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Great Northern Hotel

Pub, French, Grill, Bistro, Pasta
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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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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Relaxing lunch spot

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Michele F
Greater Perth, Australia
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English first
Greater Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Thank Michele F
Eagle Heights, Australia
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47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank DanGret
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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 

Thank Joanne K
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86 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

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 

Thank tmcmaus
Sydney, Australia
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64 reviews
31 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 

Thank Stephanie N
Australind, Australia
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

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 

Thank Ladytraveljournal
Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

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

Thank Phreys
Sydney, Australia
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I hadn't been to the Great Northern Hotel in years and was pleasantly surprised - still the same lovely woodwork, snooker tables and outdoor garden area. You can cook your own steak for $13.50 and it comes with a self serve salad bar. On Sundays kids eat free with two free kids meals for every adult, so great bargain for... More 

Thank MDN333
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We went to the Great Northern based on its reputation for good food. Sorry to say we found it over priced to say the least. The quality was poor and several dishes came out cold. Can't say we will be back.

Thank Chris l
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Soft spot for this one as I first met my wife here. Have been back a couple of times for dinner in the last month, once with a bunch of friends and once to avail of their Foxtel for a game. Staff are usually great, but the menu is standard pub fare. Pies and schnitzel are nice. Lose a star... More 

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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, Bistro, Pasta


Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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?