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“Good pub food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #11 of 308 Restaurants in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $26
Cuisines: Australian, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Red Lion Hotel is Ballarat's premier entertainment facility with something for everyone. Whether you're after a delicious meal in the relaxing atmosphere of Leo's Restaurant, a spot to catch all the sports and racing action in Simba's TAB, a coffee and cake with friends in the cafe, or a great place for drinks after work, The Red Lion is the place to meet.
Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Good pub food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2014

Breakfast menu was a hit with us and the big portion made it even better. Nice and comfy deco with warm lightings just encouraged us to stay longer and order extras from its menu,

Visited January 2014
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English first
Level Contributor
32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Overpriced pub grub”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Have been here twice recently and both times nothing really wowed me. Meals are good sizes but lack any quality. If I come back here I'll make sure to come for a late diner as the sun shines right through the windows which becomes difficult to see. Also meals become more expensive if going into the dining room. Both times I was here with different groups of friends and most believed the drinks were also overpriced. The alfresco area is nice just a pity it's right next to a major road.

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Thank Jessica G
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Buninyong, Victoria, Australia
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Refreshing change”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

Dinner and drinks in the restaurant .Haven,t been for a while but my wife & I dined tonight for the specials menu, traditional beef and reef was excellent cooked just as asked, seafood sauce fresh and tasty. Service was prompt and friendly allround very enjoyable.
Must go again soon.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mick K
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

Excellent play area for the kids, great food also. Would definitely recommend. We had the pork belly and a curry and both were delicious.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Claire I
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Keep coming back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Serivce was excellent as was the food, good wide varied choice and love the 'Sticky Duck' cooked in a fig sauce...beautiful.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Chris A
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