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Great Northern Hotel

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Pub, French, Grill
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522 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
02 9419 4555
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Restaurant

Good venue for a relaxing family gathering. A choose your own meat and cook it yourself on the big bbq in restaurant. A good selection of salads for you to help yourself, and also a menu to choose other food if you want to do so. An easy way to have an enjoyable, reasonably priced family meal.

3 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2016
Elizabeth W
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Eagle Heights, Australia
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've eaten here a few times while in Sydney on business. Tonight I did the cook you steak option. Not enough tongs for everyone cooking. The bench around the grill was slathered in oil, salt and pepper from careless patrons preparing their steaks. The beef on offer seems to vary greatly in qualty. Some steaks looked like economy cuts with... More 

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Thank DanGret
Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Good venue for a relaxing family gathering. A choose your own meat and cook it yourself on the big bbq in restaurant. A good selection of salads for you to help yourself, and also a menu to choose other food if you want to do so. An easy way to have an enjoyable, reasonably priced family meal.

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1 Thank Elizabeth W
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

While the food isn't bad, and the atmosphere is above average pub style, I'm not a fan of having to cook my own steak. Why would I pay top dollar to go out for a steak only to have to cook it myself? Might as well stay at home. I'd rather pay someone to cook it for me and there's... More 

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Thank WalrusWallis
Greater Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Shared a very relaxing meal with friends. Nice indoor and out. Great choices for seating areas and staff are very helpful.

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Thank Michele F
Eagle Heights, Australia
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

Been here a number of times while on business in Sydney for lunch. Decent sized, well priced options including salad-bar. I highly recommend the cook your own steak option for something a little different. Parking can be painful at midday but well worth it.

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Thank DanGret
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Went for a Sunday lunch with my husband, wine overpriced for a pub ordered meals, after trying to read the menu with writing which was very hard to decipher took 2/3 readings to understand what they were serving on the specials and the regular board was not much better, my husband ordered the salmon which came out over cooked and... More 

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Thank Joanne K
Sydney
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

I relunctany agrees to visit this hotel for lunch today. All my experiences here have been less than good. Anyway, we both ordered the same meal, eye fillet and salad. We had to cook our own meat so my husband ensured mine was medium rare, not too rare. My husband is sitting here enjoying his meal but my steak was... More 

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Thank tmcmaus
Sydney, Australia
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Was pretty busy on a Tuesday (2 for 1 meat night). Parking becomes available from 7pm weeknights along the Pacific Highway which also means it is busier from 7pm. There is off street parking too if you're early enough. It's quite family friendly on Tuesday night. You basically buy your meat and cook it yourself. They provide marinades and a... More 

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Thank Stephanie N
Australind, Australia
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53 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

This steak house was very special. "A Butcher shop with a grill " First time at the restaurant. Reservation name already stand on the tables. From set up table cutlery, getting drinks , salt and pepper, ketchup all self serve. Second step went to a butcher counter select steak, great variety of steaks, chicken and squares available, a friend very... More 

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Thank Ladytraveljournal
Sydney, Australia
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71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Good inside, great out the back in the garden. Plenty of space, beer and food. Love the menu, a cut above your standard pub.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 522 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Willoughby  >  Chatswood
  • Phone Number: 02 9419 4555

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 22
  • Cuisine: Pub, French, Grill
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?