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Restaurant Esca

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Hotel Charles | 287 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
07:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Launceston, Australia
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had meal here in the last week (group of 4). I had the compressed lamb, which was very enjoyable. Yes, do order the side (salad/bread type options) especially if there is a man dining (who needs a larger meal). The people who ordered the steak option also enjoyed their meals. We used our gold entertainment book cards to get... More 

Thank MrsCoulson-555
Hotel_Manager287, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Esca, responded to this review

Dear MrsCoulson-555, Thank you for visiting us at ESCA and taking the time to post a review - pleased to hear that overall you enjoyed the experience. Parking on site is always complimentary for guests dining with us at all hours of the day. We hope to see you back again soon. Matt, Jacquie & the ESCA Team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Had the buffet breakfast and choice of cooked main for $25 that includes the usual cereal and carbo suspects. A nice touch is the Tassie apple juice. Sadly barista coffee is extra with just brewed coffee included and a selection of teas. The placement of the coffee pot under the unused coffee grinder should fool no one. The banana pancakes... More 

1 Thank Tennyson B
Hotel_Manager287, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Esca, responded to this review

Dear TennysonB, Great to hear that overall you enjoyed breakfast with us and enjoyed the local flavours on the buffet. Our filter coffee offering is a local blend from imported beans brewed in European drip machine. For those that prefer a barista coffee our team are on hand to assist. Thanks again for the review and we look forward to... More 

Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Friendly staff with good knowledge of the menu and helpful with choosing a meal, reasonable prices and value for money. Chicken dishes are what we went for and pleased we did.

Thank pogo1949
Hotel_Manager287, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Esca, responded to this review

Dear pogo1949, Thanks for the 5 star review! We are certainly very proud of our culinary team and our service crew. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Regards, Matt, Jacquie and the ESCA Team More 

Launceston, Australia
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117 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

A group of us ladies were excited to have the High Tea. It was a birthday surprise for a special 70 year old. Scones were marvellous, so fresh (and light!), small cakes reasonably interesting and tasty BUT the sandwich fillings, bread used and freshness were all very poor. Bread was thick sliced, and should be sandwich thin (for ladies, after... More 

Thank TwofromtheNorth
Hotel_Manager287, Guest Relations Manager at Restaurant Esca, responded to this review

Dear TwofromtheNorth, We appreciate you taking the time to post a review and thank you for joining us for High Tea. We have taken your feedback on sandwiches on board to refine our offering - all our High Tea items are prepared here at the restaurant fresh each day and these comments will only help us improve. Thanks again and... More 

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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
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
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?