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The Mallow

$$ - $$$, ,
18 Skipton Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5331 1073
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good26%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
18 Skipton Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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1 - 10 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent, Great variety of beers. Really good service from friendly staff. Very comfortable atmosphere. This was a return visit and we were as happy as the 1st time we were here. A few years in between visits.

Thank Paul F
Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

Popped in for lunch on a Saturday. The food was very good. Big serve & delicious. The beer selection is impressive & the owner very knowledgeable & a credit to his craft

Thank Mike H
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

I think the mallow had set it's sights high but needs to gain a little more experience. For a 'gastro-pub' that specializes in craft beers, I would expect staff to be able to accurately pair meal selections with their beverages. Whilst food quality is quite...More

Thank Ruby_Ann_84
Reviewed May 19, 2017

Had a meal tonight, got 6 beer tasters to start with... this was apparently a very difficult order, and much confusion was had behind the bar. The other tables ordering all 12 beers later on with a different bar staff didn't seem to be an...More

Thank Ben W
Reviewed May 13, 2017 via mobile

We visited the mallow for mothers day. The best thing was the paper table cloths, got all the family playing games and drawing together. Starts was better then mains...

Thank Angela B
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

This was our second time at the mallow we had veg tapers for mains we had steak, lamb shoulder, lamb cutlets, tofu salad everything was great as well as the good range of beers on tap. And being able to do tasters of the beers...More

Thank Keegan D
Reviewed March 4, 2017

In Ballarat looking for somewhere nice to eat on an outing with family, so tried this place and pleasantly enjoyed the find. The atmosphere was nice with background music, service with a smile, and quaint garden setting. Ordered a 300 gram Black Angus Scotch Fillet...More

Thank Piesman11560
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We were visiting a friend in Ballarat and he suggested we have a meal at The Mallow as he had just discovered it and he was pretty impressed. The beers, wines, food and service were all very good and combined with good company made for...More

Thank MobiAndyCoffsHarbour
Reviewed January 20, 2017

We hadn't been here for 12 months and we decided to eat here again. Pre dinner drinks were good with cold beers and nicely chilled bubbles. The food unfortunately did not meet up to our expectations. The last time we dined here the food was...More

Thank Pammy H
Reviewed January 20, 2017 via mobile

Favorite pub in Ballarat by a mile. The Mallow has a great selection of beers and with a number of guest taps there's always something new to try. "Gastro-pub" quality meals without the attitude, staff here are friendly, helpful and the food is great. If...More

Thank Matt B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian, International, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Skipton Street, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5331 1073
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