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The Great Western Hotel

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Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian
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Cnr Stanley & Denison Streets, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4922 3888
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10:00 - 02:00
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 10:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food here is below par, it's a shame because there's a really good atmosphere (rodeo night) and had the potential for a great night if it wasn't for poor food/service. Our meals came out 15-20 minutes apart and they actually ended up completely forgetting about one. We ordered the rump steak, rib eye, and 2 Atlantic salmons. The salmon... More 

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Thank Scottym8
South Australia, Australia
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Denison and have enjoyed eating here for the past few years. However, was so disappointed to see that new management had changed so much and lost what was charming about the hotel. At the same time prices skyrocketed.Spoke to the chef who was very helpful and advised he would cook me dinner from the old menu. What... More 

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Thank Tessa R
Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ate here as it was recommended to me by a colleague and right across the road from my hotel. Great atmosphere. Great food. The special (crumbed steak) was excellent value.

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Thank Leighton P
Gladstone
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We were staying across the road and I was recovering from surgery so my husband nipped across to the Great Western for dinner expecting something amazing. He chose the chicken parmy for about $19 as it's his favourite meal plus he didn't want to pay $29 for the 300g steak. Maybe the steak there is good but the chicken was... More 

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1 Thank Bernadette O
Springsure, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Slow service, quick but mediocre meals. Daytime staff had no idea of the night time events. A bit disappointed

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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We had a great hearty meal of steak, chips and salad here. The rib on the bone just melted in your mouth and I am a well-done girl. I would have loved to be there on the nights that the rodeo was on.

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Thank Sandy G
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We had a terrific night on Friday night at the GW. Booked a table with family who hadn't been before (we were just passing through Rocky) the meals were good - steak/ the salmon) - a little on the dear side but you could just buy cheap food in the show itself. Exciting to watch the show - so well... More 

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Thank Belle1610
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

Pull a stool up to a barrel table a wait for the rodeo riders action. Rodeo arena is indoors and bookings are advised - particularly if a Championship event is scheduled. We were there on a Friday night - a practice night but still plenty of bull- riding action. Food is pub food, reasonably priced, served by friendly staff. Focus... More 

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Thank Noela R
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

this place just has the best atmosphere, modern day cowboys , great food , jst the best place to go and fri you can have dinner and watch the practise rodeo rider for free

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Thank Lesley H
Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

steak a bit overcooked and the salad needed dressing. Staff didn't know what beer was available. Food was plentiful though.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 02:00
Monday
10:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 02:00
Thursday
10:00 - 02:00
Friday
10:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr Stanley & Denison Streets, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Rockhampton
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4922 3888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?