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Taste the world in Ballarat

Visit Ballarat

24 Oct 2020

Filed underFood & Drink

Overseas travel might be off the cards for a while yet but you can still take your tastebuds on a global food discovery at one of Ballarat’s internationally-inspired restaurants and cafes.

Indulge in the delicacies of an Asian street market, French patisserie or South American tienda without the need for a long international flight or the threat of excess baggage charges.

America

  • Hop Temple, 24-28 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Laneway bar serving up American classics like Philly cheese steak and St Louis ribs
     
  • Griffin Burger, 20 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat, and Delacombe Town Centre
    Pimped-up burgers and fries
     
  • The 18th Amendment Bar, 14 Camp Street, Ballarat
    Step back in time to Chicago’s prohibition-era speakeasy bars
Mr Jones
Mr Jones

Asia

  • Moon and Mountain, 220 Mair Street, Ballarat
    Modern Asian dining (main image)
     
  • Mr Jones, 42-44 Main Road, Ballarat
    Contemporary Asian street food
     
  • The Shared Table, 317 Learmonth Street, Buninyong
    Borne from the marriage of Asian and northern European food
     
  • Chat for Tea, 25 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Asian vegetarian tea garden

China

  • 9S Food, 308 Sturt Street, Ballarat
    Traditional Chinese food and handmade dumplings
     
  • Don’s Kitchen, 330 Heinz Lane, Invermay Park 
    Authentic recipes from olden days Malaysian-Chinese kitchen
     
  • Fu Man Lou, 10 Camp Street, Ballarat (***Temporarily closed***)
    Dumpling bar

Colombia

  • A Pot of Courage, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East (Fridays only)
    Ever-changing menu of multicultural street food

England

The Shared Table (Must credit Matt Ray Photography)
The Shared Table (Image: Matt Ray Photography)

Europe

  • Lola, 121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
    European-inspired dining with locally-sourced produce
     
  • Azzuri, 613 Main Road, Ballarat
    Seasonal menu showcasing Mediterranean flavours
     
  • The Shared Table, 317 Learmonth Street, Buninyong
    Borne from the marriage of Asian and northern European food
     
  • The Gallery at Craig’s Royal Hotel, 10 Lydiard Street South, Ballarat
    European-style classics executed by head chef Scott Alsop and consultant chef Ian Curley
     
  • The Gatehouse, 1201 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat North
    Home-cooked treats with a Mediterranean flair
     
  • Olive Grove Delicatessen, 1303 Sturt Street, Ballarat
    Mediterranean-inspired delicatessen and cafe

Egypt

  • A Pot of Courage, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East (Fridays only)
    Ever-changing menu of multicultural street food

Ethiopia

  • Cafe Merkama, 30A Doveton Street North, Ballarat
    Traditional Ethiopian dishes and tasting plates

France

Greece

  • P Frangos & Sons, 313 Sturt Street, Ballarat
    Greek favourites such as souvlaki, mousaka and baklava
     
  • Mr Darby, 125A Eureka Street, Ballarat
    Delicious Greek food and exceptional coffee

India

Ireland

The Forge Pizzeria

Italy

  • Ragazzone, 319 Mair Street, Ballarat
    Contemporary Italian fine dining
     
  • The Forge Pizzeria, 14 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat, and 1771 Sturt Street, Alfredton
    A local hot spot for exceptional wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas
     
  • Carboni’s, 152 Eureka Street, Ballarat
    Authentic Italian food from head chef Dona Pietrantuono 
     
  • Table 48, 48 Humffray Street North, Ballarat
    Italian classics like pizza, pasta and lasagne
     
  • Eureka Bistro, 316 Sturt Street, Ballarat
    Italian cuisine tailored to suit Australian tastebuds
     
  • Campana’s, 301 Mair Street, Ballarat
    Traditional Italian delicatessen
     
  • Il Piccolo Gelato, 217 Sturt Street, Ballarat
    Artisan gelato made daily in store using fresh milk and no artificial colours or flavours

Japan

  • Tokyo Grill House, 37 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Traditional Japanese dishes and teppanyaki
     
  • Kambei, 501 Main Road, Ballarat (***Temporarily closed***)
    Fine Japanese dining with esteemed chef Yutaka Kimura

Korea

  • Black Vault, 34 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
    A new CBD eatery serving Korean fusion favourites like burritos, bibimbap and fried chicken

Malaysia

  • Hawker on Sturt, 323 Sturt Street, Ballarat
    Inspired by the street food served at Malaysia and Singapore’s night markets
     
  • A Pot of Courage, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East (Fridays only)
    Ever-changing menu of multicultural street food
     
  • Don’s Kitchen, 330 Heinz Lane, Invermay Park 
    Authentic recipes from olden days Malaysian-Chinese kitchen

Singapore 

  • Hawker on Sturt, 323 Sturt Street, Ballarat
    Inspired by the street food served at Malaysia and Singapore’s night markets

South America

  • Pancho, 36 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Classic South American street eats
     
  • A Pot of Courage, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East (Fridays only)
    Ever-changing menu of multicultural street food
Meigas

Spain

  • Meigas, 33 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Hip Spanish tapas and wine bar
     
  • The Paella Guy food truck
    Traditional-style paella, potato bravas and churros

Thailand

Vietnam

  • Saigon Allee, 30 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Modern Vietnamese
     
  • Saigon Noodle House, 10 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Authentic taste of Vietnam
     
  • A Pot of Courage, Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street, Ballarat East (Fridays only)
    Think: Ever-changing menu of multicultural street food
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