Launceston’s best new restaurants to discover
If you’re on the lookout for Launceston’s best new restaurants to discover, there’s an impressive array of recently opened venues around this bustling town. Here are a handful of new restaurants and bars we heartily recommend.
Tatlers Lane by Sweetbrew
Tatlers Lane has undergone a transformation three-years in the making, now operating as a coffee roastery and offering a delicious brunch. It’s fast becoming a local favourite, with plenty of seating and great coffee to complement the food offering.
Address: 5/74-82 St. John Street, Launceston
Bar Stelo the perfect ‘pop in for a drink’ sort of place, offering well done classic cocktails, plenty of originals and a small but quality wine list. A particularly good choice if you’re booked for dinner next door at Stelo Restaurant.
Address: 88a George St, Launceston
This local brewery, located in the heart of Launceston, is dedicated to producing high-quality, small-batch brews that showcase the best of Tasmanian ingredients and brewing techniques. With a focus on sustainability and community, Du Cane Brewery deserves a spot on your must-visit list.
Address: 60-64 Elizabeth Street, Launceston
Havilah wine bar and bottle shop is now a firm favourite since opening in July 2020. Their concise and well executed menu changes monthly. Havilah focus on local and international cheeses, cured meats, and seasonal produce from local growers. First and foremost a wine bar, their aim is to situate Tasmanian wines alongside their international counterparts. They also offer a list of classic cocktails, craft beer and alcohol-free drinks. Havilah only accept bookings for their chef menu – a tasting menu of share plates selected from across their menu – though they always save a bit of space for walk-ins.
Address: 178 Charles Street, Launceston
Monsoon is a great local restaurant. Their menu is filled with creative and beautifully presented fusion dishes made for sharing with friends. Their modern take on tapas is served with fresh local ingredients from their garden vegetables and herbs to free range meat and local seafood. Monsoon offer plenty of delicious vegetarian options and great coffee – all enjoyed in their fun and lively atmosphere.
Address: 178 Charles St, Launceston
Rupert & Hound
For great seafood and a good selection of mostly Tasmanian wines, Rupert & Hound, located on the Launceston Seaport, is rapidly becoming a favourite. Settle in for lunch or dinner and peruse the menu over a nice glass of, well, perhaps Holm Oak’s Pinot Gris with a dozen oysters from Tasmania’s pristine waters. Rupert & Hound’s menu runs from a creamy seafood chowder to sensational fish and chips, along with plenty of alternatives for those who prefer meat or poultry, such as a buttermilk chicken burger or, for dinner, a shared platter of slow-roasted Cape Grim coffee-rubbed brisket – dare we say, a fine match for our Cabernet Merlot.
Address: 30 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston
Looking for more Launceston venues to discover?
Also, check out our deliciously cosy selection of warm and welcoming places to eat and drink by a crackling fire in winter, as well as our guide to the top places to drink in Launceston if you’re looking for an aperitif or cocktail before you head out to dinner.