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Bunch of Grapes Hotel

$$ - $$$, , International
401 Pleasant St S, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 3 5331 5687
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good22%
  • Average27%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (5 reviews)
“schnitzel” (2 reviews)
“kids room” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, Australian, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
401 Pleasant St S, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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1 - 10 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I live so close to this pub and I wish I came here sooner. Everything is really good, the inside looks cool. I think they renovated the whole inside to move away from the old pub look. We waited a little bit for our food...More

Thank DamoTravels23
Reviewed June 24, 2017

We came in rather late for lunch, a walk-in. No problem we were seated & our order taken. The Parma & Schnitzel were superb. Freshly prepared, juicy & tender. The first thing you notice is the way the chips sit in spirals the second the...More

Thank Mike H
Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

Great room for functions behind main bar. Staff were incredibly helpful and the hot food options that was catered for was plentiful and very filling! The pizza that came out was delicious. It appears family friendly and has a small outdoor play area.

Thank LittleMissMelly
Reviewed February 26, 2017

We went for a family night, it was a great venue! We were well looked after. Meals were great, big enough to feed hungry teenagers! But still beautiful! Service was very good! Decor was very nice, you could forget you were in a pub!

Thank Sue H
Reviewed February 20, 2017 via mobile

We recently went for dinner to celebrate a birthday. The choice on the menu was excellent. Surroundings are lovely & the staff excellent. The food was delicious, the chicken parma was the best I've ever had & the serving size was huge. I can't wait...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

The food was top quality, the service was excellent. The menu was great so I am excited to go back and try something else.

Thank Natasha D
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Any pub that is child friendly is good with us! The meals have all been lovely and large we have dined 3 or 4 times over the past 3 yrs as we are visitors to ballarat for family. Our 3 excitable kids are often a...More

Thank Gaie W
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch they had a lunch menu with drink thrown in for $16.50. So we went for that the meals were large and every nice would recommend to anyone and will be returning again myself

Thank Peter S
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I are locals in Ballarat and thought we'd give the BOG a try. The decor inside the restaurant is nice, but the food is truly awful. The sweet chilli pizza was a slimy, greasy mess that even the waiter agreed was unappetising....More

Thank Maxine H
Reviewed August 2, 2016

We used to visit the bistro often - our 'local' - before the refurbishment but hadn't got around to trying it since. Previously the staff had been friendly, and the food plain, but good and inexpensive. The space had a very cosy feel and we...More

Thank Ert53
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, Australian, International, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 401 Pleasant St S, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Ballarat
  • Phone Number: +61 3 5331 5687
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Description
The great Aussie hotel is an icon of our culture. It's said that they are the soul of a town, where the beer is cold, the food is honest and yarns are spun. That can certainly be said for our town, which at one point in time had over 400 hotels. The Bunch of Grapes is steeped in Ballarat history. Our exterior proudly states 1906 as the establishment date but records show the existence of a hotel on this site dating back to 1868 when a J. Currell was the publican. It has been a popular watering hole for all of its existence due to its great location but, in fact, it was probably at its most popular during World War II as it became the place to be for American marines who were stationed in Ballarat. The hotel is has always been closely tied with Ballarat and we're excited to infuse our menu with our regions fantastic produce. We're proud to be part of Ballarat and we reflect that in the historic building we find ourselves in and the honest, regionally sourced produce we turn into our meals.
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