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Food and ambience

Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian
FEATURES
Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 12 January 2024

Buy pub opposite the Spirit – hence that's why I think there were a lot of customers. Staff were trying to do a good job but we had to ask for things like water several times. They were good natured about things but they seemed...a lit lost in what staff were doing what. Meals were perfectly fine and plenty of food options for all cuisines. Bar area next to the restaurant area had very funky interior design.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 24 September 2023 via mobile

We arrived for a quick meal in the bar, before boarding the Spirit of Tasmania. We asked if they were serving meals and was told yes and given menus. We bought a drink and then went to place our order, literally two minutes later, only...to be told they were too busy in the main restaurant and that they were no longer going to be serving meals in the bar. Very disappointing! We had to quickly finish our drinks and find another venue for dinner.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 5 March 2023 via mobile

Our lunch here was great. The corn fritters ($18.99) and pork sliders ($20.99) starters were wonderful. The lamb ribs with chips and slaw daily special ($27.99) and Central garlic chicken ($30.99) were delicious. The bottle of Pepperjack Barossa Shiraz ($42.00) was the perfect drop with...the ribs. Service was mostly very good, though a request for some soy sauce for the corn fritters was either not heard or was forgotten or ignored. No big deal. When in Devonport again we’ll be back.More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Goodstone2015, Other at Central Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2023

Sorry your request was not fulfilled but so pleased to read that you still enjoyed your lunch. Always wonderful to hear we have encouraged a return visit.

Reviewed 29 December 2022 via mobile

Wow wow great hotel for a place to eat. Service was great, staff was busy, and didnt affect the service at all. Very busy resturant, best to book a head. Great layout & tables, staff were friendly, very well priced food, drinks, deserts. Great location...by the water.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Goodstone2015, Other at Central Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 24 January 2023

Thank you so much - what a wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your whole experience

Reviewed 8 December 2022 via mobile

Really tasty pizzas on GF base (so a bit smaller than the house made bases) one was pulled lamb, the other smoked salmon with prawns. Friendly age efficient staff, nice vibe in the front dining g hall overlooking the spirit in dock.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Goodstone2015, Marketing at Central Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2022

So glad you enjoyed! We hope you will return next time you are in Devonport

Reviewed 9 September 2022 via mobile

Good generous servings ideal for a family or friends. Variety of Australian food - pulled lamb and veggies was great. Recommended.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Goodstone2015, Marketing at Central Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2022

Thank you so much - so pleased you enjoyed

Reviewed 18 August 2022

Being my birthday it was very special. Great place to eat. Staff and service was first rate. When in city again will visit again.

Date of visit: August 2022
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DONOJ PTY LTD MICHELLE BARTON, Marketing at Central Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2022

Fantastic to hear! Thank You

Reviewed 10 January 2022

We found the food to be over-priced. Our meals were lovely - I had the lamb and partner had the salmon, but they weren't worth what we paid. The drinks were fine, the service was good and meals came out quick.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 28 October 2021

Dinner at this restaurant was not up standard , I have had many great meals and good service up until now , my booking was at 6.30 pm with friends to catchup the waitress was impatient insisting we order we asked for 5 mins the...waitress practically grunted at us , meal arrived $29 for 2 x measly pieces of crumbed flat head from a box over cooked , under cooked chips , my friend was served Central pasta that looked disgusting tasted disgusting the cream had split and it was brown in colour not a lovely creamy looking pasta that was expected , my other friend had duck sous vide , over cooked duck soggy rice over steamed greens , sorry but will be thinking twice disappointing experienceMore

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 19 October 2021

We ate here recently at the recommendation of our B&B hosts and walked away well satisfied. Good size portions, friendly and efficient service in good location.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 31 July 2021

I tucked in for an early dinner, with the bonus of sunset colours enjoyed over the river looking at the Spirit of Tasmania The Coconut Prawns were nice, but the Sticky Date very ordinary. Good sue some improvement for the prices charged. Good social distancing...and evident on-the-go cleaningMore

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 10 June 2021

well position by the edge of the water you can see the spirit of Tasmania getting ready to go on its daily voyage to the main land whilst you eat. the restaurant has grown in size since the last time we ate there a couple...of years ago and the extension to the dining room is pleasant, except for all the Tv additions which are distracting. The food is very good as the last time we ate there. staff is helpful too. we will be backMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 5 March 2021

We booked in advance to ensure we had a table where we could see the ferry loading while we enjoyed our pre sail dinner. An opening time of 5:30pm helps with meeting the ferry boarding time. For wine we ordered the rose after the waiter...was able to advise it was on the dry rather than sweet side. I ordered the rack of lamb from the specials menu but there are plenty of options on the main menu to suit all tastes. The meat was cooked well, maybe a little on the tough side but pinkish and really tasty. The beans were cooked perfectly and the carrots had just a hint of crunch - the gravy/sauce was easily soaked up with the mashed potato. A beautiful way to end our Tasmanian holiday.More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Goodstone2015, Marketing at Central Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so pleased we were able to 'send you off' well.

Reviewed 28 February 2021

Dried out, overcooked and paid top price. Had to wait 1.5 hours for order to be taken, then over fried food. Poor saladMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Goodstone2015, Marketing at Central Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2021

Sincerely sorry for your experience Lindy, We would appreciate it if you could contact us by phone on 6424 1601 to discuss further. We would like to investigate your meals ordered and if you raised your concerns with staff as we have no shift records...More

Reviewed 13 February 2021 via mobile

We came here late on a Saturday afternoon not really sure what we wanted to do in terms of food and drinks. But the staff were really friendly and chatty, and it was happy hour so we stayed a while. The drink choices during happy...hour were great, not like some awful house stuff that bars try and get rid of, and the pizza was outstanding! Offers a great view of the dock of the Spirit of Tasmania and there's heaps of seating. Will definitely be backMore

Date of visit: February 2021
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Goodstone2015, Marketing at Central Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2021

Fantastic to hear. So glad you enjoyed our Central Bar - the view of the Spirit when it is turning around and heading out again never fails to disappoint. Hope to see you again soon.

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Hi Darryl. Yes - we have a promotion that any adult that dines with us on the day of their birthday, their main meal is on us. You just need to show photo ID to validate your birthday and we will take the price of your main... More
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Central Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4