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#27 of 34 Bar in Ballarat


USD 4 - USD 26
Bar, Pub, Australian
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Reviewed 21 May 2021 via mobile

We came for a 2 night stay at Ballarat and heard about Robin Hood Family Bistro so we thought we’d give it a try. We were greeted by Kate. It wasn’t difficult to see how much she enjoys her job and how warm she is,...she gave us plenty of time to check out the menu and eventually we made a booking for the evening. I’ve never been to a restaurant/pub where they have 33 varieties for Parma! Kate recommended Parma on the menu for the evening as they had a Parma deal - buy one Parma and get the second Parma for $5! After some consideration we gave it a go and it never disappoint! Not only they were delicious, but the portion was huge and came with fresh salads and very tasty chips! We were too full for deserts at the end so we had to give it a miss. Kate was a lovely lady and we saw how passionate she was at her job and despite being a very busy Thursday night, she never forget to come by to check on us to ensure we enjoyed our meal. She’s great asset to the pub and if we ever return to Ballarat again we will surely be back again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 27 December 2020

Havnt lived in ballarat long but so happy we found this place- staff are consistently awesome, food is great - we won’t go anywhere else

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 26 December 2020 via mobile

Hectic Christmas lunch was enjoyable. Nothing fancy and staff were pleasant. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 26 December 2020

We had over 30 people confirmed for lunch and another 20 for drinks (over 50 in total) but the venue we had booked weeks ago ~ the Robin Hood hotel decided to half the space in their function room regardless of the amount of people...attending our event!! They have been horrible to deal with so we now have to find another venue last minute !! Don’t ever trust the a Robin Hood with your function it’s been a disaster!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 25 December 2020

We were welcomed and personally shown our table. Service was excellent. All of our needs were answered promptly. Excellent cuisine on a very busy day. Thank you.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 9 July 2020

I asked everyone who was at my table for a food rating, the average was 7. The waiting staff didn't look very happy.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 11 March 2020

I can’t believe that in 2020 so called “Chef’s” still deep fry Schnitzels & Parma’s. Choose another career. It isn’t that hard to pan fry or cook on a grill plate. No real structure either when it comes to ordering meals, no clear signage showing...“Order Here”. They need to do a lot better I’d say.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 26 February 2020 via mobile

Had Sunday Lunch Seniors Chefs Special $15 Roast Pork would have been nice if they gave us some Crackling and Apple Sauce when we asked why we had neither answer was " We have ran out of it ," maybe they should have informed us...of that when ordering , I would have ordered something else.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 20 January 2020 via mobile

We a family of 6 went to the Robin Hotel hotel for tea. Reception, ordering were fine. We ordered 6 meals at 6.01pm, at 6.10 the 2 kids meals were served, we were the second seated table once ordered. We sat and waited and waited...till 40 minutes had passed. We ordered three deep fried meals and a Kiev, which does take longer to cook, but 40 minutes, I don't think so. So I go back to enquire how the meals are coming along and advised we were next out. I took the delay up with Emma B the "manager" and the excuse was that the Kiev takes longer to cook. Again I queried the time factor and got a very negative comment, I can't tell the kitchen to hurry up and I was being disrespectful to her. Wow, what happened to customer service, this so called manager was over bearing, rude and obnoxious, certaintly not worthing of a managers position. We were on our final day in Ballarat and this was a very poor end to our holiday. To the owner of this hotel Emma B needs strong management training as you have lost our business and I suggest the readers of this review. The meal was great, but we did cancel our sweets. I always leave great feedback as can be seen by my reviews, but unfortunately Ema B didn't "choose wisely" this time.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed 19 December 2019 via mobile

Excellent food, great staff. Great facilities.Good menu with food at a reasonable price. I came here for my 42nd birthday. Will definitely be coming back.

Date of visit: July 2019
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20 January 2019|
Response from N2658GKellens | Reviewed this property |
Normal hotel hours. They also have gaming.
20 January 2019|
Response from dgquennell | Reviewed this property |
It’s open 7 days a week
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Robin Hood Family Bistro & Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5