The traditional 'Aussie meeting place' has been revived
Photography courtesy of Jeremy Hudson
Whether you’re toasting a hard day’s work, joining mates to watch the game on the big screen, or in the mood for some flavoursome food, the new Railway Hotel Gosford is here as “the meeting place” of the Central Coast.
The venue that was the old Bon Pavilion on Mann Street has been architecturally transformed into a pub and steakhouse with an impressive 360-degree bar at its centre. Its unique design and contemporary flair builds upon the historical inspiration of the railway boom of the 19th century during which nearly every town had a place for travellers to gather.
“In true Aussie style, these railway hotels morphed into a place for people to gather, becoming the beating heart of Australian communities. This simple philosophy inspired us to create a venue where the old meets the new in the heart of Gosford,” says owner John Singleton.
Nostalgic nods to Aussie tradition feature throughout such as the use of Australian Spotted Gum and Blackbutt timber and historical photos on the walls. The modern bronze finishings and lighting design make The Railway Hotel a smart fit for the thriving Gosford precinct which is fast becoming a business and lifestyle centre.
The venue's pub-inspired restaurant specialises in cooking with open flames on a huge custom-made chargrill and is owning the ‘steak space’ of the Central Coast. The menu proudly features premium beef cuts from the Tamworth-based award-winning Jack’s Creek, prepared with an authentic smoky charcoal flavour.
While meat takes pride of place here (they even have a “Meat Feast” platter to share), you’ll also find pub classics like fish of the day, tacos, and schnitzel alongside veggie options such as the vegan burger, hasselback butternut squash, vegetable skewers, and salads. Look out for weekly happy hours, live music every weekend, and Sunday roast specials.
Rally your mates, set The Railway Hotel as the meeting place, and gather together no matter the occasion, for a good time out at the pub - Aussie style.