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Ocean Child Inn

#128 of 430 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pub, Australian, Seafood
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86 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 6730
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 19:30
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:30
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Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ocean child went very downhill for a while there. But just recently in the past few months they changed their menu a bit. My partner and I always get takeaway parmis. They raised the price but I don't even mind because they are SO much better! Thicker chicken, tastier toppings, bigger servings! Will be there even more often now.

Thank esargee27
Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge selection of Parmies, decent steak and good selection of seafood. Kids meals are great value and huge. Calamari is always tender and the meals are always quick to come out. Only issue is sometimes its hard to get a booking because it's so popular.

Thank Kellie B
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu, has something for everyone. Ordering and receiving food is fast. Great atmosphere! The prices are amazing for the amount of food you get as well.

Thank oliviap1998
Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great meals and great value for money! Best meal we had in Tassie that wasn't seafood! Highly recommend you make a booking as they book out fast!!

Thank Alana R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Always beautiful food! Best pull apart bread this side of the blue lagoon, awesome fish and chips as well. Love the place just don't give me a booth seat! Us big people dread walking in in case there are only booths left!

Thank Kazrich77
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I never knew what a parmy is when I walked in, after dining there, I walked out feeling my floor is finally complete. It's basically meat topped with cheese and more meat and more cheese and more meat and more cheese... For example, with their "meat lover" on a steak, just imagine a meat lover pizza, but instead of dough,... More 

Thank jimthegreatone
Hobart, Australia
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Been here a number of times and have enjoyed my meals. Service is always good. Prices have gone up in past few months and its certainly not as good value to match the food. Lots of other choices for lunch in Hobart and this was noticeable due to lack of patronage recently.

Thank CherylTas
Tracy F, Owner at Ocean Child Inn, responded to this review

$10 tasmanian crumbed scallops, crumbed calamari, nachos $15 steaks ,schnitzels and parmies pretty cheap if you ask me .our bar patrons have designed a new $5 menu that may apeal to you steamed rice,toast with sides,fridge soup of the day,special meat pie sides extra,canned chow and sardines and tuna chowder.Thanks for your feedback. More 

Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Great atmosphere, great food, and very attentive staff. A great place to eat, not far from the city, but a million miles away

Thank shirl1511
Hobart, Australia
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

I've been here three times for dinner and had a great experience each time - delicious food, great prices, friendly, prompt service and nice atmosphere. Looking forward to another visit.

Thank KathiHobart
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Being regulars to the Inn, it was our choice to dine there with visiting family. We were disappointed that after a lovely main course, the service became quite unfriendly when we ordered a pot of water for a cup of tea. The staff are usually friendly and efficient here, but tonight was quite a different story. We were more disappointed... More 

Thank tassie-oak
Tracy F, Owner at Ocean Child Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry for your dreadful experience at the ocean child, you stroppy servent was fired after she told me of her poor dealing with your request for more hot water.I'm also sorry that i didn't dissapoint the remaining 25 customers that i was cooking meals for, you were told that i was the only chef on and if you could... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 6730
one of the hidden gems of hobart, a great pub. definately deserves a spot on Trip Advisor.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?