Royal Oak Hotel, Ballarat Central VIC

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Royal Oak Hotel, Ballarat Central VIC

The Royal Oak Hotel is a hotel located in Ballarat Central, Victoria. They have a bar and great food and drink options. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 4.5 out of 431 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
The Royal Oak has all the hospitality with a hint of nostalgia you could hope for from a neighbourhood pub (or any pub for that matter). Delicious meals that are true to form, great tap selection and a decent wine list. Staff are second to none, and I count myself lucky to have a local of this calibre...waiting for the day I win the Friday night charity raffle meat tray! ??
402 South St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Opening hours

Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Opening hours

Wednesday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Latest reviews for Royal Oak Hotel, Ballarat Central VIC

Tara Wenzler
15/07/2023
Great Aussie Pub. Food was amazing. Can ??'?% recommend the lamb cutlets. Vege sides were very generous and flavourful.
Marlema D
08/07/2023
Great service and food. Were able to accomodate us for a quick bite before a long drive home. Thank you for having us
zer0entity
27/05/2023
We were road tripping back from Melbourne to Adelaide and stopped at the Royal Oak for an impromptu feed and holy moly, we found gold! (pun intended). We were greeted by a friendly chap behind the bar and had two of the best ribeye steaks we've ever had. It's a shame we don't live closer as this place would definitely be our regular! Big country servings at reasonable prices, you can't go wrong!
It warms my heart to know places like this still exist in the world, great work team!
Jay Morrison
23/04/2023
Went tonight with my partner for dinner. All the staff were lovely, the place is cozy, unfortunately a few things were a bit disappointing hence the 3 stars. Ordered a gin and tonic. There was no fresh lemon or lime for it. We ordered dinner. Took over 50 minutes to arrive. I know it was busy tonight but others that ordered after us got their meals before us (that's always annoying). One of the meals - the vegetable korma - was super plain, watery and very average. The other was okay. Not worth the price paid. Like I said, the staff were really lovely though and apologetic about the lateness of the food. But the overall experience was disappointing and we probably won't be back.
Shayne Hogan
09/02/2023
Absolutely fantastic food and service. Everyone on staff was very friendly. The food was delicious and lamb chops were perfect. Vegetables were perfectly cooked. Love this place and will be back
Brad W
20/12/2022
Rock solid pub fare with decent tap beers and friendly service.
It's probably no secret that this place I'd a hidden gem but it's loved and well visited by locals but is definitely worth the back street drive if you're looking for solid, good sized and super well priced meals.
The rump is massive and the mixed grill is spot on.
Old school salad and veg with your meals and all yhe condiments you can think of.
Not skimpy on little stuff like tomato sauce for the kids, bottle to the table type traditional experience.
A class!!!
Scarlett McLean
19/08/2022
The Royal Oak has all the hospitality with a hint of nostalgia you could hope for from a neighbourhood pub (or any pub for that matter). Delicious meals that are true to form, great tap selection and a decent wine list. Staff are second to none, and I count myself lucky to have a local of this calibre...waiting for the day I win the Friday night charity raffle meat tray! ??
George Fong
11/08/2022
On one the most honest, authentic and seriously enjoyable hotels in Victoria. The traditional hotel cuisine should get a Michelin Star. If you are a steak lover you should go here :-) The best bit is that staff are amazing. Many good places to dine and enjoy in Ballarat. This place ranks amongst the best.
Timothy Morris
03/07/2022
Came here for dinner after visiting Sovereign Hill small and cozy dining area was packed with friendly staff, had a great Sunday lamb roast and some good beer on tap. Recommended
Emili Spartalis
17/04/2022
Extremely poor experience. I ordered the pork roast and not only was the pork really dry, but the entire dish was absolutely drowned in watery gravy. This made the vegetables soggy and inedible. The dish came with apple sauce but given all I could taste was gravy, I didn't see the point... This, and the Yorkshire pudding was burnt and soggy so I didn't even bother eating it.

All that for $25? Definitely want my money back.
Levo
25/03/2022
Very descent take on the Parma with Avocado!

Lovely food at reasonable prices.

I felt a little bit cramped, and staff seemed rushed off their feet.

All in all, a decent place for a meal and I would go again.
Ash Lucas
19/02/2022
New to the neighborhood and have found my new local! Great food and vibe. Looking forward to many a more beers here.
Raewyn Easton
17/01/2022
Great ambience, we went for the Sunday roast which was just like mum made, good serving and reasonable price. Staff were friendly and super efficient as the lounge was full.
There are several sitting areas with a nice garden bar and The Stables. You can take you dogs which adds a nice addition to a pub. The owner was great, he talked about the pub, life in general and also worked the bar. Thumbs up guys I will come again.
Shane Lipari
07/12/2021
What a brilliant feed! I had the rib eye and it was delicious. If your heading here for dinner don't have lunch you need the room it's a good feed. Beer is crisp and clean its what a pub should be definitely be back
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