Your dining experience
Whether it is dinner by the fire in the whiskey parlour on a cold winter’s night, enjoying the breeze through the courtyard on a sparkling spring day, indulging in the à la carte menu in the dining room, or simply enjoying breakfast on a weekend, The Old Victoria has it all.
Our public dining room is open for lunch and dinner (see lunch and dinner (see our Opening Hours page). The menu boasts a range of options using local, seasonal produce. Our dining room is an intimate setting and bookings are necessary most evenings.
The pop of the cork, the delicate bubbles of a refreshing sparkling wine, the chime of glassware, the aroma of a banquet and the endless banter of people relaxing. These are the sights, sounds and smells of the champagne parlour. The champagne parlour is a small, private dining room that seats up to 20, making it perfect for private bookings, intimate get-togethers, small business events or your office Christmas party. Whether you are looking to have a quiet get-together with friends and family, want to impress your business guests with some of Maitland’s rich history, or want to show international guests a little bit of our colonial past, the champagne parlour is for you.
Imagine the ladies and gentlemen in their finery, sipping whiskey and sherry before dinner, dining on soft shell crab and pan seared trout. Imagine the clink of crockery as coffee is served and the gentle hum of voices as your guests relax. This is the ambiance the whiskey parlour exudes. The whiskey parlour is a private dining room that seats up to 20. In winter the open fire warms the room and adds a sense of elegance, gentility and warmth.
Just as impressive as the champagne parlour, the whiskey palour will also wow your guests. It has an intimate setting, is the home of our whiskey appreciation nights (held regularly) and would be the perfect setting for any formal, informal or business events.
Combining the Champagne Parlour and the Whiskey Parlour
For larger booking, the champagne parlour and the whiskey parlour are joined by a doorway that can be opened, allowing both rooms to be booked for your event. This allows for a mid-sized function of up to 40 guests. Ask us about our function package when booking for mid-sized groups.
Bar and Courtyard Dining
For a more casual dining experience, enjoy a meal in the bar or the courtyard. Choose from our à la carte menu (during lunch and dinner hours) or order a any time of the day from the all-day bar snacks menu. If you are just enjoying a quiet drink in the courtyard or in the bar and do not want to decamp to the dining room, order a meal at the bar and we will deliver it to your table. Please ask for a menu at the bar and check our meal times (for the lunch and dinner menus) on the right.
Accompanying your meal
Start dinner with a refreshing beer for a cocktail. Enjoy a reserve wine with your meal, celebrate with a glass of bubbles or finish your dining experience with a desert wine. Of course, for the driver we have a non-alcoholic wine to finish the evening.