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Norman Hotel

102 Ipswich Rd | Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia
+61 7 3391 5022
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (304 reviews)
“salad” (59 reviews)
“baked potato” (17 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Barbecue, Steakhouse, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
102 Ipswich Rd | Woolloongabba, Brisbane, Queensland 4102, Australia
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1 - 10 of 437 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have not visited for some time. Will not return back entry step could do with a good clean. 2 people 1 dozen oysters and 1 steak 2 drinks each Oysters fabulous steak ok not fabulous over $100 can get better value and quality elswhereMore

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

Hi, thank you for your feedback, appreciate the comment on the entry step, we actually had already booked in for the tiled courtyard area to be machine scrubbed which was completed this morning. However we will continue to monitor the entry steps. Thanks again and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Usually a great place to get a meal and enjoy. Today was an exception. Food although ordered at the same time did not arrive together and had to wait half an hour after the first meals arrived for the order to be completed.This required three...More

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

Hi Mark N, doesn't read well at all. It appears we let you down in a few basic service areas. Would love to discuss further with you. Are you able to forward a contact number either via the Hotel on 3391-5022 or better on email...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the old building, and the huge beer garden out back. Not a particularly favourite though, and limited beers on tap. Still really nice.

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

Hi, thank you for taking the time to write this review, we hope to see you again soon at 'Brisbane's Worst Vegetarian Restaurant' soaking up the surrounds of our much loved Beer garden. Norman Hotel

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a great steak at lunch with my work colleagues, price was decent portions were good and atmosphere was pleasant. Would come here again.

Thank Marcus G
NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Marcus G, many thanks for taking the time to write this review. Glad to hear you had a great steak with work colleagues and the 5 stars! See you soon at the Norman Hotel. Management & Staff

Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

Recently went here for dinner with some work colleagues. The steaks we all had were excellent and reasonably priced. It’s not cheap but it’s not excessive either. Table service only for drinks, but that wasn’t a real problem as was a Wednesday night. I’d suggest...More

Thank tcmoranau
NormanHotel, General Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write this review of 5 stars! Great to hear our steaks were all 'excellent', and the special mention to our staff. Thanks again and look forward to seeing you again real soon. Norman Hotel Team

Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice pub with very nice meals. A good range of steaks and a quite a few others as well. Plenty of drink selections, there are other flashy places around, this place is good value.

Thank Shinester888
NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

What a great review! Thank you for taking the time and for the 5 stars. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. - Norman Hotel | Brisbane's Best Steakhouse

Reviewed August 27, 2018

We regularly visit The Norman so my husband can get his 'steak fix' and came Friday lunchtime last week. Having never been a steak person, I actually look forward to having my 'steak fix' here. It's relaxed, the service is generally very good and you...More

Thank Trish C
NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks Trish what a wonderful review, we love hearing from our regulars and we enjoyed reading your review, it is everything that we aim for. We are a privately family owned restaurant and we are proud to say that more than half of our team...More

Reviewed August 27, 2018

Friends took me to the Norman for dinner. My previous visit to this hotel was in the late 1970’s and my how it had changed, from an ugly duckling of a pub to a beautiful swan of a hotel/restaurant. One cannot but be impressed with...More

Thank Allan J
NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

Thanks Allan for the 4 stars and for taking the time to write your review, we enjoyed reading your words and hearing of your last visit in the 70s. We love our beautiful old hotel and the way it has transformed over the years. We...More

Reviewed August 19, 2018

We visited this hotel for Saturday lunch with friends, and glad we booked ahead! Quite busy, and we ate in the beer garden area. The weather was perfect so it was nice to dine alfresco, and although the garden furniture was maybe not as comfortable...More

Thank Ladyannedee
NormanHotel, General Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Hi, many thanks for taking the time to write this review and the 4 stars!!., Glad to hear you enjoyed our Beergarden atmosphere and quality steaks. See you next time at 'Brisbane's Worst Vegetarian Restaurant'. Norman Hotel

Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

We went early for a mid week meal and felt a bit set upon. There was no warmth from the staff and the whole process was very much at arms length. When seated, before we even ordered, we were asked if we wanted drinks and...More

Thank MMartin90909
NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2018

Hi MMartin, what day did you visit and time? Our staff are normally very warm, welcoming and engaging, so any other information would be appreciated. I hope to hear back from you. Thanks again for your feedback. Norman Hotel

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Steven A
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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Response from cbreen8 | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual , but I wont be going back
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$11 - US$36
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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.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
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Description
Fondly known as Brisbane's worst vegetarian restaurant, the Norman Hotel is an iconic Australian Steakhouse, Bar & Beer Garden. The Norman Hotel's legendary meat cabinet with more than 16 cuts of steak, sits proudly at the restaurants entrance and their signature open grill takes centre stage of this beef-centric venue. This grand hotel was first built in 1889 and boasts 6 unique spaces, all with their individual tones and personalities. Offering an abundance of parking, this venue is a quick skip across the river from the CBD and accessible by bus, train and our very own Norman Express mini-bus.
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