The Criterion Hotel, Carrington NSW

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The Criterion Hotel, Carrington NSW

The Criterion Hotel is a hotel located in Carrington, New South Wales. They have a bar, great food and drink options and offer accommodation. They also have a great dine-in restaurant - you may be able to download their menu on their website.
They have an average rating of 4.4 out of 294 reviews, with the latest ratings ranging from 1 to 5.
Very good food and beverages, nice establishment
81 Bourke St, Carrington NSW 2294
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 08:30 PM
This venue is currently open

Opening hours

Thursday: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday: 12:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Clubs and Pubs in Carrington

Including this venue, there are 2 pubs and 1 club in the Carrington area

Latest reviews for The Criterion Hotel, Carrington NSW

Breeza Graham
20/01/2024
Really cute pub off the main road, went on the Saturday $12 Margaritas and got pretty busy but food was awesome and beer garden is really nice??'?
Ian Cameron
07/01/2024
This is a cracker place. Good choice of beers, wind and food. Staff super helpful and friendly. Amaaazing 'feel' to the place. Wish I lived next door!!! Thanks so much guys. The photo of PK above the bar says it all ??'???'???'?
Mark Perlowski
06/01/2024
Great bbq great Aussie Newcastle pub
Happy to support local
Great establishment that's what aussies pubs are all about
Will be back for sure
Tick it off your list
Aiesha Hieds
14/09/2023
My friends and I stopped by for lunch as we heard great things about the new Chef and start of renovations. I can see why! The food was beyond what we expected for a little country pub. The beer garden was lovely to sit out in, with a great atmosphere. We could relax and have a quiet drink while the kids had a play on the playground. I ordered the Carnage burger which was delicious as well as the wicked wings! We will be back. Thank you to the Chef Rowan and the staff. You were all lovely.
Arie Aroha
14/09/2023
Came here with our little ones after we found out they had a new Chef and we were pleasantly surprised. Our waitress was very accommodating and the food was delicious. The loaded fries were an hit. All the staff were very friendly. We enjoyed the beer garden as the kids played. We were also told by staff that they will getting a new playground soon. Will definitely be our new local. Thank you to the chef and lovely waitress who was serving us.
Chanay Mullen
14/09/2023
Amazing food by the chef Rowan. I believe Rowan has taken over in the kitchen 6weeks ago. Can definitely see a very big positive change. He has done wonders with the menu. The burgers were delicious! Can't wait to come back. Definitely our new local. The kids playground was a great bonus
owen ashton
09/09/2023
Was pleasantly surprised when me and my husband stopped over for the night, nice to find a hotel that's dog friendly as well. The food was delicious and all the staff were super friendly and accommodating.
Cass Bogdanyi
08/07/2023
Myself and a few friends would come to the criterion every week to catch up and enjoy beer and food.. Unfortunately this is the second time we have been here since the change of management and you can tell the difference. It seems that there has been a cut in costs, which as any one in business can understand and appreciate.. but this has come at a huge loss.. the quality of services had dropped as well as the quality and quantity of the food.
We gave them the benefit of the doubt with the change but was unfortunately we were disappointed. It will no longer be our weekly catch up place.. thanks for everything and all the best for the future.
Linda Baer
15/04/2023
Firstly they forgot our booking, then we we were seated in the courtyard that was filled with smoke from the outside cooker, we moved as we could hardly breath from the smoke and sat outside near our car as there were no suitable tables for my elderly parents inside. Since we were one of the first to arrive at lunch time, we ordered our meals as we heard, there was a large party booking and did not want to wait. We ended up waiting for over an hour for our meals and when they finally arrived they were cold. So not an enjoyable experience.
Suella Smith
04/03/2023
No great food, don't bother, bar staff not great had to ask for ice & tray, no idea, music blaring outside at 11:30amwhen having family lunch, when we were the only ones sitting there
Joshua Oliver
25/02/2023
A trendy little bar located at the heart of Carrington. The service is perfect, the beers are cold and reasonably priced.

Located right near the harbour which gives you a relaxing, cool sea breeze.

The food was delicious and affordable.
I can't wait to go back.
Kyle Mulholland
21/02/2023
One of the best tucked away pubs in Newcastle. Happy hour every day, 4 to 6pm, it's open, Wednesday to Sunday,
Great meals, with specials every evening. 99c wings Fridays is a treat, and can't go past the 5 dollar kids burgers and chips, and free pool and $12 margaritas ? on Saturdays.
Friendly staff, the little darling, serving food, and cleaning tables, was a delight and well-spoken lass, bar staff are so pleasant too.
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Cee Gee
08/02/2023
Worst pub in Australia
My first beer and it took 3 goes and 2 glasses to get a totally flat beer@$8. Second beer attempt was a full glass of froth at first so I said forget it I will have a stubby.
We had dinner, it was decent.
We asked for the birthday cake that we supplied, it came out, all good.
We waited for her to come back with plates and spoons as any establishment would provide, nothing, so we helped our selves to plates from the coffee area.
Never again
AlMichelle Sauer
08/01/2023
Had our chrissie work lunch here. Food was excellent, great value and a good selection of beers.
However the staff were the mainstay, so lovely & accommodating to us from pre-booking days prior right through to bidding us farewell.
Thanks to all, we'll be back for sure.
Millie Shorter
08/12/2022
My fav pub in Newcastle! Wings are great and we love that they have a pool table. Great neighbourhood pub.
Greg L
20/11/2022
What's happened to this place. Probably the worst meal I have had in years. I'm hoping the cook was having an off night, but the Brazilian pork was nothing Brazilian and I'm not sure what was up with it but haven't been feeling great since. Also kids grilled chicken looked poached and was rather tasteless. Definitely not the normal standard
Wayne Hodges (Wayno)
10/11/2022
Very good food and beverages, nice establishment
Derek Jenkins
27/08/2022
The Criterion is our go-to dog-friendly pub in Carrington. All of the staff are incredibly friendly and super-professional. Chilled family vibe during the day makes it perfect for a weekend lunch. Good variety of dishes on the menu and the meals are great quality but they can be a bit stingy on serving sizes (eg my fish and chips which was mostly chips alongside three cocktail fish pieces).
William Fuller
01/12/2021
I do not recommend staying in the accommodation offered at all!

They offer no microwave or any way to cook your own food.. no fridge and no tv.

Literally a bed and that's it.

Overpriced, for exactly what you would expect to get at a backpackers.
Shevy Nova
18/06/2021
Had a great stay at The Criterion. We were arriving late and Beau and staff stayed after the pub had shut to give us a warm welcome and a drink on arrival.
The room was spacious, clean and comfy. The shared bathrooms were basic, well-maintained, and exactly what you want for the price.
Would love to visit again and arrive while the pub is open. Thanks very much.
jeff fogarty
19/04/2021
Great food, Staff very friendly.
Dogs allowed inside pub and food area which can be a bit of an obstacle if owners let them lay in access paths. Limited space and tables.
Otherwise great trendy spot for dinner..
Ioan Chidgey
12/02/2021
Great place! Stayed for the night after booking last minute. Zak had a good chat with us and made sure we were all sorted with everything and gave us a 1 free drink voucher for the bar after we were settled.
Friendly staff, good live music, tasty beer, live sport, and a pool table.
Will be making my list for coming back if I'm around this way again!
Oscar Wood
08/02/2021
Was late in the afternoon while travelling here in Newcastle. I found myself needing a place to stay when a mate couldn't put me up for the night and hoped on google for a nice non bank breaker room for a night and I saw there were rooms available so I booked one straight away. Arrived a little confused with the parking I was excepting a car park but you have to park on the residential street which was good it's a nice safe quiet place , checked in and was welcomed with huge smiles by the two staff on that night came down for dinner to some amazing live music great bar service and delicious burger , I will definitely be back here again next time I come to new castle I had a great time
Tai Johnston
04/09/2020
Full class
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