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Bradshaw St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5337 1100
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
dont go here

rude arrogant abrupt, bad management, poorly trained staff, no smoking on site(at least have a designated area)!!!

1 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
Wombat N Alisha B
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Wonthaggi, Australia
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Wonthaggi, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

rude arrogant abrupt, bad management, poorly trained staff, no smoking on site(at least have a designated area)!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A nice place to visit, but not as nice in terms of value for money. Entrance fee, by far to expensive and you still have to pay extra to visit the mine. The restaurants inside are an exploitation, you pay for a plain hotdog in cold bread 6 dolares I mean this is pure robbery, Im talking about the Soverein... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Refused when asked to sit elsewhere, waited 15 minutes for menus until taking own initiative to demand them. Finally when the food came I was given Salmon pasta instead of Beef and Lamb, with the excuse that they "ran out". I would think you would tell a customer first before you paid for it. This restaurant was a shame.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

I visited Sovereign hill for the first time. It was if you stepped back in time and were actually there. Fantastic place and preserved to the Gold rush era, the reenactments of various events that took place was fantastic. The Hotel dining room & the food, especially the Devonshire tea was exceptional. The shops are set up to depict that... More 

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Sydney
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40 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with our visit. We got a Gold Pass that includes all three mine tours plus an extra 2 visits within 12 months. Highly recommend mine tours. Staff exceptional. Food from the Bakery was excellent. Really require a full day here, plus the complimentary second day visit to catch anything missed the first day. Lots of demonstrations throughout the... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

The whole experience was very very good. All staff we dealt with were wonderful. Shops, demonstrations, tours were very well done. Very educational and engaging. We did the dinner and light and sound show - loved it. Stayed at the accommodation which we also recommend - very easy. Back entrance in meant no lining up. Brilliant!

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melbourne
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is one of Ballarats best tourist attractions, you go back in time to see how the people lived, children schooled, the miners digging for gold the hard times they put up with.People dressed in period costumes, even the children at school, cottages to look in, watch the machinery working keeping Sovereign Hill going, Blacksmith, Pouring of Gold, Bowling alley,... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Loved it, loved it, loved it. It was a beautiful day weather wise and the environment is so realistic to the 1850s. It was educational, enjoyable and fun. Staff dressed in period costume and were very friendly.

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Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We did this on the school holidays and they had a special lights show with fake snow...honestly this was spectacular and I would highly recommend to do in the school holidays. It is expensive to get in we got.a discount with our hotel but it was an experience and the kids loved. Definitely do one of the underground tours it... More 

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

Perfect for a wedding or function. The venue is just beautiful, being able to choose from many different rooms for your function, plus being able to use the gorgeous grounds! I saw this in the absolute weddings magazine & just loved it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Bradshaw St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5337 1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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