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The Criterion

) #7 of 154 Restaurants in Rockhampton $$ - $$$ Steakhouse, ,
150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4922 1225
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (54 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“chilli beef” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Typical pub food. I had the fillet Mignon. It was cooked to perfection and delicious. Large dining area in the newer part of the hotel.

Thank SGDeane
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The historic Criterion hotel is a rocky institution. Cold beer, solid steak, big meals. You really can't visit rocky without a trip to the Criterion I reckon.

Thank Steven M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great building and a lovely atmosphere inside. Perhaps chose the wrong dish but that happens sometimes. Again, pretty poor presentation. Apologies for picture quality as off my phone!

1  Thank Tufty2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully regal centurion standing proudly along the river. It is worth just visiting. Queen Elizabeth II has stayed here, amongst other royalties. The bar and restaurant are stunning. The food was alright. We had steak and ribs. We had to ask for salad. There was...More

1  Thank KylieH3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been to The Cri many many times and have never had a bad experience food is always superior and service is fabulous! Was there last night and the guy singing was incredible! Really great stuff. All in all another fantastic night at the Criterion.

Thank TorbinUlrich
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I always drop by here when in Rocky. Good location to accommodation and the food and drink is always good. The front bar is a great place to watch sport. The food is very good but you pay for it that's for sure. On a...More

Thank Auscoach
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There were 6 of us dining at The Criterion and we all chose different meals and they were all perfect, service was great and the décor amazing. Highly recommend The Criterion.

Thank Ozskier67
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Visiting Rockhampton to see family, we had a lovely evening meal with family. The food was excellent. Every one was very happy with what they had ordered. We even enjoyed the trivia evening which we could hear going on. Everyone was enjoying the atmosphere.

Thank jillmann2015
Reviewed 18 May 2017

What a great atmosphere in an iconic hotel. This hotel had heaps of character. The meals were wonderful - cooked beautiful & served promptly.

Thank Iris T
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Still a great pub for a quiet drink down close to the river. And now it's been painted it looks good too.

Thank NigelH1304
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
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11:30 - 21:00
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11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Rockhampton
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4922 1225
  • E-mail
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