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The Gallery Bistro at Craig's Royal Hotel

10 Lydiard Street South | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
03 5331 1377
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Ranked #23 of 210 Restaurants in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Ballarat, Australia
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Craig's Hotel is regarded as Ballarat's most historic and prestigous hotel, with a history rich in goldfield's intrigue. Fortunately, the Gallery Bistro maintains that status. It is exceptional in both the fare it offers and its ambience! Whenever I dine here I have been wooed by exceptional food experiences. Most recently was an exquisitely simple but complex pasta dish, resplendent... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We booked here for a special birthday dinner on 8th October 2014 and it was perfect, the meals were delicious, the desserts impressive and the service was perfect. Our lovely waitress - sorry wish I could recall your name - was attentive, friendly and smiling and I can't praise her enough. It was a special night for me as I... More

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Over the years since this restaurant opened I would say I have been a regular diner here. Unfortunately I have seen this restaurant go from "top notch" after the opening to very mediocre within the last few months. Service here is now the worst it has ever been! (Rude indifferent staff, not acknowledging of a regular diner). The reason I... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This venue is conveniently located in Ballarat city close to railway station and public transport. This venue is well restored. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The food is very high quality and the menu is simple and easy to choose. There is a large gaming room with a large range of machines.

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Brisbane, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 via mobile

We went to this beautiful restaurant for a birthday dinner and we were not disappointed. We were enough people to order plenty of food to try so we were lucky to sample nearly everything they had to offer! Having said that, the portions were big so we, sadly, couldn't finish everything. The highlights in the Entree was the Cured kangaroo... More

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Hobart, Australia
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128 reviews 128 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We dined here before attending a show at the Theatre across the road. The recommendation when we booked was to be early as they had a lot of people coming at 6.30pm, so we made our booking for 6pm. We were the only people and felt pushed to order quickly, however said we'd like a drink and time to view... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This is the second time we have been here and it still does not disappoint, thought I would have the steak again, and it was outstanding, they even had hot English mustard! (a good test for any restaurant with steak on the menu) the whole group all enjoyed their meal, pricing is not outrageous, would recommend this restaurant.

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Ballarat, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We enjoyed and lovely lunch with excellent service. The food was mouthwatering.There were many options on the menu and choosing a meal was difficult.. they were all so tempting. Will definitely go again.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The locals all told us to eat here and they were right. A great place to eat the menu was interesting and varied and had plenty of options including gluten free. The service was great with the staff very friendly and helpful. The specials were great, but you really need to eat here for the atmosphere.

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Ballarat, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

What a glorious place stepped in history! High quality food, and one of the best serviced venues I've been to

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Address: 10 Lydiard Street South | PO Box 485, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
Phone Number: 03 5331 1377
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat

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