A new mecca of wine, spirits, cocktails and fun Asian cuisine

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A brand spanking new bar has opened its doors in Ballarat – and it’s giving the people what they want.

Roy Hammond is the city’s newest treasure trove of wine, spirits and cocktails, but also serves up a stellar menu of Asian food – making for a real no-brainer when it comes to Friday night tipples.

Owner Brian Taylor says he wanted to provide an opportunity to experience great drinks and fab food in a unique, casual, and vibrant space.

“We love Asian food and it is a perfect match with the gin, whiskey, wine and saki we have from all over the world,” Brian says.

Opening just in time for the summer season, patrons can dine inside or outside and soak up the merchant’s shop industrial vibes that ooze from the bar’s interior.

According to Brian, food favourites so far include fried chicken and bao buns while the gin-based Cherry Blossom and bourbon-based Fist Full of Bourbon have quickly become popular choices.

With all food made in-house, a clear focus on drinks, as well as eight taps of local brews, there is no doubt Roy’s is set to become a firm fave amongst locals and visitors alike.

“The mood is casual, vibrant, and somewhere to enjoy a well-made cocktail or wine with friends,” Brian says.


WHAT: Roy Hammond
WHERE: 24-28 Armstrong St North, Ballarat Central