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Mary Ellen Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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57 Railway St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2291, Australia
+61 2 4963 7285
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great pub grub at reasonable prices, friendly staff and good wine! Oysters kilpatrick fresh and tasty. The lamb cutlets with mash and veg were cooked medium, tender and delicious.

Thank possie22
Perth, Australia
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139 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Typical Aussie neighborhood bar with standard offerings. Including musical offerings. We heard some very tight trio(cream configuration) there that really rocked it (and the dancing crowd). Fun.

Thank impartialspectator
Newcastle, Australia
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

I remember when the Mary Ellen had one of the best pub feeds and undoubtedly the best Schnitty's in Newcastle, Unfortunately, those days are now gone. Dined here last Saturday Night with family and must say that all of us were a little disappointed with our meals. Steaks were ok but I highly doubt they were the claimed 400grams as... More 

Thank Dean2906
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 20 March 2017

The meal was excellent presented nicely and a good serving. The staff were friendly and a plea sent atomphere.

Thank Mary P
Singleton, Australia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food was really good and service was excellent. It was quite crowded but it did not seem overly noisy.

Thank dr0han
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56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visited for a monthly catch up with friends last night and quite enjoyed the atmosphere of the Mary Ellen. Meal sizes were good and prices were resonable. Menu choices are standard pub meals, although specials board was a little light on. Everyone was more than happy with their meals, which came out really fast. The eating was fairly noisy and... More 

Thank zupazoe
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129 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My adult daughter suggested we go to the Mary Ellen for a quick evening meal. It was over 35 Celsius outside and a cool beer hit the spot. We also enjoyed our schnitzels - one pork the other chicken.

Thank John M
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My family and i eat here all the time when we go up to Merewether, as its close to where we are statying, and its walking distance. The food is just awesome, and the service was great.

Thank Kim S
Ben Boyd National Park
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

Very handy location to Merewether hotel. Staff were attentive and not over the top. Food was delicious steak, oysters and very generous chicken salad. Kids meals were value for money. 1000 beers on tap. Will be back.

Thank C P
Newcastle, Australia
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Popped in for a late lunch and ordered the Punkin Risotto. Decently priced and wonderful flavours. It was also quite loud at the time with some patrons having quite a few drinks + live music.

Thank Jake H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Railway St, Newcastle, New South Wales 2291, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Newcastle
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4963 7285

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