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Great Northern Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill
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522 Pacific Hwy, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
+61 2 9419 4555
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife had dinner with a friend here recently- it was an old fave of ours. The food served was over cooked - the fish very average, and a pizza that wasn't worth what you paid. The staff seemed to be more interested in chatting amongst themselves than serving customers. It appeared they almost go the other way when work... More 

Thank mhpmobileme
Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Northern is an iconic hotel. Atmosphere is good and pretty laid back. Bar staff pleasant and helpful. However, my cooking experience summed up above was not all that good, The piece of fillet steak supplied was about 100 mm x 85 mm and about 2/3 of the size steak I had a month ago for $22! The BBQs... More 

Thank Tony C
Province of Vicenza, Italy
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140 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Here you can not have exceptional food, but the place is comfortable, and you can watch sports on TV and play pool. Sticky tables.

Thank LeandroLionora
Kiama, Australia
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86 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Not a trendy place, but a good family pub. The pub is well appointed, clean, polished timber throughout. The food won't blow you away but it's pretty good value for the prices. Seems like it'd be a great place to watch sport as there is no shortage of screens. Id go back.

Thank John S
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We meet a couple of other families here now and then for Sunday lunch. Great value for families - $13.50 for a rump or sirloin steak, which the guys cook on the big bbq together. All you can eat salad bar to go with it and kids eat free. They're also happy to give you jugs of water and glasses... More 

Thank Kim W
Oxford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

We came to eat here after a long day sight seeing. The restaurant was ok, but more of a sports bar than restaurant. Atmosphere was minimal, felt more like getting a meal at a fast food restaurant. Food was ok as were the prices. We weren't impressed enough to return during our trip.

Thank Nurse_Cupcake
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went with a group of 20 ordered various meals, good price and good value, will return again, happy to recommend for a friendly meal

Thank virgil316
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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147 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

In a bit of a boring area and not very appealing. The backyard is ok if you want to have a few drinks on a sunny day. Wouldn't necessarily recommend it.

Thank TravelGirlLovingAus
Jerrabomberra, Australia
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168 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The pub has had a recent makeover, which is quite nice. Would loved to sit outside however the cigarette smoke was overwhelming ... so we sat inside. Quite dark inside due to the wooden decor. Booth seats were not very comfortable, table aeats looked a lot better. Meals were fairly good, but nothing to brag about. Staff were inconsistent. Some... More 

Thank Murray H
Killarney Vale, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

we took some friends on holiday from Germany for lunch. The food was excellent, and the decor and ambience conducive to conversation as we hadn't seen them for 5 years. Staff friendly and helpful. Only downside was the Sydney taxis that do not arrive and apparently never turn up even if the manager rings them! We are not local to... More 

Thank mcorkhill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Australian, Grill
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
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: 522 Pacific Hwy, Chatswood, Willoughby, New South Wales 2067, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Sydney  >  Willoughby  >  Chatswood
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9419 4555

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