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USD 11 - USD 26
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Thai, Australian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 July 2021 via mobile

Warmth charm and service. The rooms were wonderful, it was a quiet oasis in the middle of town. The guests lounge was such a bonus. We could rewind after dinner in front of the fire.

Date of visit: June 2021
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Empire H, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

It was lovely having you stay, we hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Tasmania.

Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

Wonderful place to eat….the service was friendly and prompt……good menu with enough variety to choose from and the food was yummy…..

Date of visit: May 2021
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Empire H, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 6 June 2021 via mobile

Gorgeous little spot to eat. Squid salad was soft and delicious. Pulled pork burger was yum too. Fireplace was very nice.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Empire H, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

Thanks for the review, glad you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 4 May 2021 via mobile

Having eaten here many times before and not been disappointed, we ate here again recently. The food is still good, the local beef very tasty and great with a local red. Will eat here again when we are next in Tassie.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Empire H, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

Thanks, we love return visitors 😊

Reviewed 31 March 2021

Warm and welcoming, relaxed with options for accommodation. We really enjoyed our meals and stay here and will be back!

Date of visit: March 2021
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Empire H, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

Thank you 😊

Reviewed 16 February 2021 via mobile

We have eaten here a number of times and always enjoyed it. There’s seating outside which is lovely on a warm summer night. The menu covers all bases, we had two sirloins which were tender and cooked as requested. The salmon dish was also well...received. There’s a good selection of wine and beer available and there’s rooms upstairs if you wish to spend the night.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Empire H, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

Thanks for the review 😊

Reviewed 20 January 2021 via mobile

Lovely decor, even more rustic.. Lovely friendly staff with a sense of humour. Not everyone copes with me. Fairly simple but adequate menu with a good variety's of reasonably priced items. Chose a relatively heathy main being Wallaby lasagna with garden salad. Glad I was..."game" enough to order this. It was delicious. Being on a health kick i have stopped eating bread and chips but decided to have a treat and ordered a garlic bread which was delicious (a little of what yoi fancy does you good)More

Date of visit: January 2021
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Empire H, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

Thanks for giving us another visit. Glad you enjoyed your meal.

Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

Staff were good enough to let us order lunch at 1440 (just prior to kitchen closing at 1500). Menu read okay and I'd dined here before. Really ordinary across four of our five meals - the halloumi burger was really just a packet of halloumi...shoved between a shiny white roll with a token salad (couple of lettuce leaves and a piece of capsicum), pulled pork burgers much the same but with a simple coleslaw, fish 'n chips generous in size but oily +++. Chips ok but a pretend salad once more. My salt & pepper squid was the best of our dishes - quite tasty and possibly worth three stars. 80's music playing perfectly matched the dated cuisine on this occasion. The place is doing a roaring trade and looked attractive from the street. A meal the five of us all regretted after our healthy bushwalk.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Empire H, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

Sorry you didn't enjoy your meal, we have a new head chef and a new menu now so if you are in the area again please give us another go.

Reviewed 11 November 2020

Well renovated restaurant area in an historic hotel. Table service was fabulous, the food was amazing and so much improved on previous years. Best gnocchi gorgonzola and the entrees and mains were equally good quality with sound choices for carnivores and vegetarians. Reasonable wine list....The attention paid to our child who was having his 14th birthday celebration was sooo wonderful, he was thrilled, culminated by a room full happy birthday song. Returning in a couple of days to test out their community Friday night.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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Empire H, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 8 July 2021

Thanks Annabelle, glad you all enjoyed your night.

Reviewed 24 October 2020 via mobile

This was an utter disappointment. We ordered: T-bone 1 m/rare with pepper sauce, T-bone 2 (mine) Bleu with mushroom sauce. They mixed up the sauce and ‘done-ness’ of the meals but also, the steaks were very (I mean VERY) thin and gristly. One was Definitely...not the 300gr as advertised. @ $32 for a steak with a choice of 1 sauce and 1side (Eg potato or chips or veg or salad) and each extra @ $8, it is poor value. The venue was great and the Wait staff were lovely. We were offered a sticky date pudding with caramel sauce and cream and icecream as ‘sweetener’ (excuse the pun) I think it was a microwaved Sara Lea pud drowning in a runny caramel sauce and cream out of one of those pressure bottles. Our first disappointing meal this year.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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hotelm949, General Manager at Cycles @ The Empire, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2020

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your meal but I can assure you that we make the sticky date pudding and butterscotch sauce ourselves and we have plenty of people who rave about our sticky date. Hopefully your next experience will be more...More

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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5