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“Barely average pub food at an above average price”

The Queens Steakhouse
Ranked #24 of 90 Restaurants in Gladstone
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Australian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Mon-Thu 9.30am-8.30pmFri 9.30am-9pmSat noon-2pm, 6pm-9pmSun noon-2pm, 6pm-8pmLicensed with bar. Wine is available by the glass.
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“Barely average pub food at an above average price”
Reviewed May 30, 2012

Focused on fast service, high turn over. Once I had entree and main available at the same time !

Food quality average to below par. Had three meals over a period of two weeks. Steak twice was cooked correctly and tasted good, third was undercooked. The sauces on the steak were overly generous and no option of having the sauce on the side instead of smothering the steak.

There is a difference between rare and raw, and the third steak was unprofessional with the outside seared but the middle of the steak still cold. Salads with main are a bowl of mixed salad of adequate quality. The vegetable and mash option was poorly done. Mass produced buffet style, resulting in overcooked vegetables. Entrees were variable. Calamari and Lamb kebabs were nice enough (although the salad with the calamari had a rotten lettuce leaf amongst the bunch on the plate), the Oysters Kilpatrick were appalling (a bacon gravy poured over cold oysters does NOT make an Oyster Kilpatrick!) The final straw on the third night was the waitress, who escorted me to my table and should have known how long I was supposed to be there, cleared my table and unfinished drink in the two minutes between getting up to get my main (yes a "buzzer" system, no table service as such) and returning to my table. At least she apologised and replaced my drink with a fresh one.

Perhaps serving the FIFO's they can get away with this. They certainly wouldn't in most places.

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank OzJohnD
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good for a Pub Meal - Casual Atmosphere”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

We have been here for dinner a couple of time and always found the food to be very good. The staff are always friendly and it is quite resonably priced. This is not a fancy resturant it is just a bistro attached to a Pub. You place your order and then get given a buzzer which goes off when it's ready. There is a bar attached where you can buy spirits, beer and bottles of wine. If you are looking for a casual location to have dinner, which has good food and is resonably priced then this the place for you. We will be coming back.

Visited May 2012
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“No care taken at all”
Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

Dining here with a few friends looking for a decent PUB meal and did not find it here. Ordered a cob loaf as an entree to share. Looked like a 'turd' on a plate. I ordered a 33 dollar steak and it was over cooked and dry with gravy smears on the side of the plate the salad had massive chunks of transparent onion and powdery tomatoes my friends weren't impressed with there meals either. The only enjoyable part of the night was the waitress with the whingy voice. The waitress dropped food on the ground while clearing our plates and didn't even come back to clean in up.

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1 Thank kardidlio
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