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The Iron Horse

$$ - $$$, ,
329 Main Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
+61 2 4954 0994
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average19%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible16%
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“schnitzel” (3 reviews)
“steak” (3 reviews)
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Pub, Bar, Australian
$$ - $$$
329 Main Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The meals are huge but that’s the only nice thing I’ve got to say about our meals.We all ordered snittys with different toppings.One of our the meals were wrongly ordered .While the meals were huge the snittys were dry & I couldn’t cut through one...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been here a few times with work friends for lunch. Have found it to be up and down with the food. Some times its great but not always. I think it depends on how busy they get. The snitzels are good and come...More

Thank angelabyrne65
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We go out weekly to meet up with family members. Last Thursday we chose the Iron Horse . It's well known for its Snitty! I don't eat it often, wouldn't order it normally. But I did this time! I ordered the smaller one with creamy...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Picked here because it was in the entertainment book. Food was so ordinary, no flavour. Even the post mix soft drinks were bad. Definately will not be returning. Shame as they had a really good snitty menuMore

Thank newycrystal
Websites S, Manager at The Iron Horse, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thank You for your feedback. We pride ourselves on our service and quality of food and we strive to make every guests' visit enjoyable. Its disappointing to read that your visit was not to your expectations. We will work to address those issues that you've...More

Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great friendly pub. Had the best meal there. Would highly recommend. They have lunch time specials which are generous proportions

Thank Kerry F
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Their Sunday roasts used to be legendary but serves up a generic offering now. I used to be a regular but are disappointed about 50% of the time and hardly go there now

Thank Cassandra_Riley
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Best selection of schnitzel toppings in Newcastle (even though I always stick with Dianne sauce 😂) Still a great selection of food if schnitzel isn't your thing, restaurant is pretty big and not usually busy during the day but would recommend booking for dinner on...More

Thank alexdunn1990
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Great place to take the family. Kids friendly. Meals are really good and very affordable. A regular venue for us.

2  Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

I would rate this place in between average and very good, ordered chicken Caesar and Greek salad. Food quality was good the only negative I would say is that the takeaway lunch aspect of the restaurant tends to slow service down so there was a...More

2  Thank Dean2906
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

For the first time in a long time the chicken snitzel and salad meal I ordered was totally fresh, tasty... just mouth watering! Most snitzels these days are frozen and lack flavour; these were hand made from scratch! Couldn't recommend them enough and for a...More

2  Thank Jayne G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Pub, Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 329 Main Rd, Cardiff, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2285, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Cardiff
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4954 0994
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Iron Horse Inn is a favourite local hotel in Cardiff. With a relaxed friendly atmosphere its easy to see why locals and visitors alike enjoy spending time here. Our spacious Bistro is a great place to relax and enjoy a meal with family and friends. We have great value dining for the whole family where we feature a fun kids menu and delicious meals for the mums and dads. We have something for everyone in our Bistro. Step into the Sports bar and enjoy our extensive bars area. We have all your favourite sports bar entertainment. Enjoy a game of pool with mates or just unwind over a "cold one".
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