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Mary Ellen Hotel

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57 Railway Street, Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales 2291, Australia
02 4963 7285
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
consistently awesome

awesome if you're after a good schnitzel and fast service. i've been going here with my family since before i can even remember and i've never had a bad visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
erinktaylor
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 NEW

Haven't been there for ages and was suggested an ideal location for our staff function. Booked but they somehow gave away our table, though fortunately they organised another one. The service was ok beyond that and the food was your standard " pub grub" with some flair, a little on the expensive side but great all things considered. It was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The food was excellent and reasonably priced. Lunch specials during weekdays. Suggest Crumbed Prawn Salad, excellent! Bands on Sat nights and you can have a dance. The only critique is they don't have an outdoor area but apart from that its a great pub!

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Found the food has been lacking in consistency. I eat there alot and havnt had a great meal yet. The new menu is also very basic. Possibly the constant change in chefs..

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

awesome if you're after a good schnitzel and fast service. i've been going here with my family since before i can even remember and i've never had a bad visit.

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Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We both had really lovely meals - the steak was cooked to absolute perfection and the yummy sides included triple layer potato gratin which was gorgeous. The schnities you get here are always divine and this time we had the mexican topper and it was great. I also ordered the lamb cutlets with a salad of quinoa, feta, roasted pumpkin... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Went to this hotel last night for dinner I ordered lamb cutlets was enjoying my first 2 cutlets then started to eat 3rd one and it tasted rotten so I called waitress she replaced the cutlet with another freshly cooked and I bite into it was rotten again and it stunk I nearly threw up I complained again and after... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Fantastic friendly service, great atmosphere, superb menu. Have been there many times and always been sn enjoyable experience. Highly recommended.

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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Had a work party here. The huge selection of beers on tap is amazing. Some real gems. The food was excellent as usual here. I had a seafood risotto, so much seafood in it and a huge serving I couldn't even finish it all, as much as I wanted to, it was too much. Good value for money and great... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Lovely fresh food . Big serves as well . We're a party of 4 we all had something different, everyone was really happy with their meal . After dinner we had a drink in bar where there was duo Stellar & Soldier playing . So it was a complete night Would highly reccomend

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Maitland, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

It was my first time here with another couple and all went well. The atmosphere was great, food was easily ordered without any hassle at the bistro counter. Everybody enjoyed their meal immensely and the wait time food was about normal. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were impressed that the General Manager (who was also very friendly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Railway Street, Merewether, Newcastle, New South Wales 2291, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: 02 4963 7285

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?