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“Good food, great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Gunyah Hotel

Gunyah Hotel
Ranked #7 of 32 Restaurants in Belmont
Price range: $22 - $87
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newcastle, Australia
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124 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Good food, great view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2014

Great for lunch or dinner overlooking beautiful Lake Macquarie. Large menu as well as blackboard specials. They make delicious desserts, so indulge. It can get busy so be prepared for a crowd on weekends.
Separate from the hotel area, with its own access, so great for all ages.

  • Visited April 2014
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Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good food, great location with a pub atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lunch with friends. Extensive menu. The scallopini did not disappoint and lovely desserts. Good for a group because you order and pay at counter which means you can all pay separately. Great location with fantastic views over Lake Macquarie.
Only negative is that it can get noisy when full.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank AussieDeb54
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Newcastle, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Good Pub Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2014

Have always had a good meal at the Gunyah. The meals are always quick and the staff very helpful. It is always nice having lunch out on the deck on a nice day with a cold beer.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Robert A
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Redhead
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Forget busy times like Saturday nights”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

Have previously written two good reviews for this restaurant but am compelled to write and advise people to give busy times like Saturday nights a big miss. We were in a party of 10 for 6.30PM and on this particular night there were a few other large groups there which made it very noisy and unpleasant - almost impossible to hold an audible conversation. This was particularly disappointing as there were two couples which we had not seen in some time and wanted to catch up with them.

Having said this, the wait staff are quite pleasant, meeting you at the door and escorting you to your table but, despite the place being full, there was just one girl serving behind the bar and she was as slow as the proverbial wet week. As a result, my meal was next to cold by the time I returned to the table with drinks although this wasn't helped by the meals not really being hot enough to begin with.

It seems incredible that the manager/s lacked the foresight not to roster more bar staff on duty particularly some who might be quicker and more efficient.

In relation to meals, the veal scaloppini sauce tasted more like a steak pepper sauce and the korma curry wasn't hot enough temperature wise.

If it can be avoided, do not book on a Friday or Saturday night as it is likely to cause disappointment.

At this stage, we are so over the place we think it will be some time before we return and, even then, it might be a weekday lunch but we are not even considering that at the moment.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Stewey52
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
“Great Place for a cold beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Food was great value, great steak and chips. Nice view from the balcony and good relaxed atmosphere. Stayed in Belmont 2 days and ate here 3 times.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Mike W
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