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The Great Western Hotel

$$ - $$$
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian
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Cnr Stanley & Denison Streets, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4922 3888
10:00 - 02:00
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Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Childers, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Overpriced , lacking flavour. Poor presentation, clean, staff taking order happy and friendly. Bar service good.

Thank normahoogenboom
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is a real gem, a credit to the owners. It is worth going just to see it in its glory. The rail-work awesome and the ceiling is trick. The Steak Chips and Salad was ok and sauce nothing special. Above average got my monies worth. The service was excellent and very friendly exceeding my expectations.

Thank Kevin G
Gympie Region, Australia
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

We decided to attend the reopening on the Friday night and watch practice as well. Jumping castle and face painting for the kids and plenty of action. We should have booked a table it was super busy inside and out. Ordered dinner and told there was a 45min wait which we were OK with as it was super busy and... More 

Thank Lorrie-Beth C
Sunshine Coast QLD
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222 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

So you must be a lover of all things country like me and if you are this place is an absolute must! Had a beautiful meal (barramundi and veggies) and my partner had a great chicken fish too but the best part about this place is the bull riding! We loved it!! What an awesome place, I can't wait to... More 

Thank Kellie C
Rockhampton, Australia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

The best feature of this Hotel, is that it has an indoor arena for Bull Ridding and other Rodeo's events, which l think is the only one in Australia. Also they can hold Concerts and stunt motorbike events. Meals there are okay for pub grub and there specialty is steaks. They used to have a lot of pokie machines, but... More 

Thank Bruce K
Wexford, Ireland
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Bull riding and a nice dinner not a combination that you can easily find! Just check if something is happening on the night you come.

Thank Peter S
Moranbah, Australia
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Walked over to the great western as we were staying at the Denison hotel. Dinner was okay but nothing wonderful for the price. Probably wouldn't go back.

Thank Tracy-Dave97
Rockhampton, Australia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Not many other places where you can wine and dine and watch bull rides. Great atmosphere and wonderful experience for visitors from out of town.

Thank Michelle B
Queensland, Australia
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216 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Staying at the Beautiful Denison hotel across the road we wandered over for dinner. Pleasant restaurant friendly staff and very happy with my rump steak.

Thank 2Eliza_12
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 

Thank Scottym8

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
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?