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Norman Hotel

102 Ipswich Rd | Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia
+61 7 3391 5022
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (295 reviews)
“salad” (56 reviews)
“idaho potato” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:58 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
102 Ipswich Rd | Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago

8 Diners - 8 different cuts of steak; different sizes; different cooking styles from well done to medium and we all had excellent steaks - advertises itself as the ‘worst vegetarian restaurant in brisbane’ - love the steaks

Thank Ross H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven’t been to the Norman Hotel for a while but it still delivers one of the best steaks on Brisbane. We shared oysters natural and Kilpatrick for starters then had the fillet mignon! WOW, amazing flavour and so tender. Will be back!

Thank Stephen D
NormanHotel, General Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback StephenD, pleasing to hear our steaks were just as good as the last time you here. And thanks for the comments on the oysters. Hope to see you again soon at Brisbane's Worst Vegetarian Restaurant.!! Norman Team

Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff particularly the bar staff were friendly, knowledgeable and genuine. Reasonable selection of beers but IMO they need more darks and stouts on tap. Lunch was good next time we'll try the steaks.

Thank Paul M
NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Paul M, many thanks for your review and the 4 stars! We'll keep in mind your comments on the tap suggestions, thank you for raising. Great to hear you all enjoyed. See you again soon at the Norman Hotel. Norman Management

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Norman always provides really yummy food. The steak is pretty reasonably priced for the quality and cut of it. The portions are quite large as well which is good. I do wish they had mash and veg as an option because chips and that...More

Thank lucy_grace19
NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you Lucy for your comments and the 4 stars. Thanks for the menu suggestions - not totally out of the question.... Great to hear our staff been friendly and always helpful. Our team work hard for this feedback and will proudly pass on. Norman...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here on Saturday night ( made a booking the day before ) and it was lovely, the stake was cooked perfect, the salad was fresh, the potato was good but didn’t have sour cream on it :( There were a lot of family’s...More

Thank Micheala F
NormanHotel, General Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for your review Micheala, so nice to hear you had a wonderful experience. On the potato it always comes with our iconic bacon sauce, sour cream is an option that diners will ask for. Apologies if this was mis-led on the night. Thank you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a few trips to the Norman. Prices for food is slightly higher than you average pub fare, but the food was excellent if not slightly over priced.

Thank Trent S
NormanHotel, Public Relations Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for you review Trent. Always pleasant to hear from diners the food was excellent. Our team work hard to ensure the best for our patrons,. Thank you again and hope to see you soon at Brisbane's Worst Vegetarian Restaurant. The Norman Team

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You imagine it a bit of a play on the steakhouse theme when the Norman Hotel makes the claim of being the “Worst Vegetarian Restaurant” but unfortunately they are sticking by their tired overpriced menu. Not one diner on our large table could say they...More

Thank CrushDouglas
NormanHotel, General Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, I hope you let our staff know about the vegetarian dish if this was not up to standard. If suits are you able to call the hotel and ask for the Hotel Manager on 3391-5022, as would like to discuss these other matters with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Selected based on it's good reputation and weren't disappointed. Steaks looked truly awesome and our threesome had a chicken Parma, pasta of the day and a steak. Very good pub fare and easy to recommend.

Thank Stuart M
NormanHotel, General Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Great review Stuart, thank you for taking the time to write these words. Hope to see you again real soon at the Norman Hotel.

Reviewed April 22, 2018

I just wanted a good steak. So we gave the norman a go, it was incredible, amazing food great service, fabulous cocktails and we took home the meat tray. we will definitely be back.

Thank Emily K
NormanHotel, General Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you for your feedback Emily, glad you enjoyed and congratulations on winning the meat tray. We look forward to your return. Norman Hotel

Reviewed April 18, 2018

I ordered the natural oysters (nice and fresh) and the wagyu steak. Beautiful marbling and flavour. Highly recommended.

Thank Paul L
NormanHotel, General Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Hi Paul, many thanks for taking the time to write this review and the 5 stars! See you soon at the Norman Hotel

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August 1, 2017|
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April 6, 2017|
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Response from NormanHotel | Property representative |
Hi, On Sundays we have a Kids Calf Club between 12-2pm. We have a kids corner with, free face painting, Jenga, Foosball and free ice cream and soft drinks for the kids. We also have a activity page to entertain while at... More
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Smart casual , but I wont be going back
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Cuisine
Bar, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 a.m. - 11:58 p.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 11:58 p.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:58 p.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 11:58 p.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 11:58 p.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 11:58 p.m.
Saturday
11:00 a.m. - 11:58 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 102 Ipswich Rd | Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Brisbane Region  >  Brisbane
  • Phone Number: +61 7 3391 5022
  • E-mail
Description
Brisbane's worst vegetarian restaurant, it has to be experienced to be understood. Tucked away in Woolloongabba, The Norman Hotel has emerged as a great meeting place for regulars & newcomers alike. An integral part of the overall dining experience is to select your own premium Diamantina cut from the chilled cabinet and watch the expert cooks char grill it to perfection. Although known for their steak, The Norman Hotel's understated ambiance created through the use of timber decking, eclectic furniture and vertical gardens sets the scene for you to enjoy a large selection of beers on tap, an extensive wine list and a selection of cocktail & spirits. The Norman Express - the Hotel's very own courtesy bus is available for group bookings of four or more and will happily drop you to The Gabba or Suncorp Stadium on game nights. Bookings are essential, so please phone to confirm your seat.
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