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“What a surprise!”

The American Creswick
Ranked #2 of 17 Restaurants in Creswick
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Private Dining, Reservations
Description: The American Hotel, ("the heart of Creswick") is a celebration of enduring quality. Built in the days of "Gold and Glory", The American stands to day as a unique link with Victoria's gracious and colourful heritage. It is personal and private, where time is un-hurried. Situated in historic Market Square since the 1850's the American Creswick is renowned for its great meals prepared by our experieced Chefs, excellent selection of tap beers, fine wines and extensive variety of liqueurs and spirits, , which can be enjoyed either in the comfort of the restaurant, wine bar or relaxing in the Cafe next to the covered Alfresco area or the Garden. The Lindsay Room and the Green Room have been renovated and offer unique private function facilities. There are six rooms providing romantic accommodation to cover all eventualities. The American Creswick is the perfect venue for intimate dinner parties, lunch with friends, catered functions or dinners to impress. Located approximately 80 minutes from Melbourne along the Western Freeway, 20 minutes from Daylesford and just 12 minutes from Ballarat. The current caretakers of the American, Wendy and Brendan Smith are committed to the ongoing restoration of the American and the continued development of the business model to establish a modern operation while retaining that open welcome, sense of History and genuine hospitality that have been an integral factor in the longevity of the American and an the social fabric of the community.
Melbourne
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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“What a surprise!”
Reviewed March 22, 2013

Four of us visited Creswick for golf, staying overnight. We did not want to eat at the hotel (Novotel) as it was very busy, so booked a meal at the American Hotel. It is a charming old pub from the Gold Rush era. But, the restaurant was fabulous. The booking was for a table for 4. but as we sat down they asked us if we would like to relocate to a table for 6 as a large group would be arriving soon, which was much apreciated. The service was prompt, courteous and accurate. The menu has us drooling, and everyone had something they really looked forward to and all enjoyed. The cob loaf was a great starter. I had the cajun calamari followed by the housemade banana ice cream with berry coulis - yum!

  • Visited March 2013
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Hamilton, Victoria
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Food”
Reviewed March 2, 2013

Thanks to Tripadvisor, we dined this hotel when we were staying up the road at the Novotel. Three different main courses and desserts, and all were delightful. The garlic prawns were a hit, the duck was a little tough but very tasty, sauce was great and the beef souvlaki was fresh and a nice balance. My husband had a strawberry nut sundae reminiscent of his childhood, the apple and rhubarb crumble was yummy, and I had the apple and almond mille feuille, and will need to run a marathon to work it off. It was so delicious though, I ate it all.

  • Visited February 2013
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Geelong, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Cosy and friendly”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Good friendly staff, nice variety and some different dishes on the menu. Prices are reasonable with daily specials. Outdoor and indoor dining. Accomodation available.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Just missed”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Friendly service but the food was disappointing - no better than very average pub food despite an extensive and interesting menu. Maybe we just ordered badly. Ok but would not go out of your way to visit

Visited January 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
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“Great reasonably priced meal”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great service, good food and drinks in a historic old pub. Mate who is a traveller suggested this quaint kittle family pub. Great choice.

Visited January 2013
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