Open Friday & Saturday nights only. Bookings essential.

Enquiries & Booking call (03) 4310 7238

13 Lydiard Street North Ballarat

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The earth is the earth as a peasant sees it, the world is the world as a duchess sees it, and anyway, a duchess would be nothing if the earth was not there as the peasant sees it.

Gertrude Stein

TASTE EARTH

Bookings

We offer a sumptuous five-course degustation menu for $110.

We’re open from 5.30 PM until 11.00 PM Friday and Saturday. We accept reservations for single tables up to eight. More than 8 will be split tables.

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Give the gift of an experience that the recipient will long remember. Peasant gift cards are a convenient way to let people know you think the world of them.

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Peasant offers vegetarian and gluten free options and will cater for many dietary requirements.

We pride ourselves on the freshness of our produce, the bold creative combinations and satisfying flavours of our vegetarian dishes.

Some recent dishes have included

Rosemary & mint Roast Butternut Pumpkin, Soft Herb Polenta, French Beans, Grilled Zucchini with Rosemary Butter Sauce

Roast Pumpkin & Artichokes, Tomato, Red Wine & Capsicum Sauce, Pearl Couscous, Cucumber & Red Onion Salad, Barrel Aged Feta

and

Slow Roast Greek Aubergine, Lemon Potatoes, Green Bean & Roast Garlic Salad, Olive Tapenade

Sound delightful?

Book now and experience Peasant your way, don't forget to include dietary instructions with your booking.

https://peasant.net.au/bookings/

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Menu reveal

Thank you for the amazing response to our last menu reveal, the revelation was so successful we are presenting that universal favourite again on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th in case any of our fabulous patrons missed out.

That's right this weekend we're serving the rightly famous and divine goats cheese gnocchi, surrounded by a new compliment of wonderfully sympathetic dishes.

Come along this weekend and try the indescribably delicious flavour and unique texture that no-one else makes.

Book now for Friday or Saturday night and don't miss out on this fabulous treat, the rest of the menu is a closely guarded secret as usual. Peasant regulars know that it's going to be stupendous.

Come and experience this heavenly gnocchi first hand book now https://peasant.net.au/bookings/ or call (03) 4310 7238

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Heirloom Catering Co. is now officially open and ready to take your booking.

Weddings, corporate events and private parties catered with the best seasonal food, beautiful wine selections, professional serving staff and premiere execution.

When we initially announced that Heirloom Catering Co. was coming in early 2023 we were blown away the resulting avalanche of requests for our services. Booking are filling fast, if you would like a quote for your wedding, corporate event or private party, now is a great time to ensure that you secure us for 2023, 24, 25 and beyond.

Our custom menu service is proving to be one of our more popular services, contact us now to arrange your custom menu, serving options and to plan your event.

https://peasant.net.au/heirloom-catering-co/

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Menu reveal

Peasant fans, we've promised you that we'd mention when your favourites turn up on the forthcoming menu for the weekend.

This weekend we're serving the rightly famous and divine goats cheese gnocchi and polenta croquets too.

Both are the subject of numerous enquiries and requests, you have to try each at least once in your lifetime. There's a reason they're so popular, both are indescribably delicious with a unique texture that no-one else makes.

"They are good, really good."
- Peter Ford.

Book now for Saturday night and don't miss out on this fabulous double treat, the rest of the menu is a closely guarded secret as usual. Peasant regulars know that it's going to be grand.

Book now https://peasant.net.au/bookings/ or call (03) 4310 7238

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What will the first five dishes of 2023 be?

There is only one way to find out.

Book now for our 2023 opening weekend.

https://peasant.net.au/bookings/

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A very happy new year.

Lovers of fine food & wine rejoice - Peasant is returning in 2023.

Yes it's true - we're returning in 2023, officially reopening on the Friday 13th of January, it will be a special evening not to be missed, book early to avoid disappointment.

Places are currently available for Friday the 13th and Saturday the 14th of January.

Book now https://peasant.net.au/bookings/

or call (03) 4310 7238

We look forward to seeing you on opening night.

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And that’s a wrap for 2022

Thank you to all our customers, suppliers, and creative team for making Peasant a success in 2022. The feedback we have received has been amazing and has led to multiple extensions to our original cheeky little pop-up plans.

The good news is Peasant will be back in the new year, accompanied by the new catering arm of the business Heirloom Catering Co. With bookings and enquires already coming in for both ventures in the new year, we are looking forward to great things in 2023.

We hope those who are getting a break at this time enjoy it, and those who keep the world running and its' people safe over these holidays know how much we appreciate all you do.

Merry Christmas, and happy new year.

Take care of each other out there, and we will see you in 2023.

Dan & Doug
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Start spreading the news - coming to Ballarat in 2023

From the team that brings you Peasant a unique catering service has been created that combines the best seasonal food, beautiful wine selections, professional serving staff and premiere execution of all events styles.

Heirloom Catering Co. is introducing individually tailored menus delivering high-end restaurant-quality food to any location within the Goldfields and the Western District of Victoria in 2023.

Read more here http://peasant.net.au/heirloom-catering-co/ booking and enquiries.

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At last heirloom tomatoes are in.

Meaning, in the spirit of seasonality, you will encounter them on your future visit to peasant in forms such as...

Pink Grapefruit & Herb Cured Veal, Heirloom Tomato & Bocconcini Salad or the vegetarian version

Thyme & Garlic Cured Beetroot, Heirloom Tomato & Bocconcini Salad.

Book now find out what's on the menu.

https://peasant.net.au/bookings/

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Rejoice fans of Peasant gnocchi...

We are breaking with tradition today and letting the metaphorical goose out of the bag.

This weekend's menu includes Chef Douglas Kerr's legendary goat's cheese gnocchi.

For those of you that have tried this dish you know what you are in for. Everyone else should try this at least once.

The texture and flavour of this supreme variant of potato dumplings is almost beyond description, a soft, yet crisp, pillowy and light combination of laboriously and meticulously combined ingredients.

This week served with fresh peas and asparagus, lemon butter and feta cheese.

Bookings are open for this Friday and Saturday, don't miss out, as gnocchi is only available on rare occasions.

https://peasant.net.au/bookings/

Ring bells & spread the word.
Comment if you've tried it.

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A lovely customer said "Your eatery sounds amazing".

Spiced roast lamb ribs says yes.

Bookings are still open for tonight Saturday the 14th of October.

Book here https://peasant.net.au/bookings/ or call (03) 4310 7238

You owe yourself an evening at Peasant.
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Try out our obsession with texture and flavour.

Bookings are now open for Friday & Saturday.

Book here https://peasant.net.au/bookings/

If you would like to talk to us about your dietary requirements or have any other questions call 03 4310 7238

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♎ Librans you should definitely book for Friday the 6th of October.

An auspicious day for degustation and the consumption of fine wines, the way is clear and bookings for Friday are open until midnight Tuesday.

The menu is mysterious until the evening and always a delight, Chef is endlessly inventive.

Mark the date October 6th, a memorable evening awaits.

https://peasant.net.au/bookings/

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Once Upon a Time

A subterranean feast and a staircase to nowhere.

Five unique courses, matched wines and ethereal entertainment in a restaurant that never was.

Once Upon a Time is a five-course degustation matched with Best's Great Western Wines, delivered in the basement of the Ballarat Mechanics Institutes (BMI), A room that was intended to be a restaurant but never came to be.

153 years after its creation, we are bringing it to life for one night with Peasant's signature modern take on European peasant food. An ethereal progressive musical performance by Amie Brulee. And the best of Best's wine.

A night of choreographed food, wine and art that conjures the mood of this long-forgotten space in one of Ballarat’s most loved heritage buildings.

Part of the @melbfoodandwine Ballarat Unlocked.

Tickets on sale 30 September https://bit.ly/3rl6bla

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Have you been thinking about a special night out and haven't had a chance to book?

We have some times available for Friday evening the 23rd of September.

At the prompts on our booking widget, set the date (23rd) select the number of people and then the service, in this case dinner.

The system will say "No times available for "Dinner" service on 23 Sep", please ignore that and click the blue 'Join Standby' button.

We'll contact you directly to confirm your booking for Friday the 23rd.

Talk soon. See you then.
https://peasant.net.au/bookings/
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Do you need to discuss your dietary or other special requirements?

Would you like to find out a bit more about the mystery that is Peasant before you book?

We are now taking phone bookings on (03) 4310 7238

Let's see if we can fit you in this Friday or Saturday.

It's always better when you get a human.

Talk soon...
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Ballarat's newest and oldest dining experience. 13 Lydiard Street North Ballarat, VIC 3350

Peasant Gastronomy 2022