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Hotel Canberra - Hotel Canberra, Ballarat Central, AU-VIC

Hotel Canberra

4.8
4.8
42 Reviews
$101 and over
Australian
With a focus on Victorian food and beverage, we take our guests on an exciting culinary journey. From the simplicity of a slice of locally made passionfruit sponge, through to the intricate plating of our 6 or 8 course degustation menus ($110/$140), we have a deliberate commitment to champion the artisans, farmers, makers and growers of our produce, our wines, beers and spirits.

Our Executive chef Jigs Liwanag brings his global experience, and an innate love for beautiful, honest, contemporary food to the plate. An extensive list of artisan, craft and small batch beverage compliments menus in both the restaurant, bar and cafe.

Just a 300m stroll from the iconic Lake Wendouree, we offer a place to lay your head in our tastefully decorated suites, dining and drinking areas. Award Winning Hotel Canberra is continually evolving into a stunning modern regional hotel, and all within 80 minutes of Melbourne's CBD and not much more than an hour from Tullamarine airport

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2 people

7:00 pm


Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Contemporary Asian, Filipino
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sun 8:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Bar Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    0483 124 323
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jigs Liwanag
  • Catering
    Please contact us about external catering
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us about your event
  • Area
    Ballarat
  • Cross Street
    Creswick Road
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Curd Nerds - Blessed are the Cheesemakers

    $180.00 per person

    6 Mar 2024 only
    Starting our Makers Dinner series for 2024, is Curd Nerds - Blessed are the Cheesemakers. Three local cheese makers will feature in this stunning six course degustation, with matched wines. Served over a few hours and featuring our makers, the Curd Nerds dinner will celebrate the very best cheeses from our region.
    Curd Nerds - Blessed are the Cheesemakers photo
  • Scrumptious Steaks

    $80.00 per person

    21 Mar 2024 only
    Featuring stunning Wagyu from Australia’s delicious award winning beef produced by the Sher family in Ballan, this is an experience where simplicity os best Enjoy one of two wagyu cuts, with some #vestaxjigs sides, and your choice of an entree or dessert. You choose your beverage, you choose you sauce and you choose your adventure. Wash down your dinner with a dark lager, a juicy central Victorian shiraz, or check out one of the many alternative options on our wine and beer list. Why not bring a few of your mates and book into our 3 bedroom apartment - you just need to wander upstairs to a very comfortable bed. Please note this event can not cater to dietary challenges - we are sorry.
    Scrumptious Steaks photo

What 42 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

42 Reviews
  1. CraigM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again it was a fantastic experience , from the start to the finish , food , drinks and staff were amazing m.

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  2. Slyl

    Armenia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great breakfast. Some different interesting dishes which is great if you are sick of boring old bacon and eggs like me. One of the best breakfasts I’ve had in Ballarat so I’m surprised the place wasn’t packed!!!

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  3. SaraQ

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easily one of the best meals I’ve had in Ballarat. Lovely night. Highly recommend.

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  4. RosF

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food , quaint surroundings and an enjoyable lunch with friends

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  5. JaneM

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food lovely service and great ambience.

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  6. ShermanM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The team there is always great and food is constantly good.

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  7. GraemeW

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The experience was pleasant, the staff attentive and the food was simple but lovely.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant matched fine dining with friendly authentic service. The waitstaff explained the food and wine, the ambiance was excellent, would definitely recommend for a special occasion or just to treat yourself like we did.

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  9. CraigM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 8 course degustation menu with matching wines, outstanding. Fantastic staff made us feel welcome from when we first walked through the front door. Do yourself a favour and go to this amazing establishment.

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  10. ShermanM

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great team and great modern Australian food (sometimes with a twist). One of our favourites in Ballarat.

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  11. HelenB

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed fab food, the bright, Sunday vibe and personalised attention from staff.

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  12. RobinB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another brilliant meal. A road accident knocked out the power for a few minutes and our host was brilliant, offering innovative alternatives that did not require power to be cooked.

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  13. RobinB

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the korean chicken burger ands the special beef burger, both with the most interesting and delectable chips we've had in a long time A lovely meal

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  14. EbRo

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An amazing dining experience my husband & I enjoyed. The food was incredible!

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  15. RuthN

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were warmly welcomed at the door to our table. Advised of the daily specials....allowed time to make our choice. Food was delicious, presentation excellent. Enjoyed.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Singapore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent, the venue gorgeous, the food spectacular. The degustation was a celebration of Australia, it was clever and well thought out. We chose the 8 course option instead of the 6 course. I will return. Well done guys.

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  17. NaBa

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service from all staff. AMAZING coffee and very tasty food. A little on the pricey side, but the quality of the food and coffee is worth it! Will be going again!

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  18. TaraF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent, sophisticated and delicious food- every course was amazing We will return !

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  19. KristyR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best dining experience we have had in Ballarat

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  20. EmmaP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very enjoyable evening, we will be back. Thanks Nathan, Rosie and Ted

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  21. LeonaL

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and lovely staff. A good variety of offerings for lunch.

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  22. LAJBallarat

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 August 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Stables Cafe was such a great place for a spot of lunch on a Sunday. Good company, great staff and good food.

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  23. CarmelE

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A fabulous dinner that turned Indonesian food on it's head! All delicious, all beautifully presented, all in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Lovely to get such excellent food and table service without the all the stuffiness! So unique for Ballarat, well done!

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  24. pandy

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a high standard of food and wine with exceptional service and a laugh or two thrown in. A must do meal in Ballarat!

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  25. JulieN

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 July 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My friend & I enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. The menu is varied & interesting, friendly service & is a pleasant environment.

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  26. PaulR

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and coffees. Excellent table service in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Loved it.

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  27. Jenny

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 June 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Four of us enjoyed the 2 course Tasters menu (Jigs kindly gave us a 3rd taster) & a cheese board. The food was delicious and interesting as was the attention of Pete. We have enjoyed the 2 course taster before but found that it is not really enough food if you were hoping it to be an evening meal! The cheese board was delicious as an extra. One down side was a freezing gale coming under one of the doors which resulted in very cold feet & legs! We will go again & try the 6 course degustation & hopefully sit in a different spot!

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  28. LeanneB

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’re return visitors, the food is consistently amazingly good and we love the degustation experience! I went with the matching wines this time, perfect!

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  29. DesleyB

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 May 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were seated near the roller door and there was a cold draft which spoilt our otherwise very pleasant lunch. We did inform the staff of this but the response was that this does happen.

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  30. NathanP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and people. Had a great lunch with a few wines and really enjoyed it!

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  31. ministryofruby

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible experience. A must-do of the Ballarat foodie scene. A true culinary experience from start to finish. Always something exciting happening here and incredible wines.

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  32. EmilyI

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The Hotel Canberra staff were so attentive during our recent meal. The food was divine and we are looking forward to trying the degustation menu very soon.

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  33. WendyM

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love The Stables cafe. Consistently good food, great coffee and attentive service. Extremely well run establishment and welcoming environment.

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  34. TristanC

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Next level food and table service, thoroughly professional and a great venue for a special occasion

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  35. LeanneB

    Tropical QLD

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, excellent service and great wine choices! An outstanding experience and will definitely be returning!

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  36. MichaelP

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and great food & wine…………………………………..

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  37. Carter

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful food and very attentive staff with amazing knowledge of food and wine

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  38. JodieG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic venue for a special occasion or just a get together with friends!

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  39. DavidM

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An unrivalled and most welcome recent addition to Ballarat’s rapidly expanding dining options.

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  40. PamelaH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous degustation with interesting matching wines. Our 2nd time here and I would come again. Great service from Pete and great cooking from Jigs.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables

FAQs

Hotel Canberra is rated 4.8 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hotel Canberra

812 Macarthur St, Ballarat Central, AU-VIC 3350

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Creswick Road
  • Area
    Ballarat
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Tue–Sun 8:00 am–12:00 am Lunch Tue–Sun 12:00 pm–3:30 pm Bar Thu–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Dinner Thu–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $101 and over
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Contemporary Asian, Filipino
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jigs Liwanag
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    0483 124 323
  • Catering
    Please contact us about external catering
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us about your event
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