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The Rutherford Hotel

$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, Australian
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160 New England Hwy, Rutherford, Maitland, New South Wales 2320, Australia
+61 2 4932 8241
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch and it was a really average dining experience. Chicken Caesar burger had a deep fried piece of dry chicken (think leather). Luckily the chips were OK. Meals also took a very long time to come out and there was only two of us.

Thank Christine R
Newcastle, Australia
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Have not been to this Hotel in over 10 yrs and was Very happy that we picked this for Lunch.. Customer service was Good and our orders were out in under 30mins,,The Food was very nice indeed ..

Thank David O
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2017

One of the worst meals I've ever had. The Menu sounds amazing, but the kitchen can't live up to it. Points for trying I suppose.

Thank MissSarcasm
Newcastle, Australia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Very low key dining and so comfortable! It is perfect for a quick bite, some drinks or a big party!! Food was delicious and super fast! The chefs were also having a great time and I love to see that they are happy doing what they love

Thank ashleighc826
Rutherford, Australia
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107 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016

New owners and a redone interior, which looks really nice and had a lot of potential. The restaurant has a new menu and I don't think fair value for money, most of the mains were above 30 dollars which is expensive for pub food. There is great value to be had on the nightly specials but if you don't feel... More 

Thank troycav
Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Went to lunch here today, have been before and the meal was ok, today OMG! Worst meal ever, ordered Caesar Burger, lunch special, the chicken was inedible it was so burnt, no dressing, just lettuce and bacon? Shouldn't it come with a dressing? If you forget something in the fryer, and it is really burnt, re-cook it !!

Thank jackrea
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

We came for dinner with our little boy on Friday night. We decided to give The Rutherford a go after hearing the advertising on the radio. The food was delicious, service fast & a nice environment. We will be back!

Thank Anne R
Rutherford, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Excellent pub with great staff and a fantastic restaurant. Only negative i can say is that when pub changed ownership they did not reinstate memberships, which was a tad disappointing.

Thank Leeus44
Hunter Valley, Australia
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85 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Haven't been here for a couple of years. Decided on a whim today we would go for lunch. It was great. We ordered the cheese and bacon bread as an entree and it was delicious. I ordered the Seafood Basket - and it was one of the best Seafood Baskets i have ever had. My boyfriend had the Roast of... More 

Thank 87jayde
Maitland, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Good Pub meals, staff are friendly and service is good. Not very kid friendly as alot of the kids area has been removed. Outside seating would be ideal for summer. Over all not bad.👍👍👍

Thank Max W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$23
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 160 New England Hwy, Rutherford, Maitland, New South Wales 2320, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Greater Newcastle  >  Maitland  >  Rutherford
  • Phone Number: +61 2 4932 8241

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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?