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Royal Hotel

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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Royal Hotel | 255 Bong Bong Street, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4861 6686
11:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Brisbane, Australia
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Pub has a great honest feel to it. Staff are friendly and the beer is cold. Food was good but not exceptional... it's a pub. Value for money I think.

Thank 20yrstravelling
Sydney, Australia
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246 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a spot of lunch while driving through the lovely Bowral. The royal burger was a standout, patty cooked perfectly, cheese, bacon, mushroom and brioche bun, came with fries. Bloody awesome. Better than some of the burgers in Sydney.

Thank hartland2004
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Part of a group of 16 booked into the main dining room. Discovered they had set us up with 2 different tables which wasn't go to suit us. The staff were very accommodating and we were able to move some things around. The food servings are generous and most meals were good and well enjoyed. Unfortunately the roast pork of... More 

Thank Alain A
Bowral, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Recently my husband and I had lunch at the Royal Hotel Bowral. We had been at this venue before a few times and really enjoyed it, however this visit was not up to our expectations. We both ordered burgers my husband ordered the Royal Blue and I ordered the Royal. My meat pattie looked like a piece of charcoal after... More 

Thank ruppee43
Greater Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

In the past, we had been happy with the food quality at the Royal in Bowral, however last weekend I had the Lamb Rump main course, and what a disappointment it was. A few small strips of lamb that was so fatty and tough, I could not eat it. Also, it was cold on arrival so had obviously been sitting... More 

Thank cosykidsknits
Berrima, Australia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Dinner on a Wednesday night, just the two of us.. I chose the "warm" salad of salmon with beans, feta and mint, which when it came had fridge cold chunks of salmon mushed in the bottom of the bowl, with a heap of gritty spinach, green beans that were barely shown the pot of water.. and the cheapest nastiest fetta... More 

Thank Crystalno11
Shepparton, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Great decor. Great service. Excellent staff. Comfortable dining areas. Good variety of food, lots of dietary options. Tasty and highly recommend everything on the menu.

Thank Carey32
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Went there on a Saturday 12/11/16 great food, great service and a fantastic set up for a bet on the horses. Lunch came out quick and was fresh and filling. Lots of laughter and a real good vibe in what is, a great pub. Well done team, you will see me again, hopefully I'll back a few winners next time.

Thank Tony H
Sydney, Australia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Came for lunch on Saturday, was busy when we arrived at midday thought that was good sign. Headed out the back to the restaurant and asked the young woman about seating and was told sit anywhere you like and oder at the bar, she was quite surly. Ok maybe she was having a bad day. Picked a table in the... More 

Thank danie2035
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

We are Southern Highlands locals and have been eating here once a week since the 'new look'. We had dinner last night 9/11/16. I had crispy skin Schnapper, sensational and my husband had Eye Fillet Steak cooked to perfection. There was a pleasant buzz in the room and the staff are attentive and welcoming. From reading other reviews I believe... More 

Thank Mu M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$22
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Royal Hotel | 255 Bong Bong Street, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Southern Highlands  >  Bowral
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4861 6686

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