Ph: 02 6230 2487
431 Nanima Rd
Ever since Little E came along, we have hardly been to a “fancy” restaurant. Mainly because his dinner and bedtime routine starts at 5pm. Also, most of the fancier restaurants tend to be so serious and clean and oh-so-quiet. So I was a little bit nervous going to Poachers Pantry, as it seemed so fancy and uber popular. I saw it as a good introduction back into the fine-dining experience for us though, so I booked lunch there when the inlaws were in town. As mentioned in this post, we thoroughly enjoyed the food there.
Here’s why Poachers Pantry is a child-friendly restaurant.
When we arrived at the place, the highchair was already placed at the head of the table, away from the other diners. Even then, we weren’t cramped in any way and had enough space to be comfortable. The waitresses were friendly and understanding when Little E started to get silly as he was bored waiting for us to finish our leisurely 3-course lunch. When he dropped Mr E’s fork, a new clean one magically appeared on the table.
The food came beautifully presented (as per pictures above), yet it didn’t take very long at all to come. They didn’t taste overly salted either, so I didn’t hesitate giving Little E a taste of everything. Though the dishes are aimed for adults, I was able to cut bits of food to give him as finger-food. There were also a 2 people-band playing, providing nice happy music on the background.
There is a grass area outside, where some children were running around having a giggle. On a nice sunny and warm day, I would imagine it would be the perfect place for a leisurely lunch. When Little E was fussing, my mum inlaw took him outside for a bit of a play, and she told me that he had fun crawling around on the grass 🙂
I will definitely go back to Poachers Pantry, this time, I will make sure Mr E put down the right address on the GPS! 😉 It is a great alternative to same ol same ol Canberran restaurants, especially if you have visitors coming into town.