We stopped in for a few beers and to watch the rugby (Aus v NZ) apart from a very annoying Kiwi girl clapping every 2 seconds we really liked the atmosphere and layout of the bar area. Drink prices are reasonable (For Australia) and they have a wide selection of beers. What really sealed the deal for us was the $10 special of a choice of chicken schnitzel and chips, battered fish and chips or rumo steak and chips. I went for the rump steak (My first steak in Oz) and if they are all as good as this one then I will be a happy man. Very beefy and tasty, on a par with some of the best I've eaten at home. When you consider a beer is about $5.80 then this meal cost $4.20 which is quite frankly the bargain of the century. Well worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- After 130 years, The Transcontinental Hotel, one of Queensland's longest-standing venues has undergone a contemporary redesign to emphasise its heritage and elegance. We boast multiple entertainment areas including our Public and Craft Bars, the Dining Hall, Beer Garden and Platform Bar. State-of-the-art equipment has been fitted in each room including full connectivity options and projector displays. Such versatility in settings and amenities along with professional and friendly staff has made The Transcontinental Hotel the ideal function destination. All of our food is designed and prepared by hatted Chef Rob Campbell who has worked with the likes of Kylie Kwong, Neil Perry and Paul Hoffman. ... more less