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“A steak house who can't cook” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Austral Hotel

The Austral Hotel
189 Victoria Street, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
0749513288
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Ranked #15 of 144 Restaurants in Mackay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Mackay, Australia
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A steak house who can't cook”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

A group of us recently went for lunch. Most of us ordered medium cooked steaks all of which came out all but well done. On a positive side there is great service and have good coffee.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Very popular eating in Mackay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Good steak and fish. Separate dining area Orveat in the bar Booking is almost essential. Food good quality

Visited January 2013
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Moranbah
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“One of the few qld places who know how to cook a steak”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Not many Queensland establishments know how to cook a steak, but here does. Have never had an overlooked steak here...amazing for this part of the world! But make sure you book...we have just turned up, been told they will call us when a table becomes available, but kitchen closed and told nothing to do with them

Visited January 2013
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Mackay
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

I was stuck on the Austral's great menu. What to order was a tough decision because the choices were varied and all looked exceptional. I settled for the Pork and was delighted with my choice. The atmosphere was great for lunch, the service was ok and as mentioned, the food exceeded expectations. I will definately be back to try some of the other menu options.

Visited January 2013
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Emerald
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Food, Cold Beer”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This hotel always provides the weary traveller with great food at a reasonable price, awesome service and cold beer!

Visited January 2013
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