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Great Northern Hotel

Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill
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522 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
02 9419 4555
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sydney Australia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is the closest eating place that I can visit from where I live but my last visit again reminded me why I had not been there for a long time. I had chicken Caesar salad and frankly for the $19 the portion was small and maybe on this day they had forgotten the croutons as I did not... More 

Thank skp115
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a really great Sunday afternoon lunch visit to the Northern. Helpful staff & good tasting food. Great pub for all.

Thank Mike S
Level Contributor
52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

The food is pricey but has good sized servings. The hotel interior is old but is not too loud for family dinners. You can cook your own steak on the bbq.

Thank Alana S
Narrabri, Australia
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241 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

Nothing to rave about but nothing to complain about either. The pub itself is a beauty and the staff were friendly. Menu is limited and based around steaks etc that you cook youself. We had asian noodles and chicken schnitzel. Noodles ok but chicken was just average and fries were cold and soggy.

Thank mark2390
Gold Coast, Australia
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844 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 505 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

We had trouble finding a park as the hotel doesn't have any, so you need to cruise the nearby streets and they are usually full. We did eventually find a park and was very happy to get into the hotel. It is quite quaint with a nice outdoor dining area next to the bistro or you can eat inside. The... More 

Thank Tim J
Dundee, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2016 via mobile

I regularly come to the great northern as it is close to our house, the beer is relatively cheap and the food is good. What is definitely an issue is the fact that no matter how far you sit away from the smoking area (outside) smokers are allowed to smoke around you . Staff don't seem interested in upholding the... More 

Thank Matthew S
Eagle Heights, Australia
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016 via mobile

I've eaten here a few times while in Sydney on business. Tonight I did the cook you steak option. Not enough tongs for everyone cooking. The bench around the grill was slathered in oil, salt and pepper from careless patrons preparing their steaks. The beef on offer seems to vary greatly in qualty. Some steaks looked like economy cuts with... More 

Thank DanGret
Nelson, New Zealand
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Good venue for a relaxing family gathering. A choose your own meat and cook it yourself on the big bbq in restaurant. A good selection of salads for you to help yourself, and also a menu to choose other food if you want to do so. An easy way to have an enjoyable, reasonably priced family meal.

1 Thank Elizabeth W
Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

While the food isn't bad, and the atmosphere is above average pub style, I'm not a fan of having to cook my own steak. Why would I pay top dollar to go out for a steak only to have to cook it myself? Might as well stay at home. I'd rather pay someone to cook it for me and there's... More 

Thank WalrusWallis
Greater Perth, Australia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Shared a very relaxing meal with friends. Nice indoor and out. Great choices for seating areas and staff are very helpful.

Thank Michele F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $22
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 522 Pacific Highway, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Willoughby  >  Chatswood
  • Phone Number: 02 9419 4555

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