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Taste the world in Ballarat

Visit Ballarat

19 Jul 2022

Filed underFood & Drink

Take your tastebuds on a global food safari 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

Mr Jones

Asia

  • Moon and Mountain, 220 Mair Street, Ballarat
    Modern Asian dining (main image)
  • Flying Chillies’ Malaysian and Indonesian cooking experiences
  • Mr Jones, 42-44 Main Road, Ballarat
    Contemporary Asian street food
  • Roy Hammond, 24-28 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Asian fusion-inspired delights with a Korean influence
  • The Shared Table, 317 Learmonth Street, Buninyong
    Borne from the marriage of Asian and northern European food
  • Little Vine Cafe, 805 Mair Street, Ballarat
    Mix of Japanese, Malaysian and Australian dishes
  • 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 
    Dumpling bar

Colombia

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

England

  • North Britain Hotel, 502 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
    Classic English pub grub
The Shared Table

Europe

  • Lola, 121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
    European-inspired dining with locally-sourced produce
  • Peasant, 13 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
    Five-course degustation menus of European peasant-style food
  • Ellington’s Wine Bar, 405a Sturt Street, Ballarat
    European-style rooftop bar with a carefully-curated selection of local and international wines
  • 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
  • Goldmine Restaurant and Bar, 8 Victoria Street, Ballarat
    Vibrant European menu with bold flavours
  • The Gatehouse, 1201 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat North
    Home-cooked treats with a Mediterranean flair
  • Olive Grove Deli, 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
Le Peche Gourmand

France

  • Le Petit Patissier, 223 Mair Street, Ballarat
    Sweet and savoury French treats
  • Le Peche Gourmand, 73 Albert Street, Creswick
    French boulangerie and patisserie

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

  • Aroma of India, 432 Sturt Street, Ballarat
    Popular Indian specialities like saag paneer and rogan josh 
  • Curry Star Indian Restaurant, 210 Dana Street, Ballarat
    Classic Indian delicacies
  • Indian Grill Ballarat, 602 Eureka Street, Ballarat East
    Authentic Indian dining experience
  • East Indian Trading Co food truck
    The self-proclaimed “best butter chicken you will ever have”

Ireland

  • Irish Murphy’s, 36 Sturt Street, Ballarat
    Hearty Irish fare and pub classics
  • The Munster Arms Hotel, 10 Victoria Street, Ballarat
    Traditional Irish pub
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 plus gnocchi and pasta masterclasses
  • Carboni’s Next Door Italian Deli, 150 Eureka Street, Ballarat
    Artisan producer of fresh pasta plus freshly baked bread and Italian pastries, cannoli, charcuterie, cheeses, wine, beer and more
  • Soldiers Woodfired Pizzeria, 451 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
    Housemade Neapolitan-style pizza made with the finest locally-sourced ingredients
  • 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

  • Mister Ramen at Mister Lalors, 331 Mair Street, Ballarat
    Signature umami-driven bowls of ramen
  • Paper Cranes, 8 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Authentic and fusion Japanese food on the go
  • Tokyo Grill House, 37 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
    Traditional Japanese dishes and teppanyaki
  • Kambei, 501 Main Road, Ballarat
    Fine Japanese dining with esteemed chef Yutaka Kimura

Korea

  • Black Vault, 34 Doveton Street North, Ballarat
    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
    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
    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
    Think: Ever-changing menu of multicultural street food

Main image: Moon & Mountain

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