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Find the perfect winter warming meal

Visit Ballarat

30 Jun 2021

Filed underFood & Drink

Comfort food and winter just seem to go hand in hand!

From hearty soups and hot pies, to warming curries and pub classics – it’s the food you know will warm you up on a winter’s night.

Here’s some of our favourite places to tuck into a soul-warming meal…

The North Star Hotel
Since 1857, locals have been turning to this iconic pub for a good winter feed. With plates of hot wings, mac and cheese croquettes, handmade gnocchi and twice cooked Asian pork belly on the menu, it’s easy to see why it’s as popular today as the day it first opened on the Ballarat goldfields.

Mr Jones
You’re guaranteed to warm your insides with a curry.
The sweet and sour Massaman curry of lamb, potatoes and onions from Mr Jones is perfect for sharing with friends, so get the crew together and book your table for the upcoming weekend.

You’ll find Mr Jones Dining in Main Road, Bakery Hill. Image: Matt Dunne.

Clothesline Café
Jerusalem artichoke, pear, hazelnuts and black garlic soup with sourdough… it sounds pretty delicious doesn’t it. Well the good news is you’ll find it on the menu at Clothesline Café.

1816 Bakehouse
Is there any better feeling than biting into a hot pie and watching clouds of steam hit the cold air outside? We love it just as much as we love the chunky meat pies from 1816 Bakehouse.
The Rebellion Barbeque Brisket pie is highly recommended!

Head on over to 1816 Bakehouse in Armstrong Street.

RJM’s Wine Bar
Find a cosy spot by the fire, order a glass of red and take your time to ponder the delicious menu.
Their soup of the day is served with toasted sourdough from 1816 Bakehouse, or maybe it’s a serve of the wagyu meatballs or baked camembert that takes your fancy. No matter what you choose, you know you’re in good hands.

Vegas & Rose
There’s a secret pink door in Ballarat that has been serving up mouth-watering treats for years. On the menu is hot chocolate, filter coffee, raspberry and coconut bread and chocolate fudge brownie (You don’t need to tell us twice. We’re there!).
Follow Vegas & Rose on Instagram for updates on their opening times.


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.