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Richardson's Bistro

$$ - $$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Freycinet Lodge | Freycinet National Park, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
10:00 - 21:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Would give this place a 6 out of 10. Had a dinner here because we had tried just about every other place in Coles Bay. Food was OK but nothing special. Too bad you can't go for a stoll on the jetty out the front !

Thank Lesley W
Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reasonable priced meals , good service and well presented . Sitting outside on the deck you can enjoy a great view of the sunset across the bay , or just relax and enjoy the view and you meal .

Thank Yvonne300
Brisbane, Australia
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was in our opinion overpriced. My parents' pork and lamb dishes were dry. The three vegans from the group made it very clear upon ordering the food that the dishes had to be dairy free. The waiter at the counter reassured us that the meals would be vegan and spoke to the chef on the spot. When the... More 

Thank JuT26
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just ok food. But you get the pleasure of sitting in front of the Richardson's Beach and watch sunset. Quite pleasant.

Thank Tourist629
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71 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here today to have lunch and enjoy the beautiful views. We were seriously disappointed with the food. My wife ordered a mushroom soup which she could not eat because of the taste. I tasted it and I agree !! I ordered the mussels and they were average. Nobody came to ask if we were enjoying the meals...otherwise... More 

Thank Foodandwin
Lake Macquarie, Australia
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45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived in Coles Bay at lunch time. Our accommodation suggested the bistro for lunch and we were not disappointed. It is cafe style, a little noisy, but the view is world class. We had the soup, pumpkin and chilli...a little pricy, but tasty. We went,to,the pub planning to have dinner, but the menu was very poor so decided to... More 

Thank Pam A
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at a beautiful location and greeted by friendly reception. Walked down the stairs to feel the warmth of the log fires then out into the cold atmosphere of the bistro. Ordered a meal with high expectations and were sadly provided with tough chewy steak, lifeless shoestring fries and a bland garden salad. There is obviously no love and passion... More 

Thank gabriellasimon
Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We found the Bistro was more cafe like but it served our needs. The selection was not great but suited us. We preferred this to the main restaurant as we thought that to be a bit pricey. There were good views over the bay and outside table were available.

Thank gunner2412
Swansea, Australia
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have been regulars at Freycinet Lodge over many years but had not been there foe over 12 months. During a recent visit we were very disapointed to find that the standard has dropped dramatically since our last visit. The whole property looks run-down and shabby. The deck with the greatest view on the east coast is in very poor... More 

Thank Vern R
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

For the location and building I expected a little more. This is the bistro to the side so not the top notch restaurant but we went with kids and the food was so so. Fills the belly but nothing exciting

Thank Joshua H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freycinet Lodge | Freycinet National Park, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Freycinet
  • Phone Number: 61362567222
Richardon's Bistro at Freycinet Lodge offers casual dining in a beautiful setting overlooking Great Oyster Bay. Open to all visitors, including tour groups, Richardson't Bistro enjoys a superb balcony with picturesque views.

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