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Welcome to the Naracoorte Hotel Motel, your number one stop for eating drinking and accommodation in the South East of South Australia. We have got something for everyone, with our Billy Mac’s Bistro serving the finest meals from fresh local produce, our convenient bottle shop and comfortable gaming lounge, TAB in the sports bar, regular live music, function rooms and a choice of accommodation options.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never again, 14 of us went for dinner booked table for 6.30. All meals ordered by 6.45. One meal pizza delivered within 20 mins. Great we thought. But waiting waiting waiting. Rest of meals turned up 50 mins later. Schnitzel s so well done outer...was dark brown. Fish I. Herbed coating so hard and overcooked, W e are locals. Third try as a group hour wait for meals again. Never again. People if only 4 always served before groups. Not even that busy for a Monday night.save your people go elsewhere.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Food was great, but the bar service was terrible. The girls who waited our tables were polite and friendly. The big dude behind the counter clearly didn't want to be there. He mumbled, had no personality and was meant to fetch jelly for the kids....After 20 minutes of waiting (it was not in the slightest bit busy, as he went about cleaning tables) we just left but not before speaking to the apologetic bar manager. The food was great but due to the service, we will not be back. I'd rather support businesses who take pride in customer service than those with little to no care. Plenty of other good feeds in Naracoorte, especially for lunch.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 28 February 2023 via mobile

Monday night and the place was popular. Good reliable pub food with a very nice salt and pepper calamari and country sausages and mash. A glass of local wine - try the Hesketh.

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed 16 December 2022

Have never been to a happier pub. Staff were not only pleasant, but extra happy to provide service. Lovely ambience inside the restaurant, would be magical in front of the fire in winter, and the food was worthy of such a happy place. Would not...hesitate to recommend.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 November 2022

The menu is good, the food fantastic (especially the fisherman's platter). The atmosphere is really comfortable & the staff very helpful.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 12 July 2022 via mobile

Relaxing setting Plenty of staff on a Tuesday nite . Not much attention Finally someone who gives u a warm bread roll to start Prefer my bruschetta the traditional way . Cherry tomotaes overdone . Prefer fresh Uncooked diced tomatoes. Bought a $26 steak for...a change to see how it stacked up 250 g cooked perfect . But Served cold Shoulda sent it back but that serves no one Ordered Chips and veg . Got veg and veg . Veg cost extra $4 Potatoes were hit Pepper sauce thick but now my no 1 in taste Ashame about cold steak n veg Don’t normally score but 6/10More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022

We always go to the locale when we travel The food was so good we went back twice As I am a small eater we share that gives my husband a sweet but not here !st time we had fish and chips and salad he...missed the sweets 2nd time fishers basket guess what he missed sweets again the staff are so friendly and if you can not eat everything you can have it take awayMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 19 June 2022 via mobile

Had a fantastic meal last night at Billy Macs. From ordering to table service was very quick. Food was hot, fresh & tasty. Loved the sweet potato fries. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Would definitely book again.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 16 June 2022 via mobile

It took forever to order our food. Staff very friendly, but maybe understaffed. Food was also average, so we did not go back on our second night in Naracoorte.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

We had a booking for 11 people for lunch at 1pm we all arrived before time and ordered promptly we waited while others around us (who arrived after) got their meals. After 1/2 hour we asked and they said they would check and hour later...still no meals when we asked again they said they hadn’t sent our orders through because they didn’t know if our whole party had ordered yet (but hadn’t bothered to check!) we then had to wait over 1/2 hour for our meals to finally arrive. We asked if we could at least get some bread rolls while we waited which were begrudgingly brought out (after asking us “what one each?!”) Once the meals arrived the food was fairly good and the servings were large but I wouldn’t bother again. Also most of the meals came with chips but the salad it was also served with came with mainly potato salad (one persons meal had mash potatoes, chips and the potato salad!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 19 March 2022 via mobile

Walked past here on our way to the shops. Read the specials menu on the board outside. Came back later to have lunch. I ordered roast pork. Was told they didn’t have pork, it was roast lamb! I said it was on the specials board....Rude staff member said there wasn’t pork, finally admitted she had changed the board at 11.45, well after we had walked past. Why was the incorrect information on display outside? That staff member left, another one took our order and got it wrong!! My husband ordered chicken salad, as advertised on the specials board. He got garfish and chips. They offered to replace his meal but by this time my meal was also served, so he had what they had given him. How do you confuse fish and chicken? My meal included a bowl of salad - limp greens and a potato salad that was dried out. Definitely not fresh at all. Inedible. The chips were good. The setting is lovely, lots of memorabilia but staff and food do not live up to the surroundings. Very disappointedMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 17 February 2022

Called in here for dinner on our way back to mt gambier. Ordered our meals and sat down at 6 35pm. Meals arrived at 7 25pm just as we were about to ask for a refund and leave. My burger was just warm and my...partners salt and pepper squid was cold. Mentioned this to the waitress who stated the manager would speak with us. Finished our meals with no sign of anyone approaching us so went to the counter. Manager stated they were very busy but the place was half empty. We were given a slice of cheesecake each in way of apology which was nice. Sorry, but we will not be back.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 5 January 2022 via mobile

My partner and I visited Billy Macs while staying in Naracoorte. Unfortunately we didn't book before hand and due to Covid restrictions we were told the Sports Bar was available which was really nice too. We ordered their Rump Steak each , the chips were...cooked just right and included a warm bun. Staff in the bar were very friendly and helpful. We didn't wait too long and our steaks were cooked perfectly and the meal size was great. Pubs in Adelaide could learn a thing or two. I would definitely recommend this pub to any visitors.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2021

I ordered the roast beef from the specials menu, Cutting the beef with the supplied ordinary dinner knife was difficult, and the taste was awful, no flavour and the the meat seemed to me to have sat heated in a liquid ? for some time,...I tried different parts of the very ample meat portion but basically it was inedible, I wish I had sent it back and demanded a refund, $15 is to much for the carrots (nice enough) and very ordinary tasting potatoes and gravy, please consider lifting your game Billie Macs buy some decent meat! last Wednesday's service was a very poor show indeed! Further several members of our party remarked on the attitude of the staff towards them, and we all agreed that staff had been unecessarily short with guests when asking them to adjust their facemasks that were sliding down, demonstrating either severe lack of people skills on behalf of staff and / or possibly a stressed staff ratio. Loved the small van outside the venue, great attraction and we took picsMore

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 9 June 2021

the food has a very good tasted to it including the ice cream with a lot of nice flaver the chips were better than i have ever tasted with the well cooked bread and we also get a free ice cream for the kids

Date of visit: January 2021
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4