Top Choice Modern Australian in Launceston


Still waters run deep here – deep into the realm of outstanding service and excellent Mod Oz, that is. Beside the Tamar, in the renovated Ritchie’s Flour Mill (parts of which date back to 1832), Stillwater does laid…
Top Choice Cafe in Launceston


'Melbourne is just a suburb of Launceston,' says the barista at this new cafe. If his coffee is anything to go by, he's not wrong because the sweet brew here is definitely Melbourne-worthy, as are the pastries, bagu…
Cafe in Launceston


Elaia – Charles St's pioneering cafe. Here's a list of everything you need to know: pizzas, pastas, risottos, salads, all-day breakfasts, alt-country tunes, hip tattooed staff, wrap-around bench seats, live music Fr…
Fish & Chips in Launceston

Fish ’n’ Chips

The late-afternoon sun on the upmarket riverfront deck here makes for a memorable meal. Seafood cooked fresh to order, plus salads, antipasto platters and wines by the glass. Kid friendly, too.
Cafe in Launceston

Fresh on Charles

Retro-arty Fresh offers an all-vegetarian/vegan menu that’s both delicious and environmentally aware ('food that remembers where it comes from'). Rock up for an energising breakfast, or linger over lunch, coffee and…
Seafood in Launceston

Hallam’s Waterfront

This place conjures up nautical vibes – like the inside of a very spacious yacht – with friendly service and super-fresh seafood, particularly crayfish. The seafood platter ($98 for two people) gets the big thumbs u…
French in Launceston


Pierre’s is a Launceston institution (since 1956). Coolly dressed in dark leather with subdued lighting, it offers a tight menu of long-time classics (steak tartare with dijon mustard, cognac and fries) and – some s…
Burgers in Launceston

Burger Got Soul

Everyone will tell you these are the best burgers in Launceston. They're healthy, too: lean, preservative-free meat and low-sugar bread, plus gluten-free and veggie burgers for noncarnivores. Downside: you might die…
Steak in Launceston

Black Cow Bistro

This high-class bistro/steakhouse specialises in Tasmanian free-range, grass-fed, artificial-hormone-free beef. It offers six different cuts and claims to be the best steakhouse in Tassie, which, judging by the rest…
Modern Australian in Launceston


This hip bar-restaurant is the pick of the eateries in the moneyed Seaport enclave. Hang out with a beer at the bar then migrate to your table for superior Asian-inspired fare (Vietnamese sugar-cooked pork belly, so…