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An ever-changing seasonal menu developed with a creative approach to place, produce, flavour and technique which celebrates contemporary Australian Cuisine.

Offering an intimate fine dining experience with only 26 seats, Babae’s menu champions the growers and producers from around the region, including an abundance from our garden.

Tim Foster is the Culinary Director and Executive Chef and he co-owned the award-winning Kyneton restaurant Source Dining, which held a chefs hat for nine consecutive years in The Age’s Good Food Guide. More recently he has owned and run one of Victoria’s top hotels, The Gold Mines Hotel in Bendigo.

Babae places a strong emphasis on the provenance of the food they serve. It is all about the origin and sustainable source of the produce. The menu is very much crafted in partnership with the farmers, breeders, and providores from across the Goldfields region and further afield.

They embrace the best of what’s in season from both local producers and their kitchen farm’s garden. With this seasonality they create menus with a keen eye on the approaching season’s harvest, working hand-in-glove with producers.

Babae offers a seasonally inspired degustation menu to all guests, a four course lunch on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and a seven course dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Babae is located at Hotel Vera Ballarat “Victoria’s hottest new hotel”, The Australian.

Content: Restaurant Babae

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  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

710 Sturt Street, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Thu:

6pm–11pm

Fri-Sat:

12pm–11pm

Sun:

12pm–4pm


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Accessibility Information

  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

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