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The Orana Hotel

££ - £££, ,
20 Pacific Highway Blacksmiths, Blacksmiths, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia
+61 2 4032 7930
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good37%
  • Average23%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (6 reviews)
“pub food” (4 reviews)
“beers on tap” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
20 Pacific Highway Blacksmiths, Blacksmiths, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently taken over by new management, this Hotel has been reborn! You’ll find the place heaving on a Tuesday night for the Trivia quiz. The team I’m in go every second week. It’s become a regular treat. There are prizes and Joker poker too. The...More

Thank Sylvy T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place to have a group lunch, the ambience of the dinning room was great the service was spot on, and the food was to die for, I had the barramundi lunch and at 10 Dollars it was great, well done to your...More

Thank Colin M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It wasn't too busy the night we were here. Atmosphere was kinda mellow. Surroundings are welcoming and staff very friendly and accommodating. Lots to choose from on the menu. Ideal for families. Will be fab in the summer months

Thank Sharonsgig
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Sorry I could not select a negative review. We had heard the food had improved and as locals we are always looking for variety in our restaurants. I definitely would not call it pub food. How can you stuff up a hamburger? The meat patty...More

3  Thank linda4
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

We went into the heart of rugby league land and wanted to watch the Westcoast Eagles AFL match. Not only did they accommodate us , they set us up with a big screen TV in our own area so we could not only watch but...More

Thank Bruce M
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Good food, needs some better beers on tap. The “hit and miss” refers to food waits, but in their defence no one ever books and they’re all walk ins.

Thank TravelFatOz
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Great pub Loved it Food was delicious Definitely will be returning Great atmosphere and family friendly Good outdoor area Has a game entertainment area for kids

Thank Amalia d
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

Having heard that new management were in since our last visit in December 2017,we gave the Orana another try. I'm pleased to report that it's improved dramatically :-) Nice cold beer, friendly staff, lovely pasta & perfectly cooked tender steak. It's worth a try.

Thank RichardRastus
Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Went there to check out the renovations, very nice, lots of room nice area outside hubby had the $10 steak lunch with chips & salad it was much larger that expected cooked rare as requested gave it a 8 out of 10 I had pasta...More

Thank sixfriends44
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Enjoyed a quick dinner, service was great, food was descent pub food, good size meal. Roomy area to eat, like the casual feel.

Thank Andrea F
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Questions & Answers
7 July 2017|
Response from AJ S |
Hi there,lunch service is from 11:30am-2pm then dinner service is 5:30pm-9pm.Open 7 days and nights a week, Regards, Alex
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$19
Bar, Pub, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20 Pacific Highway Blacksmiths, Blacksmiths, Lake Macquarie, New South Wales 2281, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Lake Macquarie  >  Blacksmiths
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4032 7930
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We have re-opened under new management! We have a new Bistro, and offer great pub food, as well as specials that change daily. We are just starting to introduce daily entertainment such as our Pool Competition, Meat Raffles & Joker Poker. Our Cellarbrations drive-thru bottleshop is open every day from 10am. Just off the Pacific Highway at Blacksmiths.
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