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The Austral Hotel

189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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4 reviews 4 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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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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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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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 restaurant reviews
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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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15 restaurant reviews
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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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Mackay, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My wife and I had a great meal. The staff were really friendly. If you are after a steak in Mackay this would be your place. It was also right next to where we were staying at the Paradise Motel.

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Fremantle, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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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