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“Sumptuous dining in Ballarat”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lydiard Wine Bar - CLOSED

Lydiard Wine Bar
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Spanish, Australian
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Ballarat, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Sumptuous dining in Ballarat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 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.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank Windy154
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  • English first
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English first
Pakenham
1 review
“Okay”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 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 feel cosy at all! And then came the cheese platter. Frankly my 11 year old could have done a better job. Squirt of paste next to some cheese. The cracker bread stuff was burnt and awful. No garnish, fruit, nuts or anything other than cheese and awful crackers - for a wine bar I would consider the platter to be a signature dish - very poor value at the price we paid. This is the first negative review I have ever made in a restaurant - but we were travelling and googled reviews - selected this place over some other well reviewed places - not a winner for us.

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank Gary B
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Level Contributor
52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Always good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 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.

  • Visited December 2012
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Thank KiwiArrin
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Best fine dining restaurant in Ballarat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2013

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 the meal. We will definitely be returning and recommending it to our friends.

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Thank Lee C
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Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“One of the best restaurants in Ballarat”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 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.

Visited July 2012
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1 Thank melly125
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