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Home of the famous Red Heifer Bistro



Welcome to the Lawson Park Hotel, Mudgee.

Home of the Award Winning famous Red Heifer Bistro and

A Classic Aussie Pub, with Charming Country Hospitality and Service…

Since the 1860’s 



12pm - 2:30pm 



5:30pm - 9pm


5:30pm - 9:30pm


The Red Heifer Bistro

Australian Pub
Winning Steaks
In the
Heart of Mudgee
our story

Our Story Begins in 1860

Lawson Park Hotel is the historical pride and joy of the Mudgee community and home of the award winning bistro "The Red Heifer". Our guests are invited to discover and enjoy the beauty of "The Lawson", with an experience that encompasses; a warm welcome, charming country service, fresh local produce and wine, live local entertainment and house made cocktails that are second to none.


Our bistro is dedicated to delivering fresh quality meals to all the family. Enjoy a perfectly cooked meal by our amazing chefs or just relax in  front of one of our fireplaces with an icy cold beer or local Mudgee wine and watch the world go by.

The Lawson Park Hotel boasts a heritage Main Bar, separate Sports Bar, a beautiful Beer Garden, secure children’s play area (visible from the Beer Garden) and a private dining room. Our daily specials are popular amongst the locals and are available 7 days a week.

Located on historic Church Street in Mudgee in the central tablelands of NSW, the Lawson Park Hotel was built in 1860 and retains much of its heritage appeal and certainly delivers on country hospitality. We have function and private dining areas, with outside catering options also available.

Steak Perfection Takes Time

Savour culinary delights of the region and if you're serious about beef, our steaks are incomparable. From our 300grm Pasture fed Rump or 350grm 120 day grain fed Scotch Fillet not forgetting a Classic 500grm T- Bone, superb 300grm New York Cut or our 42 day dry aged steaks, you can’t go wrong!


Our bistro menu choice is "second to none" with classics such as,  perfectly cooked 42 day dry aged steaks, BBQ Pork Ribs with our famous BBQ sauce, House made, mouth watering pizza and pasta & diversified daily specials from fresh local produce and ocean fresh seafood or a feast of superb Italian dishes. 


If you leave room and you’re into "naughtiness" we have a selection of deserts to delight your palate.


If you're in casual mode the Lawson also serves all the old Pub Classics, Mudgee’s best Burgers, Chicken Breast Schnitzel, Fish and Chips and lots of others.


Weekday lunch specials are great value from $15, and nightly specials are just as good including our famous Sunday slow roast lamb with all the trimmings.

Extensive Wine List


Our wine list proudly presents over 40 great Mudgee wines we have 18 top beers on tap!


There's one rule at our place...Eat, drink and be jolly!

We are proud to be part of  The Epic Country Pub Crawl by Qantas Travel Insider...


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Bookings Phone: (02) 6372 2183

1 Church Street, Mudgee NSW



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The pub is open from 10am - late

Our Bistro kitchen hours are 12-2.30pm Daily

Sunday - Thursday nights 5.30pm-9pm

Friday & Saturday nights 5.30pm - 9.30pm

If you are unwell we do ask that you stay home, including fever, cough, sore throat etc.

Thank You for your continued support.

Liquor Act 2007; It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol on behalf of a person under the age of 18 years.


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