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Jail House Grill

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32 Wellington St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6331 0466
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Thu - Sun 12:00 - 14:30
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Sydney, Nsw
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The grill is a great spot for families and groups, and was very busy the night we visited (glad we booked). Watching the steaks being grilled was entertainment in itself, seeing the intensity of the chef grilling, watching the use of old fashioned irons (as in clothes irons) used as weights on the meat. We wondered how our half duck... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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86 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We could smell the grill as we walked past and HAD to go in. The staff were really friendly and helpful, and the steaks were excellent! It was a little pricey, but great quality.

Thank LellenAndCrew
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good variety of steaks to select from the menu. Between the scotch fillet and potterhouse that we ordered, the latter was our prefered choice. If you are thinking about the sauces, we would recommend diane. We also liked the hot mixed veggies at the free flow salad bar.

Thank ChrisTina C
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You would be better paying $40 plus for a steak at other great Launceston restaurants such ax Mud, Black Cow and Stillwater. Jail House Grill is not fine dining but if has fine dining prices.

Thank Gregnlindy
Sydney, Australia
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188 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So my wife and father in law had steaks. They were so tender my heart melted a little. I had the Caribbean chicken, very nice flavours. The meals are 30 bucks a pop with a couple of roasted potatoes. But the unlimited salad and vegetable bar makes the value balance out! Will be back! B

Thank BrendanOldman
Zeehan, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After travelling from the West Coast the smell was so enticing we decided to call in for lunch. The place is very clean and staff were very attentive. The steaks were cooked to order and the salad bar was filled with a great range of choices to choose from. If ever back in Launceston we will call in again

Thank Susan B
Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this restaurant by chance and were very impressed, the service was very helpful, friendly, knowledgable and accomodating. The Steaks were fantastically cooked to perfection, the salads were super fresh and the salad bar was the best! The staff were super friendly and helpfull with any requests. The restaurant was very clean and nicely decorated in cosy colonial style.... More 

Thank MickDad
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110 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very happy with this restaurant. Nice ambience in what certainly looks like an old jail house with all the bit and pieces to support the look. Dinner was great, good selection of well cooked steaks, chicken and some fish. I ordered the Gamekeeper dish, three different sausages (Wallaby, Venison and Pork), just right and well enjoyed. My wife ordered an... More 

Thank vicnzsa
Vancouver, Canada
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21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After traveling in Australia for three weeks, we were tired of chips and minimal vegetables for each meal. The Jail House Grill provided a wide selection of steaks, beautifully cooked and an amazing salad bar that we went back to for seconds. The restaurant is in the old jail house, a well restored heritage building. The restaurant was busy on... More 

Thank Russell050
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited only yesterday with my partner, ordered two burgers, both came out quite cold and tasted disgusting. How can you charge those prices and deliver slop. Both of us could not eat the food and had the salad instead. Even the chips were undercooked and not seasoned well. Just bad form .

Thank Emma V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Wellington St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6331 0466

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