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The Barrelroom

$$ - $$$, , Vegetarian Friendly
354 Sundown Road, Ballandean, Queensland 4382, Australia
+61 7 4684 1326
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“lunch” (74 reviews)
“venison” (10 reviews)
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Contemporary, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
354 Sundown Road, Ballandean, Queensland 4382, Australia
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

Hats off to the people running the Barrelroom. The dishes were all so well done. Venison perfection. Marshmallow dessert delicious and different.

1  Thank EllieFen
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We were a large group who were accommodated with every request. Nothing was too difficult for staff at this establishment. Even when we asked if we could be seated outside for the tastings, this met with a smile. The staff conducting the tastings were lovely...More

1  Thank Kazza D
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. The food was innovative and delicious and the menu was diverse without being overwhelming. The selection of Balladeen estate wines compliment the food beautifully with a number being available by the glass. The service and atmosphere were also great. It...More

1  Thank Louise D
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We were delighted with our lunchtime visit. Fortunately we had booked as many people were being turned away so highly recommend booking if you are planning to dine here. The service was friendly and efficient from start to finish. The food was some of the...More

1  Thank brisvegas1954
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

After a morning of wine tasting we had been recommended to visit the barrel room at Ballandean, we were not disappointed. The waitress was friendly and funny, the drinks were of course great, but the food was exceptional. Some warm fresh bread, pate, yabbies and...More

1  Thank PD777Aus
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

A fantastic atmosphere, superb service and a menu that is second to none! Highly recommend the cauliflower entree and the chicken main meal - all I can say is WOW! This is a must if you are visiting the area!

1  Thank Jill C
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

As a group of ten we booked lunch at the Barrel Room. The ambience is lovely and our meals were delicious. Equivalent to Brisbane prices but followed through with great technique and flavours. The favourite at our table was the kangaroo tail. Would recommend eating...More

1  Thank Debab_63
Reviewed 6 August 2017

My husband and I had the 7 course degustation with matching wines. The food was absolutely delicious and can't wait to do it again! Portions for each course are generous so take your appetite.

1  Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 31 July 2017

We were there for dinner on a quiet Sunday evening so did not face some of the delays in service that others have commented on. The service was excellent. The food was very good. While the menu is limited there were sufficient excellent choices for...More

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My partner and I had a Degustation Dining Experience that was the best we've ever had. Not only was our waiter so well informed and professional but the food was out of this world. Combinations that drew on every tastebud in my mouth and the...More

1  Thank barbarapower
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17 May 2016|
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Response from TheBarrelroom | Property representative |
Hi Tilly, Catering for gluten intolerances is not at all a problem! With a few exceptions, most of our menu is gluten free and if not, can be modified slightly so that it is suitable and we always substitute the glutinous... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$27
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 354 Sundown Road, Ballandean, Queensland 4382, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Ballandean
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4684 1326
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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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