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The Austral Hotel

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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189 Victoria St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4951 3288
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Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
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Mackay, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family friendly, friendly professional staff, Swift service, one of the best family outings we all enjoyed every aspect.

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Thank Jessie P
Mackay, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Business Lunch. Don't get to go to too many of those. Great menu. Entrees were very good (especially the oysters Kilpatrick). Had the rainbow steak, very good.

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Thank rickcgree
Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just stayed for a few hours to watch the Swans play. This is a popular local pub that seems to be well run. We enjoyed the afternoon here & would definitely stop here again.

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Thank Paul R
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for dinner well within the advertised hours but was told upon arrival "the kitchen is closed". It's very understandable for a local pub kitchen to close early if demand is low, but everyone I met after I got off the plane told me it was the best in town to eat so I left feeling a little disappointed.

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Thank Gerry W
Brisbane, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub to visit for dinner which was just next to our hotel. Food was good, service was quick and nice , beer was cold, pretty much all you can ask for Worth a visit if you're in the area

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Thank nashynash07
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a pub and that's what you get but the food is above average for pubs. Great steaks and the staff seem pretty good and always busy. If you go there for lunch you must tell them if you need to get back to work as I've been there a number of times and this is always a little... More 

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Thank Kathy D
Mackay, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large menu range to cater for all tastes but their steaks are so good. Dining room is well appointed for a relaxing meal and drink

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Thank ajsteen2016
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

I had dinner at the Austral with my husband and daughter. I had the chicken with avo and bacon and it was incredible! The chicken was moist and the sauce was delicious. I want to go back soon so I can have this dish again! Hubby had eye fillet with bacon and it was perfectly cooked. The flavour was perfect... More 

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Thank Kate_n_Cam_travel
Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Good pub with a good menu! We've only gone here for the steak, which is always cooked to perfection and the mushroom gravy is to die for.

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Thank beckie84
Finch Hatton, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub for a wonderful steak, other meals of a high standard. Service is good. Nice range of drinks. Will be happy to go there again.

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Thank Craig I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Victoria St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mackay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4951 3288
Description
Here at the Austral Hotel we want you to be able to relax and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Our Bistro offers a spacious dining area with great value meals along with a relaxing family atmosphere. The Bistro menu has a wide range of seasonal dishes available to suit all tastes. All meals are reasonably priced with specials and a fun childrens menu available. Our Sports Bar offers great value dining with all your favourites from snacks to schnitzels and burgers. It's great meeting place to unwind with a meal after a long day at work. If it's great value dining with a friendly atmosphere you are after, then look no further than the Austral Hotel.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?