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189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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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 a great steak

Always a great steak here. I don't like the salads too much but you always now what to expect when getting a steak here. Lunchtime specials on their steaks are good too and I will be coming in to get one of those next time for sure!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
Wayne T
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Mackay, Australia
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Always a great meal! Excellent food, service good and great atmosphere! We recommend this place to everyone if they are after a great steak! Big meals and well priced.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The food is quite nice, however you have to order at the counter which is ok. Recommended for family's with older children as the space is limited for smaller children.

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This restaurant was highly recommended by a local as being the best pub food in Mackay ... unfortunately this gave us rather high expectations. Upon walking into the restaurant area it was a nice, clean inviting place. I had Chicken Wrapped in Bacon with Mushroom Sauce - Breast of chicken filled with cream cheese, onion & chives, bacon and parmesan... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

With an abundance of choice on offer you can go wrong here. The meals aren't cheap but the quality speaks for itself. Steak chicken or melt in your mouth lamb shanks. Try the shanks mmmmm. All served up by friendly helpful staff. You can't go wrong. Then finish it off with a $4 dessert. Cookies n cream cheesecake had me... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Always a great steak here. I don't like the salads too much but you always now what to expect when getting a steak here. Lunchtime specials on their steaks are good too and I will be coming in to get one of those next time for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

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

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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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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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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