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Lydiard wine bar - CLOSED

15 lydiard St nth, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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Cuisines: Tapas
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Dec 28, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

27 reviews from our community

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English first
Ballarat, Australia
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

The Lydiard Wine Bar closed in July and no longer exists! However, if you want to try the kind of local fare and quality food that was served up here, its former proprietor has recently opened a place called Catfish Thai, which I will review once I have eaten there. So far people are raving about it and I presume... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

THE Lydiard Wine Bar, voted Ballarat’s best restaurant twice in two years, has closed. The multi-award-winning eatery, which opened four-and-a-half years ago, held its last dinner on the March 23 weekend after the venue’s lease was not renewed.

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Ballarat, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Truly high class dining at this venue, many tasty entrees followed by main course and dessert. Staff are very attentive to your needs. Special dietary needs catered too also. Every serve different flavours and textures are a delight to your taste buds.

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Pakenham
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

For a restaurant with such good reviews we expected their attention to detail to be much better. We had the taster entre which was nice but excessively priced. We sat in the lounge area to share - We had to ask for napkins, and were almost made to feel like we were an inconvenience, contrary to their website we didn't... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Not great, I'll leave that accolade to the really outstanding restaurants but it's a Ballarat favourite and the food and service is consistently good.

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

We came to celebrate our anniversary and what a wonderful meal was in store for us. We decided on having the degustation and loved every mouthful from start to finish. Taste sensations exploded in my mouth after each bite, the variety was amazing and the meal was very good value for money. We were totally satisfied at the end of... More

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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Quality food is hard to find in Ballarat but Lydiard wine bar is definitely an exception. Service, ambience and the food is all outstanding and of Melbourne standards.

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Ballarat
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

After reading these reviews I had great expectations which were alas, unfulfilled. My partner and I found the decor not particularly to our liking and with a decided lack of ambiance. Sure it is housed in a beautiful old building but where were the subtle lighting or snug corners? We found it unimaginative and uninspiring. While there was nothing wrong... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

It's been a few months but it was a dinner for 13. We had a set menu ($67 per head) and chose our own drinks. entrees were 2 separate samplers - oysters, smoked eel, mulberry leaf with trout. All remarked on an excellent main - choice of steak, barramundi or chicken. My barramundi was moist and flavoursome with a crisp... More

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UK
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

Wow, great food and service, the steak and mango pudding were to die for, I am sure if this was in Melbourne, the prices would be a lot more than I paid, 3 courses, wine and coffee under 80 Aus dollars

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