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The Austral Hotel

189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Six of us had dinner here tonight to celebrate my man's birthday. Five of us had steak and the overall vote was BRILLIANT! (Our 6th member loved her salad too!) I'm from Melbourne where we are spoilt for choice and I could not fault my medium-rare, eye-fillet-wrapped-in-bacon-with-pepper-sauce, served with veggies. Great value, good honest fare in an old family pub... More

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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 October 1, 2014

Had a good time here with my family. The food is good - great selection of steaks plus other options. Good portion size and reasonable prices.

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Greater Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We went out to have a meal at the Austral after having seen the advertising on the tv. Maybe if they put more money into the training of the kitchen staff and chefs, and less in advertising the meals may have been better. I found my meal to be a basic pub meal but overpriced. We were asked how our... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Not very welcoming, service was terrible and overall I would not return to this hotel in the future.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Went to austral for lunch yesterday. Nice looking pub but drinks are quite pricey. For lunch had the rib eye on the bone very good cut of meat but highly let down by basic salad that looks straight out of a packet, the sauce selection is terrible on a nice steak you would prefer more choices than pepper/diane or mushroom.... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Address: 189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
Phone Number: 0749513288
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mackay

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