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Royal Hotel

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Royal Hotel | 255 Bong Bong Street, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
+61 2 4861 6686
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible12%
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“steak” (17 reviews)
“mussels” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Royal Hotel | 255 Bong Bong Street, Bowral, New South Wales 2576, Australia
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Most restaurants in Bowral are closed on Tuesday so this is one of the exceptions. Don't be put off by the pub, which can be a bit rowdy but beyond the pub are dining rooms because this hotel is definitely in the restaurant business. My...More

1  Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 23 November 2017

It was on a Tuesday, and that we didn't know, that in Bowral most of the restaurants are closed on that day of the week. After long searching, we found the Royal bar and dining available. When we walked in through the pub (the bar)...More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 20 November 2017

Nice pub for lunch right in the middle of Bowral. The outdoor dining area is pleasant on a warm day, and the food was very nice. The salt and pepper squid was fresh and incredibly tasty - a generous serving too. Nothing too spectacular about...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We were all looking forward to to a nice meal after a big ride through the picturesque countryside. Meals ranged from perfectly cooked steaks to braised lamb to burgers. All were delicious. The service was also very good with the girls organising us to order...More

Thank Dale C
Reviewed 12 October 2017

We've become so disenchanted with the pretentious restaurants springing up all over Australia that we have come back to the good old Aussie pubs as our first option in a new town. The Royal Hotel does not disappoint. The decor is great, there's a log...More

1  Thank TaringaTravellers
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Convenient location, friendly décor, great staff and atmosphere. The Royal Hotel felt like a modern Australian Pub. The staff were happy and helpful with regards to the menu. We had very large schnitzels and could not fit the fabulous desserts. There were a range of...More

Thank Kay B
Reviewed 9 September 2017

There are a number of options for food in Bowral but this hotel is definitely worth a visit. Build over 100 years ago, it has been sensitively modernised to retain its heritage character but also meet modern expectations. There is an extensive restaurant and also...More

Thank Michael N
Reviewed 6 September 2017

If I am in Bowral for lunch...no contest. Friendly staff, cosy log fires, stylish setting and a menu that will always please. Blackboard specials change daily and often tempt me from my ol' favourites on the card.

Thank Fiona T
Reviewed 31 August 2017

After reading the pub was " a gambling pit and drinking den" we were a little wary. I am glad we took the chance as we had a terrific lunch - Rump steak cooked to perfection and the Chilli Crab and Clam Linguine was amazing!!...More

Thank harvnmarg
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

As locals this is often our go to pub for great pub food. Meals are very good, great portions and well priced.

1  Thank Luke L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 14 - USD 23
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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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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