Pialligo Estate, Canberra
Bar Rochford (barrochford.com) in Canberra is my go-to for any occasion, whether it’s a cheeky drink after work or a full session. It feels like going to the house of a friend who really understands food and wine. The small-plates menu is always evolving so it never gets dull but you can’t go past the tongue with anchovy mayo if it’s on. The atmosphere really amps up as the evening progresses – thanks to the turntables – and by the end it’s really pumping.