Top 10 Restaurants in Launceston

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Having lived in Launceston for almost all of my life and constantly dragging my boyfriend around town to eat out, I’m now fairly used to giving my top recommendations for the top 10 Restaurants in Launceston. As is true wherever you are in the world, the highest price doesn’t always mean the best meal. Below you will find my handpicked favourite places to go, ranging from cheap eats to fine dining!

Stillwater Dinner

1. Stillwater

Cuisine: Modern Australian / Fine Dining

Details: 2 Bridge Rd Launceston; (03) 6331 4153; bookings highly recommended

Why #1: Having been in the game for quite some time, the team at Stillwater have managed to continuously reinvent themselves and consistently provide innovative, thoughtful, and authentic dishes. Whether visiting for a healthy and hearty breakfast, informal lunch or formal dinner, Stillwater is sure to impress any foodie, and should be recognised as the marginal leader in Launceston fine dining.


2. Hallam’s Waterfront

Cuisine: Seafood / Smart Casual

Details: 13 Park St; (03) 6334 0554; bookings highly recommended

Why #2: Since embarking on a new direction in 2012, Hallam’s Waterfront seldom have a spare table during evening sittings. With spectacular views of the Tamar yacht basin and Cataract Gorge, Hallam’s is the perfect pick for a casual gourmet lunch, or an ethereal evening by the water. Service is particularly attentive and staff are more than willing to cater to specific needs.

Burger got soul Launceston

3. Burger Got Soul

Cuisine: Gourmet Burgers

Details: 243 Charles Street; (03) 6334 5204; walk-ins

Why #3: Let me start by saying this is by far my most visited restaurant in Launceston and it is by no measure an exaggeration that I would eat here 1-3 times per week on average when having a mini break from travels. Burger Got Soul is delicious and has a great veggie burger I would highly recommend (Mind Body & Soul). For the meat eaters, the Funky Chicken is the most popular. Don’t go without a side of chips + soul mayo (you can thank me later!)


4. Geronimo’s

Cuisine: Tapas

Details: 186 Charles Street; (03) 6331 3652; open for dinner / closed Tuesdays

Why #4: This is hands down my favourite new restaurant in Launceston, having opened in 2015. The food is deliciously inventive, bringing sophisticated flavours of the world right back here to Launceston. If you’re looking for a great cocktail bar, this is it. But believe me when I say you’ll regret it if you don’t try the food, too!

Mud Bar Launceston

5. Mud Bar and Restaurant

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Details: 28 Seaport Boulevard; (03) 6334 5066; Open 37 days a week; bookings reccommended

Why #5: This could possibly be one of Launceston’s most intriguing restaurants, as Mud Bar are always trying new menu additions and never running classics in to the ground by constantly reinventing themselves. The prices are high but the food quality is too, just be sure to allow room for dessert!

The Dinner Belle Launceston 6. The Dinner Belle

Cuisine: Southern

Details: 23 Quadrant Mall; 0487 222 101; Bookings highly recommended

Why #6: This new addition to Launceston’s eating scene transports you to the South of the USA, where deep-fried goodness reigns supreme. Expect staple items such as ribs, pulled pork and corn cob… with welcomed additions such as a veggie burger and the most deliciously indulgent deep-fried donuts for dessert. This place is small so be sure to book ahead!

Josef Chromy Winery

7. Josef Chromy Restaurant

Cuisine: Vineyard & Cellar Door / Modern Australian

Details: 370 Relbia Road; (03) 6335 8700

Why #7: As one of my all time favourite places to lunch in (or more accurately around) Launceston, a trip out to Relbia is well worth the extra effort once you reach the rolling vineyards and falling leaves of Josef Chromy’s. Lunch is the real affair, though once you’ve got a table don’t feel the need to leave too soon – this is a great place to pass a couple of hours.

Cataract on Patterson

8. Cataract on Paterson

Cuisine: Modern Australian

Details: 135 Paterson St; (03) 6331 4446

Why #8: As one of the most popular restaurants among locals, Cataract on Paterson is a great choice for a low-key evening with plenty of food on the plate. Prices are in the high region but the “hot stone” steaks keep customers coming back for the novelty factor! 


9. The Black Cow

Cuisine: Steaks

Details: 70 George St; (03) 6331 9333

Why #9: Although technically this silver service restaurant should rank higher up the list, as it is owned by the same owners as Stillwater (and of the same caliber), we thought we better mix it up a bit and show off the great range of restaurants in Launceston. If you’re after the best steak in town, look no further than The Black Cow.

Mud Bar Launceston

10. Brisbane Street Bistro

Cuisine: Modern French

Details: 24 Brisbane Street; (03) 6333 0888

Why #10: The Brisbane Street Bistro have an outstanding reputation for recreating classic French dishes with a modern Australian twist.

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    thanks for sharing !! I totally have to visit them allll

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