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Top 5 Places in Ballarat to Try in 2021


These are the places you need to dine in 2021!

1. Aunty Jacks

Aunty Jacks Ballarat opened it's doors recently and people have been raving about it ever since. It is a brewpub that is located on Mair Street in Ballarat CBD.

"Aunty Jacks is the place to visit and learn about all things beer – celebrating the artisan craft of brewing, sustainable agriculture and a taste that is uniquely Ballarat."

Open Wednesday to Sunday, this would be a perfect location to catch up with mates over a freshly brewed craft beer or to hold your next birthday or function. For more info head to Aunty Jacks' website,


2. Ragazzone

 Another on Mair street, Ragazzone opened to amazing reviews! If you've never had italian food before Ragazzone is the place you need to go and try! The meals they produce are something out of an exclusive food magazine. To book, head to their website 


3. The Comfort of Strangers

Another Mair street gem, The Comfort of Strangers is closed for now, but when it does open back up be sure to head along and show your support for this intimate venue. TCOS would usually be open Thursdays 4pm - 11pm and Friday to Sunday 1pm -11pm. Check out their selection of wines at their website here.


4. Piano Bar Ballarat

 In the short amount of time the Piano Bar Ballarat has been open in Ballarat it has become an iconic venue where fun is had, drinks are drunk and hit songs are sung! Located towards the bottom of Sturt street the Piano Bar is a guaranteed good night! The Piano bar Ballarat is OPEN so book your table today at the website 


5. The Highlander

The recently renamed Highlander has been the talk of the town lately. Everybody seems to be wanting a little look inside the iconic building. You can book your table at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and tell everyone you know what it was like at The Highlander!

I think their website says it best, "Located in the centre of Ballarat, our newly renovated building has been restored to some of it's original beauty including changing it's name to which it had been referred to for it's first 100 years: The Highlander."

"With it's newly improved separate bar area, you can come and enjoy a drink with huge selection of Whiskeys, local wines and amazing cocktails. Alternatively, make a booking in the bistro and enjoy high quality local produce, inhouse butchery and affordability. It's the pub that ticks all the boxes. Whether it is a Parmigiana or Wagyu beef steak, there is something for everyone at The Highlander."