Ballarat Accommodation and Tourism Directory


Ballarat Accommodation & Tourism Directory

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Family Dining

321 Learmonth Cafe, 321 High St. LEARMONTH 3352. Phone: (03) 5343 2233
321 Learmonth Café is a family friendly restaurant where we use local and regional produce. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch, morning or afternoon tea. Children will love our free range chickens, Clyde the peahen and open space while you enjoy a glass of regional wine or our refreshing cider with an antipasto, delicious meal or just coffee and cake. Open every day, 9am – 4pm and Sat night for dinner.

Ballarat’s newest Noodle Bar, using the freshest ingredients and offering fast, efficient, friendly service. Eat in or take away, no MSG added. Three stores to choose from. See our locations and menu on the website.

Ansonia on Lydiard , 32 Lydiard St. Sth, BALLARAT 3350. Phone: (03) 5332 4678.
The AnsoniA on Lydiard restaurant – promises an excellent dining experience with emphasis on fresh local produce. We are open Tuesday to Saturday for lunch and dinner, are fully licensed with a menu to suit all and we have private dining facilities as well.

Asahi Japanese Restaurant, 5-7 Humffray Street North, BALLARAT 3350 Phone: (03) 5338 7500
“Asahi” serves modern and traditional Japanese cuisine in an authentic manner with style and flair. Whether you dine in or enjoy our takeaway selection you will love the tastes and flavours that delight your eye and tantalise your palate. You can be confident that whatever you choose will be fresh from the farm or sea. Compliment your food with a choice of Japanese and Australian beers, wines and spirits.

Ballarat Golf Club, 1800 Sturt St, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone: (03) 5338 3009
Relax at Ballarat Golf Club’s Greenside Bistro. Our chef’s menu offers fantastic seasonal dishes and our weekly specials include quality meals at fantastic prices. Green Side Bistro offers an exceptional dining experience 7 days a week for lunch and dinner in the best setting in town.

Ballarat Leagues Club, 52 Humffray St Sth, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 5331 5830
Open 7 days, modern and classical cuisine to suit all tastes, extensive wine and beverages list and children catered for.

Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre, 613 Main Road, BALLARAT, 3350. Phone: (03) 5327 1200
Visit the Conservatory Restaurant for an informal meal overlooking the lake. The Victoria Restaurant features a walk-in wine cellar and offers superb a la carte dining, while the Heritage Bar is a great place to relax.

Ballarat Steakhouse, 10 Grenville St Sth, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone: (03) 5332 6777
Opened in January 2007 the Ballarat Steakhouse is located in a charmingly restored 1871 heritage building, offering a unique experience in food, wine and service. Specialising in steak, we also offer ribs, lamb, chicken, salmon, grilled vegetables and salads.

Barkly Steak & Seafood Restaurant, 45-57 Main Rd, BALLARAT 3350. Phone:  (03) 53 318838
The fully licenced Family Restaurant prides itself on fine food and exceptional service catering for large groups or the intimate occasion. Choose from our superb 'fine dining' menu.

Boatshed Restaurant, Wendouree Parade, BALLARAT 3350, Ph: (03) 5333 5533.
Open 7 days a week, Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner. Relax on the deck with a magnificent view of Lake Wendouree or inside at one of many tables overlooking the waters edge. Experience fine European styled cuisine unlike any other menu or style in Ballarat.

City Oval Restaurant, Bar and Cafe, Cnr Mair and Pleasant St, BALLARAT. Phone: (03) 5332 1155.
Monday to Friday Lunch from $15, Coffee and Cake all day, Sunday - Meals all day. Contemporary menu in warm, cosy atmosphere. Opposite City Oval and 100 metres from Lake Wendouree.

Craigs Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard Street South, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone: (03) 5331 1377
Providing a diverse dining destination, Craig’s offers an exciting selection of restaurants, bars & lounges in the heart of Ballarat. Whether it be a casual lunch, a sumptuous dinner or simple drinks with friends, Craig’s has a venue to suit.

Dyers Steak Stable, 28 Little Bridge St, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 53 312850
Serving the discerning diner of Ballarat for the past 30 years. Specialising in steak and game. Menu available at the website.

Falling Water Restaurant at the Mid City Motor Inn,  19 Doveton St Nth, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 53 311222
Open 7 days for breakfast and dinner. Friday night - our popular International Buffet. Fully licensed, A la carte menu, range of local wines.

Flying Horse Bistro, Sutton Street, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 5335 9040
A 95 seat family bistro open 7 day a week. Offers full disabled access, adjoining spacious gaming venue and TAB. View Lunchtime and Evening menus at the website.

George Hotel and Bar, 27 Lydiard St Nth, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 5333 4866.
The Heritage Restaurant and Bar is where friends come together for the experience of delightful, traditional pub food... with a modern twist. Polished wood flooring and relaxing leather chairs make the Heritage Bar and Restaurant a popular setting. Open now for, lunch and dinner or treat your self to their fabulous coffee and cake! Also opening November 2012: The Lane Restaurant and The Lane wood fired pizza oven and Bar.

Golden City Hotel, 427 Sturt Street, BALLARAT, Victoria 3350 Ph: (03) 5331 6211
Built in 1858 and located in the heart of town, the iconic Golden City Hotel (Gee Cees) has become one of Ballarat's most popular meeting places. With modern cafe as well as first class function facilities the hotel caters for all, including casual lunch and dinners, corporate events, conferences, weddings and birthdays. Our menu offers a variety of meals to cater for all tastes including our gluten free menu, kids menu and extensive local and interstate wine list.

Harry Limes Restaurant, 5a Doveton Street North, BALLARAT 3350 Phone: (03) 5331 2044
Harry Limes Restaurant is a casual elegant dining place with the benefits of great food, inviting decor and good company in the heart of Ballarat. Offering Australian and Mediterranean cuisine utilising local produce and local wines, with seating for 40 people.  Blackboard Lunch specials, private functions and meetings catered for.

Hogs Breath Café, 8 Victoria Street, Ballarat, VIC 3350. Phone: (03) 5333 3655
Hogs Breath Café can be credited with developing and specialising Prime Rib Steaks in Australia, with the boast that there is not a tenderer, more mouth watering steak to be found anywhere. We also serve salads, burgers, wraps, chicken, fish, lamb, ribs, vegetarian meals and deserts and have a friendly, party atmosphere with merchandise available to buy as a souvenir. Our "Kids Eat Free" promotion from Mon to Fri is very popular with families (unattended children will be given a shot of espresso & promised a puppy)!!!

Jackson’s & Co, 201 Mair Street, BALLARAT, Vic 3350 Phone: (03) 5338 8101
Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. With 150 years of rich history at the site, after extensive renovations and a third floor extension, Jackson's & Co. is proud to offer a contemporary urban dining experience within our stylish ground floor café and restaurant.

Lake View Café and Bar, 22 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat VIC 3350. Phone: (03) 5331 4592
The Lake View’s Café overlooks Ballarat’s famous Lake Wendouree. Alfresco dining is a popular option in the warmer months where the magnificent views can be enjoyed as you dine or enjoy a relaxing drink. Wood fires create a warm and cosy atmosphere in the Café and Champagne Lounge during the cooler months.  The A-La-Carte menu has a wide variety of delicious dishes sure to satisfy the most discerning tastes, including vegetarian and gluten free. More info at our website.

Midlands Golf Club, Heinz Lane, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 53 314400.
Midlands offers a culinary experience to tempt any palate. The dining area is fully serviced by a bar stocking a full range of premium wines, beers and spirits to compliment your fine dining experience.  The Bistro is open daily offering delicious snacks and meals to tempt a broad range of tastes in a relaxed atmosphere.

North Britain Hotel, 502 Doveton St Nth, BALLARAT. Phone: (03) 5331 1291
A cosy corner hotel where you can enjoy fine food and wine in a true old fashioned English pub atmosphere. Traditional home-style meals are available 7 days a week. Menus available for viewing at the website.

Novotel Forest Resort, 1500 Midlands Hwy, CRESWICK. 3363 Phone: (03) 5345 9600
Harvest 383 Restaurant is the signature Restaurant of the Novotel Forest Resort. Offering A la carte dining with an eclectic seasonal menu. At Harvest restaurant we are in a fortunate position to have some of Australia’s finest producers at our doorstep. By partnering with these producers, we are using the freshest foods while supporting our local community.

Oscars Hotel & Restaurant/Bar, 18 Doveton Street South, BALLARAT 3350 Phone: (03) 5331 1451
A recent extensive refurbishment has transformed Oscar’s into an iconic property with an open plan restaurant, bar and courtyard. Our extensive menu ensures you will find something to your liking. Open - 7.30am until 9pm 7 days a week

Park Hotel Bistro, 1615 Sturt Street, BALLARAT 3350, Phone: (03) 5334 1470
Lunchtime meals include fine Australian cuisine from $10.00 with complimentary glass of wine or soft drink. Evening bistro meals include a wide range of fare for the discerning diner. TAB and Sportsbet area and drive in bottleshop.

Peter Lalor Hotel, 331 Mair St, BALLARAT, 3350 Phone: (03) (03) 5331 1702
The Peter Lalor Hotel is a great place to relax, have a drink and dine with family and friends. We serve Australian and Chinese Light Lunches, Dinner and Take Aways ( see our menu). Lunch from 11.30am and Dinner from 5.30pm. Tuesday – Sunday. Lunch Special from $7.90.

Phoenix Restaurant and Bar, 10 Camp Street, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone: (03) 5333 2686
Phoenix has created a versatile space incorporating formal dining, private function and metro style bar in the heart of Ballarat in the historic Camp Street Art precinct. Offering a modern Australian cuisine with a pronounced European influence including Spanish tapas menu. 

Pipers by the Lake, 403 Wendouree Pde, BALLARAT 3350 Phone: (03) 5334 1280
Superbly located amongst the grand old trees on the foreshore of Lake Wendouree and adjacent to the historical Botanical Gardens. Lunch is served in our elegant Restaurant with peaceful ambience and views of the lake or dine Alfresco on the deck 7 days a week. Breakfast from 7am daily and now open Friday nights for dinner.

Sails on the Lake, Ballaarat Yacht Club, Wendouree Parade, BALLARAT. Phone/Fax 5331 5869.
Located at the Ballarat Yacht Club with magnificent North facing views across Lake Wendouree. Licensed Cafe - open Wednesdays to Fridays from 10am for coffee & lunch, then from 6pm for dinner, also Weekends from 9am to 5pm. Breakfast all day, lunch meals, al fresco dining on expansive deck area. 

Sebastopol Bowling Club, 213-219 Albert Street SEBASTOPOL 3356. Phone: (03) 5335 9146
The Eldorado Bistro has a wonderful atmosphere and is the perfect place for your next dinner. All main meals are served with our complimentary salad and vegetable bar. Daily Specials are available from our specials board. We also have a themed menu for most nights of the week, eg. Schnitzel night with 12 different toppings!

Seymours on Lydiard, 302 Lydiard St Nth, BALLARAT. 3350. Phone: (03) 5331 2784
Seymours on Lydiard is a spacious and contemporary family style cafe restaurant with great coffee, an extensive beer and wine list and a lively, ambient atmosphere. As one of Ballarat's few 1850s hotels still licensed and operating in Ballarat it is a recognised landmark in the Ballarat streetscape. Dining can be alfresco, in our courtyard or restaurant for breakfast , lunch and dinner.

Thai Fusion, 106 Sturt Street, BALLARAT.3350 Phone: (03) 5331 2711
 A blend of Thai and Western Flavours resulting in Contemporary Thai Cuisine. Dine In, Take Away and Business/Home Delivery. BYO and licensed.

The Ballaarat Restaurant, 203 Dana Street, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone: (03) 5333 5444
"The Ballaarat" Restaurant brings a new dimension to dining in Ballarat with a return to the halcyon days of fine dining and personal service. Located on the ground floor of the majestic and centrally positioned Ballaarat Club, Offering a modern and fresh seasonal menu in one of Ballarat’s historic Victorian landmarks built in 1888. Also Eighteen88 - for a quick lunch or a casual meal. Drop in for an after work drink with friends and colleagues by the open fires or enjoy great food and wine, before heading out for a night at the theatre.

The Court House Hotel, 63 Brooke Street, SMYTHESDALE 3351. Phone: (03) 5342 8198
‘Great friends, great food, great atmosphere’. Beautifully refurbished, situated in the interesting township Smythesdale and just a short pleasant 15 minute drive from Ballarat. Bar Special – Pizza and Pot - $12. Open 7 days for Lunch and Dinner - Breakfast Saturday and Sunday.

The Mill Cottage Café and Restaurant, Main Road, BALLAN. Phone: (03) 5368 2999
We invite you to come along and experience The Mill Cottage restaurant and Café. Within the 150 year old cottage, a fresh seasonal menu is complemented by regional wines, quality coffee and house-made cakes. Breathtaking gardens frame the undercover courtyard.

Tuki Trout Farm, Stoney Rises, SMEATON, Phone: (03) 53 456233
Trout fishing, licenced restaurant, trout lunches, natural springs, conference and cottage accommodation facilities.

Zaragosa Mexican and Spanish Tapas Bar & Restaurant, 71 Victoria St, BALLARAT. 3350 Phone: (03) 5333 1435
Located in a historic Victorian building Zaragosa offers traditional Mexican and Spanish cuisine with mid week specials, kids and takeaway menus. Cosy atmospheric bars and function room with open fires, and heated and covered courtyard. See menu at the website.