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The Criterion

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Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4922 1225
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07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Found this on a recent visit and popped in for a steak. We were lucky as the steak was great as was the service. Not overpriced and would recommend it to anyone wanting a good steak at a good price with nice surroundings.

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Thank Nigel B
Derby, United Kingdom
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662 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

On a quiet Sunday in November this place offers a haven of good food, beer and wine. We took the floater pie and the nachos and chilli beef. Both really good, and all for 36 A$, which for Australia is a really good price. Lovely staff made the evening, and if you're bored you can always watch one of the... More 

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Thank OlderGuy1956
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Atmosphere is amazing - drinks very made good and bartender very accommodating and helpful. Love this place ...

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Thank Samantha B
Brisbane, Australia
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great night thanks to the fantastic service and attention of the bar staff and the delicious food – so much so, we went for two nights. In particular, Kahley was a tremendous asset to the team – very courteous, friendly, efficient and helpful. I really enjoyed the steak meal on the first night and the second night’s... More 

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1 Thank John B
Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful steaks and ribs, so went back for lunch next day and had great pie and rissoles. Best pub food I'v had for many years. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Ausietravler
Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I loved the atmosphere of this cafe with good old fashioned service and heritage feel. The food was also good. The coffee on the other hand... was memorable.

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Thank Stuart_TaylorFC
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my group of friends for dinner by recommendations from locals and websites. Was not disappointed. Wide variety of beers on tap and the steaks were great. Service was fast and efficient, although we had to queue for our orders. Will visit again if I come back!

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Thank Robin L
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Her Majesty stayed here when she was in Rockhampton. And you can still see why. The ambience of the location on the river, the sounds & scents of the water, the grandeur of the building. And still one of the better pubs you'd go into. Great place to meet, or to unwind after a harsh day.

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1 Thank Janine K
Noosa, Australia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

A beautiful old building with so much charm... the restaurant serves the best Pie Floater that l have ever eaten

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Thank Monibea
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We ate in here following a recommendation from the young lady that checked us in to our hotel. It was a public holiday and this was one of the few places that was open. We both opted for steak and and were not disappointed. Good steak, simply done and done well.

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Thank Dave H

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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, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Rockhampton
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4922 1225

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