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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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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Lydiard St S, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch Sunday, beginning with the duck liver parfait; it was wonderful. The portion was for one, we two shared it and there was enough for at least 2 more. We followed with the rib steak for 2; we asked for it very rare...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am constantly impressed by the Bistro at Craig's! The different staff that work in the Bistro keep it fresh and vibrant; from new staff who are proving their worth to veterans who show why they are the best in their field! Karly, Melissa, Suze,...More

Thank sarahliza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very stylish old-world restaurant. Service is great - Chris provided particularly good table service but all the staff were friendly and helpful. The dinner menu has a reasonable diversity of choices. But we chose 2 similar starters - ocean trout and Yarra...More

Thank LindsayMann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My companion and I were in town for the fantastic Ballarat International Foto Biennale and called into the restaurant to view an exhibition and enjoy some lunch. We shared the small charcuterie board for entree which was much, much larger than we thought and quite...More

Thank Salibre
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We wanted something a little bit special to celebrate my daughter's birthday. We found it at The Gallery Bistro. The service was excellent with staff attentive without being intrusive. The menu was explained clearly and when our chosen meals arrived they were beautifully presented and...More

Thank corchard
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This has to be the best venue for quality meals in Ballarat. Sure you can get a pizza or a parmigiana across town but this is fine dining. Extensive menu and great wait staff in a great environment. Simply the best dining in Ballarat.

Thank Steven J
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The baked cauliflower is great. Awesome selection of wines. Steak was not the greatest. Had a win on the pokies though so that was good :).

Thank brettapettingill
Reviewed 23 July 2017

The most beautiful hotel in Ballarat! Dining was wonderful xxxxx Furnishing throughout hotel, everyone will love!

Thank Roma G
Reviewed 17 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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