern New South Wales (zone)
- Cellar Door
- Coach Parking
- Family Friendly
- Suitable for Functions
- Lawn / Gardens
- Non Smoking
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Pet Friendly - Enquire
- Private Dining Area
- Shop / Gift Shop
- Wine Tasting
- Estate Grown
- Family Run
- Ancestral Method, Pétillant-Naturel (Pét-Nat)
- Single Vineyard
- Traditional Method
- Fully licensed
- Over $30