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The Gallery Restaurant 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 good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“chateaubriand” (8 reviews)
“ocean trout” (6 reviews)
“gnocchi” (13 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
European, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
10 Lydiard St S, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Had our Anniversary lunch and the food and service was excellent. It was quiet during midweek lunch which suited us fine for a very relaxing meal. Presentation of the food was up with some of the best I have had. could not fault any aspect...More

Thank Garry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Ballarat on a stunning Spring afternoon. Looking to have a little celebration dinner after a great week, we booked a table at The Gallery Bistro using Dimmi. No lunch, we were starving. What a superb venue, with warm greetings upon arrival and...More

Thank CountryCol
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for a birthday dinner and was welcomed with a complimentary glass of sparkling, which was a nice start to the evening. Oysters were excellent, arancini were possibly the best we had eaten. Mains of pork and trout were very nice, and wine...More

Thank Fi S
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Enjoyed most of the food and our waitress was great. This is a keeping up with the cooking shows type of menu in part and whilst the carpaccio of fish with sea vegetables worked great the so called cheesecake was a mess of numerous extra...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful!! Food was fantastic & service very good. Thanks Chris (waiter) Had the duck absolutely divine

Thank Selim Y
Reviewed 24 October 2017

It is 5 months since our last visit and once again we were well served. We were a table of 4 for a special Sunday lunch. The menu has changed a little since our last visit and the quality remains very high. We shared the...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Generous entree portions and main portions given the current trend to charge the price for a main and receive the size of an entree.The duck main, cooked to perfection. Pleasant atrium style room. Great local wine list. Highly recommended.

Thank colourfulcloud
Reviewed 9 October 2017 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 23 September 2017 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 21 September 2017 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
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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, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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