Eat & drink itinerary

The culinary world is sitting up and paying attention to Ballarat courtesy of its booming food scene.
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Brunch at Johnny Alloo

Brunch at Johnny Alloo

End your weekend in Ballarat the right way with a delicious breakfast and good...

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Visit the Eastern Peake Winery cellar door

Visit the Eastern Peake Winery cellar door

Take a short scenic drive out to Coghill's Creek and you'll...

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Pick up a treat at Le Peche Gourmand

Pick up a treat at Le Peche Gourmand

For a little slice of France in the heart of Creswick, head to traditional...

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Dinner at Moon and Mountain

Dinner at Moon and Mountain

This modern Asian eatery and bar with an Australian twist will...

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Stay at The Provincial Hotel

Stay at The Provincial Hotel

The Provincial Hotel has housed a myriad of publicans and...

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18th Amendment Bar

Discover your spirit at 18th Amendment Bar

The team behind 18th Amendment Bar is taking patrons back to a chapter in...

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Breakfast at Fika

Breakfast at Fika Coffee Brewers

Start your weekend in Ballarat the right way with a delicious...

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Art Gallery of Ballarat

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Established in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest...

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Lunch at Mr Jones

Lunch Mr Jones

This restaurant is from the couple who brought you the award...

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Visit Saltbush Kitchen

Visit Saltbush Kitchen

Take yourself on a sensory discovery and visit Saltbush Kitchen...

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Drinks at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

Drinks at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

Step inside this refurbished 1870s produce store and workshop and experience the...

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Dinner at Underbar

Dinner at Underbar

Pronounced "oon-de-bar", Underbar is a hatted Ballarat dining...

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Breakfast at Lola at The Provincial Hotel

Lola at The Provincial Hotel

Lola is a beautiful eatery within The Provincial Hotel.

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Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

This four-hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills...

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Lunch at Hydrant Food Hall

Lunch Hydrant Foodhall

Tucked away down a CBD laneway, Hydrant Food Hall's industrial...

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Grab an afternoon coffee from Webster’s

Grab an afternoon coffee from Webster’s

Webster’s Market and Cafe is a gourmet cafe and specialty food store serving...

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Dinner at The Shared Table

Dinner at The Shared Table

Share a plate or two with friends and enjoy the diverse flavours of the...

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Day 1

Brunch at Johnny Alloo
Visit the Eastern Peake Winery cellar door
Pick up a treat at Le Peche Gourmand
Dinner at Moon and Mountain
Stay at The Provincial Hotel
Discover your spirit at 18th Amendment Bar

Day 2

Breakfast at Fika Coffee Brewers
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Lunch Mr Jones
Visit Saltbush Kitchen
Drinks at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar
Dinner at Underbar

Day 3

Lola at The Provincial Hotel
Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop
Lunch Hydrant Foodhall
Grab an afternoon coffee from Webster’s
Dinner at The Shared Table

Brunch at Johnny Alloo

End your weekend in Ballarat the right way with a delicious breakfast and good coffee at Johnny Alloo.

Try the house-made granola or chow down on the French toast with pistachio butter and vanilla mascarpone.

32 Drummond Street North, Ballarat

Visit the Eastern Peake Winery cellar door

Take a short scenic drive out to Coghill's Creek and you'll discover Eastern Peake Winery.

Visit the cellar to enjoy top drops, including some of the best Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah in the state.

You'll instantly understand why Owen Latta has been awarded Australia's Young Winemaker of the Year.

67 Pickfords Road, Coghills Creek

Pick up a treat at Le Peche Gourmand

For a little slice of France in the heart of Creswick, head to traditional patisserie Le Peche Gourmand.

The boutique shopfront uses old fashioned yet simple methods and recipes to bake an array of breads and pastries on-site daily.

73 Albert Street, Creswick

Dinner at Moon and Mountain

This modern Asian eatery and bar with an Australian twist will have you begging for more.

What's more, the bar staff are masters at preparing the perfect cocktail to match every dish.

220 Mair Street, Ballarat

Stay at The Provincial Hotel

The Provincial Hotel has housed a myriad of publicans and hoteliers over the decades, each enriching the hotel with greater grandeur.

Its boutique accommodation perfectly combines the building's history and a contemporary, fresh element with beautiful fabrics, furniture and art.

121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat

18th Amendment Bar

The team behind 18th Amendment Bar is taking patrons back to a chapter in American history when it was illegal to consume or sell alcohol.

Sit down in the speakeasy-style bar and have your phone at the ready to capture the theatrics of the cocktails being prepared. Did someone say Instagrammable?

And it's not just cocktails on offer, you can choose from more than 400 spirits, ranging from $10 a nip through to $200 a nip for those who know what they like.

14 Camp Street, Ballarat Central

Breakfast at Fika

Start your weekend in Ballarat the right way with a delicious and comforting breakfast.

Fika is popular among the locals, the coffee is great and the meals always hit the spot.

Try the avocado on toast, eggs benedict with 12-hour slow-cooked pork belly, or the hotcakes served with maple syrup, bacon and fried eggs.

36A Doveton Street North, Ballarat

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Established in 1884, the Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest gallery in regional Australia.

It houses major collections covering the history of Australian art from the early colonial period to the present day.

40 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat

Lunch at Mr Jones

This restaurant is from the couple who brought you the award-winning Catfish Thai, so you know you're in for a treat.

Think contemporary Asian dishes that are ideal for sharing or a long lingering dinner.

42-44 Main Road, Ballarat

Visit Saltbush Kitchen

Take yourself on a sensory discovery and visit Saltbush Kitchen, where you can enjoy the tastes and aromas of premium Australian flavours such as wattleseed, aniseed myrtle, strawberry gum and more.

Don’t forget to take along a reusable bag to fill with Saltbush Kitchen’s famous bushfood spices, salts and syrups.

Commercial Street, Buninyong VIC 3357

Drinks at Mitchell Harris Wine Bar

Step inside this refurbished 1870s produce store and workshop and experience the great wines and stories of Western Victoria at this industrial cool cellar door and wine bar.

38 Doveton Street North, Ballarat

Dinner at Underbar

Pronounced "oon-de-bar", Underbar is a hatted Ballarat dining experience like no other.

Derek Boath (formerly of New York's three-Michelin star restaurant per se) serves up a chef's tasting table inspired by the season and surrounds. Only 12 people can dine at any one time, with seats sold out weeks in advance.

3 Doveton St Nth, Ballarat

Breakfast at Lola at The Provincial Hotel

Lola is a beautiful eatery within The Provincial Hotel.

Start your day with a coffee made from St Ali coffee beans and a tasty breakfast with ingredients from local producers.

Think decadent French toast, chorizo and bean cassoulet or the Lola breakfast, which is everything you'd want from a big breakfast.

121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat

Introduction to Beekeeping Workshop

This four-hour small group workshop teaches the important foundational skills and knowledge needed to start your beekeeping journey.

 

306 Errard Street South, Ballarat

Lunch at Hydrant Food Hall

Tucked away down a CBD laneway, Hydrant Food Hall's industrial aesthetic feel creates a warm and character filled environment

The renovated heritage warehouse's innovative seasonal menu makes the most of local flavours and produce, topped off with Melbourne-based Seven Seeds coffee.

3 McKenzie Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Grab an afternoon coffee from Webster’s

Webster’s Market and Cafe is a gourmet cafe and specialty food store serving fresh local produce along with specialty coffee and teas. The tree-lined streetscape allows you to enjoy all the seasons Ballarat has to offer.

61 Webster Street, Ballarat

Dinner at The Shared Table

Share a plate or two with friends and enjoy the diverse flavours of the Victorian Central Highlands at this popular Buninyong restaurant.

With a menu that reflects eating what is fresh, available and at its best, chef and owner Dianne Ray knows how to create a delicious and surprising experience.

317 Learmonth Street, Buninyong

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