Located on historic Lydiard Street in the heart of Ballarat, Craig’s Royal Hotel is the legendary Australian gold-rush era grand hotel. Built in 1862 on the site of Bath’s Hotel, Ballarat’s first officially licensed pub, Craig’s has been a goldfield icon since Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, slept in its ornately decorated rooms in 1867 and Dame Nellie Melba famously sang from its balcony in 1908.

Host to poets, princes and prime ministers over its 160 year history, the hotel is a true icon of the Victorian period. Now, after 5 years extensive restoration, the magnificent accommodation, dining, meeting and banquet facilities are re-establishing Craig’s as the finest boutique heritage hotel in the region.

christmas lunch
at craig's

Bookings are essential and must be made directly on (03) 5331 1377 between 9am & 3pm, Monday – Friday

$199 per head, to be prepaid upon booking

5 course set menu

Please contact staff to see our Vegetarian & Kids menu

the
corner bar

OPEN THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 4pm – 8pm

the
atrium

WE’RE OPEN WITH A NEW SUMMER MENU

A casual a la carte menu to suit all styles.

our rooms

Lockdown special now on!

Free bottle of sparkling for the month of Nov with every Royal Suite*

A range of rooms to suit all styles and budgets.

Each room has been individually decorated with beautiful decor and antiques, meaning no two rooms are the same.

*Rooms must be booked within month of November 2021, and booked directly over the phone or on our website*

functions

Contact us for your next function or wedding at Craig’s Royal Hotel. 


An iconic Ballarat venue that will be sure to make your event come to life.

high tea

High tea commences at 3pm every Sunday.

Bookings are essential, all dietary requirements & payments will be needed upon booking.

Adult: $75

Children (Ages 4-12): $30

*High Tea is fully booked on the following dates: 26/12/21 & 02/01/22*

gift cards available!

Speak to our staff to find out more! 

Currently available for purchase within the venue. Online sales coming soon! 

CRAIG'S ROYAL HOTEL

HIGH TEA

Bookings are essential.

High Tea is fully booked on the following dates: 21/11/21, 26/12/21 & 02/01/22.

LOCKDOWN ACCOMMODATION SPECIAL

For the month of November 2021, if you book a Royal Suite directly with us (via our website or phone) you will receive a COMPLIMENTARY BOTTLE OF SPARKLING!

CORNER BAR, REOPENING!
OPEN Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 4pm to 8pm.