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The Austral Hotel

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189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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  • 24
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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
Friendly service, Standard food.

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2015
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Townsville, Australia
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105 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Townsville, Australia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

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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86 reviews 86 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 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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Mackay, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This is our local, walking distance from home. We have a choice of many, but this is the best. Tastefully laid out, staff are wonderful and the meals are great. Only suggestion is the steaks are always cooked more than you ask for e.g if you like medium; ask for med rare, if you like medium rare;ask for rare. We... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We were in Mackay visiting for the weekend, and were brought here for dinner. I ordered the Lamb Shank special for $15, it was very tasty and well worth the money. Everyone enjoyed their meal. The staff were friendly and didn't have to wait long for the meals. Highly recommend!

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mackay
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

ive been to the austral for lunch and dinner numerous times and always have a great meal. staff r always pleasant, never have to wait to long for the food. great value and is great for familys to.

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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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