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“Great Food”
Review of The Red Lion

The Red Lion
Ranked #9 of 320 Restaurants in Ballarat
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $27
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed May 22, 2014

It was more like a gambling complex but the food is really really good. A very big menu and the staff are just great,

Visited April 2014
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English first
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Value for $$”
Reviewed May 15, 2014

Wonderful spot for dinner with the family, great value for money and comfortable environment esp with children

Visited October 2013
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Thank Jojo F
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Altona, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Gelatinous pork belly and old mash”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

Went for a meal with the kids. Good atmosphere, good service but awful food! The kids spag bols were ok but the Pork Belly's were among the worst meals we have eaten! There was no crackling just slimy undercooked fat on the meat and the mash just tasted old. Very bad experience.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Steven P
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Breakfast”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

We had two breakfasts here. Great coffee and good sized meals at a reasonable price.
The toast was great, as were the eggs. Staff also friendly and helpful -though I do have a problem with having Pancakes on the menu only to be told that they are not available (both mornings). I found this to be very odd given what goes into making pancakes!
We will return here for breakfast though.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Katabout
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Dinner”
Reviewed April 9, 2014

Visited the restaurant mainly due to the proximity to the hotel we were staying at. We were impressed with the restaurant as the staff working are lovely and the atmosphere was great. Unfortunately, the Kids meals were average and my daughter could not even eat her nuggets (which were so overcooked that they were like actual gold nuggets - hard)! My other daughter ate her fish but wished it was not fried. I ordered the salmon, which was undercooked and slimy in the middle. The salmon came with a side of what was described on the menu as potato - it was like a rubber frittata and had no taste. Most of my food was still on the plate when the table was cleared - no one bothered to ask if we enjoyed it. Based on the queue to get in, I think they were more focussed on turnover. Such a shame really… On a positive note, the parma was well received!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Katabout
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