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Renard, Ballarat Central, AU-VIC

Renard

4.8
4.8
68 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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Booked 11 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Australian

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    000000000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Ballarat

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 68 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
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Best Overall

  • Victoria

    Handcrafted Cocktails

  • Victoria

    Hot Spot

  • Victoria

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Ballarat

    Best Overall

  • Ballarat

    Best Food

  • Ballarat

    Best Service

  • Ballarat

    Best Ambiance

  • Ballarat

    Best Value

  • Ballarat

    Good for Groups

  • Ballarat

    Healthy

  • Ballarat

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ballarat

    Notable Wine List

  • Ballarat

    Romantic

  • Ballarat

    Special Occasion

  • Ballarat

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MS

    MirandaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Lovely night with great service from our waiters. Food was great bar style items. We have the chefs selection and it was ample. The aperitif drink to start was a bit intense but the rest was great 😊

  2. NO

    NatO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always. Do not ever take the meredith goats cheese donuts off the menu please. They are amazing.

  3. C

    Corrine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great spot, great food, great cocktails, mocktails, and lovely staff

  4. TM

    TraceyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Food was beautiful as was the cocktails. Our staff person was really great!!

  5. SP

    ShariP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cute cosy seat in front of the fire. Hands on service. Fast food and drinks. Absolutely beautiful stuff.

  6. DC

    DellaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Any was our waiter and she was very friendly and attentive. Cocktails and food were fabulous

  7. JL

    JennyL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly, helpful staff, delicious cocktails and tasty food. The place also looks amazing. Sit in a booth if you can.

  8. SH

    ShaylanH

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful friendly service, great drinks and delicious food. Highly recommend.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff here are great, throughout our sitting we were served by several different team members all of which were polite, chatty and efficient. The food and cocktails were top notch as well.

  10. RL

    RebeccaL

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We loved it. Can’t wait to go back. Food was so interesting and delicious. Drinks go down a treat

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious drinks - terrific service would definitely recommend

  12. JT

    JoceT

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the chef's selection (+ dessert) which was great value at $60 (+$5). The food was delicious with plenty of it, the pork belly with nectarine, and panacotta with a fabulous passionfruit sauce were highlights for me! Service was very efficient (although staff were wearing masks under their noses which does defeat the purpose of wearing them) and staff were friendly. Jugs of drinks (especially the gin cocktail) were also a hit at $36 for a good sized jug.

  13. R

    Rach

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been here a couple of times now, this bar has such a nice vibe, the staff are lovely and knowledgeable, the food is SO good and the cocktails are out of this world. Love this place!

  14. RC

    RhondaC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great hidden gem of a bar. Service by staff is excellent.

  15. LB

    LindaB

    Sydney

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    Service was ok. Waiter had trouble opening a bottle of corked wine. Asked for food to come out one dish at a time but got it all within a few minutes. A bit disappointing after having been recommended

  16. RC

    RhondaC

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Beautiful wine/spirit bar. One of Ballarats hidden gems.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff, great food and vibe

  18. AS

    AlexandraS

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great cocktails and stylish venue. The team are always welcoming and helpful.

  19. DD

    DeliveryDon

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Probably my favourite place for drinks and eats. 10/10 would come again

  20. PH

    PatrycjaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food, great cocktails and awesome atmosphere 👏👏

  21. CP

    ClintonP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, friendly service, drinks list is fantastic. Will return

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Very cool place with excellent cocktails. Food overall was pretty good some courses weren’t to all our liking from the chefs menu. But cocktails and service are really great.

  23. KH

    KateH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and excellent food. Have already booked to go back!!!

  24. JC

    JessicaC

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were friendly, inviting and eager to help. Food was creative, interesting and most of all delicious. The drinks list was extensive and had a great variety. Renard is a very cool little cocktail bar. Will definitely visit again when next in Ballarat.

  25. BR

    BrittanyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    we had the chefs selection, that included multiple entrees, a main with side and a dessert. Could not fault any of the food and you get a lot for your money. Will definitely be back.

  26. SM

    SarahM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful small intimate area with a fantastic drink menu. Quality of food was fantastic, the meals labelled as 'larger' are a standard sized entrees at most places. Steak was hands down the best steak I've ever eaten but not enough for the price unfortunately.

  27. M

    Maje

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceeded expectations! Great food and service. Recommended

  28. JJ

    JoJo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great service and delicious cocktails. Enjoyed a lovely Sunday afternoon without being too crowded.

  29. F

    Friendsmeet

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Divine food and drinks in a well designed bar setting

  30. KK

    KimK

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it…..service was outstanding; had Chefs selection…..food was amazing….different and delicious Would highly recommend 😊👍🏻

  31. AL

    ALBfoodie

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere with fabulous staff. Food was amazing - especially the feta doughnuts!! Perfect for pre-movie cocktails.

  32. EO

    EliseO

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful and attentive staff, excellent chef and cooks, though it's a small one the menu is great and the cocktails and overall selection of drinks is wonderful and carefully thought through. Cannot wait to be going back :D

  33. TA

    TaniaA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Another outstanding experience at Renard. Exquisite cocktails and the steak literally melted. Dessert also didn’t disappoint.

  34. m

    melm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the best time. We were well looked after & had great food & awesome cocktails! Thank you!

  35. K

    Karra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    very good for the autistic brain people and sensory problem people, food is very diverse but not so scary

  36. C

    Carl

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience3

    Loved the food and drinks. The music was a bit hectic. Would be nice to tone down the vibe to more of a wine bar experience.

  37. AL

    AleeshaL

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Vibes were good, the staff were lovely

  38. EW

    ElyssaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you to the lovely waitress that helped us significantly with our drinks choices. She made our evening feel special but also individual. Can’t rate highly enough.

  39. EM

    ElizabethM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely brilliant evening with the most sensational cocktails!

  40. MP

    MegP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely beautiful, impeccable service, fantastic food, great drinks. Can’t wait until Covid restrictions ease and we can all enjoy it in its full glory.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Renard is rated 4.8 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 11 times today
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–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Wine Bar, Tapas / Small Plates, Australian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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