Where to Eat in Launceston: The Best Restaurants and Bars

December 21, 2017 Merry Kessler

Discover the best restaurant in Launceston, Australia including Me Wah Restaurant Launceston, Novaro's Restaurant, Stillwater, Pickled Evenings Indian Restaurant, Black Cow Bistro, Josef Chromy Restaurant, Larceny Restaurant, Brisbane Street Bistro, Cafe Mondello, Terrace Restaurant
Things to do in Launceston

1. Me Wah Restaurant Launceston

39-41 Invermay Road, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$63 - HK$604 +61 3 6331 1308
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 368 reviews

Me Wah Restaurant Launceston

Reviewed By 987KimB - Launceston, Australia

Superb service and food as per usual. But the care and attention to detail to bend their menu to my daughter's lactose and gluten free dietary requirements was above and beyond. The mango parfait her style was a delight for her taste buds. Thank you Stanley and Patrick and our waitress whose name I have forgotten. Highly recommend.

2. Novaro's Restaurant

28 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner HK$126 - HK$251 +61 3 6334 5589
Excellent
76%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 410 reviews

Novaro's Restaurant

Novaro's Italian Restaurant is located in the heart of Launceston. The intimate 32 seat restaurant has been established for 21 years. Chef Nicholas Hooper offers local seafood, try the Flinders Island greenlip abalone in truffle oil, game and meats on his extensive menu.

Reviewed By zaraspoor - Sunshine Coast, Australia

We were visiting Launceston and wanted somewhere nice for dinner, found Novaro's on TripAdvisor and it lived up to its expectations. Stepping into a very small but well organised dining room we were greeted by warm and friendly staff who already knew our name. After being seated, we were asked what we would like to drink (FYI they know their wine). We had olives and garlic bread as appetisers, seafood linguine and lamb gnocchi for mains, lots of wine and tiramisu to finish it off. Would eat it all over again!

3. Stillwater

2 Bridge Rd, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Brunch, Drinks, Late Night +61 3 6331 4153
Excellent
60%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Stillwater

Local Food, local wine, local talent.... Stillwater's food and wine philosophy: Our food is fresh, grown locally by passionate producers who rely on the attributes of our natural environment. Our State regulations keep the modification out of our genetics, the artificial out of our hormones and the free in our ranging animals. We know grass fed, antibiotic free, natural, happy animals make better meat....even if they aren't 'super sized'. Our water is clean, sourced from Cape Grim on Tasmania's North West Coast, home of the cleanest air on the planet. Our wines flow from around the State but being located in the Tamar Valley means Stillwater is a cornerstone for the local vignerons hosting a list that showcases the highly respected local tipples. Stillwater Partners: The Stillwater owner partnership is home grown as well, raised in a community that nurtures its youth and cares about its neighbours. Stillwater Restaurant: Being fortunate enough to live and work in one of the most beautiful places on the planet is one of the bonuses for the team at Stillwater River Cafe, Restaurant and Wine Bar. Situated in the historic Ritchie's Mill at the mouth of the Cataract Gorge on the banks of the Tamar River in Launceston, Tasmania the restaurant glows with the authentic warmth only an 1830's timber building can offer. The casually elegant ambiance ensures guests feel welcome and comfortable whether enjoying a casual breakfast, corporate lunch, special dinner, a glass of wine after work or just a coffee. Comprised of a number of spaces Stillwater has a main dining room that seats guests comfortably amongst the Oregon timber beams and Kauri pine floors and the original bluestone wine cellar full of character as well as fabulous wines. On fine days the outdoor courtyard offers views overlooking the Tamar River and the Wine Bar adjacent to the entrance is a great retreat for a bar snack and cocktail. Stillwater is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch and Tuesday* through Saturday for our indulgent evening menu (*subject to winter hours), Reservations are highly recommended. A vibrant centre of the local community, Stillwater has achieved many hospitality, wine and business awards over the years from local to National for all aspects of the business. Stillwater Providore: The food theme continues throughout the building with The Providore above Stillwater showcasing our fabulous local produce in a deli and food shop alongside talented local arts, craft and homewares.

Reviewed By IngoReisch - Melbourne, Australia

I have been to Stillwater’s several times over the last 15 years when in Launceston. This time it was a great meeting point with a very good old friend (old in the sense of how long we have known each other).
I love the feel of this old mill and there are some great spaces to explore.
Service was spot on. Parking is available within Stillwater’s private car park for 2 hours. The wine cellar makes a great private dining room for up to 14 guests seated and I was told that the upstairs shop (now closed) Is being converted to lavish boutique accommodation....can’t wait.

4. Pickled Evenings Indian Restaurant

135 George St | Launceston, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Drinks HK$24 - HK$149 +61 3 6331 0110
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 611 reviews

Pickled Evenings Indian Restaurant

"With abundance of pride we present to you a kitchen from the history book that has walked its journey from up above to the down under" As the team proudly describes PickledEvenings being modern Indian Punjabi cuisine, totally different then other Indian restaurants because of there quality, style and the deep knowledge of there magical flavors. AboutThe team claims to set standards here in Launceston, Australia and to tell their esteemed patrons that what is the richness behind our culture and flavors. This Indian restaurant is dedicated to serving authentic Indian Food which will take you straight to the land where it is born. The authentic Indian food on our menu is made with the use of aromatic Indian spices which are the essence of Indian cuisine. PickledEvenings has carved out a niche for itself by not only its fine dining but also through its great service, catering and takeaway service.

Reviewed By FormerFlyer19560415 - Amersham, United Kingdom

We hadn’t booked and were delighted to get the last table for two when we arrived around 7:30.
Service was pleasant and friendly and, having ordered, we were served complimentary popadoms - just as well because there was then a lengthy wait for the food to arrive. It was worth it though!
The lamb and spinach was one of the best we have had anywhere and worked well with the chicken and mango that we also enjoyed.
Be patient - the wait is worth it as everything is clearly cooked to order.

5. Black Cow Bistro

70 George St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night HK$8 +61 3 6331 9333
Excellent
66%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Black Cow Bistro

“Tasmanian Beef Specialist” Located in the historic art deco Luck’s Butchery shop in Launceston, Tasmania, Black Cow showcases grass fed, free range, hormone free, dry aged, premium Tasmanian beef including brands from Cape Grim, Greenhams, Clover Country, King Island and Flinders Island amongst others. Legislation in Tasmania against the use of hormone growth promotants and antibiotics in red meat production combined with Tasmanian graziers’ focus on free-range grass fed cattle produces happy animals and superior quality meat. A flexible pricing structure and side dishes designed around fresh, local produce allow guests to create the dining experience they desire. Also sporting a well-priced wine list with a heavy emphasis on local Tasmanian wines with some full-bodied reds thrown in for good measure. An energetic atmosphere and friendly professional service completes the Black Cow offering. This casual Bistro style has been a hit with the local community as well as visitors so Reservations are essential. A private wine room offers dining for up to 12 guests for those important dinners and negotiations. Open 7 nights a week from 5:30pm to late. The Black Cow logo has been inspired by the amazing ancient artworks in the Lascaux Caves in France. Carbon dating indicates that these paintings are more than 17,000 years old. Black Cow, the name, is a tribute to the Bos Genus… Historically the cow has been important to many cultures. It has been seen and worshiped as a symbol of contentedness, fecundity, the passive yet creative and generative powers of nature, patience, nourishment, abundance, fertility and equifinality. It is also, of course, an excellent source of protein.

Reviewed By Contented373 - Hobart, Australia

My lovely wife and I dined at Black Cow with an interstate guest whilst overnighting in Launceston. Our visit followed numerous recommendations from friends and certainly on nearly all counts met our expectations. Top notch service and one could wax lyrical about the ' simply glorious mouth watering Cape Grim Eye Fillet '. Truly memorable steak !!!
The one significant gripe for me and sadly one which mirrors the pricing at Stillwater in Launceston are the outrageous mark ups on the wine....... surely there is enough profit to be made without charging $18 for a glass of Tasmanian Pinot Noir that retails for approx. $40 per bottle. Rarely have I seen this type of inflated pricing....... simply gouging and restaurant greed !!
The massively inflated wine pricing detracts from the overall dining experience !

6. Josef Chromy Restaurant

370 Relbia Rd, Relbia, Launceston, Tasmania 7258, Australia Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks 6163358700
Excellent
63%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 548 reviews

Josef Chromy Restaurant

Josef Chromy provides a truly unique location for you to experience superb Tasmanian wines and fine cuisine featuring fresh local produce. The function centre includes a stunning restaurant that overlooks the picturesque lake and vineyard. Perfect location for functions, events and weddings.

Reviewed By Gillie22 - Hobart, Australia

A sneaky business lunch during the week was like a quiet oasis in sea of busy! The menu is super tempting and the food is simply spot on. Clearly, the chefs are are at or near the top of their games.
The winery itself looks beautiful and the cellar door was very well served. What a winning combination. I rarely give 5/5 so this was clearly something special!

7. Larceny Restaurant

22 Tamar St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, Diner, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Dinner HK$94 - HK$314 +61 3 6331 7633
Excellent
64%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 393 reviews

Larceny Restaurant

Larceny restaurant has an emphasis on local ingredients & seasonality, with a simple & uncomplicated approach to cooking.

Reviewed By Flicks88 - Auckland, New Zealand

We dined here on New Year's Eve and were not disappointed. Delicious meals, accompanied with good wine by the glass - local Tasmanian wines. Very good service and value for money.

8. Brisbane Street Bistro

24 Brisbane St | Brisbane Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night +61 3 6333 0888
Excellent
73%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 295 reviews

Brisbane Street Bistro

Phone No +61 (03) 6333 0888

Reviewed By WallyS04 - Canberra, Australia

We have previously eaten here (12 months ago) and again it didn’t disappoint. A soup taster and lovely crisp bread roll with a delicious butter is provided to each table. The menu has dishes to suit most tastes. We started with entrees and chose the fillet of fish and Filet Mignon for mains – all were lovely. The meals are not cheap but are of a very high standard and we would visit again.

9. Cafe Mondello

242 Charles St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Cafe, Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +61 408 326 848
Excellent
56%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 182 reviews

Cafe Mondello

Reviewed By CharlotteBT - London, United Kingdom

A small boutique little place in a great strip in Launceston. The service is impeccable, incredible team of people who really seem to love and have a real pride in what they do and the place. Happy to change up a menu, fitters phenomenal, smashed av perfect .. this is weird but even the bread has a lovely taste .. ooh the chutney a must.
Well done Mondello ... should be so very proud.

10. Terrace Restaurant

Country Club Avenue | Prospect Vale, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Australian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options Dinner, Drinks HK$94 - HK$871 +61 3 6335 5777
Excellent
71%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 225 reviews

Terrace Restaurant

At the Terrace our heart belongs to Tasmania and we seek to source ingredients native to the area and celebrate everything that makes our island, and our region stand out when it comes to food. With an uncompromising focus on excellence - our team supports Tasmania’s very best farmers and producers, reverting back to our roots to deliver a true paddock to plate experience to you as our guests.

Reviewed By chardoro - Launceston, Australia

The staff is well trained and very courteous. The ambience is stylish and it is a pleasure to dine there. The food is excellent, the wines are fantastic (try the Milton Rose) and the coffee is great.

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