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Renard, Ballarat Central, AU-VIC

Renard

4.8
4.8
126 Reviews
$41 to $100
Wine Bar
RENARD is a cocktail bar & social club that serves booze alongside small dishes and disco ‘til late — we are a bistro-esque discotheque

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Australian
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Phone number
    0455 915 695
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Ballarat
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Burgers & Beaujolais & Beef & Burgundy

    Multiple dates available
    A Thursday night locals night like no other in town! The pairing of grilled burgers and some gluggable gamay is a must-try combination... and it won't break the bank either! Beaujolais & Burgers make the perfect pairing for the wines lively acidity, graceful fruit, and delicate earthen notes which bounce off smokey grilled beef so well. Add some truffle salted fries and you’re set! Our 250g Porterhouse Steak will also be available, paired up nicely with some lip-smackin' vin de soif. Choose from a select menu of premium burgers + fries, and we'll pair it up with some delicious French wine. 3 burgers to choose from plus $12 Beaujolais by the glass $10 Beer pints
    Burgers & Beaujolais & Beef & Burgundy Photo
  • LATE NIGHT DISCO - THREE YEARS OF FOX

    A$10.00 per person

    Prepaid

    May 25, 2024 only
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US <3 Come celebrate our 3rd birthday with a few Fox Sociales and Montenegro shots. Menu additions running all night long, with cheap RTD G&Ts at the door. Set to the sounds of local DJ talents from 10pm til 3am - bring your dancing shoes. 18+ ONLY. Management reserve the right to refuse entry or service. This event is strictly ticketed. Each ticket purchased will receive a wristband per cover charge paid. LIMITED door spots available. Bar Service only.
    LATE NIGHT DISCO - THREE YEARS OF FOX Photo

Offers

  • PRE-DINNER PLATTERS & TAPPY HOUR

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM,Wed - Sat - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Join us for your pre-dinner drinks and late arvo hangs in our 4PM- 6PM. EVERY DAY you can enjoy our range of tap cocktails (made by us!) and tap beer at a cheaper 'session-friendly' price during our TAPPY HOUR. $15 Tap Cocktails $10 Pints Share the love between friends and grab a $22 cheese & charcuterie platters or $45 bottle of Prosecco or Pet Nat. Late nights, date nights, and great nights START HERE. Grande soif!

    PRE-DINNER PLATTERS & TAPPY HOUR Photo

What 126 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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126 Reviews
  1. PetaP

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is so good to meet friends here very time! Great cocktails, yummy food and excellent service! We will keep coming back....

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  2. Matt

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere, delicious food, exciting cocktails and excellent service. We keep coming back! Highly recommend.

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  3. Seraleebby

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful atmosphere and perfect for a first date

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  4. LeighP

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails, didn’t have food. Always a relaxed vibe and great music going. Our favourite place to hang when a kid free window happens. Cheers crew!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food + lovely staff 🫱🏻‍🫲🏽

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  6. NickD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful bar in the heart of Ballarat, very much a 1930’s vibe with gorgeous surroundings, cocktails, and food. Very good value, wonderful service!

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  7. SamM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily one of my favourite restaurants in Ballarat. Always great service, awesome food and the cocktails are unreal.

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  8. Deano

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food, a perfect relaxing night out.

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  9. Holly

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect to book out a space for a larger group. Delicious cocktails and drinks.

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  10. MarniK

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely, service was friendly. Attentive. Would highly recommend.

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  11. Bratboys

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and food and friendly staff at this stylish venue

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  12. CoralF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was absolutely amazing and our waitress was absolutely amazing in all ways, it was such a great place to go to and look forward to going there again, highly recommend this place

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  13. Holly

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 every time. Cocktails are the best in town. And that grilled cabbage 👌

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  14. Fjlyo

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Meredith’s goats cheese donuts to die for and why I keep coming back. Delicious popcorn chicken. Frustrates me that they don’t have champagne or Blanc de Blanc by the glass.

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  15. Claire

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Cocktails and food was really enjoyable. Would happily go back!

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  16. TaniaH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great to take interstate friends too for a cocktail and have them try the goats cheese donuts, which they were wowed by.

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  17. SarahH

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Usually love time spent at Renard but last night wasn’t the best experience. Had booked the semi private area & all was fine until given a 30 minute warning that we had to leave the space. Didn’t know the time limit when I booked, so it was a bit of a surprise. We tried to hurry up & move along but one of the waitresses was quite forceful with moving us along. Told we could finish our drinks in bar area but then felt we were in the way & told to sit down near the front door. Pretty uncomfortable experience & not what you’d expect after spending a few hundred dollars.

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  18. KateH

    Victoria

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly service and quick. One dish we had was not good, but the staff acknowledged this and took them off the bill. Enjoyed the venue.

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  19. Beena

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff were very inviting and friendly. Nice little place to head to before dinner. I wasn’t a huge fan of the cocktails and I would think being a cocktail venue that they would be more fancy looking. Was hoping that when they bought each cocktail out that they would look amazing but were very plain.

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  20. LouiseC

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, delicious cocktails and excellent/friendly service. Will be back!

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  21. RachaelT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best waiters in Ballarat Louis & Calen were fantastic. Super friendly and filling up water and wine before we asked. Could describe the flavor of the cocktails and food. Very welcoming. Lovely ambience and music was not too loud, we could hear our conversations. Comfy seats and tables. Cosy and cool vibe. Definitely will be back.

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  22. JimK

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a great casual experience with a inner city bar vibe even with our 2 younger children with us . Also the cocktail and drink menus was excellent.

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  23. CatriceG

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great drinks! Interesting cocktail menu and local and international wines

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  24. Harlow

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great ambience, music, food and drinks. We had a lovely time in the late afternoon over cocktails, wine and shared charcuterie.

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  25. SharonH

    Gold Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were the only 3 in the restaurant initially which meant not a lot of noise. We did shared plates & enjoyed everything. Service was perfect

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  26. EllaH

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love coming to Renard, drinks are great, staff are great, always have fun.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We usually come to Renard for a few cocktails as our favourite spot before dinner/ movies however decided to have some food this time. Every dish was incredible and full of so much flavour, some of the best oysters we’ve had

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  28. portia11299

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an amazing experience! Team took great care of us and the drinks were delicious.

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  29. RebeccaL

    Victoria

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. Drinks are mind blowing and the staff will do or make whatever your hearts content. Food is also sensational. Looking forward to the next visit!

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  30. CathyP

    Victoria

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good variety on the menu and large choice of cocktails. Great service by friendly staff.

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  31. Workdrinks

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    We are Renard regulars and usually love Renard but this time we left a bit disappointed. We were only one of three tables but we kept looking around to be served and took us a long time to get served on numerous occasions. We would have ordered more food and drinks but we just couldn't get service. Also, the bread and dips came out for the table with a great amount of dip but only 5 small pieces of the bread to go with it, so we had to ask for two more serves of bread to come out so the dip wouldn't be wasted and were charged for ordering additional bread, which we thought really should have been complimentary. When you order share food, you expect sufficient amount of bread, crackers and the like and don't get charged at other places for asking for additional sides. The fried chicken was dry and burnt. After we had finished our other serves of food we went to order more food and drinks but couldn't get service so we decided to finish up for the night. We usually like kicking on for another few hours so we were a left a bit disappointed.

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  32. Cam3350

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it and as now locals great to have this bar within walking distance 😄

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  33. Karly

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really enjoyed our food and drinks. Lovely staff and atmosphere

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  34. Settledown

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is my favourite place. Great food, great cocktails and lovely staff always

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  35. JenifferL

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and service always very friendly staff Bloody Shiraz gin sour delicious

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  36. Workdrinks

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service, food, cocktails and atmosphere.

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  37. MLBB

    Victoria

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff are lovely and very accommodating, we did the chefs choice vegetarian which was very nice but it would’ve been nicer if the food was warm

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  38. JacintaY

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience, friendly service, delicious food (still thinking about those donuts), nice cocktails and ambience.

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  39. JenniferD

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with friends to have something to eat before going to a show. Perfect place to go. We were in a booth and shared some dips and a cheese platter which were excellent. The ambience was terrific. Will be back.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Chef’s special was not worth the $60pp. Would’ve been better value to order plates separately. Options served were underwhelming.

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FAQs

Renard is rated 4.8 stars by 126 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Renard

209 Mair St, Ballarat Central, AU-VIC 3350

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Ballarat
  • Hours of operation
    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–1:00 am
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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