The Great Northern Hotel

A local landmark, The Great Northern Hotel is The North Shore’s most popular meeting place.

Magnificently renovated and open 7 days for lunch and dinner, the Great Northern Hotel offers exceptional dining and entertainment facilities. A warm, wood-panelled interior complements our restaurant’s outstanding menu and friendly service. In winter, recline in an antique chesterfield lounge by the open fire, while in summer you can relax with friends in the spacious garden courtyard over an icy cold beer.

Located on the corner of Mowbray Road and the Pacific Highway, Chatswood, The Great Northern is a ten minute walk from either Chatswood or Artarmon railway stations, and only a short taxi trip to the heart of the city.

Whether it’s a quick drink after work, a lazy Sunday afternoon family lunch, or a night out with friends that you’re looking for, The Great Northern has the atmosphere and reputation to deliver. Open Monday to Saturday until midnight (and 10pm on Sundays), we invite you to try us now – you won’t be disappointed.

*Strict dress regulations apply.



Set in beautiful surroundings, enjoying a drink at the Great Northern is an experience like no other.

With a wide variety of local and imported beers, try a fresh schooner on tap or select from our comprehensive range of bottled beers. Our wine list features a wide selection of quality Australian vintages to suit any budget, or for something different sample our wine of the month. Of course, we also have an extensive range of spirits, shooters, pre-mixed and non-alcoholic beverages.

While a drink on its own in a sensational atmosphere is enough for most, those wanting something more should take advantage of our four pool tables (pool competition Thursday nights with prizes totalling over $200), or perhaps a Saturday bet in our fantastic Pub-Tab facilities may appeal. Of course, with 56 TV screens (including super screens in the public bar), the Great Northern is the ideal venue to catch all the upcoming sporting action.

dining Dining

Open for lunch and dinner 7 days

There's nothing quite like great food, friendly service and a fantastic atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days, The Great Northern Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious cook-your-own steak, or try something from our extensive a-la-carte menu featuring weekly blackboard specials and kids meals.

Quality produce freshly prepared by our experienced chefs and served in generous helpings are complemented by our comprehensive wine list. Dine outdoors in the tranquil surroundings of our beergarden, or retreat to the warm intimacy of our dining area. The brasserie is reminiscent of yesteryear, with Western Australian jarrah table-tops and detailed wood-panelled walls. A roaring open sandstone fireplace will ensure you lose yourself dining in an atmosphere like no other.

Many of our menu classics remain, with the addition of home-made pizzas and steaks available from the kitchen.

To ensure your table we recommend you book early for groups of four or more, on (02) 9419 4555. For larger bookings over 30 people, visit our Functions page now.

Opening hours
Lunch Dinner
Mon - Fri
Noon - 2.30pm

Sat & Sun
Noon - 3.00pm
Sun & Mon
5.30pm - 9.00pm

Tue - Fri
5.30pm - 9.30pm

5.00pm - 9.30pm

Tea and coffee are served at all times.

Please click on the icons below to download a PDF of the new dining and wine menu.
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functions Functions

The Great Northern Hotel is the ideal location for your next corporate or social occasion

The Great Northern caters for a wide variety of corporate and social functions, from trivia nights and Christmas parties to birthdays and farewells. Set in intimate wood-paneling, the Hotel features an open sandstone fireplace, walls covered in detailed local memorabilia, and an incredible atmosphere. The Great Northern is one of the North Shore’s most popular meeting places, and functions can be held in many areas of the Hotel.

The Hotel includes a sensational bistro, two bars, four pool tables, an outstanding garden courtyard, drive-in bottle shop, TAB facilities and super size plasma screens.

The function facilities are available day or night.

Click here to download our current function packages

For any enquiries please email our functions manager at

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World Rugby

Test Match Rugby

All international matches, including June Wallabies Tests & the Lions tour of NZ, plus the Rugby Championship, live in HD!


State of Origin

It’s Blues fever again and we have every minute LIVE throughout the Hotel, with sound and vision from every seat in the house.  Bistro opens at 5.30pm so grab some pub grub and a schooner of VB and GO BLUES!

Dates of the games are:
Wednesday 31st May
Wednesday 21st June
Wednesday 12th July



Every game live in high definition, with detailed signage explaining which screens are showing which games.



Kings poker kicks off at 7pm in the Lounge Bar. 6.30pm registration, $1000 guarantee. Numbers are limited to be early – restaurant opens at 5.30pm and meals can be eaten anywhere in the hotel. call 9419 4555 for more details.




2 for 1 Cook Your Own Steaks Tuesday nights.  Served with salad bar, available with purchase of 2 drinks from the bar.  Eye fillet, Rump, Sirloin or Rib Eye.



$4 spirits from 7pm until close! Check in and like us on Facebook for more offers.



Multiple terminals including self serve Ezybets. Touchscreen. Huge screens and surround sound. Free sausage sizzle and finer food available.



All meals on our kids menu are free all day. Each child is entitled to one children’s meal when purchasing in a group of at least one paying adult. Only available to children under 15 years old, limit one meal per child, limit of two free kids meals per main meal purchased. For a limited time, conditions apply.

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Renovations Complete!

A 6 month refurbishment is now over, with the same Great Northern loved by our local clientele updated and improved with a sophisticated blend of our classic heritage listed “pub” style and timeless modern additions. One huge island bar enables better service and one point of orders for both bar and bistro. New areas open up improved spaces for a casual drink or meal, and our beergarden is now fully non smoking and 100% available for dining. The public bar is a retro ‘back to the future” old style bar designed for locals, sport and punting. An refreshed bistro menu offers the choice of cook or cook you own steaks, and pizza, as well as our much loved pub classics. Drop in today to see the all new Northern!



New TAB and Sports Bar NOW OPEN, featuring e-form, multiple self betting terminals, giant LED screens, and all set in a traditional public bar style with tiled walls and a large island bar.

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New outdoor area NOW OPEN.  This new smoking area features giant screen TV, booth seating, and a beautiful relaxed atmosphere.  The main beergarden is now FULLY NON SMOKING and available for dining 7 days and nights.

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New Menu including pizza and cooked steaks NOW AVAILABLE.  Delicious 11 inch thin crust gourmet pizzas with our tangy homemade Italian sauce.  Steaks available as cook your own or cooked by our chefs, served with chips, buffet salad bar and choice of sauces.



New Bottleshop Now Open – entry from highway end of driveway. Bigger range, new self service coolroom, and great prices and specials.


Loyalty Card

The Great Northern Loyalty Card is available for purchase for $10. Benefits include $10 credit for every $100 spent, with no limit. Applies to bar and bistro purchases only. Additional promotions and giveaways throughout the year. Sign up today to effectively get 10% off your next shout at the bar!


Great value, friendly service and an accessible location

New Bottleshop Now Open – entry from highway end of driveway. Bigger range, new self service coolroom, and great prices and specials.

Great value, fast and friendly service, convenient location, easy layout and great range, it's why the drive in bottleshop at The Great Northern Hotel is so popular.

An extensive and competitively priced range of beer, wine, champagne, spirits and mixed drinks is complemented by great value weekly beer specials.

We offer discounts on bulk wine purchases and can order any alcohol on request.

Visit us today and check out our premium wine range.

Easily accessible from Pacific Highway and Mowbray Rd, The Great Northern Hotel is open at the following times:

Mon to Sat Sunday
11:00am - 11pm 11am - 10pm

Contact Us

Contact Information

The Great Northern Hotel

522 Pacific Highway, Chatswood NSW 2067

Phone: (02) 9419 4555
Facsimile: (02) 9413 4462

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