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The Austral Hotel

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$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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189 Victoria St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4951 3288
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you enjoy a steak at a good price, this pub is for you ! And the Beef and Guiness pie is very good. Kids menu also and well priced wine list, beers. Grandparents to grand kids - something to suit everyone.

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Thank Cutts54
Mackay, Australia
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mainly a steak house but if you are like me and prefer something different this is the place to eat - wide selection of meals to choose from including great specials

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Thank sharon B
Mackay, Australia
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Try the burgers or steak! Excellent for a quick and delicious lunch ANYTIME! A regular work lunch spot for years and years.

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Thank AngelaB211077
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Steaks are sensational always cooked how you like, never had a bad experience, good service, always like to come here when I visit Mackay

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Thank Shane J
Brisbane, Australia
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great pub. The meals have always been good value and delicious. It's always very busy, so make sure you book.

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Thank Courtney B
Proserpine, Australia
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335 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I have been going to Austral for years when in Mackay for work as there is always someone wanting to 'try the best steak in Mackay'. It all depends on how busy it is as to how good the service and food preparation is. Last night was a quiet night and the steak was fantastic and the staff a little... More 

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Thank blaintm
Mackay, Australia
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Always a good fall back restaurant for a great lunch. Excellent value for money for a lunchtime steak

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Thank Deanno37
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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130 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Several people recommended this for the " best steak in Mackay " on a recent visit. I read the positive reviews , however it Has to be said I was totally underwhelmed. The place is past its sell by date. Tatty furniture , lacking any atmosphere. Service was good, however the $40 Angus rib eye was that chewy I left... More 

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Thank JayWestYorks
Mackay, Australia
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97 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Returned to the Austral for a meal and a few drinks before flying off on holiday the following morning. We were not disappointed. Once again we had a very good meal with excellent service which surprised us really as they weres o busy. We had expected a wait for our meal, but the entrees were there within about 10 minutes... More 

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Thank Jean & John C
Mirani, Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Well priced lunches and have not had a bad meal in all the times We have been going. Would recommend it to all.

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Thank PeterO1956

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 189 Victoria St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Mackay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4951 3288
Description
Here at the Austral Hotel we want you to be able to relax and enjoy spending time with your family and friends. Our Bistro offers a spacious dining area with great value meals along with a relaxing family atmosphere. The Bistro menu has a wide range of seasonal dishes available to suit all tastes. All meals are reasonably priced with specials and a fun childrens menu available. Our Sports Bar offers great value dining with all your favourites from snacks to schnitzels and burgers. It's great meeting place to unwind with a meal after a long day at work. If it's great value dining with a friendly atmosphere you are after, then look no further than the Austral Hotel.

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