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The Criterion

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Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
+61 7 4922 1225
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Today
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first visit and thoroughly enjoyed the small rump steak which was tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. We couldn't have eaten a larger size but we're not used to Australian portions. Not used to plates being cleared before everyone on the table has finished as it puts pressure on the people left eating but I'm told that's usual in... More 

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Thank Brenda S
Adelaide, SA
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked the atmosphere, range of drinks, and the steak! The ribs were a bit dry, though there was plenty of meat on them. The steak was the highlight. Perfectly cooked!

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Thank RobYoungAust
Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great old pub, fantastic bangers & mash, cold beer...great prices. Will always come back here when in town.

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Thank S K
Townsville, Australia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner and drinks at the Criterion. The food was fantastic and servings huge. The atmosphere is very enjoyable, low key and causal. If you are looking for great food at a reasonable price in a pub style environment then look no further. Be sure we will visit again when back in town.

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Thank gads83
Cooroy, Australia
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Criterion is air conditioned which is a big plus in Rockhampton there the humidity can be overwhelming. The staff were efficient and friendly. The meals were delivered in good time and were hot and tasty.

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Springsure
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

As regular visitors to Rocky we thought we'd give the Criterion a go. Atmosphere is great. Background music just right, and the old pub charm is fantastic. Staff were very attentive. Food was delicious. We started with the Camembert which was melted to perfection. We both ordered the reef and beef. Calamari melted in the mouth, prawns awesome. The steak... More 

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Thank Joanne770
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Second time eating here although long gap between of 2_3 years. Seemingly nowhere else open in whole if central Rocky so had no option. A mixed experience...the bar staff was surly and it seems wrong for such a large place to force patrons to buy a can of soft drink if one does not want Pepsi full sugar - the... More 

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Brisbane Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The meals are delicious and HUGE, so make sure you go hungry. I should have shared a main with my 7yo. Great value, a must do while in Rocky and make sure you book. It's very popular.

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Thank Cillaf71
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Good steak with very little waiting time. We enjoyed our stay. However, there is no waiter resp waitress taking your order you have to order at two counters. One for food and one for drinks.

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Thank K K
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We had steaks and sausages with our family with young kids. My steak and my wife's was delicious but the kids sausages were too strong in flavour for children and despite ordering an adult meal my other child's steak was terrible (tough overlooked). We easily spent over a hundred for lunch on these meals but despite the negatives it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
07:00 - 09:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Rockhampton
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4922 1225

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?