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The Central Hotel

3 Memorial Drive, 2529 Shellharbour City Centre (NSW)See map

Average price $30

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  • Average price $30

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Seafood basket
Chicken schnitzel with chips & salad
Scotch fillet and salad
Chilli Prawn Linguine

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based on 208 reviews
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Quality of food :9/10
Service :9.1/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Christine T.
    Christine T.
    • one review

    The staff were super helpful and friendly. Food delicious but music a bit too loud when trying to talk to the others at the table. Plus being in our 60s, hearing not 100% ????

  2. Ntamwenge David T.
    Ntamwenge David T.
    • one review

    Everything was so good, no complaining, excellent food and tasty. Good services as well. Thank you for your service today I appreciate it. Next time will bring my friends

  3. Helen C.
    Helen C.
    • one review

    Pork belly was amazing, but would of liked the option of not having the chilli dressing on it . Steak was so tender , cooked just how we asked it to be , and got a cocktail complementary for birthday. So nice be back . Regards Helen

  4. Richard J.
    Richard J.
    • one review

    Great food. Awesome service. Plenty of parking in a good central location. Prices were good considering quality of food. We would definitely go again.

  5. Faryal A.
    Faryal A.
    • 3 reviews

    Great food as always. Good portion sizes.

  6. Jodie H.
    Jodie H.
    • 3 reviews

    Very generous meals and very accomodating again. Requested a small change to my meal and the chef was more than happy to accommodate. Will happily return

  7. Kathy W.
    Kathy W.
    • one review

    Visited Central with friends who have extensive dietry needs, eg: gluten free, vegetarian. We found the menu catered for my friends with lots of variety and options available. They were very happy with these choices and this made for a great night out.

  8. Lynne R.
    Lynne R.
    • one review

    The staff were polite and courteous. The selection of different food items was great. The meat platter (share) was awesome. More than enough for two people, tasty and delicious. The other meals we saw that came out looked equally delicious and excellent value for money. All meals came out together and in a very timely manner, even though there was quite a few people there tonight.

  9. Brad O.
    Brad O.
    • one review

    The staff were amazing! We had a large group booked for my husbands 40th dinner. The staff went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect! Than you

  10. Melissa A.
    Melissa A.
    • one review

    The wait staff were awesome and very friendly, the kitchen staff were just as helpful helping Cary plates to the table because I couldn't do it all myself. The food was amazing and highly recommend.

  11. Janet H.
    Janet H.
    • 2 reviews

    The live music was just so very loud, we had to shout & even the we couldn't hear each other. It was such a shame & I love music but I didn't go there to listen to music, we went for lunch.

  12. Jodie H.
    Jodie H.
    • 3 reviews

    We walked in and were seated immediately. The staff were very polite and friendly. Chef was happy to accommodate a change to my meal and it came out quick and was delicious.

  13. Angela B.
    Angela B.
    • one review

    Look we went there tonight for the first time for my daughter 18th birthday and was extremely disappointed with the long wait time of 1hr 54mins. We ate at almost 9pm after arriving at 7:00pm. Entree came almost 1hr 30 mins late and was stone cold. Then my sons steak was medium rare when ordered well done. We didn’t get to enjoy our food. Despite this the young waitress was very nice and gave us free drinks and vouchers for next time. But the 18th birthday dinner was disappointing all the same. Will try again next time.

  14. Jodie H.
    Jodie H.
    • 3 reviews

    The food always tastes amazing but they got my order wrong. The staff are always polite and friendly. They offered to fix my meal but I hate wasting food so just dealt with it. The atmosphere is great but I booked an inside table but was seated outside which they did offer to move us but my party was already there before me so didn’t want everyone including a child to have to uproot themselves.

  15. Lynne D.
    Lynne D.
    • 2 reviews

    The Central Hotel consistently delivers good quality good & excellent service. Always feel welcome & valued. This was not a busy night, so ordering was extra quick. We received the wrong side with one meal. We were immediately provided with the additional correct one, delivered to our table, by the chef. Highly recommend The Central Hotel.

  16. Sal N.
    Sal N.
    • 2 reviews

    I usually get the same meal and I was very disappointed in my nachos. They hardly had any cheese sauce and the avocado was brown and tasted terrible. Also was very oily.

  17. Renee K.
    Renee K.
    • one review

    Beautiful place to eat, really nice food and very generous servings. Staff are super friendly and are happy to help however they can. Had a surprise 50th with 30 not evergreen realising there was a complete wedding going on beside us. Kudos Central well done.

  18. Anastasia R.
    Anastasia R.
    • one review

    Staff had been excellent! The service and food fantastic and value for money. Placed is really relaxing and opening, families welcome and its very inviting.

  19. Mandee G.
    Mandee G.
    • one review

    Small family gathering for my mother & fathers 56th Wedding Anniversary. Food & service were exemplary as always!!!! These are the reasons we keep coming back!!

  20. Lynne D.
    Lynne D.
    • 2 reviews

    Always a positive experience. Lovely staff. Definitely worth joining Publinc. We eat here regularly. The food ordering queue can be long but the food arrives in a timely manner.

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3 Memorial Drive, 2529, Shellharbour City Centre (NSW), Australia

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