Craig's Royal Hotel

Craig's Royal Hotel

10 Lydiard St S, Ballarat East VIC 3350, Australia

Visit Craig's Royal Hotel in Ballarat East, Victoria. This venue has an average rating of 4.3 out of 636 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 2 to 5. It appears there are mixed reviews for the Craig's Royal Hotel.

Opening hours

Monday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Tuesday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Wednesday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Thursday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Friday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Saturday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Sunday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM

Opening hours

Monday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Tuesday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Wednesday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Thursday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Friday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Saturday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM
Sunday: 07:00 AM - 03:00 AM

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Latest reviews

Michael Koswig
08/05/2021
I was last here in January 2021 and the food and service were exceptional. I gave a five star rating then. So disappointed to return here in May 2021 and the new owners have installed the same ordering system as their other 'pubs'. You order your food and drinks at the bar. Really? This is Craig's Royal Hotel and one should expect table service. A word of advice to the new owners; don't use the same business model as your other pubs. People come here because of the fine dining reputation. People will now stay away for the new reputation you'll earn. An overpriced RSL.
Denis Duri
08/05/2021
We only attended to have dinner and the service and staff are polite. Our childs order came out first as requested and it was quite a nice serving size. It was the fish and chips. My wife and i had the porter house medium rare with pepper sauce. The steak was cooked as ordered and the portion size was very reasonable. The chips were cooked to be very crunchy as we like them. The only item was the steak was a little too fatty / grisly for my wife but she enjoyed it none the less. It is a little pricey so if cost is a concern this may not be for you. Overall it was very enjoyable and we would recommend dinning their to our friends and family.
Jodie van Schie
08/05/2021
Was excited about a night out and had enjoyed the great service and food at Craig's before but was disappointed this time. New owners have decided no table service so we had to go and order our food and go to the bar for drinks. We missed this part of the Craig's experience and felt like it wasn't that extra bit special anymore. The food itself was nice but nothing out of the ordinary but with a premium price. We had lamb with a mash which reminded us of the Deb instant mash you buy at Cole's Staff were great but we noticed one wait staff served.a table their food while ours just left it there for us too do. We wont hurry back.
Jenny Eales
13/04/2021
Amazing. Glorious example of Australian architecture. Definitely a 5 star experience. Dinner was stand out sensational. Slept like a baby. Room decor was luxurious and true to the era of the building. To all who appreciate the work of William Morris, this hotel is a feast for the senses. Love love loved it.
John & Sheena Austin
29/03/2021
STOP! Don't search any further if you're after special experience.For most that want to play tourist in Ballarat, perhaps like us, you're after 'heritage'. Craig's Royal Hotel delivers in spades. Stunning period decor, and great service from every team member we encountered ... without them wanting to be our best friends ;) And Housekeeping? A++++ Immaculate be it room or common areas, even our engagement with you in the corridors.Wanting to treat ourselves after a significant wedding anniversary spent in lock down last year, we opted for a package that offered accommodation in a Superior Balcony room including a two course evening meal + a bottle from a selected wine list up to a certain $ value, and a fully cooked breakfast (continental also available if you have a smaller appetite than us :) Yes, you get to choose from the full normal evening & breakfast menus, not a budget controlled 'special' menu.Management, please ensure you congratulate your team and congratulations on you, well, wonderful management.Thanks... Happy campers!