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“Cheap and cheerful but still a high quality meal!”

Harrigan's Irish Pub
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Ranked #29 of 74 Restaurants in Pokolbin
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, British, Pub, Australian
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Good for: Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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15 reviews
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“Cheap and cheerful but still a high quality meal!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We arrived to the Hunter Valley at night so thought we'd pop out for a quick pub meal before an early night to kick off our weekend.

The food was fantastic, really high quality produce and priced reasonbly well, and the serive was quick. Not that friendly, but they're casual staff working in a pub on a Friday night when they'd prefer to be somewhere else, and in a place that size you can ignore it.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sydney
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“Family friendly but average food”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

We wanted somewhere more casual in the Hunter and with young kids, we wanted somewhere with quick and easy service.
The night we went was school holiday time and it is advised that you make reservations. We did not and had to sit at the sports bar area.
Their dishes were average quality pub food but their menu provided decent variety. You can choose from pizzas, salads, steaks, usual pub food and pies. Their kids meals were a hit with the kids and service friendly. Our waiter was particularly friendly and was very good with the kids.
The mains were nothing special although their fried squid salad was the standout.
Food came out reasonably fast given it was a busy night.
I guess everything is expensive in the Hunter but for such a casual dining experience, the food here was still on the pricey side.
But compared to other restaurants in the Hunter, Harrigans will suit most families in terms of the price and atmosphere.

  • Visited June 2014
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toukley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

during our recent hunter valley trip we called in at Harrigans , we had a meal and a beer
its a fantastic spot , food was excellent and good service .we did not stay but had a chance to look at the rooms and we are impressed .
for what is really a pub its more like a resort , the hotel and grounds are beautiful well maintained
and its a good location to explore the region being central location

lindsay

  • Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Aust
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
“Pub meal”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

Nothing special here, overpriced for a pub. We stayed there so it was convenient for us to eat there too, but next time, I'd try somewhere different for our meals.

Visited June 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“It is food”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

The food in the Hunter is generally pretty good..it can be on the expensive side but generally pretty good. Harrigans is on the more affordable side and generally easy to get a table at..but that is because the food is just..well..food.. I've been here a number of times mainly because I wasn't smart enough to make reservations or friends just wanted something really simple...
The environment is fine...seats are generally easy to get...I've had service here that was decent and service here that was not good at all...again, this should be a stop only because you couldn't find some place better to go to. I'd not actually plan to come here in a normal situation.

Visited October 2013
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