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The Gallery Bistro at Craig's Royal Hotel

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10 Lydiard St S, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5331 1377
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
European, Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
10 Lydiard St S, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to Her Majestys on Saturday night 15/07 with friends and after the show went across to Craigs Royal Hotel in the Beautiful Bar for some drinksy winksys and served by Brad his name was and he was such a gentleman and treated us like...More

Thank dagrouch17
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked for a Friday lunch which was not essential as for most of 2 hours we were there we were the only patrons. We had the fish which was nice but you had to order sides to make a meal of it. Good and...More

Thank Keryn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant shocked us. The Craig Hotel is supposed to be the grandest hotel in Ballarat but the dining room is a disappointment as far as decor goes, it has the ambience of a generic chain. It should reek of high Victorian gold rush glamour....More

1  Thank Johnny R
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Very attentive staff and gorgeous decor. I felt I was in a grand restaurant in France!! The wine list was comprehensive and the food was really enjoyable. I would have dinner here again.

Thank Simonem233
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We have dined here a number of times and it just gets better; Quality food and service at reasonable prices.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We started with the complimentary bread which was warm and very nice. We followed this with half a dozen natural oysters which were just so fresh, and the French onion soup. The soup was the nicest I have ever had. For mains we had the...More

Thank Idaellen
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Awesome service with very friendly and efficient staff. The meal was the best Linguini Marinara I've every had. My friends had a Beef dish and both commented "It was to die for". We had a pre theatre dinner, in at 6 and out by 7....More

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch and were very pleased with choice. Cottoletta was delicious and the rack of lamb was very tender . The presentation was excellent. Service was friendly and we were shown some of the rooms as well as one of the small private dining...More

Thank Silken93
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were looking forward to our Craig's dinner, especially since the association with Ian Curley from the European, a restaurant we frequent regularly and love. Did it live up to expectations? Mmm no. Loads of young staff who were busy doing not a lot. Did...More

Thank Pandy63
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Father and son enjoyed a beer or two and a great chat with the barman and as it was a slow night, the guys had a look at why this hotel has the reputation it has.

1  Thank Vet6869
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Lydiard St S, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5331 1377
  • E-mail
Dine in air conditioned comfort on a sunny afternoon or under the stars in the evening. Serving Breakfast, lunch and dinner in a spacious light filled glass roofed conservatory in the historic courtyard of Craig’s Royal Hotel. The perfect place for informal dining.

A fine selection of beverages featuring the best of local, regional, Australian and international wines is available - with many by the glass and priced to suit the everyday diner.

Open for Breakfast from 7am and lunch and dinner every day of the week.

Reservations are recommended - Phone
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