It’s no secret that one of the best parts of being on holidays is the food, and the deliciousness on offer in Tasmania doesn’t disappoint. Long brunches at cool cafés, eating out at a fab new restaurant or bar every night, and wine tastings at the Holm Oak cellar door are what days spent in and around Launceston are made of.
If you’re staying in Launceston, there are must-visit places to add to your daily menu. Including a drive to the Tamar Valley to spend the day with us at Holm Oak, chatting with Bec about her winemaking philosophy or checking in with our General Manager, Pinot d’ Pig (he loves an apple!), while enjoying the beautiful range of our home-grown wines and local produce on offer. We’d love to see you (and feed you!).
Browse through our hot 5 tips on where to eat…
Geronimo Aperitivo Bar & Restaurant
Open Monday to Saturday from 5pm til late, with lunch thrown in the mix Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Geronimo is every foodie’s happy place. And if you just can’t decide what to try, the Geronimo team of experts can put together a whole food experience menu for you. Sit back and soak up the timber bar surrounds and dark accents at Gerominos – and enjoy a great meal to boot!
A hop, skip and a jump from the Royal Park and North Esk River, Cinco Passiones is the perfect spot for a late afternoon (or late-night) beverage. With a drinks list that includes cocktails, craft brews, wine and even high tea, this quaint bar is the perfect pre- or post- outing stop. Oh, and dairy fans unite… the cheese plates are a must!
Start the day right with a coffee made entirely from local beans and milk at Amelia’s Espresso. Open from 7am, this always buzzing café has an energetic vibe which makes for a great meeting place, and although they don’t serve full meals, there are plenty of delicious, locally produced snacks (including gluten-free) on offer to stop the tummy rumbling!
A Gourmet Traveller Wine Magazine award winner in 2016, Stillwater is the quintessential Tasmanian eatery in the prettiest location you ever did see. With complete breakfast, lunch and dinner menus that evolve with the seasons, Stillwater offers your tastebuds everything from their very own toasted granola and rye waffles in the AM, to seared Tasmanian scallops and slow-roasted Mount Gnomon Farm pork belly in the PM, along with an award-winning wine list. We’re a fan of the brekky but you could eat here all day!
Penny Royal Launceston
One for the family. What better combo could you ask for than “adventures and dining” all under one roof? At Penny Royal you can go from restaurant to sailing, café to rock-climbing, or ice creamery to movie night… For the grownups in the group, take a sip of the local wines at Penny Royal’s cellar door or just join in with the kids fossicking in the stream bed for beautiful gem stones after a convict pizza. There is SO much to eat, try, do and explore at this iconic Launceston stop, you might need more than a day to cover it all!
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