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"Spend a lazy sunday in front of an open fire at GRAZING. The kitchen melds produce and skills to create dishes such as kangaroo with striped chioggia beetroot or Cootamundra kid loin with heirloom eggplants, as well as some of the region's most indulgent desserts."Matt Preston - Delicious Magazine

The historic village of Gundaroo is situated just 29km from the heart of Canberra, yet it could be another world away! Gundaroo is an easy 25 minute drive from the city centre. Settled in 1825, the village boasts a unique facade of well-preserved heritage buildings and tranquil country surrounds.


This landmark building was originally built in the early 1830s, probably as a travellers inn. On 27th March 1865 it opened as The Royal Hotel. The hotel is classified by the National Trust as a building of historic significance. The building lay in limbo for many years until May 2003 when new owners Mark and Jennie Mooney re-opened it after extensive renovations. The building is extraordinary with its two foot thick stone walls, five huge open fireplaces and hand cut ironbark ceilings and floorboards. It provides guests with a fantastic ambience to enjoy award winning cuisine. As well as the main building, the premises include stone stables. The Stables have had an interesting history in the life of the Royal Hotel. They housed the coach, horses and driver for Cobb and Co as the first stop on the Queanbeyan to Sydney Route.


GRAZING is our award winning restaurant located inside the 1865 national trust Royal Hotel. The restaurant has achieved a reputation for friendly yet professional service and fine food, which attracts many repeat visitors and those traveling from afar. The restaurant has huge open fireplaces and a number of private dining rooms for function use. The kitchen is led by a talented young Chef, Kurt Neumann. Kurt produces innovative, award winning menus focused on fresh local farm produce, such as yabbies, local grain-fed beef, lamb and kid. The restaurant has been awarded many prestigious culinary honours including “THE 2008 AUSTRALIAN TOURISM AWARD”.


The Stone room provides the perfect ambience for a wedding reception. We can seat up to 160 people in our stunning purpose built facility.

The Stone room is a magical setting. The stone walls and high pitched dark timber ceilings reflect the warm glow of candlelight.

The accoustics in the stone are just perfect for live entertainment. The stone room has new audio facilities including amplifier, stereo and wireless microphone.



Full day venue hire is inclusive of the following:

  • Projection screen
  • Standard whiteboard
  • Flip Chart & Markers
  • Lectern/microphone
  • Overhead projector
  • TV
  • VCR player
  • DVD player
  • Room set up


In addition to the supplied equipment, we can also arrange:

  • Broadband access
  • Large screen projector
  • Small volume A4 Photocopying
  • Telephone
  • Faxing
  • Additional audio visual equipment for you at suppliers’ rates.

Or for something different...

  • Canberra District Wine Tasting
  • Additional catering options
  • Entertainment
  • Themed events

The conference facilities are available from 9.00am – 5.00pm. You may access the room to set up from 8.00am. If breakfast is ordered as part of your day package then we will happily allow earlier access if required. If the room is required past 5.00pm then an hourly charge is applicable (subject to room availability and prior approval).

Our full Terms and Conditions will be sent upon booking. Please refer to these as they provide all the necessary details including surcharges if applicable.


Conferencing must be accompanied by a catering package. The room will be set to your requirement with notepads, pens, mints and water. Our catering packages include:

  • Arrival tea and coffee
  • Morning tea and coffee
  • Working lunch
  • Afternoon tea and coffee


Coffee and tea is served with one of the following items:

  • A selection of homemade cookies & friands
  • Individual mini cheesecakes


Includes mineral water, homemade fresh fruit cordial, tea and coffee served with one of the following options:

  • Baguettes with a selection of fillings, salad of organic greens from our Chef’s Garden with tomato and cucumber, and fresh fruit and cheese platter.
  • Gundaroo Ploughman’s Lunch of regional produce. Includes Bungendore leg ham, Poacher’s Pantry smoked chicken, Snowy Mountain smoked trout, sharp cheddar and a selection of pickles, chutneys, condiments and salad greens. Served with a loaf of crusty baked bread, and a fresh fruit platter.



  • Espresso coffee made to order is available for arrival and with lunch for small groups only. Specialty teas and tisanes may be supplied for all tea breaks and lunch at an additional cost.
  • Continuous tea and coffee throughout the day.


  • Home-baked cake.
  • Fresh Fruit and Cheese Platter.
  • Individual Savoury Tarts.


Several options are available if you wish to provide breakfast with arrival tea and coffee.

  • Fruit Juices
  • Fresh Fruit Platter
  • Stand up Breakfast
  • Served Full Breakfast including Juice and Fresh Fruit


We can host a Canberra District Wine tasting. The guided tasting is conducted by either one of our experienced sommeliers or by the vignerons of a local winery. A lovely way to finish the day is with a leisurely hour of wine and cheese.

  • Half hour tasting.
  • One hour tasting with cheese.


Each function is quoted to your requirements based on the number of guests and menu chosen.


We are happy to accommodate your exact catering requirements to make your function a success. Options to consider for lunch include upgrading your catering package from a working lunch to either a self - serve hot lunch or sample the award winning cuisine in GRAZING restaurant.


We are happy to assist you with small or large scale dinners or cocktail functions for up to 200 delegates. Menus can be tailored to your needs.

Please call us to make an appointment to view our facilities. We would love to discuss some of the fine details and answer any questions that you may have.

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Corner Cork and Harp Streets, Gundaroo NSW Ph: 02 6236 8777