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The Turret Cafe and Catering

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802 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
(03) 5334 4744
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Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice brunch

Dropped in for brunch whilst staying in Ballarat. Good atmosphere and busy on the morning that we called in here. Plenty of room between tables, and nice high ceilings give this an 'old world' feeling and one of elegance. Whilst the staff were very busy, service couldn't be faulted. Food was served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
pdockers
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Melbourne, Australia
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Victoria, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was great, staff friendly, although menu was small there was good variety from a snack to a good meal. Food was fresh and salad crisp. Hot drinks were hot. Selection of desserts was fantastic. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Would stop again.

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Thank Julie G
Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dropped in for brunch whilst staying in Ballarat. Good atmosphere and busy on the morning that we called in here. Plenty of room between tables, and nice high ceilings give this an 'old world' feeling and one of elegance. Whilst the staff were very busy, service couldn't be faulted. Food was served promptly and tasted great. Will call in again... More 

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Thank pdockers
Melbourne, Australia
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108 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Oh Dear. We were in Ballarat for the day and had heard about the Turret. To be fair it was very busy, however we did arrive at 1pm so in the middle of the lunch time. Firstly, they had run out of soda water so no mixed drinks with soda. Secondly, they had run out of cabernet savignon! Next a... More 

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Thank Kerrie K
Bacchus Marsh Australia
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Popped in for a coffee and as it turned out we shared a trio of dips. Firstly nicely dressed staff in uniforms always has a professional look. Secondly good spacing intervals between tables, lovely ambience, high ceilings, beautiful place to chill out for 30 minutes. Thirdly excellent service and finally excellent produce what more could you want. Despite the fact... More 

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Thank Noddy47
Ballarat, Australia
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Visited The Turret Cafe for the second time, this time for lunch. The food was once again delicious, service fantastic and cafe clean. The only negative thing I could say about the Turret is it is noisy due to the wooden floors, high ceilings and the sheer volume of people at lunch. It is extremely popular and not easy to... More 

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Thank Elizabeth C
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Get Art Deco cafe with great service. Good ideas for Christmas with awesome hampers to choose from. Visit for a meal and be surprised.

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Thank sueg109
Ballarat, Australia
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The Turret is ideal if you have loved ones in hospital. It is short stroll from the main entrance and is a pleasant environment with a warm fire on a wintry day.

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Thank Kim W
Queanbeyan, Australia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Dropped in for a coffee and it was great. Also surrendered to have a slice of carrot cake and that was delicious. Very pleasant experience with attentive and helpful staff.

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Thank bulliesontour
Ballarat Victoria Australia
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Dropped in for a quick lunch, good quick service, had a very tasty sandwich. Have been here many times before and have never been disappointed.

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Thank jdballarat
Malvern, Australia
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Beautifully appointed with 2 working fireplaces & pretty decor, the Turret is well set up with tables not too close together. I've been here half a dozen times & the service is woeful. Today with only 6 people in the place, it took 25 minutes to get coffees. We were given menus, & then there was a further long wait... More 

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  • Address: 802 Sturt Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: (03) 5334 4744

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