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189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Always great steak

I have eaten several times at the Austral and I have never been disappointed. The eatery is part of the Austral Hotel. The decor is casual. It is generally busy It is a good place if you want a steak and a beer.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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77 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

I have eaten several times at the Austral and I have never been disappointed. The eatery is part of the Austral Hotel. The decor is casual. It is generally busy It is a good place if you want a steak and a beer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The Austral has, undoubtedly been a consistent provider of top quality meals featuring magnificently cooked steak, for many years in Mackay. Table service is not offered so the limited face-to-face contact with staff was neither great enough to be applauded, nor bad enough to be criticised. Although the décor was aesthetically pleasing, not a hint of atmosphere to be found.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is the best place for a steak in town. They offer a wide range of cuts and sizes to choose from as well. You had better be hungry when you go to the Austral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

All 3 meals were amazing. Undo the top button type of food. Best meal we've had in Mackay. Highly recommend the BBQ ribs. A little pricey but worth every cent. Fast service. Friendly staff, nice atmosphere. Only drawback - would have been nice to have a bottle of water for the table.

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Port Stephens, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The go to place for a good steak in Mackay. Prompt service, cold beer and steak delivered as ordered.

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Maitland, New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

After living in Mackay area for a few years in the 1990s and been back many times since love this city and people who call it home this hotel offers great service with a smile

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Had a brilliant meal at the Austral. Accommodating for young child and seating with a pram. Quick meals, very yummy. The service was brilliant, (most) staff very friendly and the chef even came out twice to confirm ingredients when I mentioned my daughter had an allergy. Very appreciative.

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Mackay
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The restuarant is really great with the most beautiful food the steaks are just great. You have to make sure you book as it alway busy because it is so good. The staff are also very friendly and helpful.

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Melbourne
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We went to the Austral to make it possible for me to feed the inner carnivore. I am a steak afficionado and when someone tells me that they serve the best steak in QLD I take notice. My wife, on the other hand, could not care less and was in search of other things. Fortunately the menu was quite extensive... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I attended the Austral several times during a recent work visit to Mackay. The meals are fairly well priced and of good quality. The venue has an old, but yet modern décor containing a public bar, restaurant and gaming lounge, each separated very well. One of the nicer pubs in Mackay to visit with friends.

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

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub

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