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Restaurant Esca

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Hotel Charles | 287 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
07:00 - 21:00
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Sun 07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Mandurah, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a fantastic 2 course dinner (entree & main) at Esca on our first night in Tassie. Great food from the new chef with excellent service. Reasonably priced also.

Thank BSU2017
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a Monday night a lot of the other restaurants were closed. So we decided to go to Esca. It was a very good decision. The scallops were are real treat and the Cape Crim rib eye was fantastic. The other plates on the table had the same effect with the family. We will be back.

Thank Peter R
Branxton, Australia
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84 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a buffet breakfast during our recent stay at Mantra Charles, was only expecting a continental buffet when the wait staff said we can choose from the cooked breakfast menu as well. We chose the eggs benedict which came out nice and quick. I can honestly say they were the best eggs benedict I have ever tasted, tasted delicious, cooked... More 

Thank Gary H
Hobart, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The food is of a high standard using local Tasmanian products. Had the blackberry panna cota was to die for with some nice mint ferry floss. Services is always top class.

Thank davidgentle
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, service and smiles, highly recommended. The menu is amazing, the gnocchi is home made and the rib eye was cooked exact medium rare. The entree scallops were delish

Thank Adam B
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41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered room service from Esca while staying at the Mantra Charles. I ordered the Ricotta Gnocchi and it was perfect, was searching for more! The side of sour dough bread was nice. My husband had the Eye Fillet Beef Steak, which he wanted medium-well done and he said it was terrific (which means a lot!). We then shared an Almond... More 

Thank newy-chic143
Launceston, Australia
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40 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Outstanding service and mouth-watering delicious food! We didn't want the meal to end. There was absolutely nothing to fault. The chairs are also super comfy and the atmosphere is just perfect! We can't wait to come back

Thank Davinia H
Newcastle, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Staff very friendly and helpful. Food nice. However, found the chairs rather low to sit on. I was offered a cushion which did help slightly.

Thank rna48
Gold Coast, Australia
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Nice place and very upmarket but the pricing is a bit over the top for what it is. The food it nice and tasty and the service was good as well but I would say you might be better going down the road for something to eat. If your a bit lazy and don't mind the prices then by all... More 

Thank Phil8361
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I have eaten here many times on business trips. There is a new menu and it maintains a very high standard. The chef does a great job. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Aussiefoodfreak

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 16 - USD 42
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Charles | 287 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • This restaurant is at Mantra Charles Hotel

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?