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The Austral Hotel

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189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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  • 21
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Steak House!

The Austral is always great for a steak and all other meals are delicious too! Constantly good food, just ask the locals its busy for lunch and dinner in both public bar & restaurant (on weekends I recommend you book restaurant ahead)! Meals are fast and large, never had a bad meal there and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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Mackay, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Austral is always great for a steak and all other meals are delicious too! Constantly good food, just ask the locals its busy for lunch and dinner in both public bar & restaurant (on weekends I recommend you book restaurant ahead)! Meals are fast and large, never had a bad meal there and a pretty good atmosphere to boot!

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Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been away from Mackay for two years and returned for reunion. The Austral was good then and now even better, great steak and happy efficient staff.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

I love the austral hotel food it gets very busy there.. Bit of a shame they took to kids play room out that was handy

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Townsville, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Standard pub fare served to the tune of pokie machines. If you are looking for an easy dinner served with a smile, visit the Austral. Not a bad spot that is nicely presented inside. Nothing to write home about though.

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Shanghai, China
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94 reviews 94 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Our motel management recommended this place and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed a perfect steak and yummy kids meals. It feels like a local pub and the atmosphere is relaxed.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For the utmost awesomest flavoured steak I totally recommend going here. They do have other stuff on the menu though. But u have to book a table any night of the week as they are so popular. Which that in itself says the food is great. I've been many times and I will return again this year.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My wife and I went here for dinner on a Monday night and weren't let down. The steaks we had were both cooked how we requested, the price was good for the meal sizes and the service was good with our meals being served quickly. Worth a visit if looking for a good steak and relaxed atmosphere.

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Mackay
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A great selection of steaks as well as other meals. Often meet here for casual work meetings the lunch rump special is good value @ $17.50 good atmosphere to meet with friends or colleagues not to formal.

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Mackay
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have only ever been here with a work group on several occasions for lunch. The menu has something for everyone, and is tasty, tender, and well presented. Meals come out all together, about 15 minutes from ordering. Make sure you book a table beforehand, as it it very popular with Mackay locals.

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

As always a great meal with efficient service, great range of options to suit all budgets and tastes.

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  • Address: 189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mackay
  • Phone Number: 0749513288

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