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Great Northern Hotel

522 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
02 9419 4555
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Ranked #16 of 129 restaurants in Chatswood
Price range: $7 - $22
Cuisines: Pub, Bistro, Pasta, Grill
Good for: Outdoor seating
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Good for: Outdoor seating
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English first
Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The pub is in our neighboorhood, the building looks nice enough, wanted to go there for some time. Especially since they constantly advertise locally. But what the ads don't tell you, is that you have to cook your own. So we went there, and was presented with a large container full of raw meat. And we promptly left. I'm not... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

On Wednesdays the Great Northern Hotel holds one of the best pub quizzes I've ever been to. There are plenty of questions, special rounds and lots of opportunities to win free drinks and money. Biggest team gets a round of drinks - so call your friends and pack the quiz out. You can make your own steak too - pick... More

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Chatswood, Australia
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26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We have been going to the Great Northern for 12 years and we always enjoy it. The food is great although the schnitzels are definitely smaller than they used to be. The menu is great value and the food is delivered quickly. My only complaint is that if you choose to eat outside that you need to be prepared to... More

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UK
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74 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

We enjoyed our meal even though it was a Friday evening in November. The outdoor area is best avoided as it is both smoky and noise. Most of the clientele are young people and exuberant at the weekend. We selected sirloin steaks and cooked them ourselves on the grill. This was novel for us but we enjoyed the experience. A... More

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Sydney, Australia
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66 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

Call me old fashioned, but it is ages since i have been anywhere with so much smoke. I was part of a large group of friends having Sunday lunch, so we ate outside. Big mistake. The table next to us was full of bogans, all smoking. Perhaps it was a convention for the dying breed of people who still smoke... More

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Sydney, Australia
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14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

Didn't realise it was 2 for 1 night on Tuesdays. We had 2 rib eyes and a sirloin for $33.50 with the salad bar. Couldn't believe it. The quality of the steak was surprisingly good, too. Not the kind you'd expect to see at any other pub that advertises $12 steaks. 14 year old daughter was really getting into the... More

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Cootamundra
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

Close to where I was staying, good food and reasonable price. Only problems were that we were there at peak time and it was a bit noisy; plus wine by the glass options were almost non-existent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

Really enjoyed our meal here. Yes - if we chose steak, we cooked it ourselves - but that was novel for friends with us. So cheap too if you do decide to cook your own. Lots of choice if we didn't want to cook. I ate off menu. Meals were delicious and fast. It was warm outside so we sat... More

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Adelaide, South Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

meals are excellent with the chef doing a good job but with a choice of cook it yourself BBQ an excellent way to go. Good choice of wines on the list

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Sydney, Australia
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Recently went here for dinner with friends, I didn't realize that the cook your own steak concept existed. I was actually hanging out for a steak but when I go out for dinner I don't expect to cook it as well. My meal was okay, not in any hurry to race back there.

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