Johnny Alloo

4.7
111 reviews
$41 to $100
Dining Bar
Cafe by day, modern Italian diner by night. Speciality coffee, a thoughtful wine list, hearty, yet refined food & an exciting cocktail menu are on show amidst an iconic 1870's building that pays homage to a 60's design aesthetic.

Experiences

  • Best's Great Western Wine & Dinner Experience

    A$50.00 per personPrepaid

    Jul 17, 2021 only

    Johnny Alloo & Best's Great Western are coming together to deliver a 5-Course Chef's Tasting Menu accompanied by carefully selected, current & back-vintage wines, courtesy of Best's. Founded in 1866, Best's boasts one of Australia's oldest vineyards & we are proud to partner with them for this special evening. We'll be showcasing the best of current vintages along side rare back-vintages, paired beautifully with Chef Andy Gale's curated tasting menu. 5 - Course Chef's Selection w/ matched wines $150pp - all inclusive - dietary requirements can be catered for. $50pp Deposit - payment required upon booking. We look forward to seeing you. Johnny Alloo.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 111 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Will
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

cosy atmosphere with lovely wood fire and friendly staff

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Alex
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great coffee, food was lovely, and staff were extremely responsive. As a small venue with lots of seating, noise was moderate but completely tolerable - even with one of our party having complications with their hearing. Would definitely recommend to others.

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LisaV
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely space. Great food. Good Wine. The Staff are helpful and polite.

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EmilyF
1 review
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous place for a coffee and food. Always great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Disappointed in food choices.

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AnnC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were wonderful. Warm, friendly atmosphere and admirable control of background music to facilitate normal talking voices.
Chefs set menu was delicious and good portion sizes.
A small suggestion would be to create a warmer lighting at the table, lovely to have low lighting but tiny table candles could be improved to enhance ambience.
Interior is a very attractive high end transformation of this heritage building with a rustic/industrial feel.
It’s a great buzzy atmosphere for breakfast, brunch and lunch service and has a quieter relaxing vibe for evening service. Great night out assured.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was great, service was average. We had their Mother's Day lunch set menu. Despite being only a 1hr booking, drinks were slow to be offered. We also weren't shown a menu when other tables were. We also had to ask for the sauce that accompanied the main when it was forgotten

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent evening. First class food (the chef’s selection degustation menu… the mushrooms, oh Lordy, the mushrooms!), a small but solid and well-considered wine list, knockout cocktails (the La Strada Strega was a standout), warm and attentive service, and great ambience in a carefully renovated and updated landmark. Not a cheap night out, but worth every penny. We’ll be back… just try to stop us!

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CharlesS
1 review
Dined on 9 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service amazing. Best food in Ballarat.

LM
LeanneM
3 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Breakfast was lovely. Service very good and the atmosphere was warm and inviting.
Would recommend Johnny to anyone. But be sure to book as they get busy!

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TomM
1 review
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cleaver tasting menu in a relaxed setting with professional and highly personable wait staff. One of our favourite dining experiences ever. Cheers legends.

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SharonW
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Venue is lovely. Would like to have seen more choice for lunch menu.

SM
SallyM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, coffee and service and beautiful space to dine at.

AH
AlissaH
10 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Johnny Alloo is always a delight!

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CarmanK
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Seasonal and fresh ingredients prepared with care and presented beautifully. Accommodated a celiac guest that was part of our group easily.

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AndrewC
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed every time I have been to Johnny Alloo. Great coffee, excellent food, and such a good vibe. Love the decor and the staff are super friendly.

RM
RenaeM
2 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food delicious! The staff were friendly. There is a great selection of wines. We will definitely dine here again.

CK
CafeKate
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Johnny does it all, very well. Efficient and energetic staff who know what they are doing. Food that isn’t ho-hum. Great vibe. Keep it up, Johnny

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SharonT
2 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic from greeting to ‘waddling’ out.

It was an amazing experience and delicious meal that was tweaked for dietary requirements, the recommendations of beverage pairing was superb.

I will be going back regularly as a solo diner for sure! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

JD
JaneD
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the hospitality and friendly informative staff. We appreciated being accomodate as a last minute booking. We will be back again soon.

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Craig
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, service and ambience. Looking forward to returning. We have been there regularly during the day and this was our first dinner at Johnny’s. The transition from cafe to dining experience was faultless and we again find ourselves very feeling very fortunate that Ballarat has another great restaurant to choose from.
Highly recommended

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Ruth
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent personalities between all the staff. Great tasting and variety of food and drinks. Staff very understanding and patient a credit for sure (especially when busy). Thank you to all.

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RachaelA
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and fresh food. The only think I could fault was the lack air flowing in the space. The window was originally open, then they shut it which was hot and stuffy for a small place.

KT
KimberleyT
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love Johnny’s. Always amazing - food and great coffee!

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Kellie
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The peachy boy for brekky was amazing. My husband and I will definitely be returning again soon.

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lozactually
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was looked after by Elissa, who always provides excellent service.

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StephenJ
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Had a great business lunch there. Simple delicious food. Good service. Not too noisy.
Will be back for sure.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great.

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LaurenR
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is outstanding, the food is always fresh and delicious and the whole experience is enjoyable.
We love Johnny Alloo and will be back.

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SarahD
5 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm inviting restaurant, great menu & wonderful service!

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MartinS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, well styled interior, professional service.

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ShelleyD
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous experience with creative food, delicious cocktails and incredibly friendly and helpful staff.

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SusieO
4 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, and selection of wines....

LM
LaviniaM
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

really enjoyed atmosphere and the food was SOOOO good

JC
JessC
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was a little sporadic and there were some issues with paying. The issues got sorted out and were only as a result of technology.
More shade outside would be awesome! Shade sails from the building to the fence would be amazing 👌🏼 Umbrellas hard to angle to avoid the sun but outside a lovely space that would be enjoyed more with extra shade (and cover for Ballarat winter!)

KT
KateT
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. I attended with my 2 little boys , the staff where fantastic and I got to enjoy a lovely date night with my boys.

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SharonT
2 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch date with someone who enjoys great quality food and matched service

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SerenaJ
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our breakfast was truly wonderful. Each of the 3 dishes we ordered (home-made crumpets with thick cut bacon, scrambled eggs with white anchovies & the mango coconut quinoa bowl) was remarkable and warranted a return visit. 'Alchemy' is the first word that comes to mind in terms of the food that we experienced at Johnny Alloo!

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AlissaH
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was out waitress' first day and she nailed it. Food and coffee excellent, as always.

NJ
NannieJ
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favourite I'm going to make my way through the menu, great coffee very friendly staff

FAQs

Johnny Alloo offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0409 639 191.

Johnny Alloo is rated 4.7 stars by 111 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.