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The Austral Hotel

189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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Ranked #10 of 114 restaurants in Mackay
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- Apr 16, 2014
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English first
Mackay, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Mackay, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

what can I say you want a great steak the Austral Hotel is the best in Mackay maybe Queensland Make sure you book because you won't get a table if you don't

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Cairns, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

If you love your steak, this busy hotel is for you. The bistro is out the back of the sports bar and the Austral offers a vast aray of meat dishes with a main focus on beef/teak. Having said that their Ribs dish I would have to rate as one of the tastiest and best I've had in Australia as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

Been There A Number Of Times As Food Is Always Great!!.. For Streak Lovers, Its The Place To Go. But They Do Serve Other Beautiful Meals Too.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

We ate at The Austral Hotel tonight and all-in-all had a nice meal. We shared thr Duck Springrolls as a starter. They were nice however lacked a bit of flavour. The "asian sauce" was just sweet chilli sauce, which was a little dissapointing. My wife had the Captains plate which was chockers with seafood and tasted excellent. The tarte sauce... More

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Moranbah, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The house speciality, the Teriyaki rump was great, the salad was wonderful (not just leaky greans). The kids meals are great value as well. Well worth a second visit.

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Brisbane, Australia
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96 reviews 96 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I was invited by friends to stop in at the Austral for dinner on my first night in Mackay. Unfortunately I had eaten a large meal earlier in the day so I wasn't particularly hungry, but I ordered a calamari entrée to be sociable. The calamari had no taste and was like chewing rubber, so I was deeply disappointed. My... More

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Townsville, Australia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

The food wasn't great, when they say there a steak house you think great steaks, unfortunately this was the case. Wouldn't recommend,and would go back.

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