Best Waterfront Dining Spots in Tasmania
We’ve compiled a list of our favourite waterfront restaurants in Hobart, Launceston and along the East Coast. Whether you’re after a fancy spot for your next special occasion, some serene beachside dining or a post-meal dip in a pristine marina, waterfront dining is the way to go.
Piermont is a stunning retreat on Tasmania’s east coast near Swansea. The family run Homestead Restaurant is as peaceful as they come, oozing luxury through a menu of local delicacies. The short, seasonally inspired menu is based on collaborations with a host of organic farmers and winemakers in the region.
This Hobart dockside venue tells the story of Tasmania’s history and the life of the early industrial pioneers in mining, whaling, fishing, boat building and farming. While the menu has a seafood focus, they also offer a full vegetarian and vegan menu as well.
Mudbar in Launceston showcases the versatility of Tasmania’s cuisine through a fusion of European and Asian flavours. From Wok Seared Squid through to Rabbit Tortellini, this menu ensures everyone’s excited by their meal. Overlooking the North Esk River, this is an ideal spot to take the family for a Sunday sunset accompanied by a cheeky cocktail.
Established in the 1970s, this seafood institution serves internationally reputable seafood accompanied by stunning views from its elevated position above Victoria Dock. The restaurant provides the finest Tasmanian produce, most of which is hand-caught on its fishing boat daily. Accompanying this is an eclectic wine list, showcasing winemakers both within Australia and internationally to bring out the beauty in each dish.
Situated at the tip of Mona (Museum of Old and New Art), The Source presents you with a seasonal menu and breathtaking views. The French-inspired cuisine is complemented by a world-class wine list, and a must-try for creatives, combining Tasmania’s finest art and produce into one elegant destination.
This waterside restaurant is nestled in an old sandstone warehouse on one of Hobart’s iconic wharves. The ever changing menu reflects Tasmania’s current agricultural scene, taking local driven dishes to the next level. If you’re not up for a full meal, stop by for a glass of wine and they’ll welcome you with open arms.
Situated in an old timber flour mill with extraordinary views of the serene Tamar River, Stillwater oozes casual elegance. Choose to dine informally during the day, or indulge in a more linen clad experience at night. Expect to see adventurous Modern Australian dishes, with some quirky Asian and European influences, on both the a la carte and degustation menu. Here you’re guaranteed top notch local produce, stellar service and one of the best views in Launceston.
Situated on the Ulverstone Wharf, Pier 01 is a stunning restaurant slash lounge bar with views over the Dial Range and the Leven River all the way out to sea. Share plates are the main focus, with a seasonal Mod Oz menu designed by Head Chef Mathew Waller showcasing Tasmania’s finest produce. Go with a group – it is the perfect menu for those who wish to explore different flavours and try everything on the table. Pier 01 is a unique spot to relax and watch the day roll by.