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The Criterion

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150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4922 1225
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“steak” (58 reviews)
“fries” (8 reviews)
“chilli beef” (2 reviews)
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Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

30 minute line up and 40 minutes longer to get our meals. Many minor errors (no sauce for steak, well done steak medium rare at best, oysters not very fresh etc.) Meal sizes were large, but only average quality. IMO not woth the wait.

Thank Greg L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten quite a few times when staying in Rockhampton. As usual, we both had steaks and they were delicious! Unfortunately my husband wanted dessert, but the queue to order meals was so long, that we would have been waiting over an hour. Might...More

Thank anniekeenan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Caught up with some colleagues for drinks and diner Saturday night. Was very impressed with meals both size and price. Service was great and although I disappeared before the band fired up , I think it would have been a good night for those that...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff and always quick, friendly service. I often stay at the Criterion, good room rates, in the heart of town and the food is always good. Its an old but character filled pub. Most of the locals are friendly and welcoming. Nice place for...More

Thank Tiger t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place cooks a mean Ribs & Rump, Reef & Beef. Their grill is not only good for a pub meal, it is an amazing meal here. We often have lunch here as well, the lunch prices are really cheap. If you are chasing a...More

Thank BiancaZzz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Criterion Hotel is just the place for a delicious steak. This place has been busy at every visit over many years. It is pub food but the steaks are great

Thank A-Reel
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Large, renovated Hotel with plenty of seating, some booth style. Sit anywhere and order drinks from the bar and meals near the kitchen area. I really enjoyed a 200g rump steak, cooked to perfection. First I was told I could have the chips as they...More

Thank Ingrid A
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

It is not easy to get a good dinner at a reasonable price in Rocky. I am not normally into pubs all that much but the Criterion has a nice atmosphere as well as great meals. I tried a couple of the steak houses in...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Conveniently located next to the riverfront, this is a great place to get a steak. After dinner you can go for a walk across the bridge to enjoy the decorative lights on the heritage buildings. I also saw fruit bats (flying foxes) in the trees...More

Thank MonkeyQueenToronto
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Well, there is a first time to everything - this is my first "terrible" rating in 250+ reviews, so go figure... Being unfamiliar with the place and only passing through Rocky, we entered through the hotel lobby (not through the main restaurant entrance) and sat...More

2  Thank Martinzz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 09:00
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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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