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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for a nice place to enjoy a Sunday lunch and we picked the right spot to do that - this hotel is beautiful, with a really old fashioned atmosphere and service - we had the roast pork and vegetables and they were...done to perfection, such an enjoyable meal in beautiful surroundings. Prices were very reasonable and the service was brilliant, and it was also interesting to breathe in the atmosphere and read the story of this lovely family owned hotel.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024 via mobile

Went to this beautiful grand hotel for a classic pub lunch. But we were tempted by the promise of genuine hand made Sri Lankan goodness. And we were not disappointed. Possibly the best we have ever had. Who would have thought that the this glorious...original pub in sleepy little #ravenshoe would serve food worthy of downtown? So if you happen to be up here in the beautiful Tablelands, maybe give the trendier spots a miss. Drive on the highest road in QLD to get to the highest pub! And be prepared for some gourmet goodness. The Biryanis special was next level. But they serve fabulous pub food too! 3 meals 2 beers on tab for under $100! All to be enjoyed in an original 1920s silky oak lined dining room complete with white tablecloths and a flamingo 🙌 #ravenshoepub #srilankananfood #bestfood #athertontablelands #quaintvillage #originalpub #indianfoodMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 November 2023 via mobile

This place used to serve great food. Last 3 times we have been has been terrible. The curry was... well embarrassing... tasted like it was a bad jar mix. Meat was chopped into tiny pieces and I don't believe was made with fresh spices. The...Kiev was a Coles processed small log looking Kiev so was also not nice. The time before that we ordered a pasta - which was absolutely swimming in thick weird soup sauce. We both have decided to give up. Such a shame as the pub is gorgeous. We used to love coming here.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023 via mobile

Four of us had a lovely dinner at the Ravenshoe Hotel. The menu was broad, giving good opportunities for choice. The wine list was okay. But the food was great. Particularly the 400 gram steak; cooked perfectly. Service was attentive and consistent; without putting us...under pressure. Thank you.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 27 July 2023

The food was typical pub grub but done well in a quaint old style ding room with friendly service and food efinitely better than average. Well done. Also it is the highest pub in Queensland.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023 via mobile

We had for dinner the Salmon main course and 'The Publican' crumbed chicken speciality. The food was copious, well presented and delicious. Pricing was good value and service was friendly and efficient. The Hotel has been restored like it was in the old days with...period furniture which enhanced the dining experience. Would highly recommend.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 6 June 2023

I went for tea and had a latte with the sticky date dessert. It was offered as a special for both at $10. The coffee came in a large, beautiful mug. I sat in the formal dining room lined with art, historic photos, oil paintings,...and Victorian vintage furniture. The pub is in a different part of the hotel, so it is very cozy and relaxing (besides beautiful and special) to sit in the fine dining room. When the sticky date came, it was warm throughout and it had a sauce on it that was the perfect temperature topped with a sliced strawberry. Every bite was hypnotic. The head chef comes and greets patrons at their tables and ensures their satisfaction. He is very cheerful. The Hotel also has a private event room, pool tables, and outside seating area, a terrace seating area, and pub tables and of course the bar, to also enjoy your meal at. The accommodation is booked through the pub, and they have a bottle shop as well. It is an Iconic building at the top of town at the top of the mountain. It's the highest Hotel in QLD, so kick off your boots, park your Ute, and stay a while. I am sure there will be something to make you smile. From brekkie, lunch and on through to dinner, they serve up Australian and international fare with flair!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 10 May 2023 via mobile

Well I was already disappointed with my day and popped in here as a consolation prize and boy was I rewarded. My maître d’ (a little OTT but he earned it) was friendly without loitering, efficient without being pushy and happy to answer all my...questions. The menu is basic pub food but covered all the usual suspects and a few more with some nice local touches. My food the Rib Fillet with surf and turf topping, arrived quickly and HOT. The steak was cooked to perfection and was above reasonable quality for pub steak. The accompaniments were generous and the topping was perfect. There was enough sauce in the surf to enjoy through the entire meal (as opposed to some places that give you just a drizzle and you’re always left wanting more) and the prawns were cooked perfectly so the tails popped right off and I didn’t have to crunch on them. Unfortunately the main was so sensational and so big I was unable to try the deserts but I’ll definitely be back to have a go of a few other items on the menu. The price is usual pub prices so overall for the quality and quantity, you’re getting a great deal. I am perfectly happy to recommend this quaint pub for a meal anytime.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

Dropped in for a quick lunch...very reasonably priced and our steaks were perfectly cooked. The chef came out to check on us and the maitre'd was very efficient. We highly recommend this restaurant for a big meal

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 2 February 2023

We went Ravenshoe to have lunch at the highest pub in Queensland. We were expecting to have a old fashion bush pub slap together meal. How wrong we were not only were all our meals fantastic and would put most restaurants in any city to...shame, but we also got to speak with the young chef and we could tell how much he cared about the meals he offered on the menu.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 January 2023

We had dinner here on Australia Day (26/01/2023) and ordered takeaway dinners for the next three nights. All our meals were beautifully cooked and delicious. Really enjoyable.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 30 November 2022 via mobile

My partner and I enjoy the authentic ambience, quality dishes and warm customer experience. Saminda's (Sam to locals) philosophy is that when you are here, you are my family. This truly shows from the flavoursome food made with love, to the cosy, warm atmosphere and...the way Sam's team happily go out of their way if you have any special requests. As well as the usual menu (you know, lamb shanks, sticky date pudding etc.) which we've found consistently top notch, of special mention is the Sri Lanken banquet that my partner and I were fortunate to sample one lunchtime. An array of authentic food prepared for the Sri Lanken palette it was an amazing sensory experience, from the gentle potato dish softened by pandan and coconut to the fiery chicken dish deepened by the dried fish chilli sambal. Thank you Saminda! Sri Lanka is a beautiful country with some of the best Asian/South East Asian food.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022

In June and July 2022 my wife and I enjoyed a memorable Cairns inland outback bus tour incorporating the iconic rail adventures – the Gulflander from Normanton to Blackbutt Siding, the Savannahlander from Forsayth to Mount Surprise and the Kuranda Gold Pass Scenic Railway from...Kuranda to Cairns. On the first day of the bus tour we travelled from Cairns to Georgetown (380 km) and we visited the delightful township of Ravenshoe (120 km from Cairns) for morning tea on the way. Also on the last day of the tour we travelled from Mount Surprise to Cairns ( 285 km) and again we called into the township of Ravenshoe ( 170 km from Mount Surprise) for morning tea. On both occasions, my wife and I were not interested in having a typical morning tea by visiting one of the local bakeries. Instead we were drawn to the Ravenshoe Hotel, up on the rise of the road, with its famous tag of Queensland’s Highest Pub”. At 930 metres (3,050 ft) above sea level, Ravenshoe is the highest town in Queensland. The Ravenshoe Hotel is steeped in history having been built 95 years ago in 1927. We thought we could get a coffee at the Pub; however coffee was not being served on the days of our visits so we had two nice cold beers instead. They went down a treat let me tell you. We had a lovely conversation with the lady serving behind the Bar counter. She took the trouble to tell us all about the town of Ravenshoe, a lot about the hotel and asking about our trip that we were embarking upon. It was a great social experience and admiring all the great things on the wall and behind the Bar counter, including some with their shades of good Aussie humour, was a bonus. One striking feature looking up from the Bar to just below the ceiling, was the three themed painting using coloured chalk with a sealing finish to preserve the artwork – the three themes being a local waterfall, a local wind farm and the exterior of the Ravenshoe Hotel with the words “Welcome to the Ravenshoe Hotel”. On another wall in the Bar area is an impressive painting of a steam locomotive with “Ravenshoe” on its destination board, painted by local artist Graham West. After drinking our first beer, we were invited to stroll at our leisure and check out the facilities of the hotel. So, we first had a look at the imposing dining rooms. Wow, what magnificent rooms looking like splendid throwbacks from the 1930s. They had tasteful “wall to wall” draped curtaining, impressive polished wood wall panelling, strategic use of tall wall mirrors, lovely polished timber flooring, classic timber tables and chairs with nice white tablecloths and large colourful, floral, place mats. Dotted here and there were very nice paintings and china cabinets and period high back sideboards with some fine exhibits. Two dining rooms were separated by an elegant doorway containing two doors featuring gorgeous green stained glass panels. In one room was an interesting British Royalty collection which featured a painting of Queen Elizabeth II with an Australian twist and a special framed note from Buckingham Palace addressed to locals Mr and Mrs G West, expressing the Queen’s good wishes. On one of the walls was another most interesting “eye catching” Graham West painting titled “ A Love Story” showcasing the Edwards family and the year 1927 when the Hotel was first built. Standing in awe in the middle of this dining area, I could visualise some very fine social events including weddings that would take place here on regular occasions. This, in my view, is one of the best dining rooms I have had the pleasure to visit in a Queensland country Pub and congratulations to the owners for adding such ambience to enhance such a grand hotel as this. Next on our voyage of discovery strolling through the hotel was a climb up the impressive wooden staircase to the second floor where the accommodation is located. The staircase is a classic, imposing, solid, polished wood structure built to last and it forms a grand entry to the top floor. At the top of the stairs is a very nicely appointed living area with comfy lounge chairs and there are corridors leading to the accommodation rooms. There is an entrance from the living area to the partly enclosed ‘Queenslander’ verandah with more tables and chairs and quite a good view of the main street of Ravenshoe from here. Returning to the Bar area after our stroll through the hotel, we decided there was time for us to enjoy a second beer, which was welcomed. After our second drink we bid farewell to our friendly lady serving behind the Bar and set off for the next phase of our bus tour. However we came back to Ravenshoe for morning tea six days later and so my wife and I repeated the Ravenshoe Hotel experience all over again – two beers for another refreshing morning tea. The same lady was behind the Bar and gave us the same great friendly service and we decided to take one last re-look at those splendid dining rooms with their classic features. Long will we remember this grand hotel which stands out like a beacon in this small township serving the social needs of the townsfolk with its highest Pub reputation. It was a privilege to be able to call into this Pub twice in such a short turnaround time and we hope someday to return and who knows, maybe we might even try to include an overnight stay next time round.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 August 2022

Easy to find an to find a park. Thank goodness we booked, it was the place to have a good meal. The menu was so diverse, what to pick. The food and service was exceptional.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022

This is a really "special" pub, not only because it is the highest pub in Queesland, but also for its great atmosphere, warm and friendly staff and customers, and the excellent restaurant service. Altogether it's a privilege .... and a duty of every Queenslander to...visit at least once..More

Date of visit: July 2022
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