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The Austral Hotel

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189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, 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
Not the best steak in QLD but...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Melbourne
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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44 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
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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Mackay, Australia
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have never has a bad meal at the Austral. The steaks have been prefect and tasty, and the salad and chicken dishes are amazing. And the pies! So good! book a table because the restaurant gets busy. Pricing it starting to get expensive.

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Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The title speaks for itself, you must try the eye fillet steak. Cooked to perfection! Could not of been happier with the meal. Do yourself a favour and try it out

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Noisy restaurant as it adjoins public bar. No table service which I would expect for the price of a meal. Good steaks, even better pork ribs!

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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Meals are well proportioned and always cooked to perfection. Love coming here with work colleges, family and friends. Never disappoints

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Mackay, Queensland, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

Massive meals. Good food! Have been here many times and the service is always friendly and efficient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great atmosphere fantastic food friendly staff. Would recommend any person travelling through or staying at Mackay to have a meal at the Austral Hotel.

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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Back in Mackay for business. And decided to eat at the Austral. Andvi have to say its still one of thr best steak restaurants in the country. Highly recommend.

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Sarina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Not the average pub, always has great food lunch or dinner & good specials, my favorite is the Waghu Beef Lasagne. Such big feed!!! And so tasty.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

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