Royal Hotel Ballarat

historic pub with a welcoming atmosphere

Nominated for Golden Plate Award in 2021

  • Street Address: 402 South Street, Ballarat
  • Phone: (03) 5331 5373
  • Facebook: Royal Oak Hotel Ballarat
  • Category: Hotel Dining
  • Cuisine: Traditional Pub Food
  • Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available
  • Head Chef: Glen Weyers
  • Proprietors: Gigi Milone and Dean Mangion
  • Trading Hours:
    • Wednesdays to Sundays 12.00 noon to 10.00 pm
    • Mondays and Tuesdays CLOSED
  • Cards Accepted:  Visa and Mastercard
  • $-$$
  • Street parking and off street parking available
  • Covid-Safe measures in place

What the first Judges’ said in 2021

The Royal Oak Hotel in Ballarat is everything a country pub should be. Buzzing atmosphere great food and friendly staff. This grand old pub has a lovely dining room with a blazing fire, a comfortable benched area and a public bar where you can sample local brews suggested by the barman and share a story with the locals. And when we visited the Royal Oak was packed, The customer service was impressive and the new owners are definitely making their mark. HE was great behind the bar and SHE was SUPER! The Royal Oak offers a great pub menu, everything you expect and something for everyone with mountains of food in front of each guest (including large complimentary bread rolls). The mixed grill was a generous serving and the desserts were excellent,  The Royal Oak offers a well put together drinks list, with all varieties covered and solid support from local producers. And the beer list is sure to keep any lover of “Amber Fluid” happy.  You can’t put a price on atmosphere but Ballarat’s Royal Oak is great all round for value for money and not to be missed! 

Special strengths

Great traditional regional city pub. Very popular. Excellent atmosphere. Open fire. Friendly and helpful service. Good food and drinks menu. Generous portion sizes. Great value for money. 

Second judges’ report coming soon

Wednesdays to Sundays 12.00 noon to 10.00 pm Mondays and Tuesdays CLOSED