• Eat


    Our cafe specialises in sandwiches, pizza, pasta, parma’s, woks, Australiana and superb espresso coffee in a relaxed & comfortable atmosphere.

    Alternatively Leo's restaurant boasts an outstanding a la carte menu and full table service.


  • Meet


    The Red Lion is the perfect place for your next breakfast, lunch or dinner function. It's the place to meet, for a drink, a meal or why not enjoy both? 

    Catering for small, intimate groups to larger corporate events is available. 


  • Stay


    Both business and leisure visitors will feel at home in our modern motel units and self contained apartments.  

    All with comfortable furnishings, free wireless internet, ensuite bathroom and kitchen facilities. 


Welcome to the Red Lion

The Red Lion Hotel is Ballarat’s premier entertainment facility with something for everyone. Whether you’re after a delicious meal in the relaxing atmosphere of Leo’s Restaurant, a spot to catch all the sports and racing action in Simba's TAB, a coffee and cake with friends in the cafe, or a great place for drinks after work, The Red Lion is the place to meet.

We are also child friendly and have a fantastic playground where the kids can enjoy themselves for hours.

There’s something for everyone at The Red Lion.

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