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The Austral Hotel

189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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Ranked #21 of 130 restaurants in Mackay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Most recent review
- Jul 25, 2014
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English first
Fremantle, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

I have eaten a few times now in this pub and have not been disappointed. Good quality food, well priced and cold beer. The place has a good atmosphere was handy when you are travelling alone for work.

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Canberra, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

On State of Origin night I dined at the Austral Hotel in Mackay ... Wow! What a surprise it was for me. I had a 180g premium eye fillet wrapped in bacon and it was a sensational steak, served with great chips and a Caesar salad. Keep up the great work guys!

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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Everyone has been referring me saying the steak is the best in town. Have been a couple of times and find the meals average for a pub. OK

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Brisbane
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75 reviews 75 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

As a commercial traveller I spend far more time in restaurants than most people! My expectations in Australia are pretty low, especially in Queensland's north. I always try and support our local industry; however there are times when things go wrong and outcomes are simply unacceptable! I ordered the Red Emperor lightly battered as the "fish of the day". Straight... More

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Mackay, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We were a group of 6 that went there for lunch in September 2013. Some of the others had been there before and reckoned the steaks were really good. My self and a friend didn't want steak and ordered the fish 'special' which I recall was still close to $30 -all the steak meals were around the $30 mark. The... More

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Mackay, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I have found this hotel to have the best service and without doubt the best quality and selection of steaks in Mackay

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Mackay, Australia
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122 reviews 122 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We dined here a few weeks ago and the food was very very ordinary. I am sick of paying over the top prices in Mackay for food and the food being average and not cooked to the order given.I have not found a restaurant in Mackay yet that cooks a steak properly, they all seem to cook it well done.... More

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Mackay, Australia
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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Overall been here 2 times wont hurry back they have a good steak but you pay for it very expensive I feel and so did my mate had to sit in the bar to eat as there are limited tables in the restaurant. The staff were friendly enough and I did enjoy the steak the veggies were average though didn't... More

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Mackay, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

not the first time hi i am a business traveler and can spend a week every 5 in mackay. Since early January I have had at least 8 to 10 times, at the end of last week medium rare steak was served cool and closer to medium. i asked for another and was obliged despite protest that it did not... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Austral is well known in Mackay and most business travellers know it well.Meet with Clients over a drink and then a steak. My favourite is the Teriyaki Rump(300gram) Whilst known for the kilo steaks not for me. PS the photo used is not actually the Austral in Mackay.

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