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Watermill Tavern - CLOSED

147 Paterson St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 1228
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
28 Dec 2016
“Great food, great service”
16 Nov 2013
“Cold beer, nice food, great staff”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Australian, Steakhouse, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
147 Paterson St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had dinner here whilst staying close by at the Penny Royal. Didn't book, but they could fit us in at an outside table. Very busy tavern, but staff were very attentive and we had prompt service. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Outside was...More

Thank 264rickr
Reviewed 16 November 2013

When an establishment opens a few minutes early because they can see you are keen for an afternoon drink after a hard day; they have won me over. The staff were an absolute delight. So friendly, helpful and obliging. The beer was cold, the food...More

Thank Keith B
Reviewed 3 September 2013

First reviewer of this restaurant last year and I'm pleased to say they have maintained the high standards. They were very busy again but have great staff who know their stuff and can look after large groups, of which we were one. Had the steak...More

Thank RockabillyPete
Reviewed 1 September 2013

Very popular restaurant getting lots of reviews and had the pleasure of dining with 7 others for a Birthday dinner. Excellent attentive waitstaff, great menu selection..unique option of a Stonegrill where you can cook your own fare on a 400degree stone plate that arrives sizzling...More

1  Thank Caroline D
Reviewed 23 August 2013

The staff were happy and obliging. The food was exceptional and the breakfast was not too big and the eggs were runny as we asked for. And the cost was only $99 for the special bed and breakfast. Not sure if they could do anything...More

Thank Isabelgrac
Reviewed 18 August 2013

I debated between 3 and 4 stars but decided to be generous. The setting is somewhat like an old English pub which makes for a venue which is somewhere between a typical pub meal and a more formal establishment. This was a definite plus in...More

Thank jlw1810
Reviewed 13 August 2013

We ate at the Watermill Tavern just over a year ago and was very impressed with the food and service. The friendly service and ambience are still very good, unfortunately our meal was a shadow of the meal we had last year. We both had...More

Thank TasmaniaJames
Reviewed 23 July 2013

I can highly recommend a meal here. Excellent food and staff in a very warm atmosphere. Will be back very soon.

Thank Judy W
Reviewed 22 July 2013

As a solo traveller I was looking forward to a relaxing evening in a nice environment so I chose to go to Watermill Tavern. I turned up relatively early but without a booking, I was very thankful that the staff manged to rearrange the booked...More

Thank Jayne134
Reviewed 12 July 2013

My partner and I have enjoyed dinner at the Watermill Tavern twice in the last couple of months and we have really enjoyed our experience both times! Staff are very friendly and extremely proffessional! Atmosphere is lovely and very peaceful! And the food is DELICIOUS...More

Thank SamanthaN120
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 14 - USD 43
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Open Hours
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 147 Paterson St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia (Formerly The Watermill Tavern)
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 1228
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The Watermill Tavern is located at the Penny Royal in Paterson Street Launceston.Our emphasis is to highlight Tasmanian food products, produce superior flavour & offer our guests sincere value. We proudly support Tasmanian farmers by sourcing our produce from a variety of farm gates. We pride ourselves in offering sincere value and are becoming well known for our flavoursome steaks and fresh seafood. The Watermill offers a casual dining environment and a blend of modern, contemporary and Australian comfort food.We are also the first Stonegrill Restaurant in Tasmania, the HOTTEST concept in healthy dining.Stonegrill is a new, exciting & unique interactive dining experience that presents your meal cooking on a 400°C volcanic stone at your table. The unique method & high temperature sears in all the natural juices & nutrients, enhancing the full flavours & tenderness of your meal. Stonegrill is internationally recognised as one of the healthiest methods of cooking, as all produce is completely trimmed of fats & no added oils are used.The Watermill Tavern proudly supports Tasmanian farmers, sourcing our aged yearling beef from the Duck River region of North West Tasmania, lamb from Landfall on the East Tamar .FUNCTIONS The Owls Nest private dining room is perfect for any occasion, comfortably seating approx. 40 guests and 60+ for a cocktail party. The Mill Deck is a private deck overlooking the Tamar River and is a popular summer venue for cocktail parties.The Watermill Tavern is open for breakfast and dinner 7 days per week from 5.00pm. Bookings are highly recommended and encouraged.
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