Launceston Restaurants

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    Holy Guacamole: Trendy Mexican in the heart of downtown

    by DSwede Written Feb 10, 2013

    Having arrived in town at lunch hour, feeding my belly was one of the first points on the agenda. My friends took me to downtown and we walked around until we smelled something that was enticing. The restaurant is more of a cafe, where you order at the counter, then take your number sign to the table. They have outdoor seating too if the weather is nice.

    Favorite Dish: Its served in a bit of a trendy atmosphere, but the dishes are decent, but nothing extraordinary. They have tacos, burritos, nachos, etc. Basically the typical Mexican fare. While it might not be a show stopper, there are not many options for Mexican in town.

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    Charles Street Pantry Cafe: A good sizable crowd

    by xuessium Written Dec 19, 2008
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    This is a cafe that serves coffee, breakfast and lunch.

    The black and white facade is quite appealing and the menu satisfactorily intriguing. Nothing over the top, just dignified cafe culture. It certainly has its fair share of supporters, evident by a constant stream of patrons.

    Favorite Dish: Dropped by for coffee essentially so nothing else to elaborate.

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    Bento: Economical Japanese

    by xuessium Written Dec 19, 2008
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    There are now plenty of varieties of food in Launceston. I remembered the era of the Italian back in 2001 vividly.

    I found this little Japanese place in a block of food courts pass the Cinema, manned by a young team of Asians, likely to be students studying in Launceston. The price is right (a dinner bento of 3 items with rice is just about A$13) and the menu is decent.

    The food is not exactly 100% authentic because the soy sauce used is definitely the Chinese styled ones but for a good serving size at a reasonable price, I'm not at all complaining.

    Favorite Dish: Just pick the combo you like. Lunch is also available at almost A$7.

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    GPO Cafe: Cafe inside the grand GPO Building!

    by xuessium Updated Dec 19, 2008

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    The General Post Office Building in Launceston is one of Launceston's more readily identifiable landmarks. Built in 1889, the building is an early and fine example of the Federation Queen Anne style of architectural design. An example of the work of Tasmanian Government Architect W. Eldridge, the building is Tasmania's most architecturally advance post office of the nineteenth century. It is most famous for its unique round clock tower.

    I came here in 2001 when it was under another name. Then, the old building had been tenderly restored and housed souvenir stalls and restaurants. It was here I took a stop for lunch with my friends and found the idea of injecting new life into old buildings in such a manner refreshing.

    I returned in 2008. The Postreos Cafe has been renamed (probably under new ownership) and went by a simple "GPO Cafe"....serving a leaner and simpler list of dishes. The Post Office is also back....now occupying a portion of the Building.

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    Pickled Evenings: Pick an evening for Indian

    by xuessium Written Dec 19, 2008
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    I actually saw this restaurant being featured in the Tiger Airways in-flight magazine but didn't pay any more attention to it till I saw it when I moved from the Star Hotel to Fiona's B&B...since the restaurant is also located along George Street.

    Still think it's a crazy name for a restaurant but there is nothing crazy about the food. Hearty Indian food, served, in a somewhat festive glitzy-dazzy place - the ceiling was raining shiny glimmering red and gold streamers, almost as if there were fireworks, while a young team of polite, attentive and efficient waiters and waitresses go about their chores in smart black. Definitely not your usual Indian restaurant set-up! No banana leaves here folks....and certainly no eating with your hands. Indian food, given a mighty western wash.

    Favorite Dish: The Vindaloo Prawn turned out majestic. I was so afraid that the dish would be compromised but the first mouthful of fiery heat assured me that no such pish-tosh have been entertained. I had chosen cumin rice to go with the prawns and the fluffy rice went well with the fragrant dish. My only complaint - the serving was too small for something that cost me close to A$20.

    Had a Mango Lassi to wash it all down - and again, true to taste.

    The food is certainly worth having a go....but go with some friends, so that you can sample more dishes...as it is still my opinion, that the serving sizes could be more generous.

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    various: Launceston: Cafe Culture

    by Intrepidduck Updated Apr 7, 2006

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    Caffeine fix in Launceston

    The central area of Launceston for a long time now has had a great range of places to eat to rival Hobart. There are also several good coffee houses and espresso bars in down town Launceston. Some have come and gone while a few have remained firmly the best choice.

    Favorite Dish: I was recomended Pantry Espresso, by one of it's former baristas, and after a couple of weeks on the West Coast it was a treat to have real good coffee once again in my veins. For almost as long as Launceston has been around Croplines Coffee Roasters in Brisbane Arcade has done this town a good service. A couple of new establishments can be found out at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery - Inveresk.

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    Jailhouse Grill: Dinner Behind Bars...

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    Jailhouse Grill

    Keeping with the theme of Launceston and Tasmania, we decided to have dinner at the Jailhouse Grill. Settled as a penal colony, alot of Tassie tourist spots are catering to the historical nature of this big island jail!

    The Jailhouse Grill is a nice place to grab an inexpensive steak without the crazy cellmate trying to steal your food!

    The concept here is pretty simple, you can grab a steak, chicken dish, or a couple other specials as a main and get all you can eat salad and pastas while you wait. You could also just purchase the salad bar as a meal, or if you are an expert like my wife and her father... you could figure out the best method!

    Their method was to order the smaller entree size, which was normally 8-10 AUD less expensive, and add the salad bar for about 4.95... thereby saving at least 3 dollars!

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    Stillwater: Stillwater by the flowing Esk

    by ATXtraveler Written Sep 3, 2005

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    On a beautiful sunny day in downtown Launceston, it is almost a requirement to go down by the docks and sit in the sunshine with a freshly brewed cup of coffee.

    The place I would recommend would be Stillwater, an upscale dining establishment at night, and a wonderful outdoor cafe by day.

    The proprietor is a busy man, working on the menu for the evening, while also being the barista in the morning. If his food is half as good as his coffee was, you will be in for a palatable experience!

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    Jailhouse Grill: A Good Value in Launceston!

    by saraheg77 Written Sep 1, 2005

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    In the Jailhouse Grill

    We decided to try the Jailhouse Grill and had a good experience. The salad bar was pretty good - there were a couple of choices of pasta, a veggie dish, and several salads. The main meals were pretty good and included salad bar for around $20 or you could get an entree sized meal plus salad for aroun $15.

    The staff was friendly and there was a lot of food for your money. I can't say the quality of the food was top-notch, but it was decent and a good value.

    Favorite Dish: Small Sitting Duck , although this only came in one size, so there wasn't a chance to buy the entree version and add the salad bar. With all the salads and veggies on the salad bar, an entree sized meal was more than enough to fill us up!

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