Ballarat offers a range of the best Fine Dining Restaurants, Cafes and Pub food from classical haute cuisine establishments  including several noteworthy newcomers to the city's dining scene - attracting food lovers from far and wide.

Ballarat's Best Fine Dining, Restaurants

As befitting a major food destination, in Ballarat you'll find a wide range of cuisines from contemporary Australian to Italian, Thai, Indian, Japanese and much more.

You'll find all that and more in Sturt Street, which may well have more cafes, pubs and restaurants than any other street in regional Victoria. Another noted food spot is the Lake Wendouree foreshore, where the water views are particularly beautiful as the sun sets over the lake.

Or take a short drive to one of the many towns of the region which boast an impressive array of cafes, restaurants and places to wine and dine.

If you enjoy the buzz of pubs, Ballarat continues the goldrush tradition with more than 40 good pubs and clubs, many of which have live entertainment.

Many of Ballarat's pubs, clubs, cafes and restaurants play a key part in the flourishing regional food and wine culture, with local wines and locally grown ingredients in their menus.

Ballarat has a cool climate with a long growing season that produces complex and subtle wines. Look for outstanding local Pinot Noir and elegant, flinty Chardonnay on many venues wine lists.