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Flying Horse, Ballarat, AU-VIC

Flying Horse

4.1
4.1
178 Reviews
$41 to $100
Bistro
Located 5 mins minutes from Ballarat CBD the Flying Horse Entertainment Venue offers a 120 seat bistro with a new look menu including a $20 senior menu, kids menu, state of the art kids play space and function facilities. Available 7 days a week.

Offering ample parking facilities from small to large vehicles including buses with front door access for motorised scooters and wheelchairs.

With TAB, KENO and Live Entertainment the Flying Horse offers a safe and friendly environment for families and friends to enjoy, any day of the week.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 5335 9040 ext. 1
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Classic bistro style service, order at the register with our friendly staff and your meal will be delivered to your table in a timely manner. We offer a full menu as well as a lunch and dessert menu, we have numerous options for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan customers.
  • Area
    Ballarat
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 178 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Child-friendly

  • Ballarat

    Best Value

  • Ballarat

    Great for brunch

  • Ballarat

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Ballarat

    Good for groups

  • Ballarat

    Healthy

  • Ballarat

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Ballarat

    Lively

  • Ballarat

    Most Booked

178 Reviews
  1. Boney

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As I have an adult sister with special needs who doesn't eat much. I was disappointed when I asked if I could order from the children menu and I was told that would be fine but I had to pay an extra $5.00 I have never had this happen anywhere else.

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  2. DARYLR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good value for money. Schnitzels well cooked and presented at a very good price. Lots of options, nice cold beer.

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  3. Ange

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We where a big group but some finishing as others meals only coming out, very slow service tonight. Under cooked chicken, was returned to kitchen and told just pink! Chicken should not be pink!

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  4. AlbyB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service. Staff were very friendly and efficient.

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  5. Cath

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Great meal. Fast arrival of food. Value for money

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  6. HelenT

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    8 meals served at our table and all were delicious. Staff always courteous and attentive. Great atmosphere too.

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  7. HayleyQ

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, great staff, a nice family meal, play area fantastic.

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  8. EmmaG

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything was amazing and our group loved it. The place was full of families and lots of noisy children and crying babies on a Sunday night. Would be a great place for meals out with a young family.

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  9. CherylM

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The lambs fry was delicious and perfect serve size. The playground was a let down because it was hidden out of sight. It meant an adult had to in and supervise and be isolated from their dinner party.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was absolutely delicious. Fish was so fresh and tasty. Parma was perfect balance and the kids nuggets are delish! We ordered some dessert at the end, wouldn’t recommend. They don’t taste the best. Vanilla slice was discoloured and the custard had split, making the dessert “solid”. The 2 young female staff members were very understanding of the issue and it was resolved.

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  11. AlbyB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service. Would definitely recommend them.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food great service and loved the place we say a beautiful feel and quiet 🥰

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  13. KylieK

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Meals were plentiful, hot and cooked right. Not too sure about the new renovation, I would rather eat my meal looking out at the track rather than walls… the pokies are now in that area. It has been 2 yrs since I’d been there for a meal.

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  14. RebeccaA

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was poor took 20mins to order drinks, meals came out wrong

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  15. Nana

    Exclusive

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service good, considering he was new staff member. Food very good, overall very good.

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  16. ShakiaS

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We always love coming to this restaurant, however we always get seated by the door, and find ourselves gaining the cold air every time the door opens.

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  17. KarynN

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We arrived 10 minutes early and informed them we need 2 extra seats they quickly went and organised that The meal was very nice and good value however we did wait 50 minutes for it which was abit ridiculous because it wasn’t busy but overall it was great 😊

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    My meal did not come to the table with the other me and I had to ask where it was. I did receive a free drink. Another diner did not get their dessert and we had to ask 3 times before it came out. Food was ok. Seniors meal was good value for money. My meal was not quite as described.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Revamp was much needed. Service could have been better, left standing at the reception desk for too long. Food was okay but not outstanding, typical pub fare.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    This is the second time in a row that I was charged for an extra meal that I didn't order and it was by the exact same server. The meals were disgusting, staff not helpful. Will never go back here again and do not recommend them to anyone. One of the the staff actually said to us that they never order the Schnitzels anymore because of how bad the quality is so that is saying something!!!

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  21. LozzA

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was beautiful just the food came out at all different times some fast some slow

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  22. Disturbed

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Four of us had nice meals that were a decent size and looked appetizing, however my daughter chose the fish and chips from the kids' menu that was very disappointing. Both the fish and the chips were way over cooked and was very dry. If I had of cooked a meal like that, I would have thrown it in the bin. Also, the meals were a bit overpriced. The kids' room was popular and clean. Overall, ok but I doubt we would go back.

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  23. Marcos

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistent in service, food, ambience, ordering and facilities. Clean and well maintained. A great all-round experience for any occasion.

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  24. TraceyN

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Venue needs to include the information about extensive wait times (over 45min) for meals (currently on a sign when you walk in) onto their website so that newbies know - had we known we wouldn’t have booked. My meal (roast of the day - lamb) was average and overcooked. Veggies were great and abundant. My husband said his meal (mixed grill) was great. Both meals were large. Noisy venue (understandably as it’s really a family bistro), with kids running wild everywhere - would be nice if a parent or guardian took some responsibility and looked after their children. Overall okay but won’t be returning in a hurry.

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  25. TiarneN

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, both my partner and I enjoyed our meals.

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  26. Ashlea

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    10/10 awesome Parma. All good meals. Family friendly. Loved by all!

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  27. SuzanneJ

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Under staffed and over booked . Booked for 10. The wait time was terrible and kids meals come out last and by that time kids were tired and cranky . I had cheese garlic bread that came out the same time as my Lamb's fry .Lamb's fry it was well over cooked and very dry .

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  28. SimoneM

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Food took well over half an hour to come out , chicken parmas were burnt , sat next to a large group of people who were loud , when there were plenty of other tables available.. probably one of the worst meals I’ve ever had and wouldn’t go back again

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  29. Matt

    Victoria

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Had to ask for a menu 5+ mins after we sat down there wasn’t any menus on our table when we got to our table. Food was great

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  30. Emma

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The updates of the place are nice but staff personalities & the food is appalling. Won’t go back. Food was actually disgusting. Playground doors are unsafe & close on you when it’s not clear to to do so. Wouldn’t recommend going here. Save your money & go elsewhere.

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  31. ColinC

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very busy night, order taking was efficient. Time to delivery of order was quite acceptable; found the noise level in the eating area very high and distracting, not that any particular table was loud or unruly, just the combined noise level was very high and very annoying. Possibly has something to do with the design of the eating area, and height of ceilings. Acoustic type tiles on the roof might be beneficial. As tables emptied, the noise level dropped significantly

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  32. SharonT

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, friendly staff, lovely playground for the grandchildren.

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  33. Graceface

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I have noticed with guacamole that majority is not ripe and it’s been rock hard to bite. Generally all food is great otherwise It appeared the staff were quite frustrated and slightly rude, wasn’t that busy so disappointing. Usually a great experience

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  34. BelindaA

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's was lovely lunch a great place for a get together with friends and family

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  35. John

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was overall not to bad ordering our meals took for ever due to one staff taking them and felt like the food was been thrown on the table when brought to us while waiting for our meal we observed staff giving away patrons table’s away while up ordering there meals and coming back and other patrons seating in them overall our meals where up to satisfactory would I come back probably not .

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  36. KarenE

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent can’t speak highly enough of the staff , the food , first time in a long time I’ve been out and throughly enjoyed myself , Foof excellent quality amf served ina timely manner and hot

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  37. AndreaD

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Not enough staff taking orders, took an hour and a half to recieve food.

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  38. TiarnaJ

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great service and amazing food but one barman stuffed up multiple cocktails.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Crispy-skin salmon meal was delicious. Mexican burrito bowl was very good. All round great experience.

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  40. Ebony

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Waitress mistook our order so we were missing an entire meal. Staff were bringing meals out one at a time, when the rest of the tables meals weren’t ready. Staff were talking amongst themselves instead of serving customers. Had to get our own cutlery, glasses etc as staff did not set up table.

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Flying Horse is rated 4.1 stars by 178 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Flying Horse

Bray Raceway, Bell St,, Ballarat, AU-VIC 3350

Additional information

  • Area
    Ballarat
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–8:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Parking
  • Payment Options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 5335 9040 ext. 1
  • Catering
    Classic bistro style service, order at the register with our friendly staff and your meal will be delivered to your table in a timely manner. We offer a full menu as well as a lunch and dessert menu, we have numerous options for gluten free, vegetarian and vegan customers.
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