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“Go for the pub quiz (but make your own steak and play pool too)”

Great Northern Hotel
Ranked #137 of 248 Restaurants in Chatswood
Price range: US$7 - US$22
Cuisines: Pub, Grill
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 17 April 2014

On Wednesdays the Great Northern Hotel holds one of the best pub quizzes I've ever been to. There are plenty of questions, special rounds and lots of opportunities to win free drinks and money. Biggest team gets a round of drinks - so call your friends and pack the quiz out.

You can make your own steak too - pick the meat you want and fry it up on the grill. It's novel and fun, despite the Hotel effectively outsourcing labour.

If you get bored of the above, there's pool tables and pokeys (see PRO-TIP). It's definitely a place for low-key fun with friends.

PRO-TIP: Don't use the pokeys (slot machines) as quite a few of them are faulty - I had $5 swallowed without even getting to play the game. Either I was unlucky or the machine was teaching me a valuable lesson about the risks of gambling.

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Thank Sam S
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Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

We have been going to the Great Northern for 12 years and we always enjoy it.

The food is great although the schnitzels are definitely smaller than they used to be. The menu is great value and the food is delivered quickly.

My only complaint is that if you choose to eat outside that you need to be prepared to inhale the fumes of all of the smokers outside. I am very surprised that the outside dining area is not smoke free. It's disgusting that smokers can light up right next to me while I am eating.

Also on Sunday night they were only showing the cricket on TV. As a pun who sponsor the Chatswood Rangers sports club I would have thought that you could have one tv with the A League soccer on.

Overall a lovely evening but can they please do something about keeping the smokers separated from food outside.

1  Thank Sally37S
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Reviewed 2 November 2013

We enjoyed our meal even though it was a Friday evening in November. The outdoor area is best avoided as it is both smoky and noise. Most of the clientele are young people and exuberant at the weekend.

We selected sirloin steaks and cooked them ourselves on the grill. This was novel for us but we enjoyed the experience. A steak (with a salad) was $18 which is very reasonable. They were very nice; all in the way they were cooked I guess.

I would not hesitate to call again even though I am from a different generation to most customers.

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Thank CDinNI
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Call me old fashioned, but it is ages since i have been anywhere with so much smoke.
I was part of a large group of friends having Sunday lunch, so we ate outside. Big mistake. The table next to us was full of bogans, all smoking. Perhaps it was a convention for the dying breed of people who still smoke and who were overjoyed to be able to do this in a public place.
Food is very basic, t bone steaks seem to be the star of the menu. I felt the food was average at best, not the chef's fault, just that the person who designed the menu has no imagination, I mean t bones went out of fashion in the 1980s. The smoke and t bones made me feel like it was 1973.

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1  Thank Lou655
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

Didn't realise it was 2 for 1 night on Tuesdays.
We had 2 rib eyes and a sirloin for $33.50 with the salad bar. Couldn't believe it. The quality of the steak was surprisingly good, too. Not the kind you'd expect to see at any other pub that advertises $12 steaks. 14 year old daughter was really getting into the salad bar as well. I know we're going back again soon. Only downside was that there can be long wait times to be served and it's not easy getting a table inside.

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Thank BC_Sydney
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