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Ballarat Leagues Club, Ballarat, AU-VIC

Ballarat Leagues Club

4.3
4.3
50 Reviews
$40 and under
Bistro

We are a local community club that provides great quality bistro meals at affordable prices. We are located in the Bakery Hill historic precinct in Ballarat with great customer parking and within easy reach of two major shopping centres in Ballarat.
Our venue has multiple offerings in dining, bar and entertainment areas. And we offer a range of special menus for all dining and specially themed nights.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (03) 5331 5830

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Gavin Walsham

  • Catering

    We provide quality bistro meals in a relaxed atmosphere. Table service for both meals and drinks, a warm toasty fireplace with surrounding lounges once winter sets in and we have a great area and table available for larger group bookings. Our sports bar area has multiple channels tuned in to all different sports to satisfy any avid fan. High tables and buffet seating allow for a great space for groups to meet and enjoy their favourite sports in comfort. Our menu provides several options to meet our diner's various dietary requirements.

  • Neighborhood

    Ballarat

  • Cross street

    Humffray Street and Main Road

  • Parking details

    Extra parking at nearby shopping centre and surrounding streets

  • Additional

    Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 50 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Sunday Lunch

  • Ballarat

    Good for Groups

  • Ballarat

    Great for Lunch

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  1. EM

    ElizabethM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    We have been going for lunch a few times now,and the staff are always very polite and friendly,and my husband and I are both vegan,and the meals are always wonderful,very happy,we will be back

  2. NM

    NaomiM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent customer service by all staff, steaks cooked perfectly 1 med well, 1 rare, as were the vegetables still green and crisp yet cooked, Excellent staff both boh and foh, 3rd time eating here n each time it has been surprisingly Excellent, highly recommend

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Enjoyed our restaurant experience at BLC. Restored my faith in going out for dinner as I have had soo many bad experiences dining out in general. The food was generous and steaks cooked to perfection . The staff were very accommodating and can recommend BLC %100...we shall be returning in the future. Thanks again👍

  4. CR

    CharlieR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were so friendly, they went over and above to make sure everyone was happy. The food was perfect. The atmosphere and ambience is amazing. Our group would highly recommend Ballarat Leagues Club 10/10

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We welcomed by receptionist and taken to our reserved table. We ordered meals and drinks with the assistance from our very nice waiter. Meals came out quickly . These were best meals we had for years they were cooked perfectly with plenty to eat on the plate. Nes Next time we will be back to club for our meals.

  6. JL

    JeffL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good Food in a nice setting. lovely open fire going.

  7. l

    lindar

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    Sadly, I asked for medium rare steak - was well done and tough. The veggies were obviously leftovers from the carvery & were very boring. The Pesto Carbonara my partner had was very watery and bland. Wasnt a nice thick creamy sauce at all. It wasnt a bad night as such but just disappointing as I have previously had some delicious meals there Wont be rushing back

  8. JB

    JanetB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Unfortunately I wasn't there on Friday as I was sick. But all that went really enjoyed themselves. Thank you so much, We will return. janet

  9. CM

    ChristineM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I would give a 5 star rating, however, our dessert (Creme Brulee) was really awful and not even close to what it was supposed to be.

  10. R

    Rebeccah

    Melbourne

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Should be made aware of public holiday surcharge on booking. Not having seniors menu available is poor

  11. LM

    LeanneM

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    The booking was not honoured, they didn’t have a table for us in the dining room, said we could go to the bar, we didn’t book for the bar Not happy!

  12. TD

    TheresaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Easy booking system. Parking close by Good menu choice, excellent food and very good service. Food was reasonably priced.

  13. L

    Liv47

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and food, would definitely recommend coming here.

  14. RB

    RobB

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4

    Overall was good made a couple mistakes drinks were missed and meal was completely wrong and finally childs dessert was sent to a elderly gentleman instead of a small child

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on March 15, 2022

    Thanks so much Rob for your feedback. We are training so many new staff at the moment so mistakes will happen. It is good for us to learn these things however so that we can use it with our staff training. Great to see you were still happy with the standard of food served and hopefully next time you are in the staff will have a few weeks under their belts!

  15. A

    Amie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely delicious and not too expensive. Staff were super friendly.

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on March 15, 2022

    Thanks so much Amie for your feedback. It is really encouraging and great that you enjoyed the food. We have just changed up our menu so we have a lot of new, delicious tastes to try!

  16. L

    Littlekev

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Good food,good service,good atmosphere,great value

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on March 15, 2022

    We really appreciate your review Kev and are so glad you enjoyed your meal here. We love what we do and we are excited for the year ahead. We hope to see you back one day!

  17. L

    Littlekev

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good atmosphere,good food,good service,great value.

  18. P

    Paulk

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I always make a point of eating at the Ballarat Leagues club when i am passing through as it is always a good feed

  19. MG

    MarionG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Overall a great place to grab a quick bite to eat. Place was clean and welcoming with a comfortable ambience. Our meals were very enjoyable and the service was terrific. We were checked for covid vaccines and socially distanced.

  20. DW

    DaniW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great service by all staff. Meals and drinks well priced. Generous serving sizes and good meals. Recommend for families, groups and semi-casual dining

  21. KW

    KirstyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Family of 4 had dinner here as we were staying at Sovereign Hill for the night. Ordered 2 kids meals, a small chicken parma and a steak, plus dessert. All meals were a good size and cooked well. My husbands steak was a little over cooked for his liking, but it happens. We were there early and found the service to be quick and friendly. Restaurant was clean and tidy - no complaints and next time we are in Ballarat we will eat here again.

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on January 3, 2022

    Hi Kirsty. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at the club. We try hard to provide great service and take pride in our staff and our standard of customer service. I hope you had a great break in Ballarat and had fun at Sovereign Hill!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great meal and very service

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on January 3, 2022

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we really appreciate it!

  23. JM

    JulieM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Good friendly service, clean facilities. Typical pokies venue, noisy and disruptive to quiet dining. Entree of calamari was delicious. Bar staff got simple drinks order wrong. Sausages and mash very basic meal with peas. Vegetarian curry lacking in imagination and almost tasteless. Accompanying rice came out of the dish in one crusty lump. Not sure how you can stuff up rice. Apple Crumble was nice with plenty of ice cream. Ours was an impromptu visit late in the evening and we had no trouble getting a table. Wouldn't rush back.

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on January 3, 2022

    Hi Julie. Thank you for your feedback. We are disappointed that you were not completely happy with your dining experience and I will pass on your feedback to our kitchen staff. Regards

  24. JR

    JacquiR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    really loved the ice cream and topping, good value for money

  25. CM

    ChristineM

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great, friendly staff. Definitely go back.

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on December 27, 2021

    Thanks so much Christine for your feedback, it is very much appreciated. We work hard to make sure we provide great service and like to hear from our patrons when they have had an enjoyable experience. We look forward to seeing you back here.

  26. K

    Kazza

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3

    Good value meals & very friendly efficient service.

  27. L

    Leon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    We ordered calamari for my wife and a porterhouse steak medium rare for me. My wife was very happy with her meal but my steak was served medium to well done. I would have liked to return the meal but this does not work as you finish up watching your partner eat until your replacement meal is served and then they watch you eat. The answer to the problem is to cook the steak properly the first time or order something else that they are less likely to mess up.

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on December 6, 2021

    Hi Leon. Sorry that your steak wasn't as you like it! We would be happy to redo both meals on the night to prevent the situation happening again. Sometimes our chefs may not get it right but we are happy to learn from the experience and work with you to make your experience better. Please let the staff know when you have a problem as it is the best way for us to improve! Regards, BLC

  28. E

    Eboney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I had a lovely time at your venue. The staff were very friendly, and the meals were really nice. My husbands steak was cooked to perfection ( he has it rare, everywhere else cooks it to medium).

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on December 6, 2021

    Hi Eboney. Thank you so much for your feedback, we love to know that our customers had a great experience. It is important to us to provide that so thank you very much! We hope you have a lovely Christmas and we will see you back at the club soon.

  29. R

    Rpeillon

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2021

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Everything was great except the cold conditions of eating outside

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2021

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    Food was ok but I wasn’t expecting anything amazing. Our waiter made our overall experience great! From the minute he greeted us at the door he was friendly and inviting. He engaged with our kids all night and was just really lovely! Sorry I didn’t catch his name so I could give him a personal shout out!

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on July 13, 2021

    Hi! Thank you so much for letting us know about our staff memeber. We take pride in our staff and the customer service they provide so it is great to know that you were very happy with your visit. We hope to see you back one day.

  31. RP

    RachaelP

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Food was great , staff were nice had no troubles . Definitely will come again if I’m Ballarat

  32. SG

    StellaGab

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    I thought the meal was good and the service was outstanding. Overall very happy..

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on July 13, 2021

    Hi Stella. It is terrific to know that our service pleased you. We pride ourselves on our customer service and appreciate it when our patrons provide us with feedback! Thanks very much.

  33. D

    Donzie

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were friendly, nothing was a bother, food was delicious, we will be back :-)

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on April 27, 2021

    Thanks so much Donzie. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit! We look forward to welcoming you back!

  34. CW

    CharlotteW

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Was really good. Just was expecting there may have been a roast on the menu, but overall was really nice. Thankyou. Would definitely come again.

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on April 27, 2021

    Hi Charlotte. We are happy that you had a nice experience! With winter around the corner a tasty roast could be part of our new menu! Thanks again.

  35. RJ

    RickJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very disappointed, Web site said BLC open and went in for a family meal. Told restaurant closed at 2.30pm no meals available. Nothing mentioned on website regarding meal hours or restaurant times.

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on April 27, 2021

    Hi Rick. I am sorry that you arrived too late for our kitchen. Our bistro does close at 2.30pm but as the facility is open otherwise the website hours do reflect our general operating hours. The website hours and Open Table have since been adjusted to reflect the bistro closure times. We do have snacks available all day in the bar. Thanks very much for your feedback.

  36. D

    Donzie

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had risotto and friend had caeser salad. Large portions, delicious. Staff were friendly and service was quick

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on March 25, 2021

    Hi Donzie Thank you so much for coming along to BLC and dining. We love it when people love our food so we are glad that you enjoyed it and I will let our chef's know!!

  37. NB

    NeilBaby007

    Victoria

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    First time visit - food pretty good - dining area quite noisy with a number of patrons - will be back and give it another try - perhaps pick a day in the middle of the week.

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on March 25, 2021

    Hi Neil. Thank you for your feedback. Yes, our high ceilings can sometimes affect the noise levels when dining. We are looking at options to help us with that but we are also glad that you enjoyed your meal. We look forward to seeing you here again!

  38. MM

    MichaelM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    An enjoyable afternoon. Staff attentative without being intrusive. Food was very nice.

  39. r

    rolyd

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Would have given 5 stars, but i was very disappointed in my porterhouse ordered M to R, it was not tender, had a big piece of grizzle in it, not much taste. I ordered the calamari rings with it which were tasty, but the calamari ring was a skinny spindly piece of ring, the thickness being less than a straw, so was disappointing as i was looking forward to going there after an absence of some years. The other meals were ok, and the kids meals ok. Staff friendly and courteous,

    Ballarat Leagues ClubResponded on March 25, 2021

    Hi Rolyd. We apologise for the poor dining experience. Our chef's do try to provide quality meals for all so that is disappointing. They would have been happy to cook your steak again if you had mentioned something to our wait staff but we appreciate you letting us know because that is how we can improve. Hopefully you won't leave it years again to come back in and try another steak!

  40. M

    Moira

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    They just need too update the computer software for members of the club so they can use any accumulated points.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Ballarat Leagues Club offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 5331 5830.

Ballarat Leagues Club is rated 4.3 stars by 50 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Ballarat Leagues Club

52 Humffray St Nth Ballarat, AU-VIC 3350

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Humffray Street and Main Road

  • Neighborhood

    Ballarat

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Extra parking at nearby shopping centre and surrounding streets

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Gavin Walsham

  • Additional

    Beer, Cigar Room, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (03) 5331 5830

  • Catering

    We provide quality bistro meals in a relaxed atmosphere. Table service for both meals and drinks, a warm toasty fireplace with surrounding lounges once winter sets in and we have a great area and table available for larger group bookings. Our sports bar area has multiple channels tuned in to all different sports to satisfy any avid fan. High tables and buffet seating allow for a great space for groups to meet and enjoy their favourite sports in comfort. Our menu provides several options to meet our diner's various dietary requirements.

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