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“Worst vegetarian restaurant evah”
Review of Norman Hotel

Norman Hotel
Ranked #180 of 5,015 Restaurants in Brisbane
Price range: US$7 - US$30
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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.
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

The Norman is casual dining. You want best steaks, baked potato and slaw-- go there. It's not that pretty buts it's darned good, they also have a free bus from the heart of Brisbane-ring them and they'll pick up and drop off.

Good for groups but not BEST steak in Brisbane --that title goes to the Black Angus, Caxton Street.

Thank entjohns51
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NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write your review and for the 4 stars. We hope to see you again soon, even if you think the Black Angus is marginally better :)

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Reviewed June 10, 2017

Following a last minute decision a group of us decided to go for a meal on a Friday night.
Parking was no problem.
We were easily able to find a table to accommodate the whole group.
The service was slick.
The staff were very obliging and coped well during a busy period.
The meals were all well presented with no complaints.
Ambience was great.
All round an enjoyable stress free evening out, with friends.

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Thank Mike A
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NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

What a great review, thank you for taking the time. We hope to see you and your crew again soon.
- The Norman Hotel Team

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Reviewed June 8, 2017

Like the Breakfast Creek, this place is an homage to the great Aussie steak. It's not meant to be fancy, but the food is invariably good, the staff are friendly and it's a great place to catch up with friends/family if you're in the area. I'd also note that while "Brisbane's worst vegetarian restaurant" is an amusing marketing ploy for the carnivores, my wife vegetarian wife always enjoys eating here as well.

It's an Aussie pub with good food, as long as you understand that and don't have some expectation of white table cloth fine dining - you'll enjoy it immensely.

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Thank Steven C
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NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write your review, we love hearing from our regulars. I'll pass your feedback on to our hard working team.
We hope to see you both again soon.

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Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

I always try to visit this place for a perfect steak. The atmosphere is comfortable and the service is great.

The steak is some of the best I have ever had. I am from Canada and have had steak all over North America and in Europe. This is in the top 3 that I have eaten.

I would reccommend this place to anyone. For business, casual, or even a romantic date.

Thank Danny R
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NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

What a great review, thanks for taking the time to pop it up on TripAdvisor! Top 3 that is insane!! Thanks again!

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Reviewed May 27, 2017 via mobile

We just popped in on the hop thinking it was a pub, which it is but the surroundings are much more like a restaurant. I couldn't imagine going there just for a drink to be honest. I had steak and my son had wings. He said they were the best wings he'd ever eaten! They looked great and my steak was perfect. Hubby just ate some chips as he'd eaten earlier in the day. Overall I thought it was great and would visit again, it's a bit of a trick for us but certainly worth it.

Thank sharon3001
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NormanHotel, Manager at Norman Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 5, 2017

Thanks for taking the time to write your review. First timers are often amazed when they see what is behind our tall walls and we love hearing reviews like yours. Next time you are organizing a social few drinks with the girls, please consider us on a Friday afternoon we have awesome pop up bar (often cocktail making masterclasses) and on a Sunday afternoon we have activities for the kids and the beergarden is magical.
Thanks again and hope to see you again soon
Tania

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