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“Great spot for Sunday lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Western Hotel Bistro

Western Hotel Bistro
1221 Sturt St Ballarat 3350 | Ballarat 3350, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
0353322218
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Ranked #32 of 211 Restaurants in Ballarat
Cuisines: Australian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner in the heart of Ballarat
Ballarat Victoria Australia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great spot for Sunday lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Took friends to The Western for lunch on a wet and cold day. They were from out of town so it was their first visit to the hotel and they loved it. Good friendly service, good food served quickly meant a lovely relaxed lunch. Highly recommend!

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  • English first
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English first
Creswick, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Just fantastic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We are regular visitors here since the redevelopment. Great atmosphere, fun outlook on life and beautiful food. Highly recommend.

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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Mother's Day Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Booked for four people for Mothers Day which I knew was going to be busy and it was. I had the open souvlaki which was delish and the rest of my party had the beer battered fish and chips. I must admit it was a bit noisy but very busy which was great for the Bistro. Our meals came out very fast which was a nice surprise seeing that they were so busy and staff were very nice. Only one small criticism is that being Mothers Day I just thought it was a bit impersonal and maybe a nice glass of wine for the Mothers or a flower on the table would have made it more special. Otherwise really lovely.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sorrento, VIC, Australia
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Mother's Day lunch, or any major celebration, puts the pressure on any restaurant, but the service here was exceptional. The menu catered for a wide range of tastes. The gourmet sausages, mash and vegetables hit the spot nicely!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

As a single mum travelling with one child I was looking for a pub bistro with good food and surroundings that accommodated children without compromising on a grown up atmosphere. The Great Western was perfect. We arrived early with no reservation which was lucky as the tables began to fill quickly while we were there. The menu didn't disappoint and prices were comparable to good pub food anywhere else I've eaten. I settled on a classic - bangers and mash - and I think it was the best I've ever had. Our meals were served quickly, wait staff and bar staff were very friendly. I'd love to return one day with adult company to enjoy the atmosphere on the bar side ... thank you Great Western ... a lovely meal to end our short trip away.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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