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Smelters Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Silver Hills Motel | 3 Penghana Rd, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
+61 3 6471 1755
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An excellent alternative to a pub meal. The restaurant had a good sized menu. My wife had the soup and an entree of ribs and I had the spicy parma with vegetables - both excellent and served in a timely manner. Drinks were reasonably priced.

Thank ith47
Brisbane, Australia
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200 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We ate here having booked earlier in the day. We were met by a friendly front of house and ushered to our table. It was very popular the evening we visited. Unfortunately, being say in a corner we were overlooked for about half an hour by staff. When the waitress arrived she was apologetic though by this stage we were... More 

Thank Amethyst_Cat_Oz
Warsaw, Poland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On the positive side, the view is really great and calls for a romantic dinner. Unfortunately, the rest was not that rosy. I've ordered a sweet potato soup, but did get a pumpkin one instead, did not want to make a fuss about it. For the main dish I went for the Gemfish ("seafood special"), which was not on the... More 

Thank Artemi O
James G, Owner at Smelters Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for review and feedback, and I apologise that the dining experience wasn't up to your expectation. The soup on the night was a ' Potato, Sweet Potato & Pumpkin ' soup, rather than all three, so it seems there was a mis-understanding there, and am sorry we missed the rice when delivering your mains. The Gemfish was a special... More 

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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were sent here on the recommendation of our B&B hosts and weren't disappointed. The food was excellent, and we had a table from which we could see the mountains (albeit over the motel cabins). I had a Moroccan lamb targine. Very tasty. My wife had skewers of king prawns wrapped in thick bacon. She loved it. The portions were... More 

Thank Malcolm R
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were pleasantly surprised by this fantastic restaurant in a humble setting such as Queenstown. The food was delicious, portions sizes generous, the waiters were delightful, and the overall experience was perfect. We highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank KimbaMum
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Great service and good food. After a few nights of traveling and eating noodles Smelters was a welcome oasis. Varied menu and helpful wait staff.

Thank JaneABCCD
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

5/5 based on the very friendly and inclusive welcome and attention we received, along with very tasty meals. The children were given a huge paper tablecloth and crayons to keep them amused (toys, books were also available). Try the homemade pasta...delicious!

Thank SharonMusical
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We took ourselves and a guest to this restaurant and were very pleased with the meals and service. The menu is extensive, the wine list excellent and the wait staff are attentive but not intrusive. The servings are generous and the range of local Tasmanian options tempts even our finicky friend from the mainland. Thanks to Chef Grant, front desk... More 

Thank Penghana
Macau, China
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42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

8 of us Travelling from Hobart, staying in the Motel - Silver Hills. Discovered this good restaurant attached to the motel. The lovely lady who works in the Reception also looks after the restaurant, very friendly and efficient. The pumpkin soup was beautiful in this cold area. The BBQ prawns were excellent, Lamb ribs ... mmmm yum !! Make sure... More 

Thank Ron N
West Pennant Hills, Australia
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We stayed in another hotel nearby, walked around the town looking for a restaurant and stumbled upon this one. Every aspect was perfect for its class - Service, food, price and ambience. Possibly the only place for fine dining in Queenstown. Atmosphere especially was excellent.

Thank FairG02125

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Groups, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Silver Hills Motel | 3 Penghana Rd, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6471 1755

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