Hotel in Victoria (The Goldfields - Ballarat)

The Menzies Motel
On top bakery hill, in the heart of Ballarat you will find our newest luxury motel, where the weary can take rest, the executive can do business and the traveller can explore

The Menzies is Ballarat's newest luxury small hotel offering guests stylish and spacious accommodation in and amongst warm and intimate surrounds. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, we are dedicated to providing you with the service and the privacy, to make your trip a pleasurable one.

The Menzies is perfectly located in the heart of Ballarat's thriving city centre. Rich in history and culture, Ballarat boasts world renowned tourist attractions including Sovereign Hill and the Eureka Stockade Centre, spectacular gardens and grand Victorian architecture. With most of Ballarat's sights only minutes away from The Menzies, you'll find your stay a fascinating one.

The Menzies is built on the oval of a former historic school which was attended by the famous Australian Prime Minister Robert Gordon Menzies from whom the name was derived.

The Club Bar Lounge, which is open to the public, is a pleasant retreat within the restaurant allowing those not dining in the restaurant to sit and chat over coffee or drinks. An elegant decor, reminiscent of the 40s and 50s with an open fireplace, cushioned high-backed chairs and polished floorboards, is secondary only to the fine food we offer.

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The Menzies offers ground floor apartment style rooms with warm, rich furnishings, all the modern conveniences and individual car parking areas, providing comfort that far exceeds expectations

Restaurant & Bar

Relax in the ambience of Harry Limes, whether sitting down for a quiet drink or a fine meal with friends, we cater for everyone. The cuisine as Australian/ Mediterranean, loosely interpreted to include Spanish and French dishes. Most of the ingredients used are grown locally and have been carefully teamed with local wines.

From risotto made the traditional way, with only two ingredients, to pasta topped with reggiano imported from Italy, the dishes are simple, yet sumptuous. Cooking techniques are innovative -oysters are treated differently from anywhere else in Ballarat, with a tempura batter and two dipping sauces.

The desserts, which are made daily, are just as indulgent as the decor and main meals. Even the coffee is made with the finest ingredients - only Segafredo coffee is used in the Italian tradition.


  • Seating for 75 people
  • Local fresh produce
  • Local wines
  • Fish according to seasonal availability
  • Open from 11 am weekly for devonshire tea, fresh baked muffins, open sandwiches, jambalaya, light salads, baby pizzas and selection of desserts.

Harry Limes Restaurant was is named after the main character in The Third Man, a movie which exemplified the attention to detail which the staff practise at the restaurant.

The Club Bar Lounge, which is open to the public, is a pleasant retreat within the restaurant allowing those not dining in the restaurant to sit and chat over coffee or drinks.

Harry Limes is a casual dining place with the benefits of great food, inviting decor and good company. The food and wine menus change every three months, and chefs attend wine tastings so that they can create dishes to marry food creations with wine.

A message from our chefs and some sample menu selections

Our chefs - Andrea Arnup and Shane Sampson:

" 5 weeks prior to opening we spent all our time sourcing the best produce and developing our menu around the availability and quality of produce. Each of our tastes and styles compliment one another. Here is a selection of our most popular dishes. We have daily specials and the menu changes bi-monthly."

Guest Room Facilities

  • Direct dial STD/ISD telephones & direct line facility
  • Separate data port connection for computer modem or facsimile
  • ISDN availability
  • Voice mail messaging
  • Colour television
  • In house movies
  • International News Service
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Clock/Radio
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Individual controlled heating and air conditioning
  • Spa rooms

Services and Features

  • Valet dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Secretarial services
  • Disabled facilities
  • Baby sitting & Massage services on prior arrangement