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The Iron Horse

$$ - $$$, ,
329 Main Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
+61 2 4954 0994
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible14%
Travelers talk about
“schnitzel” (4 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
Pub, Bar, Australian
$$ - $$$
329 Main Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Comprehensive menu mainly focusing on snitzels with a variety of toppings, which come un two sizes. Good value large servings. Popular venue for families.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank greghN1234MB
Reviewed June 24, 2018

every time ime in Newcastle I drop in to the iron horse for a great feed.thr chicken wings are to die for.at $1.00 each I make a meal of the . the tradies lunches are big but not dear

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Kevin E
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

This should be a great local pub but it simply isnt. Food was good - exactly what you expect. But the whole place was let down by the pub side not having any standards. I was told not to go here as it is known...More

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed January 22, 2018

the house of schnitzel bistro at the iron horse hotel is lovely, very clean and the food is great. Loads on the plate at a good price. Staff are friendly and the beer is cold. Heaven....you will not be disappointed

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Andkell
Reviewed January 18, 2018

Small pub in Cardiff. Has a large selection of Schnitzel's and the food was very good. Service was quick and food came out very fast as well Would eat here again

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Phill R
Reviewed January 4, 2018 via mobile

The meals are huge but that’s the only nice thing I’ve got to say about our meals.We all ordered snittys with different toppings.One of our the meals were wrongly ordered .While the meals were huge the snittys were dry & I couldn’t cut through one...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank 272tracys
Reviewed December 29, 2017 via mobile

We have been here a few times with work friends for lunch. Have found it to be up and down with the food. Some times its great but not always. I think it depends on how busy they get. The snitzels are good and come...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank angelabyrne65
Reviewed October 22, 2017 via mobile

We go out weekly to meet up with family members. Last Thursday we chose the Iron Horse . It's well known for its Snitty! I don't eat it often, wouldn't order it normally. But I did this time! I ordered the smaller one with creamy...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Quest603541
Reviewed October 8, 2017

Picked here because it was in the entertainment book. Food was so ordinary, no flavour. Even the post mix soft drinks were bad. Definately will not be returning. Shame as they had a really good snitty menuMore

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank newycrystal
Websites S, Manager at The Iron Horse, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2017

Thank You for your feedback. We pride ourselves on our service and quality of food and we strive to make every guests' visit enjoyable. Its disappointing to read that your visit was not to your expectations. We will work to address those issues that you've...More

Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Great friendly pub. Had the best meal there. Would highly recommend. They have lunch time specials which are generous proportions

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Kerry F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $23
Pub, Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Main Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4954 0994
  • E-mail
Iron Horse Inn is a favourite local hotel in Cardiff. With a relaxed friendly atmosphere its easy to see why locals and visitors alike enjoy spending time here. Our spacious Bistro is a great place to relax and enjoy a meal with family and friends. We have great value dining for the whole family where we feature a fun kids menu and delicious meals for the mums and dads. We have something for everyone in our Bistro. Step into the Sports bar and enjoy our extensive bars area. We have all your favourite sports bar entertainment. Enjoy a game of pool with mates or just unwind over a "cold one".
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