5 places to Eat and Drink in Launceston
A trip to Launceston isn’t complete without a list of top places to eat! To whet your appetite we’ve compiled a list of 5 standout restaurants you simply must visit during your stay.
Geronimo Aperitivo Bar & Restaurant
186 Charles Street, Launceston
Start your day right with some great daytime bites, as featured on the ‘Brunchy’ and ‘Lunchy’ menus. A service of green eggs and ham goes down a treat, especially when devoured with a fresh juice of Geronimo Breakfast Martini.
The dinner menu is largely made up of share plates. Vegetarians will also be satisfied with the options available. Our top vegetarian pick is the pan fried gnocchi with roasted pear puree, fresh pear, blue cheese, roquette and walnuts – a mouth-watering mix that will leave you wanting more!
Tip – As its name suggests, Geronimo serves a fantastic selection of aperitivo drinks to kick start your night. We recommend trying a classic Aperol Spritz or Monkey Mule, or experiencing something new like the Geronimo take on an Americano.
370 Relbia Road, Relbia
For exquisite daytime dining matched with world-class wines, look no further than Josef Chromy. This famous Tasmanian winery has won a number of impressive awards; including a Chef’s Hat in the Australian Good Food and Wine Guide in 2017. It has also been celebrated for having one of Australia’s best cellar doors.
Stimulate your palette with starters, such as seared calamari with romesco, pancetta and polenta bread with olive crumb or Jerusalem artichokes with cured venison, bush pepper, hazelnuts and red mizuna. For your main dish, we highly recommend the roast lamb rump or frilled pork, paired with the Josef Chromy Merlot and Riesling respectively.
Tip – Explore Josef Chromy’s ever-growing list of experiences offers on site to take your visit to the next level, such as fly fishing or a ride through the vines.
2 Bridge Road, Launceston
Housed in a historic flour mill close to the Tamar River, Stillwater is a Launceston favourite. Each dish is beautifully plated, showcasing the vibrant and fresh seasonal produce. Expect the menu to change throughout the year with the changing seasons, from fresh and tangy seafood dishes to slow braised meats and local game.
Order of the a la carte menu or put your tastebuds in the hands of your host with the Chef’s 5 course menu (option to select with, or without matched wines).
Tip – Visit Stillwater for breakfast for a cheeky glass of bubbles or a Spicy Mary cocktail.
Mudbar & Restaurant
28 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston
If you’re looking for excellent food and a relaxed dining experience, you will love Mudbar & Restaurant.
This waterfront venue is incredibly popular among locals and visitors alike. Expect contemporary modern Australian cuisine with an Asian flair. We recommend starting with oysters, seasoned with nahmijm vinaigrette, wasabi or ponzu sauce, pickled ginger and wakame.
Mudbar is also home to one of Launceston’s finest wine lists. With over 150 wines, many of which are sourced locally, you’re bound to find the perfect drop to accompany your meal.
Tip – Book one of the two small tables in the cellar for a more intimate experience, surrounded by the venue’s extensive wine collection.
Hallam’s Seafood Restaurant
Hallam’s Waterfront, 13 Park Street, Launceston
Soak in the views of Cataract Gorge and the Tamar River as you’re served up a seafood feast at Hallam’s Seafood Restaurant. The seafood is fresh, local and line-caught and all sourced sustainably. Popular seafood dishes are reinvented at Hallam’s with a touch of Asian influence.
Treat your dinner guests to a hot and cold seafood platter for two, full of freshly shucked oysters, citrus cured salmon and tempura fish to name a few.
Tip – Make a reservation to avoid disappointment, tables fill fast!
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