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Christmas and New Year opening hours X PILOT.

Pilot will be be open for Friday lunches in December. Head to the here for more information and to book in. Lunch time functions are also available from Wednesday to Saturday by appointment only. More information is available on in the functions tab here.

The last day of trade for 2019 is Sunday the 22nd December and we will re open in the new year on Wednesday the 8th January.


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Before making a booking please read the information below.

For event Reservations please click here

Reservations may be made up to 90 days in advance. Our maximum table size online is 10 guests. If you would like to book a table over 10 please email we@pilotrestaurant.com

Due to pilot's small size we request that tables booked on and before 7:00pm vacate the table within 2 hours of the booking time.

We encourage you to book online however if you can not find the time you are after give us a call and we will try and fit you in, 6257 4334.

We provide a sharing menu or prix fixe menu which can be decided on the night or via the online booking form for tables of 1-5 guests.

Please advise us at the time of your booking of any dietary requirements or allergies. Guests booked with strict dietary requirements may only be suitable to dine on our prix fixe menu.

For tables of 6 and above we only provide our prix fixe menu priced at $90 per person.

For these larger tables, credit card authorisation is required to secure the booking. No charge will be made prior to your visit, however a $90 per person cancellation fee may apply for late cancellation or reduction in diner numbers within 24hrs of arranged booking.

We kindly remind you tables booked outside are weather reliant. We cannot guarantee a table inside in the case of bad weather.

For any function enquiries please email we@pilotrestaurant.com.

We will be closed from December 23rd until January 7th for our Christmas break.


Upcoming events x pilot.

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We offer two styles of menu for dinner. An a la carte all shared menu, which can be decided on the night for 1-5 guests. This menu changes daily and is available online. Pricing and availability may change without notice.

We also offer a prix fixe menu. This is a selection of our favourite dishes + some extras. This menu is never posted online.



$90 per person

We can accommodate most dietary requirements when notified at the time of the booking.

An optional beverage pairing is also available.

$40 - non alcoholic pairing

$60 - full pairing

A la carte

Dinner Wednesday - Saturday from 6pm.

Sunday Lunch

Sunday long lunch operates from 12 - 3 pm.

Our $60 menu for Sunday lunch changes weekly.

Prix fixe + a la carte is also still available.



Good Food Guide

One Hat 2020 Guide

Finalist New Restaurant of the Year 2020

Gourmet Traveller

Finalist New Restaurant of the Year 2020

Top 5 Restaurant ACT 2020


#8 National Top 15 Restaurants 2020

#1 ACT Restaurant 2020

The Australian

Hot 50 2020

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(02) 6257 4334


Shop 1 Wakefield Gardens
Ainslie, ACT 2602


Dinner, Wed – Sat, 6pm – late
Lunch, Sun, 12pm – 3pm

Closed Mondays and Tuesdays

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