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AU$10 - AU$35
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Bar, Pub, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews steak pizza salad mash salmon fish and chips great pub country pub pub food shared bathroom bistro area meals were great staff were friendly an overnight stay hume highway criteria deck
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Reviewed 6 days ago

When you are travelling its hard to beat a country pub meal and this hotel supports the argument. Good variety on the menu with all the pub favorites. It was a Friday night and the bistro was busy with both locals (a good sign) and...travelers. The service was good and despite the number of diners the meals came freshly prepared and in a reasonable time. Just be alerted to when they are busy the pizza's take a little longer due to the oven capacity.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The gluten free options are not genuine as most of the food is cross contaminated when it's cooked. Minimal choices for those who are Coeliac.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 24 January 2024

Great watering hole for a leisurely beer. very social and friendly atmosphere. We called in on our way to Tumbarumba and our party of 10 all had a meal. The food was outstanding and served in a timely manner considering the pub was packed for...lunch. Highlight- five of us had the crumbed lamb cutlets and I would highly recommend this to everyone as it was one of the best I have had. Panco crumbed as well!! I had four cutlets!!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 January 2024

Travelling through so booked a room to stay the night. Very comfortable for pub accommodation; I was the right temperature all night, on a comfy bed with clean, nice linen; checking in and out wasn't an issue. Ate downstairs (Wednesday night, pizzas only) - which...was a very good pizza, and enjoyed a couple of drinks; the sunset off the rear deck was spectacular. I'd prefer a wider selection of beers, but that's common for a beer snob from the city like me, I think :-) Would heartily recommend the Criterion for drinks, food and accommodation.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 7 January 2024

Stopped for lunch on the way to Canberra with grandkids Great undercover deck area perfect for some fresh air when in the middle of a drive. Food prices and service were great

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 27 November 2023

Totally unacceptable. Dont stay at this hotel. There was no soap in the mens bathrooms/showers upstairs at all for the whole weekend despite me advising the staff that the soap dispensers and paper towel dispensers were empty on the Saturday afternoon, No soap was ever...refilled or placed in the bathrooms. Surely these days hygiene is important enough that staff would see to it that everything was available for guests for the weekend.More

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

Had a craft retreat weekend and stayed at the Criterion, was clean & comfy. Also enjoyed a meal on the deck on Saturday night. Just we needed. Thank you for the quick service we had limited time. 👍

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 22 October 2023 via mobile

We booked in to stay here on a Thursday night on our way to Beechworth. The accomodation was very clean and comfortable and the staff were nice and friendly. The only down side was pizza being the only dinner option available in the bistro. The...pizza was nice though.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 18 October 2023

Lot's of locals - always reassuring for travellers. Pretty broad menu and they also do pizzas - good ones too! I've also enjoyed a pretty fine steak from the Criterion a number of times. It can get very busy.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023

This is our last day in the region and thought we would finish up with lunch at this hotel. We sat out on the very pleasant back deck with a drink until 12.00 noon when we could order our meals. We both chose to have...the rump steak and ordered it medium rare with garlic sauce. While the steak was tasty it was not cooked to how we wanted it and the garlic sauce was far too runny. Having said all that the taste of the steak was pretty good, it had obviously been par cooked and then thrown onto the charcoal grill to finish off. the chips were good and the salad was no better than expected. The service was quite good and we thought the price for the steak was equal to what we received.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

This is the perfect country pub in all ways, bar, food and accommodation. The ideal stop between Melbourne and Sydney. .

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 26 September 2023

Perfect budget quick overnight stay on the way to Yamba from Vic. Quietly located off the HWY. Stayed on a Sunday night. Family room with comfortable Queen bed and a single bed. Room clean neat and tidy. T.V remote but no t.v. 😕 Shared lounge...with t.v, kettle, fridge & microwave. Complimentary tea, coffee & milk. (No cutlery. Disposable would be handy for the tea & coffee). Quick check in. Would stay again.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

Meals were well priced and good sizes. Beer on tap was clean and crisp. Staff friendly, Pizza we took back to motel for breakfast was so good even cold.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023

Had a accommodation booked for a night. Room was exactly as described, clean and fresh. Dinner was at the pub, pizza, which was delicious.

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 23 June 2023

Having to overnight in Gundagai we found that only Criterion Hotel could accommodate us. Great room for the $$, good toiletries, bathroom just next door - all very clean and comfortable. Thank you... We ate in the Bistro downstairs - a fair fish and chips...for one and the Thai warm beefsalad for myself. All good. All staff were very helpful in both the bar, when sorting out the airconditioner controls for the room and then in the bistro. Re the room - it would be helpful to have a couple of hooks or a rail near the basin to hang damp towels on...More

Date of visit: June 2023
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We have a few options for vegetarians. Aubergine parmigiana is our main one for dinner, and our pasta can be modified for vegetarians. Our chef will be happy to discuss other options also. 😀
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Criterion Hotel is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5