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Neil Young
· February 10, 2018
Best food in Ballarat. Always a fantastic experience. Excellent service, unique flavours, and most meals not much more expensive than your average pub bistro. Can't recommend highly enough.
Debbie Daglas
· December 28, 2017
AMAZING...loved the building, 4 of us had lunch, we all were really happy with our meals, 1 diner had the duck ravioli and said it was one of the best meals she has had. �����
Carolyn Robinson
· October 7, 2017
Thank you for making our night special , the Rose � on the table waiting for me and the bottle of Chandon on Ice was a loverly touch,, the food was magnificent in taste and presentation and a wonderfu...l atmosphere.. thank you for making our special night so wonderful xo See More
Ingrid Fry
· April 15, 2018
All the staff were genuinely friendly and caring. Take note Melbourne hotels, if you want to see what good service is all about. Food was exceptional and a very special thank you to Jeremy for his int...roduction and just being a lovely -and very handsome, may I say- human being. So refreshing! Well done everyone! �� See More
Karleigh Edge
· September 19, 2017
Our visit to Ballarat was made complete by dinner at the Gallery Restaurant at Craig's. The ambiance was perfect, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, and the food was outstanding! If you see t...he Duck Liver Parfait on the specials - ORDER IT! Delicate, silky smooth and perfectly balanced accompaniments. We also had the Confit Duck and the Mushroom Pithiver - delicious!! The chefs are technically excellent and present well balanced, perfectly seasoned, unique yet classic dishes. We will be back!!! See More
Marianne Maher
· January 2, 2018
High tea was yummy and when I had lunch there with a friend I had duck and beautiful salad the food there was lovely
Kaumadi Kohona Seneviratne
· January 27, 2018
Great atmosphere, fantastic food and excellent service.. everything you need for a perfect dinner outing and more. Thank you for having us �
Carol Tozer
· October 30, 2017
Service was excellent, our dinner was scrumptious and breakfast was a good start to our day. The room was absolutely divine, comfy and kept in the period style. All of the styling was beautiful. We ce...lebrated our 40th wedding anniversary and we had a great weekend, thank you See More
Jason Scott
· February 19, 2018
Had hight tea at Craig's Royal Hotel. It was the icing on the top of a great Victorian historic weekend. Highly recommended.
Stephen Em
· April 9, 2018
What a 5 star gem, or perhaps more appropriately Gold Nugget. Amazing team, beautiful rooms and a great location. Thanks for looking after us.
Shirlie Lane
· March 3, 2018
This has been on my bucket list (long before the movie came out ) and it was everythi ng I could have wanted. SERVICE * cleanliness * ambience * food all in one wonderful package. The problem re...mains I am unable to tick it off my list I WANT TO RETURN. Back to bread and water � See More
Sandra Elliott
· October 14, 2017
Our first visit to this beautiful hotel and we weren't disappointed. Fabulous food, wonderful staff and an experience we won't forget. Would highly recommend!
Kerrie Jones
· October 11, 2017
Lovely hotel with a great atmosphere we had a lovely dinner in the beautiful dining room and a cocktail in the bar. We enjoyed the lovely restored hotel with its charm and warm feel. Certainly come back.
Leonard Wines
· December 24, 2017
Very overpriced and poor service. Just under 3 hours for xmas lunch at $175 a head....
Jane Standish
· November 13, 2017
Amazingly kept to a high standard of comfort and in character of it’s long history. Friendly staff and great restaurant.
Terence Richard Mason
· June 6, 2017
Very beautiful old/restored hotel with wonderful restaurant facilities onsite. Ornate trip back into the 1800s which added to our special occasion.
First time I have had Chateau Briand in about 30 and it was a standout meal in every respect.
I am led to believe they do a good High Tea there also and we look forward to coming back and staying a night or two to check this out.
Friendly and helpful staff including the ladies who served us in the restaurant and Michael who gave us a personal tour of the beautiful upstairs function rooms.
We will certainly be back again.
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Sylvia Engelhardt
· August 20, 2017
We were in Ballarat for the footy and even though heavily booked we were able to get a table. The staff were lovely and the food delicious. Not to mentioned beautiful surroundings. Ps all of this with... out Port Adelaide scarfs on. � See More
Susie Walkeden Claringbold
· June 10, 2017
Our second visit to your beautiful restaurant...the meal was second to none and the service was provided by a staff of lovely, friendly folk.
It was a great relaxing meal before we headed across the ...road to another beautiful historic building (Her Majesty's Theatre) for a very entertaining show....
Sadly we didn't stay at Craig's this time (last year we spent 2 nights in the Royal suite which was amazing) however, we will be back to dine and stay again...
Thank-you again for your hospitality...
Susie and Peter ��
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Nicole Frith
· October 7, 2017
We live here in Ballarat and one of my favourite places to go for coffee and cake is Craig's Royal Hotel. Just love it!
Sonia Roffey
· October 4, 2017
My husband and I had lunch here yesterday. It was absolutely Devine, the waitresses were fantastic. We couldn’t even fit dessert in. Was nice and quiet while we were having lunch, very relaxing. We ar...e here on holidays from Adelaide, celebrating my 50th� See More
The Carlton Clydesdale's at Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat this afternoon.
Have you got plans tonight? Come & have dinner in our Gallery & enjoy some beautiful photography by David Rosendale Photographer & Neil Prieto Photographer, as we're proudly hosting their Roads exhibition, as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Art + delicious food + wine = the perfect Friday evening.

Have you taken a ride in our original gated lift?

It really is quite the special trip back in time.

We look forward to you experiencing the extraordinary with us!


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Looking for an intimate and unique location with a classic rustic feel for your next event?

Our Bluestone Cellar deep under our wonderful Victorian edifice is a contrasting bluestone and timber cellar which in years gone bye set the scene for much joyous imbibing.

Now a perfect private setting for dinner parties, mystery nights, wine dinners and maybe even a little joyous imbibing yourself! 😉

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