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The Golden City Hotel

) #25 of 258 Restaurants in Ballarat $$ - $$$ , ,
427 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5331 6211
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“wedges” (4 reviews)
“cakes” (16 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00All hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
427 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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1 - 10 of 256 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came in without a booking on Sunday Lunch, 5 adults and 2 kids. The staff was friendly and we got a table. The place was not very busy at that time. The food is reasonable, and you have to order at the counter. The...More

1  Thank Jacky F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Called in for a meal on Friday and Sunday and service was very friendly and efficient; meals where tasty and delicious. Will call in again when in the area

Thank HubertT224
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only reason that I haven't rated this restaurant one star is that I have had one reasonable meal here in the past. I had lunch here yesterday and it was a huge waste of $28. I ordered the chicken red curry from the menu...More

Thank madaboutchooks
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Always prompt service and good variety of food. Cater for allergies and families. Can pay to book ahead for dinner or breakfast on weekend or special occasions. Also good just for coffee and cake.

Thank apwoo
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Although the food here was nothing to shout about (it was ok) and the staff were generally pleasant, this place manages to get three stars mainly because of the surroundings - nicely decorated and comfortable (the little snug place with comfy seating was nice). Still...More

Thank malarkeyplaywork
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This place came highly recommended and now I see why. The food was amazing with quality pub food at good prices and the list of alcohol was rather extensive. Excellent for families, dates or groups of friends- all of which we saw that night. I...More

1  Thank Sarah I
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We always find this a pleasant dining experience, with a large variety of interesting dishes to suit every taste. Service is good, there is plenty of room and it's a warm cosy place to enjoy a cold Ballarat day.

1  Thank mebOw80
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We have been coming here for years now...for breakfast, lunches, dinners and special family functions. The food is always fresh, hot and delicious and we are never left waiting long for it to arrive. A great atmosphere anytime of the day and the staff are...More

Thank Maree483
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Great meals and very busy Excellent food and good service Seeing it busy as it was indicated it was a good place for meals Highly recommended

Thank countrygritsfm
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Delicious food and drinks however I feel that for the prices you pay for food that table service should exist.

Thank Emily S
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Questions & Answers
Zaira D
8 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Piesman11560 | Reviewed this property |
I went there once with nine of us and we all purchased seperately. I guess they would do a party, but I would suggest that you book it in first.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 26
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 01:00
08:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 427 Sturt St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5331 6211
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The Golden City Hotel, formally known as Geecees, was built in 1856 and originally named the Adelphi Hotel. Since it's first opening the hotel has seen many changes including the transformation to a cafe-bar in December 1996. Overlooking the beautiful tree lined main street of Ballarat, Golden City is renowned for having one of the largest restaurants hosting around 200 tables. We no longer see ourselves as a traditional hotel, but have moved with the times to provide a comfortable, safe environment where persons of any age can enjoy a coffee, wine or beer together with good affordable food available all day. The hotel offers two beautiful event spaces of varying sizes and design and caters for anything from intimate and private gatherings to large celebrations.
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