Fine dining in Ballarat

Welcome to Peasant Restaurant Ballarat, where rustic charm meets culinary excellence. Nestled in the heart of Ballarat, this hidden gem is a haven for food enthusiasts seeking an extraordinary dining experience. Step inside and prepare to embark on a gastronomic journey like no other.

Peasant was born from a modest and transient epicurean affair and has blossomed into an extraordinary eatery devoted to the flavours of European peasantry.

At its core, Peasant reveres the gastronomic artistry that underpins the refined and intricate cooking styles that emerged from humble origins and now reign supreme.

Our establishment thrives on connections—with the seasons, the providers, the patrons, the history, and the horizon.

At Peasant we use locally-sourced seasonal fare, procured from neighbouring suppliers whenever possible.

We all deserve to be spoiled every now and then and we trust that the new pricing will allow many more patrons to enjoy the experience.

The five course degustation is now $95.00

Honouring ancestral customs, we endeavour to safeguard this wisdom by crafting dishes that emanate a fervour for hearty, homegrown cuisine, and boldly experiment with inventive presentations, embracing novel events that cradle food in fresh and enticing ways.

We strive for the tiniest ecological footprint, mindful of both material usage and energy consumption, while maintaining utmost authenticity.

Within this domain, guests are greeted by a kitchen evoking the charm of bygone eras, where the quality of ingredients and the meticulousness of preparation reign supreme.

Nothing is rushed, and everything is freshly harvested—an antithesis to the realm of fast food.

Best restaurant in Ballarat – the service is attentive and incredibly well-informed, with intelligent and ever-changing menu compositions always bringing a sense of surprise and intrigue.

Ed Riley


We offer a sumptuous five-course degustation menu for $95.00

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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Our Location

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

Peasant Gastronomy 2024