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The Barrelroom

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$$ - $$$
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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354 Sundown Road, Ballandean, Queensland 4382, Australia
+61 7 4684 1326
11:00 - 22:00
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Thu - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I held a 70th Birthday lunch for 30 family and friends in Jan 2017. We were invited to use the private dining room, that worked very well. The food was wonderful and the wait staff were very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their 2 course meal and the occasion.

Thank Marion W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I had the pork my wife had the fish. Both meals were absolutely fantastic, I can't remember having a better meal. The service was also outstanding

Thank Perry S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We called in to Ballandean Wines to taste some wine on Saturday on our way home from two weeks away. A lady came next to us; she had just had lunch in The Barrelroom Cafe (it is located inside, next to the tasting area). She was from Melbourne and stated lunch was stunning - as good as any in Melbourne... More 

Thank BrisCouple57
Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We didnt know what to expect from the Barrrel room but we had dinner there and the food was tastebud tantilising. The devotion to presentation, taste and passion just blew us away. The food is all locally sourced and we enjoyed the pork special which was exquisite. If you are in the granite belt, be sure to look up the... More 

Thank lifesabeachdesign
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

From the moment you walk into the Barrelroom, you feel a warm welcome. Delicious smells coming from the kitchen awaken your senses and ready you for a wonderful taste experience. All foods are locally sourced or prepared in the kitchen at the Barrelroom by the enthusiastic young owners. The fresh bread and house-marinated olives are a great start to the... More 

Thank Gina R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Delicious meals that have served to introduce my young 12 and 10 year old daughters to truly skilled cooking. The meals had a multitude of subtle flavours that complemented the main element of our dishes. Well done to the chef and team, highly recommended.

Thank Kevin W
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Ballandean estate is a long established vineyard still owned by the Puglisi family and after my tasting I ate in the barrel room which was highly satisfactory from all points of view. It is a pleasant and well appointed vineyard restaurant with excellent service and very good food including good locally baked bread with cultured butter and an excellent and... More 

Thank Ken G
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The food menu is small but the food itself is quite good. The waiters have a very extended knowledge of the food they are serving I was under the impression they work at the kitchen too, Very friendly. It is very easy to combine with a wine tasting at Ballandean estate wines, and you may order your food while doing... More 

Thank seasonedvisitor
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food at the Barrellroom was sumptuous and the matching wines were delicious. I would recommend this restaurant as a definite on your next visit to Ballandean.

Thank petercS9047KG
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Restaurant is typical of winery. Big barrels arround. Very rustic. Food exceptional. Staff were friendly and attentive. Great place to dine.

Thank Lorraine O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 29
Contemporary, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 354 Sundown Road, Ballandean, Queensland 4382, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Ballandean
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4684 1326
We believe in keeping our food mileage low, utilising the abundant produce in the area and working with both local farmers and the seasons to showcase what the Granite Belt has to offer. We support free range and sustainable farming practices, as well as organic where possible, and have given ourselves a strict three hour radius in which to source our produce - if we cannot get something within this radius, we simply do not use it. We allowed three hours so we were able to reach Ballina for seafood, however most things are coming from much closer to home. Currently our pork, tomatoes and garlic come from within minutes of the restaurant. Because we use such local produce, for the most part we are unable to order in cuts of meat, so meat comes to us as whole beasts, if not delivered by the farmer who raised and slaughtered it, then by the butcher who did. For this reason, you will notice our mains will often feature a cut of meat as well as a braise so we can utilise and pay homage to the whole animal. Everything possible is produced in house including the bread, cultured cream and butter and we like to feature wild foraged ingredients on our menu. We welcome you warmly to The Barrelroom and hope you can appreciate the effort we put into designing a menu that is not only delicious, but mindful, clever and above all, respectful of the produce we utilise.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?