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The Austral Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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189 Victoria St, Mackay, Queensland 4740, Australia
+61 7 4951 3288
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mackay, Australia
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61 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food is always fantastic but the steaks are fantastic,The restaurant is very pleasant to visit very clean and tidy .

Thank 11Bear
Mackay, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent sized meals for the price, friendly staff, always a good atmosphere whether you are with friends or family. I have been here many times and will continue to go back.

Thank Amy E
Mackay, Australia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great steak dinner. Steak was tender and perfectly cooked to request. Service was friendly and efficient. Others in my group were equally impressed. Great steak and lovely meal. Good atmosphere at the restaurant as well

Thank vigit
Mackay, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best steak in Mackay. Great service great staff, central location and lovely atmosphere. Highly recommend

Thank iMedic000
Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We attended a family/friends dinner at the Austral Hotel. First impression of the restaurant was pleasant and there seemed to be a variety of options available on the menu. As a dairy free person, the menu did state that gluten and dairy free options were available upon request however the counter staff were not familiar with what dishes were available... More 

Thank mkinfinity06
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I am going to say is this place has awesome steak, probably the best steak I have had in a very long while and given we eat out frequently in our travels across Australia in Cattle Country and top restaurants alike the Austral Hotel does beef lovers proud. Well done guys..........

Thank CharlieM C
Griffith, Australia
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop in here for lunch or dinner is a must. Wish we had have come early during our 3 week holiday however probably best we didnt or else we wouldn't have tried some of the other restaurants. Clean and wait staff happy to mix and change mains and sides to suit us on a fussy day 😊. Convinced to have... More 

Thank Amc50
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my husband and friend and food was honestly disappointing. Friend ordered medium rare steak, came rare and her oysters were not fresh. I ordered the black Angus steak medium rare, was over cooked and chewy and husband ordered catch of the day and it was extremely small. All our salads were in poor condition and not fresh... More 

Thank Megan B
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66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The day we went to lunch it was very busy and we didn't have a reservation as it was a last minute decision. We still were able to sit at a clean table. Drinks were cold, the menu provides a variety of choices and was fast. Plenty of room for a pram and change table facilities. Staff greeted us and... More 

Thank TeacherMrsH
Gold Coast, Australia
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

The Austral hotel provides consistent quality food and ice cold beer. Located in town with a TAB and also family friendly. The steaks are a must.

Thank DezGC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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?