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The American Hotel Creswick

$$ - $$$, ,
90 Albert St, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia
+61 3 5345 2510
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“beef cheeks” (15 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
“salad” (16 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
90 Albert St, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our steak so much we went back the next night. Medium prices but high quality produce. The aged porterhouse steaks medium rare were perfectly cooked and spot on for texture, colour and flavour. Also had their pepper sausage which was great. Their sides...More

Thank menzies55
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Good fish n chips and quality wine list on the expensive side. Dining area decor stale and needs upgrade. Service efficient, food good, wine excellent. Not an exciting experience but served its purpose. Dining experience would benefit from a rethink re interior design. Decor and...More

Thank gypsytraveller526
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Service was excellent by attentive staff who made you feel very welcome. Food was really good, drinks were reasonablly priced all combined in a great atmosphere. The only pub in town to visit and will definately return.

1  Thank Paul F
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Sadly the first words we heard on arrival were ‘there’s a 40 minute wait’. There were tables free, one right near the fire. Had we been greeted warmly, been offered a warm place to sit, some bread and wine while we waited, we would most...More

3  Thank Scenic622349
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Went to the American as a group of about 15 people for lunch on the weekend, and everything was great. Everybody really enjoyed their meals, and my husband and mum were overjoyed to see steak and kidney pie on the menu. I had a steak...More

Thank Johanna S
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Group of 12 for Saturday lunch - great meals,wine list and service Would highly recommend a visit the meals where excellent and enjoyed by all

Thank rhb70
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Whilst I went with a standard Parma the group was big enough that I got to see virtually all items on the menu. No issue with the Parma but the pick of the group looked like the slow cooked beef cheek. Huge wine list. But...More

Thank Banksy18
Reviewed 15 June 2018

If you are staying over in Ballarat or Creswick this is one of the best pubs for lunch or dinner. The main dining room offers a great range of dishes, everyone in our group was very happy with their choice. Servings are generous but more...More

Thank EJBeck
Reviewed 1 June 2018

The staff made me feel welcome and relaxed. It is a family friendly pub for an evening meal. The food is delicious

Thank Rox P
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

We love The American!! The service is brilliant, the meals are divine and the wine list is perfect!! The locals are friendly and love to chat! We had a beautifully cooked steak and tasted some awesome wines!! And the pints of xxxx were brilliant!! Thank...More

Thank ZoeC2001
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22 September 2015|
Response from Brendan S | Property representative |
We are open for dinner all week except Sunday nights. Opening Hours are every day from 10.30 am all day through to approx. 10.30pm and later if the trade requires it , and on Sundays we close at 4 pm. Kind Regards Brendan... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 36
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 am - 4:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Albert St, Creswick, Victoria 3363, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Creswick
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5345 2510
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The American Hotel, ("the heart of Creswick") is a celebration of enduring quality. Built in the days of "Gold and Glory", The American stands to day as a unique link with Victoria's gracious and colourful heritage. It is personal and private, where time is un-hurried. Situated in historic Market Square since the 1850's the American Creswick is renowned for its great meals prepared by our experieced Chefs, excellent selection of tap beers, fine wines and extensive variety of liqueurs and spirits, , which can be enjoyed either in the comfort of the restaurant, wine bar or relaxing in the Cafe next to the covered Alfresco area or the Garden. The Lindsay Room and the Green Room have been renovated and offer unique private function facilities. There are six rooms providing romantic accommodation to cover all eventualities. The American Creswick is the perfect venue for intimate dinner parties, lunch with friends, catered functions or dinners to impress. Located approximately 80 minutes from Melbourne along the Western Freeway, 20 minutes from Daylesford and just 12 minutes from Ballarat. The current caretakers of the American, Wendy and Brendan Smith are committed to the ongoing restoration of the American and the continued development of the business model to establish a modern operation while retaining that open welcome, sense of History and genuine hospitality that have been an integral factor in the longevity of the American and an the social fabric of the community.
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