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19 places to eat Canberra truffles this Winter

Beatrice Smith

The 2017 Canberra Region Truffle Festival is upon us, promising to make our winter that little bit more delicious.

There are cute dogs, there are infused oils, there are market days and, of course, truffle hunts. But most importantly, there’s the food.

Across Canberra and the region, over 50 restaurants, cafes and bars will participate in The Truffle Festival by serving up their twist on Canberra’s ‘black gold’. Here’s where you can find the best truffle eats this Festival.

Truffle Festival degustation at Benchmark Wine Bar

Head to Benchmark for their weekly four-course truffle degustations. Yes, that’s four whole courses of truffle-y goodness with the option of matched wines.

$115 per person with wines or $89 per person without wines.

Wednesday, 26 July. Find more information here.

Truffle Festival Wine Dinner at The Loft at The Duxton

Enjoy a delicate five-course menu, all with matching wines featuring a few local favourites in The Loft’s cosy upstairs dining room.

$94.50 per person.

Thursday 27 July. Find more information here.


Truffle Hunt and Long Lunch at University House

Overlooking the beautiful gardens at University House, indulge in a four-course truffle long lunch matched with local Canberra and regional wines. The day even includes a truffle dog demonstration!

$125 per person.

Saturday 29 July. Find more information here.

Truffle and Wine Master class at Helix Bar and Dining

Want to learn all about the history behind truffles? Why not relax in Helix’s gorgeous mid century modernist dining space for their truffle dinner master class? Experience premium wines paired with a contemporary three-course truffle menu.

$110 per person.

Saturday 29 July. Find more information here.

Truffle dinner at Poacher’s Pantry

Only 10 minutes from Canberra, immerse yourself in a country experience and feast on a mid-winter’s night, celebrating the season that sets our region apart with firesides, flavours and friends at Poacher’s Pantry.

Indulge in a delicious four-course menu with food “to warm the soul and nourish the senses”.

$85 per person + $35 per person with paired wines.

Saturday 29 July. Find more information here.


Queanbeyan Christmas in July

Nip over the border for the merriest event in the region, which will include the making of Truffled Snow Eggs by award winning French Chef Christophe Gregoire from Le Trés Bon. Bon appetit!

Sunday 30 July. Find more information here.

A Truffle Affair at the Courtyard Restaurant

Indulge yourself in the regional inspired menu at The Courtyard Restaurant at Mercure Canberra in Braddon, featuring delicious truffles from Macenmist Truffles.

Available Monday-Sunday in July. Find more information here.

The Majura Valley Experience

This packed day includes a truffle hunt at nearby truffle farm, wine tasting and truffled brie at Mount Majura Vineyard topped off with a three-course truffle lunch at Pod Food. What more could you possibly want?

$170 per person.

Available Wednesday, Saturday and Sundays. Find more information here.


These fine local establishments will be serving Canberra region black truffle infused dishes during their regular trading hours until the end of August.

Click the restaurant for more details!

the essentials

What: The 2017 Canberra Region Truffle Festival
When: Until the end of August
Where: A variety of locations across the Canberra region

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Beatrice Smith

Bea loves that her job as HerCanberra’s Online Editor involves eating, drinking and interviewing people - sometimes simultaneously. The master of HerCanberra’s publishing schedule, she’s usually found hunched over a huge calendar muttering to herself about content balance. Otherwise, you’ll find her at the movies or ordering a cheese board. More about the Author