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AU$7 - AU$29
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Bar, Pub, Australian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although the food was fine, at the expensive end, but that was ok, however we asked for an additional plate - an additional charge, really, paid for 2 meals and 2 drinks and then need to pay for a plate! Table next to us, purchased...2 meals, 3 glasses of wine, but couldn’t get a bit of tomato sauce with paying additional. I wasn’t prepared to ask for a wine recommendation, I feel like I would have charged additional for that advice as well.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 25 September 2023 via mobile

Great menu and reasonably priced. Had the brisket and it was sensational. Listened to live band out the back which was fantastic. Service was good and facilities were ok. Only thing l would say was disappointing was the outside bar was not properly stocked and...you had to go inside to get certain beers.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 7 July 2023 via mobile

Going out on a limb, but probably the best pub meal I’ve ever had. The scotch steak was tender, juicy, tasty and cooked to perfection. The rib entree was mind blowing and the marmalade chilli sauce was unbelievable ……Wowee!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 June 2023 via mobile

We decided to give this place a go, I thought the prices were a bit exxey for a pub. It wasn’t too bad I liked my food, I got gin on tap but it tasted like tequila to me. The bar person was nice, &...my partner liked her food too.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed 2 May 2023

Incredibly disappointed in the food, portion sizes and staff attitude. When the owner who was also serving us palms you off for having the audacity to question the size of the barramundi serving for the money you pay it’s a pretty dismal state of affairs....The vegetables were incredibly oily, to the point of not being able to eat them, the chicken in the burger was dry and the vegan pizza was a base, tomato paste, a few blobs of pesto and 5 half cherry tomatoes. We’re happy to pay good money for good food but this was about as far from good food as you can get. We will not be returning and willl tell everyone who asks not to eat there. Shame on you Star Hotel.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023 via mobile

We went with great expectations as we love ribs and American bbq style food. Stupidly didn't read the TripAdvisor reviews. Friend had beef ribs and enjoyed them. Wife and I shared USA style marinated ribs and pork wings. Pork wings were dry and tough, some...too tough to eat. Marinated ribs were full of fat, sloppy and really bland. Ate half USA style meal ($38) and left rest - wasn't even worth taking a doggy bag. Both meals served atop fries so they were soggy with the sauce. An $11 salad appeared sans tomatoes, very little dressing and just very bland mixed salad greens. All in all a terrible disappointment. Not recommended.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 10 April 2023

Not good. Would not recommend. High prices and food was terrible. Beer served with no head . $7.80 a schooner. It was cold and only a little fire. It was just terrible

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 9 April 2023 via mobile

Main meals of ribs and brisket were over cooked and dry. Vegetarian burger bun dry and Thai lentil burger overcooked and inedible. Most of us were not impressed by main meals at all. Desserts were a surprise as were good. That’s why I gave 3...stars. Also the pub owns the cafe 2 doors down and got us coffees from there for us which was excellent service. Coffees and chai lattes were good.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 April 2023

As locals we like to support the local area. We love Yack so we have given the Star Hotel the benefit of doubt several times now. But each time we go there, we leave terribly disappointed regretting that we had yet again given it another...chance. The food, cakes & coffee is standard fare, which we are happy to accept if the atmosphere and service were welcoming and friendly. The staff vibe is more often arrogant, dismissive, and treats its patrons like punters. Their warmth only extends to chatting between themselves or their friends. They seem disinterested in customer service and creating a warm inclusive community spirit.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 6 March 2023 via mobile

This was the lowlight of our visit to Beechworth and the King Valley. Yackandandah was not the place we remembered from 30 years ago, and despite being recommended to go to the Star, we were completely underwhelmed. The beers and cocktails were fine. But the...lunch was poor. Several items that we wanted were not available, and what we eventually ordered was of poor quality. The “burn ends brisket” seemed to have been reheated, then coated with smoked BBQ sauce. It lacked any interest, taste or life. This was a midweek visit, and possibly on weekends there is more care and attention placed on the food? But the overall impression of the place we took away was ‘lack of love, don’t care’?More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

The outdoor tables under the covered main street walkway was an inviting spot to stop on a hot day. We weren’t quite up for the Southern US rib style menu so we opted for Beer Battered Fish (2 pieces) $26 served with chips, and added...salad for an extra $4. Service wasn’t very attentive or careful. Had I received a thoughtful response to my query regarding the size of the fish pieces, I would have ordered (1 piece) $19. There was a sign saying “Bowls of Chips” were not available (due to a general short supply of potatoes) however, it hadn’t occurred to us that this would mean that the chips included in the Beer Battered Fish and chips order for $26 would be lacking. There were a few (very few) chips buried under the fish. We’ll go back because it’s an historic hotel in a great location.More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 29 January 2023 via mobile

Plain terrible experience - Rude, rude and rude service at the bar. Total confusion at bar - Ordering is ridiculous. Level of arrogance exhibited must be driven by poor management, poor training, etc. Food was basic. Would not recommend by any means.

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

Shared 4 different pizzas between 6 people for a light dinner - veggie, BBQ chicken, margarita and supreme. Great based and delicious toppings. Didn’t eat a main meal, but all of the meals being delivered to the other tables looked great

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 20 December 2022

Having visited before as a family and served by two very friendly and helpful staff we returned for morning coffee and drinks. Very disappointed by the attitude and unfriendly staff. Unfortunately will not be back.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 26 November 2022

Their description but mainly geographical I think? On what was a really slow day, I went for a cold drink while the other half browsed the shops. It would be a busy place on w/ends just by judging the amount of seating outside & in,...but I had the place to myself. Friendly enough staff, so that's a plus. The pub has been around since 1863 so must be doing something right. A good pub which with some action & music & patrons would make for a pleasant afternoon I reckon? Next time maybe?More

Date of visit: November 2022
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  • Food: 4
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