Cuisine: Australian, Wine Bar
Price Point: Mains from $15 - $35

Tuck into fabulous Australian bistro food and craft beer at this hip hideaway in Ballarat.

The sister bar-cum-restaurant to Athletic Club Brewery, it combines the cosiness of a rustic pub with fashionable industrial features like exposed brickwork and raw metal wine racks.

Whether you choose to sit in the open plan restaurant or upstairs on the roomy terrace, you’ll be served all your bistro favourites such as burgers, ribs and steaks, as well as a few contemporary Australian surprises.

Head chef Chris Watt has a flair for gourmet salads and mouthwatering bar snacks. Think house-smoked sausage with grainy mustard, fluffy doughnuts stuffed with brisket and crispy potatoes loaded with beans and barbeque sauce. They’re great value, too…

Beer lovers will be in heaven, with no less than eight options on tap, while the wine list showcases the best of local producers.

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Freight Bar & Restaurant
Corner of Mair and Peel St
Ballarat 3350

Open Hours:
Monday – 4pm – late
Tuesday – 11am – late
Wednesday – 11am – late
Thursday – 11am – late
Friday – 11am – 1am
Saturday – 11am – 1am
Sunday – 11am – 1am

Phone: (03) 5333 5431
Website: www.freightbar.com.au/

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Freight Bar & Restaurant
Cuisine: Australian, Wine Bar
Mains: $15 - $35

Reviews

Food 1: Eye Fillet with veg and gravy/sauce. Steak cooked medium was perfect and tender. Would definitely have again. Very tasty, plentiful, and good range of veg.
Food 2: Salt and pepper calamari salad. Friend said the calamari was extremely tender, and would order again. As any seafood eater will tell you, calamari can so easily go wrong, and be chewy,. Certainly not the case here.
Dessert: Thankfully we opted to share the tasting plate; as we couldn’t finish it. There is more than ample to share, and I would definitely recommend it.
Service was extremely friendly, and as it was a quiet night, we were not rushed out the door on completion of the meal. Our experience was of a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.
There is also a play area for children, which I’m sure parents would appreciate.
All in all, a great night, with good food and friendly staff.

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Donna Johnson

OMG this place rocks the food awesome
The service was first class and friendly
We had mains and couldn’t fault any meal
We decided to have a dessert platter to share if you ever get the chance to dine at Freight bar and restaurant you will not regret the decision the mains 10/10 and the desert plate consisting of 4 different desserts is something I am going back again and again for it was simply one of the best things / deserts I have ever eaten any where in the world and we have travelled a lot but this meal will NEVER be forgotten. All I can say is I can’t wait to go back again and again and take other family and friends to get them to enjoy that same food experience we had the first time. And just as good was the service friendly fast and in all a fantastic evening. This place needs to be told just how good it truly is WOW WOW WOW

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Vicki Stone

First time user of this app so was guided by their listing of restaurants. Freight Bar & Restaurant ended up ticking all the boxes. Had a great industrial feel as befitted its name & location next to the rail line. Nick looked after us for the evening and was fabulous. Provided great service, made some good suggestions with our drinks and also had a great personality sharing some local stories. Food was tasty and servings generous. As a first we tried the fried pickles... different.. also had the calamari which was delicious aling with the stuffed chicken breast and chicken burger special. All yum! To top off our visit, they also had live entertainment. We were treated to Matty Chaps who was fabulous. Played covers and was getting the whole area involved. Would definitely go back and also recommend to our friends. Of course the sweetener was the trip to the till at the end of the evening with our meal cost halved. Great night!

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Have eaten here on a number of occasions, which actually says it all. Food is tasty, staff are friendly and atmosphere is family friendly as well. Have no hesitation in recommending.

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Donna Johnson

Omg is all i can say the service is first class we were made to very welcome and then the food wow it was just beautiful cant wait to go back.
An absolutely must is the dessert platter is to die for please do yourself huge favour and give this a try

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poor service

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The service was fantastic and quickand the meal was lovely

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Delicious food in a nice relaxed environment. Would definitely recommend.

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Food was good, However the waitress Laura was brilliant, amazing customer service.

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Jessie Laidlaw

Fantastic dinning experience. Meals were decent in size we each had a main some starters followed by the desert tasting tray witch was a real big hit with the kids. Would definitely recommend

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Excellent service - good food. Good family experience.

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Great food, service, ambiance, and did I mention the food?
Four of us ladies dined here on a Friday evening, and could not be happier.
We each had an entree and main; and had we been at home, we would have licked the plates clean!
Serving size was great, particularly for the two of us that can put away a fair portion.
There is no extra charge for various gravies. This might seem somewhat 'tight' on our part; but do find it irksome to be charged extra at some places for what I consider to be part of the meal.
Would we return? Most definitely-again and again. Thanks, and well done Freight Bar.

- dined at Freight Bar & Restaurant on

Food 1: Eye Fillet with veg and gravy/sauce. Steak cooked medium was perfect and tender. Would definitely have again. Very tasty, plentiful, and good range of veg.
Food 2: Salt and pepper calamari salad. Friend said the calamari was extremely tender, and would order again. As any seafood eater will tell you, calamari can so easily go wrong, and be chewy,. Certainly not the case here.
Dessert: Thankfully we opted to share the tasting plate; as we couldn’t finish it. There is more than ample to share, and I would definitely recommend it.
Service was extremely friendly, and as it was a quiet night, we were not rushed out the door on completion of the meal. Our experience was of a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.
There is also a play area for children, which I’m sure parents would appreciate.
All in all, a great night, with good food and friendly staff.

- dined at Freight Bar & Restaurant on

Donna Johnson

OMG this place rocks the food awesome
The service was first class and friendly
We had mains and couldn’t fault any meal
We decided to have a dessert platter to share if you ever get the chance to dine at Freight bar and restaurant you will not regret the decision the mains 10/10 and the desert plate consisting of 4 different desserts is something I am going back again and again for it was simply one of the best things / deserts I have ever eaten any where in the world and we have travelled a lot but this meal will NEVER be forgotten. All I can say is I can’t wait to go back again and again and take other family and friends to get them to enjoy that same food experience we had the first time. And just as good was the service friendly fast and in all a fantastic evening. This place needs to be told just how good it truly is WOW WOW WOW

- dined at Freight Bar & Restaurant on

Tara McKinnon

Wonderful dining experience, the food and the service were fantastic! We will definitely be back!

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Sal Bennett

Welcoming, super helpful and delicious food. Freight bar were so accommodating to all our requests. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food!

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Louise Jones

We had the whole place to ourselves before the weekend rush. Our 3 year old loves the toy area and the range of beer always delights my husband.

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Vicki Stone

First time user of this app so was guided by their listing of restaurants. Freight Bar & Restaurant ended up ticking all the boxes. Had a great industrial feel as befitted its name & location next to the rail line. Nick looked after us for the evening and was fabulous. Provided great service, made some good suggestions with our drinks and also had a great personality sharing some local stories. Food was tasty and servings generous. As a first we tried the fried pickles... different.. also had the calamari which was delicious aling with the stuffed chicken breast and chicken burger special. All yum! To top off our visit, they also had live entertainment. We were treated to Matty Chaps who was fabulous. Played covers and was getting the whole area involved. Would definitely go back and also recommend to our friends. Of course the sweetener was the trip to the till at the end of the evening with our meal cost halved. Great night!

- dined at Freight Bar & Restaurant on

Our first time eating here but it definitely won't be our last. Fantastic choice, scrumptious food, great kids play area. Highly recommend.

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Delicious! From the first bite to the last. Obliging staff also let us share two mains so we could sample more of the menu. If you crave spiced sauces and meats from the South, the meat plate is a terrific choice. Our other meal was calamari, fresh, tasty on a Morrish mixed salad. You won’t be disappointed!

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