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The Iron Horse

$$ - $$$
Pub, Bar
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329 Main Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
+61 2 4954 0994
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Newcastle, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Staff are always happy, quick to serve, meals are cooked quickly, the menu has good variety. Water on the counter has choice of lemon or strawberry or plain. Capacino is always good. Ive eaten many times and each time has been good.

Thank 54rhonda
Newcastle, Australia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The meals are hearty and there is a good range on the menu. There are also daily specials and shopper docket deals! I have been here several times and have never been disappointed.

Thank Stepha123
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant we planned to go to was closed due to illness so found ourselves here at the Iron Horse at Cardiff. Menu was broad and would suit most tastes and budgets but the specials were a real treat and you just couldn't go past then! I had the veal with prawn and garlic cream sauce with vegetables and a baked... More 

Thank Jayne G
Greater Newcastle, Australia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

the iron horse has always had fantastic food, it is a relaxed venue for couples and family's. lunch or tea. it can get busy, but that just goes to say!... great pub meals

Thank boyd h
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Ate here recently with friends. Lovely friendly and helpful staff. Nice food. Good menu selection, plus they have daily specials. We will dine there again.

Thank Penelope T
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We all had an awesome meal on the 12th april, chicken snitzels never disappoints my husband had his usual one. I had the chicken caesar wrap (lunch time special) that came with wedges it was soo beautiful.

1 Thank Hurricanelightning
Newcastle, Australia
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127 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016

The dining room at the Iron Horse is clean, quiet and family-friendly. The prices are very reasonable, with daily specials. The choice of food is excellent, the staff are lovely and you don't have to wait ages for your meal. My husband and I would recommend having a meal here when you're in Cardiff.

1 Thank D_Walton2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

This place makes some amazing schnitzels though they have taken some off the menu it's still a delicious place to eat at! Would recommend.

1 Thank Kaitlyn L
Newcastle, Australia
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109 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

had dinner here November 24. Staff were great, meal was excellent. Good size meals, good price. we also used an entertainment book voucher. Would recommend

2 Thank Susan P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

Dinner was AWESOME. Staff were very helpful & meals were very nice & good price. An amazing venue with great service. Have had multiple nigths out there and has always been fantastic!!!

1 Thank Bellantom

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Pub, Bar
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Main Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4954 0994
Iron Horse Inn is a favourite local hotel in Cardiff. With a relaxed friendly atmosphere its easy to see why locals and visitors alike enjoy spending time here. Our spacious Bistro is a great place to relax and enjoy a meal with family and friends. We have great value dining for the whole family where we feature a fun kids menu and delicious meals for the mums and dads. We have something for everyone in our Bistro. Step into the Sports bar and enjoy our extensive bars area. We have all your favourite sports bar entertainment. Enjoy a game of pool with mates or just unwind over a "cold one".

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?