Red Shop Tea Rooms Sturt St

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  • 1906

    Red Shop tea rooms opens

Two bakers working in the Hope Bakery in nearby Seymour Street moved here and formed a partnership, Anderson and Briant Pty Ltd, before opening the Red Shop Tea Rooms in the 1890s. They created a grand and elegant eatery and bakery with cakes, pies, desserts and all manner of confectionery prepared and baked on the premises for nearly 70 years.

Our refreshment rooms are complete with every convenience. Electric radiators, small and large tables with a nice staff of waitresses to attend to your wishes.Our Factory is the Largest for Pastry in Ballarat... and comprises cake machines, sponge mixers, meat machines, pie machines, cochlea and icing machines and a complete for ice cream. Our decorating surpasses anything in Ballarat."Advertisement, Berringa Herald, 1917

In later decades a new generation and legacy of hospitality began - the Eureka Bistro is now marking over 40 years of cooking and serving Italian cuisine as well as making and serving pizza the Australian way...

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