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“Wonderful meal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Barrelroom

The Barrelroom
Ranked #1 of 8 Restaurants in Ballandean
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $29
Cuisines: Contemporary, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We believe in keeping our food mileage low, utilising the abundant produce in the area and working with both local farmers and the seasons to showcase what the Granite Belt has to offer. We support free range and sustainable farming practices, as well as organic where possible, and have given ourselves a strict three hour radius in which to source our produce - if we cannot get something within this radius, we simply do not use it. We allowed three hours so we were able to reach Ballina for seafood, however most things are coming from much closer to home. Currently our pork, tomatoes and garlic come from within minutes of the restaurant. Because we use such local produce, for the most part we are unable to order in cuts of meat, so meat comes to us as whole beasts, if not delivered by the farmer who raised and slaughtered it, then by the butcher who did. For this reason, you will notice our mains will often feature a cut of meat as well as a braise so we can utilise and pay homage to the whole animal. Everything possible is produced in house including the bread, cultured cream and butter and we like to feature wild foraged ingredients on our menu. We welcome you warmly to The Barrelroom and hope you can appreciate the effort we put into designing a menu that is not only delicious, but mindful, clever and above all, respectful of the produce we utilise.
Brisbane, Australia
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

Great food and great wine in a wonderful setting. A wonderful night out with friends. The risotto was a favourite.

Visited March 2014
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Brisbane
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50 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

We were recommend by locals that this cafe provides lovely lunch and wine tasting. We turned up just before 12, there were a few people around. This is a good sign, given that the cafe is a little drive out of Ballandean township.
When you look at the menu, you would think this is fine dinning with small portion of food. We were in a bit hurry to get on the road, so we went straight with the mains. The food was absolutely fabulous and the portion was reasonable, too. I had the Atlantic salmon prawn mussel with hand made squid ink linguini. I got to say, it was the best pasta dish I haven't had for a while. The salmon was cooked with love, soft and moist, crispy skin. We also had a bottle of Ballandean SSB, it was above average. Unfortunately, I still love the NZ SSB. Overall, it definitely worth to visit.

Visited March 2014
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Gold Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Lovely fresh food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a great dinner at the Barrel Room on Friday night. The food was so fresh and tasty - the beef ragu was one of the best pasta meals I've had. We also had the sand crab cannelloni which was fantastic too and washed down with a very nice wine. Matt was so personable and made sure everything was to our liking. It was so good to find such excellent food and it certainly exceeded our expectations. The rain on the roof was an added bonus.

  • Visited March 2014
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Brisbane, California
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3 reviews
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“Better and better”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

Food is always good, but improving all the time. One of the best meals I've had in a long time. Golden Grove excellent wines across the road.

Visited March 2014
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Australia
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94 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Superb quality wines, great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2014

We have been to Ballandean Estate Winery several times now, and the wines are always excellent, and the service professional, friendly and personal. It is family run, and this reflects in everything they do. The restaurant wasn't open when we visited, but we have eaten there before, and it was quality all the way. The wines are always great value, and the cellar door specials are worth going for. While you are there, check out the wine vinegars, and the flavoured balsamics, which are excellent, and much cheaper bought at the winery than other retailers. I can't cook without them.

Definitely a must on your visit to Stanthorpe and Ballandean.

Visited February 2014
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