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Black Cat Truffle By Liam Downes, Wattle Flat, AU-VIC

Black Cat Truffle By Liam Downes

5.0
5
22 Reviews
$101 and over
Modern Australian

Discover Black Cat Truffles by Liam Downes, an idyllic farm in Victoria's central highlands, a short 15-minute drive from Ballarat's CBD. Specialising in Black Perigord truffles in winter and tuber aestivum in summer, our sensory journey includes truffle experiences and cuisine by chef Liam Downes in our 24-seat restaurant and gardens.
Whether for a Friday long lunch or a three-hour truffle experience with a chef's degustation, our offerings cater to diverse preferences. Emphasizing a farm-to-plate philosophy, we prioritize ingredient sourcing from our farm and the local landscape. Join us for a culinary adventure, delighting in the freshest flavours of the season.
Our commitment to sustainability and local partnerships ensures each dish reflects the region. The lush landscapes surrounding our farm contribute to a truly immersive experience, inviting you to connect with nature and indulge in truffle-infused creations.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0428 035 083
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual

Experiences

  • Dining at Black Cat

    $110.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in a captivating dining experience at our truffle farm during months when truffles lay dormant. Amidst the tranquility, we present a culinary journey emphasising the season, showcasing the finest in fresh local produce and carefully selected wines. Our curated menu, for $110 per person, celebrates the rich offerings of the Central Highlands, designed to highlight culinary treasures. Immerse yourself in a feast of flavours, where each dish thoughtfully reflects the heart of this picturesque landscape. Join us for an unforgettable dining escapade, where the bountiful harvest of the Central Highlands takes centre stage, promising a truly gratifying experience.
    Dining at Black Cat photo
  • Dining at Black Cat

    $110.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Indulge in a captivating dining experience at our truffle farm during months when truffles lay dormant. Amidst the tranquility, we present a culinary journey emphasising the season, showcasing the finest in fresh local produce and carefully selected wines. Our curated menu, for $110 per person, celebrates the rich offerings of the Central Highlands, designed to highlight culinary treasures. Immerse yourself in a feast of flavours, where each dish thoughtfully reflects the heart of this picturesque landscape. Join us for an unforgettable dining escapade, where the bountiful harvest of the Central Highlands takes centre stage, promising a truly gratifying experience.
    Dining at Black Cat photo
  • Mothers Day in the Piedmont

    $120.00 per person

    Prepaid

    11 May - 12 May 2024
    Join us for a delightful Mother's Day lunch inspired by the flavors of Piedmont, one of our favourite wine and food regions. Indulge in a three-course meal crafted to showcase the rich culinary heritage of Piedmont, paired with a glass of sparkling wine upon arrival, and some matched wines throughout. At 12pm for just $120 per person, immerse yourself in an exquisite dining experience that celebrates the essence of Italian cuisine and the spirit of Mother's Day. Treat your mum to a memorable culinary journey that she'll cherish forever. All dietaries must be communicated when reserving as dietaries cannot be catered for on the day.
    Mothers Day in the Piedmont photo

What 22 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

5.0
5 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 5Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Best Overall

  • Victoria

    Best Food

  • Victoria

    Best Service

  • Victoria

    Best Ambience

  • Victoria

    Best Value

  • Victoria

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Victoria

    Modern Australian

  • Ballarat

    Best Overall

  • Ballarat

    Best Food

  • Ballarat

    Best Service

  • Ballarat

    Best Ambience

  • Ballarat

    Best Value

  • Ballarat

    Great for brunch

  • Ballarat

    Good for business meals

  • Ballarat

    Good for business meals

  • Ballarat

    Innovative

  • Ballarat

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Ballarat

    Good for groups

  • Ballarat

    Healthy

  • Ballarat

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Ballarat

    Good for special occasions

  • Ballarat

    Vegetarian-friendly

22 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The A le cart menu Brunch is absolutely amazing not only for value for money (our party was so full afterwards we were unable to have a coffee and cake we had planned afterwards at another location) but the food itself was absolutely amazing and to pay less than most cafes in Ballarat was the cherry on top. Do yourself a favour, if you are looking for great food, amazing service and a beautiful location this is the place to take your lover, friend or family member to impress.

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  2. ShellyB

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and very friendly service. Looking forward to dining there again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked here for a birthday lunch and we couldn’t have had a better time. Accommodated a vegetarian option last minute - and not just an easy substitute, but gorgeous, well-thought out flavours. General service was perfect - friendly with exactly the right amount of attention. A true hidden gem: one of the best dining experiences we’ve had. We’ll be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting and fantastic food. Just had a delicious Autumn Brunch today

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went with my young children and they were so accommodating. Beautiful brunch from the atmosphere to the food and staff. Well worth the trip out.

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  6. SR1946M

    Melbourne

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. Friendly and efficient staff. I would highly recommend Black Cat Truffle to anyone!

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  7. LaurenC

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and wine!! Enjoyable as always. Everything was lovely.

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  8. BrettG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there fro brunch 2/3/24 not knowing what to expect - greeted enthusiastically on arrival by staff member who had laid out tables for those that had booked early both inside & out due to early morning cool - sat outside with lovely area to look at - menue was perfect for brunch - shared a bruschetta & then we had the Croque Madame & Zucchini Fritters...bruschetta was so fresh & best ever tasyted - other meals were first class...nothing was too much for the Owner, who eagerly answered our questions, and advised how the menu's will run going forward for brunch, degustation & afternoon nibbles- or Staff who are first class...we will be returning

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  9. CarlaW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was phenomenal and the service was outstanding!

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  10. Andy

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Liam’s food is spectacular, well worth the travel if you aren’t lucky enough to live nearby

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FAQs

Black Cat Truffle By Liam Downes is rated 5 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Black Cat Truffle By Liam Downes

150 Howards Rd, Wattle Flat, AU-VIC 3352

Additional information

  • Area
    Wattle Flat
  • Hours of Operation
    Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–5:00 pm Sun 9:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
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