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Risby Cove

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The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6471 7572
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely meal - we wanted seafood and wild food. It was good. Smoked game. Trout excellent. Wine list wide, but we chose Freycinet sauv blanc which was pleasant but lacking acid on the pallet. Location fabulous, watch Ng the water.

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Larchmont, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Risby Cove is a short, level walk out of the center of Strahan along the Esplanade. The dining room overlooks the cove, with a beautiful view of the water and fishing boats. The room has a nice open feel, with large windows and white tablecloths, and although it is somewhat fancy, you do not have to be dressed up to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had not booked prior to arriving, fortunately were able to get a table and watched with delight the sun set over the water. No complaints re the service and the food was delicious. Something to bear in mind is that Risby Cove is closed on Fridays

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Thank artist0nh0liday
Cronulla, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went to this restaurant on the recommendation of locals. Bookings are essential as Strahan is busy with tourists. The food and service on the first night was very good, however, the next night, despite the fact the place was not as busy, was dismal. Had to go to the counter and ask for a dessert menu and when paying... More 

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Thank Geoff333_13
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

seafood platter is a good choice for two, view is great if weather permitted ,you can walk back to hotel after dinner, service is fine.

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Thank Mickey S
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very short staffed we had to wait over an hour for someone to take our order. The meal fortunately was worth the wait.

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Thank Glenda G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just always feel at home here the room has everything for our stay to be comfortable and it's within walking distance to town centre and Hogarth Falls or the World Heritage River Cruises up the Franklin can't recommend it enough

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Thank Zepherindruin
Russell, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful seaside setting, watching the son go down. Good service, and beautiful melt-in-your-mouth roast lamb with smashed potatoes and seasonal verges. What more could you ask for?!........ Chocolate mud cake with ganache and cream.... Truely worth eating here hen in Strahan.

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Thank Hopeave
Auckland, New Zealand
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a great location and the view from the restaurant as the sun sets is lovely. Despite having a booking, we arrived at 7.30pm and we're ignored for a good 30 minutes. Hard to ignore a table of 5 but it took 3 requests to get some water on the table! Other tables were getting great service but doesn't... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is easy to miss this place and underestimate it from the outside. It looks like a few slightly run down sheds amongst the trees. Inside it is plain and comfortable with good views over the Harbour. The food was excellant. There is very limited vegetarian choice. The service from the two young waiters was attentive and professional. They engaged... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Strahan
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6471 7572

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