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189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
61749513288
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Description: Here at the Austral Hotel we want you to be able to relax and enjoy...
Here at the Austral Hotel we want you to be able to relax and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Our Bistro offers a spacious dining area with great value meals along with a relaxing family atmosphere. The Bistro menu has a wide range of seasonal dishes available to suit all tastes. All meals are reasonably priced with specials and a fun childrens menu available. Our Sports Bar offers great value dining with all your favourites from snacks to schnitzels and burgers. It's great meeting place to unwind with a meal after a long day at work. If it's great value dining with a friendly atmosphere you are after, then look no further than the Austral Hotel.
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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 82
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Best Steak in Mackay

This reputation has been attached to this Pub but the quality still applies and a definite place to eat if it's great steak you want.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Kevin D
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Mackay, Australia
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Mackay, Australia
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This reputation has been attached to this Pub but the quality still applies and a definite place to eat if it's great steak you want.

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Thank Kevin D
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Its good place for having dinner with friends, staff@ Austral are friendly and helpful also food was great specifically salad its really nice

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Thank Novy R
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

YumYumYum Ideal for a quick work lunch. I prefer the public bar food and prices however the inside restaurant is very popular especially the steak.

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Thank AngelaB211077
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Pubs are known for simple but great meal with good beer and that is what you will find at this place. Great steaks, cold beer and very friendly staff. I loved it and will visit again when I come back to Mackay.

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Thank HelpingOne
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt first impression was nice, clean, modern, then I looked at the menu. They must think we are all miners earning the big bucks. Even the specials weren't special. I asked another patron about there meal as it was brought out, a steak the size of a childs hand and the price of small car. My steak was over cooked,... More 

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Thank Steve G
Brisbane, Australia
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bistro is popular with locals with most tables reserved on a Thursday night. The food is classic pub bistro but I think somewhat over-priced.

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Thank Kerry C
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
149 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I come here a fair bit for lunch as you can't beat a $15 steak lunch with chips. Dinner this time around was a little so, so. I had the pork ribs. Whilst they were tender there was a lot of fat and little bones which made it hard to eat. my main gripe is the cost of the steaks.... More 

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Thank dan801
Mackay, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us turned up early for lunch, and while the meal did take a little longer than we thought it should - each of enjoyed what we had ordered.

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Thank 2ctalking
Gold Coast, Australia
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Famous for their beautiful steaks. I haven't had a bad meal or bad service ever. Great place with good menu. Ive been as a family and for business lunches. Good price also.

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Thank Shendelle
Cairns, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The bistro was difficult to locate at the back of the hotel. The food was good. Atmosphere was what you expect from a bistro and the food was good value. My daughter and I ordered off the specials board. While our meals were slow in coming out we both enjoyed our meals.

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Thank Rust02

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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: 61749513288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children

Description

Here at the Austral Hotel we want you to be able to relax and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Our Bistro offers a spacious dining area with great value meals along with a relaxing family atmosphere. The Bistro menu has a wide range of seasonal dishes available to suit all tastes. All meals are reasonably priced with specials and a fun childrens menu available. Our Sports Bar offers great value dining with all your favourites from snacks to schnitzels and burgers. It's great meeting place to unwind with a meal after a long day at work. If it's great value dining with a friendly atmosphere you are after, then look no further than the Austral Hotel.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?