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The Austral Hotel

189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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Ranked #25 of 130 Restaurants in Mackay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Aug 21, 2014
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

5 stars is too over for the review . I wish the meat can have more flavor as this price . $52 rib eye with bone .

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Asked for rare and received well done. there spring roles sucked! Over priced, we should have went to McDonalds

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I have been to the Austral many times. Mostly I go for a few beers with a circle of friends and quite often finish up eating there. I've been there many times because the service is prompt and friendly,the beer is cold and it has a good atmosphere. I've eaten at steak restaurants in several different countries and through out... More

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18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

It always amazes me how restaurants, particularly steak restaurants, think that by inflating prices they meet some kind of preconceived quality level. I have been to this hotel-restaurant many times (seeing a gradually deteriorating standard) with the second last time ending in me saying, I would never return. Alas, due to a family lunch commitment, I found myself there one... More

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Mackay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

The Austral is a great place to catch up for a light lunch or quick beer. Its always full so a booking in the dining room is pretty essential.

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I had a great meal. The staff were really friendly. If you are after a steak in Mackay this would be your place. It was also right next to where we were staying at the Paradise Motel.

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Fremantle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have eaten a few times now in this pub and have not been disappointed. Good quality food, well priced and cold beer. The place has a good atmosphere was handy when you are travelling alone for work.

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Canberra, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

On State of Origin night I dined at the Austral Hotel in Mackay ... Wow! What a surprise it was for me. I had a 180g premium eye fillet wrapped in bacon and it was a sensational steak, served with great chips and a Caesar salad. Keep up the great work guys!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Everyone has been referring me saying the steak is the best in town. Have been a couple of times and find the meals average for a pub. OK

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As a commercial traveller I spend far more time in restaurants than most people! My expectations in Australia are pretty low, especially in Queensland's north. I always try and support our local industry; however there are times when things go wrong and outcomes are simply unacceptable! I ordered the Red Emperor lightly battered as the "fish of the day". Straight... More

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