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10 Lydiard St South,
Ballarat VIC

Licensed Restaurants in Stylish Surrounds
International with a French influence

Readers Choice Awards

Craig's Royal Hotel Overview

Known as Ballarat’s grand dame, the historic Craig’s Royal Hotel on Lydiard Street South presents a diverse collection of restaurants, bars and lounges in a magnificent package of Victorian grandeur. All occasions, from intimate lunches to large-scale functions are catered for, with polished yet friendly service, contemporary menus based on fresh regional produce and four distinctive venues awash with character and ambiance. Craig’s Cafe & Larder is an ideal spot to relax with a paper, coffee and hearty country-style meal, while The Gallery’s spacious glass-topped atrium is an ideal setting to enjoy bistro-inspired mains such as veal cottoletta with fennel, radicchio and walnut salad; before retiring for a drink in Craig's handsome Foyer Lounge, or atmospheric Bluestone cellar bar.

A few words from Craig's Royal Hotel

Dine in air conditioned comfort on a sunny afternoon or under the stars in the evening. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a spacious, light filled glass roofed conservatory, part of the historic courtyard of Craig's Royal Hotel, this is the perfect place for informal dining.

Reflecting the tradition and values expected of a Grand Victorian Hotel whilst catering for contemporary tastes, the gourmet menus incorporate regional produce that will delight the discerning diner.

Craig's Royal Hotel adds touches of elegance and refinement to every event. Be it a grand occasion or an intimate gathering, Craig's is the perfect venue for your festivities. Enjoy a candlelight dinner party in the rustic bluestone cellar or a wedding in the elegant Grand Dining Room, where go down in the family history books as a true once in a lifetime experience.

Our culinary team has the expertise to create the perfect food accompaniment to your event. Choose from their suggested menus or we will create one to meet your individual requirements.

A choice of 4 unique venues ranging from the lavishly furnished and decorated Victorian rooms on the 1st floor to the rustic bluestone of the cellar, allows each event to be matched perfectly with our guests requirements.


Best Known For

12-hour slow cooked lamb shoulder for two, with roasted potato, confit garlic, rosemary, steamed organic greens and mint pesto.

Craig's Royal Hotel Functions

  Dinner Party, Birthday Party

Craig's Royal Hotel Chef

Shannon Easton

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Opening Hours

Mon07:00 - 21:00
Tues07:00 - 21:00
Wed07:00 - 21:00
Thur07:00 - 21:00
Fri07:00 - 21:00
Sat07:00 - 21:00
Sun07:00 - 21:00

Features & Facilities

Seats: 80

  • Air Conditioning
  • Fully Licensed
  • Private Dining
  • Functions
  • Alfresco Dining
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Disabled Access
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Bar
  • Wireless Internet
  • Child Friendly
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Payments Accepted

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Diners Club
  • American Express
  • EftPos