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AU$9 - AU$42
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Australian, Bar, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 May 2024

Red Lion is a great place for a simple lunch. Their toasted chicken, cheese and avo sandwiches are top notch and yummy chips too. Great coffee and friendly efficient service.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 26 March 2024

It was a Sunday night and it was busy but we got a table, lovely dining area and staff were pleasant. The food was excellent and because my husband’s food didn’t come out with mine and had to wait a little longer they apologized and...gave my husband money back, so I can’t say anything bad about The Red Lion. It would be a good idea to book though because it’s so popular.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 4 February 2024

Visited your beautiful venue over the weekend. We had diner and breakfast over our two night stay. We all loved the atmosphere and food. The staff are just lovely. A big thank you to the manger of the venue , who managed to find a...spot for a table of 10 last minute , it was much appreciated. We will definitely be back 😊😊More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 4 December 2023

Great staff, service & fabulous meals We have been here 4 days as our vehicle has broken down, so therefore have enjoyed breakfast lunch & dinner

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023 via mobile

It’s easy to see why and how The Red Lion sits atop the pile. Engaging and knowledgeable staff, great background music but you can still talk and a range of food as wide as the country. The beer is cold to and when you match...the food to the price this place shines. I haven’t been here for some years but if you find yourself in town either for a night or a day you’ll need to eat. Do it hereMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 7 November 2023

Ordered the Pea and Ham soup, omg this was disgusting..full of fat, absolutely no taste what so ever. The curry was also revolting, I couldn’t finish either of them because they were just tasteless, I won’t be going back, tired of getting revolting food.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023

After a very long day out we called in for dinner. Excellent service from the moment we entered the bar. Nice table for two even though we hadn’t booked. Maddie served us, no rushing at all. The meals were enormous, shamefully I wasn’t able to...eat all of mine. Nachos and Chicken parmigiana, both really tasty.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 24 July 2023

I booked a table for two for 6pm Sunday night. Got there at 6.10pm showed us to table 18 right in front of the fire. We where so toastie. Bottle of water on the table in 2 min. Odered drinks and food. Drinks arrived maybe...5 min. Food about 10 min as they where busy. My wife ordered the Barra. I ordered the Nasi Goreng. Both big measl . It was a great night and will be back again. Did I mention plenty of off street parking that is flood litMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

The better half and I ate here two nights in a row. First night's meals were pork belly bao buns, steamed dumplings, and 400g porterhouse. My steak was cooked spot on they way I liked it. Nice flavour. The better half said her dumplings were...yummo, and boa buns were pretty good. Second night's meals were bao buns again and some spicy wings. The mains were s&p calamari and hoisin beef. My calamari was a bit of a letdown as I did not expect it to be crumbed in a stir fry. Sorry that doesn't go down well as it starts to get soggy. I couldn't finish it. A bit of a bugga. The better half liked her hoisin beef. She had it for lunch the next day, what was left over and said it tasted even better. Staff were friendly, a shout out to Mitch, he was super helpful. The place is busy and a little loud. The beer was cold. 8/10 We will go back if we are in the area.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 July 2023

Monday night and the restaurant is full, generating a warm atmosphere, staff were professional and friendly. A large menu gave us plenty of options, food was excellent, and good drink options. Food was delivered in a timely fashion. What a great spot.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 24 June 2023

A fabulous meal and very nice surroundings , lots of people but the areas are separated enough to not notice noise on a friday night . Food was great with well cooked steak ( rare ) waitress was VERY good !! Thanks again from Mum...& MeMore

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 9 June 2023

Absolutely disappointing and disgusting. We found two blonde hairs in our food, pork buns where well over cooked and the crackle was like rubber, chicken burger was dry and tasted like fish, kids Nugent's also tasted like fish would have been better to have aldi...Nugent's, the kids Parma was over cooked and so was the sqid. For the $100 we paid it was absolutely horrible we left with our plates almost full. So disappointing we will never be back!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 28 May 2023 via mobile

Great pub with really extensive wine list at a broad variety of prices. Manager and staff super friendly and professional...nothing was too much trouble. We ordered the specials, Barramundi and Beef cheeks, both of which were presented well and delicious. Very popular spot with a...good mix of locals and tourists like us! Would highly recommend this place but make sure you book!More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 19 April 2023 via mobile

Very good value for money and great food. Reasonable price drinks also. Alaya who served us was extremely good with a very nice personality and seemed to really be enjoying her job. Meticulous in setting tables and serving. Highly recommend this for an evening meal...and presume it’s similar n the day time.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 12 April 2023

Great little spot. Friendly staff. Reasonable proces. Extensive menu - we chose the Dim Simms, the Wedges, and the Pork Belly. Yum

Date of visit: April 2023
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THE RED LION, Ballarat - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu & Prices - Tripadvisor

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The Red Lion is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5