The Ballarat your stop for food, fun and friendship
The Ballarat Trading Company, in the heart of Queenstown’s Mall is the Festival gastro-pub stop you need to make.
With live music seven days a week, and a relaxing, old world vibe, The Ballarat is open seven days from 7am till late, and now serves breakfast.
On Saturday and Sunday nights, local band The Flavour are in residence, and the aim is to let loose and have fun.
The live music on offer the rest of the week is intended to add to the relaxed and welcoming vibe of the restaurant.
The Ballarat Trading Company has a well-established history in Queenstown, now entering its sixth year of trading.
Previous to its present incarnation, the building housed the National Bank.
The interior of The Ballarat was designed by award-winner Tom Skyring and reflects Ballarat Trading Company’s emphasis on comfort, and on local history – it is based on an 1850s trading company.
Food is an integral part of what Ballarat’s Trading Company offers when you walk through the door, and the menu reflects its gastropub roots with feel-good classics like great burgers, blue cod and chips and braised pork ribs.
If you’re in the mood for something a little bit more refined but still want to dine in a relaxed atmosphere, The Ballarat can cater to you there, too, with dishes like linguini with scallops, prawns and mussels or porcini mushrooms with black rice risotto waiting to tempt your tastebuds.
With a full range of wines, beer, spirits and non-alcoholic drinks available, The Ballarat is the ideal post-Festival location for dinner, a drink and some great local atmosphere.
The Ballarat’s extensive opening hours are ideal for those attending the Festival, and its friendly staff are ready and waiting for you to experience its unique atmosphere.
– Additional information from ballarat.co.nz