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Boom time for Ballarat’s hospitality scene

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22 Nov 2023

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Ballarat’s latest food and drink precinct continues to grow with the opening of two new contemporary offerings.

Head to The Goods Shed Ballarat‘s Dining Hall and take a seat at:

They share the heritage-listed bluestone building with newly-opened distillery and bar Itinerant Spirits.

Boom Time. Image: Tara Moore

Boom Time serves up an array of delicious dumplings and tasty meals.

Expect the likes of scallop dumplings with Sichuan chilli sauce; pork and black truffle soup dumplings with house-truffled soy; and wok-fried pippies in house XO.

Meanwhile, Nolans‘ wholesome meals showcase local producers and fresh ingredients.

Think salt-baked celeriac; panko-crumbed Western Plains pork neck; Istra salami pizza and more.

For breakfast, enjoy house-made labneh with soft boiled eggs; lamb chorizo with roasted tomatoes and dukkah; and truffle scrambled eggs with mushrooms.

The Goods Shed Ballarat

The menus at Boom Time and Nolans have been created by The Goods Shed executive chef Konstantin ‘Konny’ Putkin.

Konny has worked in multiple hatted restaurants and was named Foodservice Australia’s 2022 Australian Chef of the Year.

You’ll find Boom Time, Nolans and Itinerant Spirits at 200 Lydiard Street North, next to Quest Ballarat Station and the Ballarat Train Station.

Main image: Nolans (as captured by Tara Moore)

Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.