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Ballarat Steakhouse

Steakhouse, Australian
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10 Grenville Street South, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
0353326777
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ballarat, Australia
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72 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best restaurants around for steak, a great selection of cuts as well as vege options and seafood. Make sure you book to get in as it gets busy of a weekend and Friday night

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Thank Adnie
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Adnie, Thanks for your kind words, feedback and for visiting us. We're pleased to hear that you had a great time and experience at Ballarat Steakhouse. :) We'll be sure to pass your feedback onto our chefs and all of the team. You're right, weekends can get a bit busy and bookings can be made easily online at our... More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

The Steakhouse is a must visit in Ballarat. If you are a lover of Steak you will not be disappointed. The staff are just so lovely. The food is beautiful. Very plain seating area. But the food makes up for lack of interior. And eating is all about the food after all. We have been here twice and both times... More 

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Thank Katarie1
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Katarie1, Thanks for your kind words and feedback. We're pleased to hear you've enjoyed our meals, service and also the staff took great care of you. Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others of a review of your experience here. We appreciate all feedback, and I've passed your comments onto our team members here. We hope... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

The meals weren't bad... reasonable price for a steak, and reasonable size. Problem was that it didn't really compare to the steak restaurant we frequent at home. We had the same cut as a point of comparison, and definitely prefer the dry aged steak. Service was good, particularly helpful with dealing with allergies.

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Thank Jaye N
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Jaye N, Thanks for taking the time to visit us while on your travels, and for your review and feedback for both us and others. We can appreciate that everyone has a favourite steakhouse and local, and we're sorry we didn't live up to the expectation of yours. It's great to experience and try other things and places though... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

For the price of the meals and the quality of the cuts just didn't go hand in hand. The steak knife even found it difficult to cut. Though on the upside steak was cooked as ordered and the service was reasonable. Comparing to other steak house's i have been to it was expensive and quality was well below not worth... More 

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1 Thank Lyle P
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Lyle P, Apologies, it's disappointing to read your review, as we truly pay a fortune for our meat. If your not happy then I'm not happy, and I can assure you we'll be following up with our suppliers as that's not acceptable at all. We'd like to invite you back to the venue, and give it another crack on... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Attended without a booking and it was quite busy. They were able to fit us in if we were finished within an hour. Service was very good & fast - drink orders, meal orders, cleaning the table. Lovely old building divided into 2 dining areas. Food was OK (a bit on the dear side), came with no salad (extra) and... More 

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Thank 188petere
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi 188petere, Thanks for your recent visit here with us at Squires Loft Ballarat Steakhouse. We appreciate that you took the time to provide us and others with feedback of your experience here. We can get quite busy and we're pleased that our team and staff were able to accommodate you. We apologise if in any way shape or form,... More 

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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

We've been to many high end steakhouses around the world & to be honest, we were a little underwhelmed. The food was certainly good, a credit to the back of house staff. The front of house experience however did not match the quality of the food nor the price. They really need to invest in some staff development & training... More 

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1 Thank P S
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi P S, Thanks for your for taking the provide us and others feedback relating to your visit in March. We've identified since then, there were some previous front of house experiential elements. We've identified and adressed these and used them to provide further training and developement to our staff members. We're sorry you felt this was not up to... More 

Nerang, Australia
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312 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

We had been travelling all week through regional Victoria and had been recommended here for my birthday dinner as we were in Ballarat. Unfortunately I had booked online via Qantas and the restaurant did not have my booking, luckily we were early and the ladies were able to fit us in. My birthday blues quickly turned around with a great... More 

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Thank GCPurple
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi GCPurple, First and foremost HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Thank you for deciding to celebrate your birthday with us. Apologies that the booking didn't make it to us. We'll be certain to follow up with Qantas and ensure that this doesn't happen again. We're pleased that our team were able to look after you and that you enjoyed a lovely evening of... More 

Victoria, Australia
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54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

The steaks were very nice, expensive but obviously it will be for steak. Little disappointing you have to pay extra for sauce

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Thank 7Lil77
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi 7Lil77, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with some feedback about your experience here at Squires Loft Ballarat Steakhouse. We put a great deal of love into our sauces with premium ingredients and everything is made from scratch rather than being produced from packets or with preservatives like many other places do. At all of... More 

Ballarat, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

The old building is beautiful. The steak is beautifully cooked to one's liking. What I didn't appreciate was the expensive 'additions' ie sauces or vegies. The wine list was rather expensive ,too. Save up ,for a special occasion, or better yet try the Royal Oak Hotel in South Street.

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Thank Sally-Anne M
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Sally-Anne M, Thanks for taking the time to provide us and others with feedback regarding your recent visit to Squires Loft Ballarat Steakhouse. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the beauty of our location and also the steak and that it was beautifully cooked. We're a premium steakhouse and location so in comparison to what you pay/ receive here... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016 via mobile

We went with a group of around 10, and generally found the food to be reasonable. It is pricey though for meat and a potato!( or chips). The steaks are good though. Service is just rough. Poor greeting on arrival and so it continued. Glimpses of good service in the middle... But generally ordinary. Odd music choices. Atmosphere of an... More 

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1 Thank Michael S
Chrissy S, Public Relations Manager at Ballarat Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thanks for taking the time to provide us with your feedback and comments regarding your recent visit to Squires Loft Ballarat Steakhouse. We review all feedback, comments and suggestions and I've raised them with our management team here at the venue. We're sorry to hear that the ambiance weren't up to you liking and also that you felt... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Grenville Street South, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: 0353326777

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?