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“Really a 3.5 star” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel
Ranked #46 of 88 Restaurants in Bowral
Price range: $13 - $22
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Port Macquarie, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Really a 3.5 star”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014 via mobile

Polite and knowledgable waitstaff. Delicious steaks and sides. Local produce and wines on offer. Decor was a little sparse and featured paper tablecloths. It is above average, however, for what is a pub.

Visited July 2014
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English first
Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

We dined here on Sunday ,the food was superb ,the wait staff were top class ,they couldn't do enough for us ,if your after a classy place to eat, look no further than The Royal .

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bella C
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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great meal with good service and a nice atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

I ate in the restaurant at the back of the hotel and was very impressed with the food. I went with my brother and we shared the 1kg t-bone which was cooked really well and tasted great. We both had good entrees and a desert as well and left very happy with our meal.
I'd go back here without hesitation.

Visited June 2014
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Picton NSW
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Delicious dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2014

We dined last night and were very impressed with this restaurant. We both ordered the rib eye with steamed greens on the side, absolutely delicious, perfectly cooked, couldn't fault the dish. Great wine selection, lots of local choices. We also had sticky date pudding, and the chocolate tasting plate for dessert. Both very nice, particularly the chocolate plate. Reasonably priced for the quality and service, the waiter was lovely too. Overall a great night, we will be back.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very disappointing, unpalatable and overpriced.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2014

Entree sized mains, had to purchase vegetables separately to add to mains which should have included sides for that price!. Ordered red wine, was low rise than vinegar never ever tasted like that before, one sip really made me feel sick... wait staff apologised, but failed to offer any compensation. Meals were only ok, if you are going to charge like fine dining the depth of flavour needs to be there...pork schnitzel full of fat poor quality cut. Ravioli entree size, pasta with little if any sauce had to ask if they had given me the entree by mistake- in hindsight should have sent it back immediately.. ... charged for main. We were drawn to restaurant by sign which read " oysters special " but on arrival told only available in bar area not restaurant, felt as if lured in there under false pretences-- would have been nice if stated on sign :) I wish we had paid one third of the price and tried the bar menu.... Hmm Better still eat somewhere else. They need a new chef and far more reasonable pricing to suit quality and quantity of the meal...as for the shoestring fries ? I can get the same from McDonald's doesn't suit the menu....Left there feeling cheated of a decent dinner without tasting anything worthwhile -completely dissatisfied. Never again...

  • Visited May 2014
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Paul G
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