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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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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible14%
Travelers talk about
“lunch” (5 reviews)
“schnitzel” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
Pub, Bar, Australian
$$ - $$$
329 Main Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed today 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank newycrystal
Websites S, Manager at The Iron Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Thank Kerry F
Reviewed July 27, 2017

Their Sunday roasts used to be legendary but serves up a generic offering now. I used to be a regular but are disappointed about 50% of the time and hardly go there now

Thank Cassandra_Riley
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

Best selection of schnitzel toppings in Newcastle (even though I always stick with Dianne sauce 😂) Still a great selection of food if schnitzel isn't your thing, restaurant is pretty big and not usually busy during the day but would recommend booking for dinner on...More

Thank alexdunn1990
Reviewed June 15, 2017

Great place to take the family. Kids friendly. Meals are really good and very affordable. A regular venue for us.

2  Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

I would rate this place in between average and very good, ordered chicken Caesar and Greek salad. Food quality was good the only negative I would say is that the takeaway lunch aspect of the restaurant tends to slow service down so there was a...More

2  Thank Dean2906
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

For the first time in a long time the chicken snitzel and salad meal I ordered was totally fresh, tasty... just mouth watering! Most snitzels these days are frozen and lack flavour; these were hand made from scratch! Couldn't recommend them enough and for a...More

2  Thank Jayne G
Reviewed November 14, 2016

Staff are always happy, quick to serve, meals are cooked quickly, the menu has good variety. Water on the counter has choice of lemon or strawberry or plain. Capacino is always good. Ive eaten many times and each time has been good.

1  Thank 54rhonda
Reviewed October 9, 2016

The meals are hearty and there is a good range on the menu. There are also daily specials and shopper docket deals! I have been here several times and have never been disappointed.

1  Thank Stepha123
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Pub, Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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
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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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