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Pilot. Restaurant

table setting at pilot
dining room at pilot
Malcolm Hanslow Plating up a Dish
White chocolate and Mandarin dessert
Broad beans, peas + nasturtium in a clear broth.
Head Chef Malcolm Hanslow plating a dish of steamed fish and greens.
Tom yum Soup
dining room at pilot
pizza tart pilot
quail and red grapes
table setting at pilot
dining room at pilot
Malcolm Hanslow Plating up a Dish
White chocolate and Mandarin dessert
Broad beans, peas + nasturtium in a clear broth.

Overview

Pilot restaurant is a small venue in the suburb of Ainslie in Canberra. There is no a la carte menu, but instead treat yourself to seven courses over two hours.

With polished concrete floors, pendant lighting, chic curtains on floor-to-ceiling windows and dark furnishings, Pilot is a smart, low-fuss experience.

In the kitchen, Hanslow takes complex flavours and presents them with simplicity evoking memories and nostalgia on all levels.

When deciding what to drink have a look through the all Australian wine list or choose to experience the non alcoholic or full beverage pairing.

Pilot is ‘fine dining’ but not as you know it. The restaurant is built on pure genuine hospitality with an excuse to share stories and products from around Australia in a restaurant setting with a homely feel.

That is probably why the Pilot sign off is always... 'Just trust us'

And you should.

Map of the venue locationMap of the venue location
Shop 1, Wakefield Gardens, Ainslie, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaGet Directions

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor ratingBased on 109 reviews

“Poor value for money and middling quality.”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 1mo ago by Roger W

As an expensive place do dine, my expectations were very high, and while the service was quite good, the overall experience fell far below my expectations. The restaurant itself had an ambience more...

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“Outstanding dinner ”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 4mos ago by Gerhard E

Outstanding. One of the best meals we had in Australia in a long time. Dinner was a set menu of surprises. I don't believe they do an a la carte option at all. Dietary requirements are respected...

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“Friends - birthday dinner ”

TripAdvisor ratingReviewed 8mos ago by simonbQ6605HY

We'd been wanting to try Pilot for a while now and last night we used our friend's birthday as an excuse for the four of us to take a night off and let the chef make all the decisions ... and we...

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  • Seasonal Local Produce
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  • Vegan
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  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Non Smoking
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Fully licensed
  • Over $30
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