Buffet & Coffee Shop - Wrest Point

3.7
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399 reviews
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$40 and under
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International
The Wrest Point Buffet & Coffee Shop Hobart is buffet dining at its very best, the type that fills your tummy and brings a smile. The ethos here is simple – we aim to provide great value, make sure you get your fill and deliver it in the friendliest setting going around.

We have all your traditional favourites, from continental and full hot buffet breakfast to lunch and dinner with soup, cold cuts, roasts, casseroles, pasta, salad and vegetables. And we haven’t even mentioned the chocolate fondue fountain!

Buffet Breakfast: 6:30am - 10.30am daily

Buffet Lunch: 12noon - 2pm daily

Buffet Dinner: 5.30pm - 9.00pm daily

Please note The Buffet Restaurant has two dinner sittings - 5.30pm - 7.45pm OR 8.00pm - 9.00pm
What 399 People Are Saying
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JD
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

the food was great and the service was exceptional. Zack was so helpful and all of the other service staff were smiling, saying thank you. They made you feel like they really appreciated you being there. We will go back time and again.

MO
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

We waited 15 minutes to get served. There was a huge line behind us and the staff saw us waiting but they didn't come over to show us our seat. Other people in the line were complaining too. It was father's day so it should have been expected that you were going to be busy. I have eaten here so many times before and it's been lovely. Also the food kept running out and customers had to keep asking for it to be refilled.

RH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Service was very production line and practiced. Automated coffee machine wasn’t working 100%, only filled mug just over half way. Barista coffee was too expensive for what I was already paying for the meal. Food quality - overall - could of been of a higher standard!

R
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

What great value for money this was! The staff were fantastic and looked after us as soon as we came in the door. The food was yummy and had lots of variety to choose from.

AS
1 review
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The food that was available was yummy but not many options for children (hot chips, fries fish etc) or in general really. The desserts however were plentiful and delicious. Very attentive & welcoming staff.

AO
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food was very average, the best thing on the buffet was the ham. Not worth 39.99 for something anyone can cook at home. Very dissapointed. The breakfast buffet on the otherhand is great.

KW
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Average food. Stood at desk on arrival and waited several minutes for lady to finish fiddling on her computer screen, it wasn't busy and she didn't even look up and acknowledge us until she'd finished whatever she was doing. Very rude.

L
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I throughly enjoyed my time and the food! So much to choose from and everything was cooked beautifully.
If you were going with someone who had allergies (ie nuts, eggs, seafood) just be careful.

KH
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Very disappointed with the food and couldn't see the value for money. There was only one slice of roast meat in the tray and no one was there to slice any more and only a few scrap pieces of chicken in the other tray. The variety wasn't available like it use to be and we have been coming here to celebrate my son's birthday for the last 8 years. The staff we did see and deal with were great but I don't think we will be returning any time soon and will definitely not be recommending it to anyone.

D
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Main Food was bland. Room for improvement. my Children enjoyed it though. Staff was great.

NB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a nice time for the occasion of my 60th birthday. We were shown to our table straight away and it was out of the main traffic area. There was a good variety of mains and deserts. There was enough space between the tables to walk through to the buffet. Staff were polite and friendly. My only complaint was about other guests who seem to push people out of the way or not let them get to the food. There were a couple of ladies who seemed to be guarding certain dishes which annoyed me a little bit. Otherwise we had a very nice time. I have been to this restaurant many times and like it.

JG
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great as always

BD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 2

vegetarian and vegans poorly catered for. I expected a higher quality of food, more on offer and less bian marie stodge. Would suit a meat eater looking for a big roast dinner.

HV
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

For value for money it was ok.

The deserts and the Chocolate fountain was great.

Food was good for the price.

I was expecting a little more variety.

Overall service was excellent and enjoyed the dishes that were on offer.

C
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

It’s recommendable, we enjoyed the food, we have a little suggestion, since we pre booked, it would be nicer that our table was set up in a more welcoming way, like having glasses for water and carafe of water. A much cheerful staff to sit us and placed us on our designated table. Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Food was ok. Not much selection and quite basic. Could have gotten a better 3 course meal elsewhere. Ice cream machine was slow and ice cream was to icy and was melted by the time we got back to the table.

R
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great for a quick hit n run meal. Service was excellent, especially Maeve who was exceptional.

TW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

my only criticism is that the tables are too low or the chairs are too high. Was uncomfortable. Felt like I had to bend down to eat. Won't keep me from going back though.

GC
Brisbane / QLD
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 4

Wasnt happy with our monday night sitting . The one meat was chicken and they where the smallest chickens you could eat no baked vegetables only potatoes didn't get asked if we wanted drinks 40$ a head way over priced .
Wouldn't bother going again . 2 out of 10
From the 8 of us who went out for dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 1

A big let down from previous visits. No ambience. Not a smile or acknowledgement from any but one staff member (Jorg) and buffet was over priced for tired food on offer. Think maybe it’s become poor cousin to newly opened refurbishment?

LC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Good service and food, we were just a bit disappointed that there was only chicken for the roast meat.
Everything else was good and the food we ate was nice. Dessert and the chocolate fountain was the best.

BB
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dined with son and 3 young grandchildren and was a pleasant experience for all. Good choice of buffet food which was nice and hot. Desserts were excellent and children enjoyed helping themselves. Staff courteous. Fairly expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for.

CC
1 review
Dined on 8 July 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Food a bit bland, not a lot of variety like there used to be

GL
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

The service we received was outstanding. Could not have got better!

LJ
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

The meat from the carvery was quite dry and chewy, hint to chef, roasts require slow cooking on a low heat, not blasted in an oven quickly. Also the steamed veggies were very under cooked, the cauliflower was too raw to cut. Basically it appeared that the food was cooked at speed rather than for enjoyable eating. On a positive note, the desserts were beautiful.

LL
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 2

Only 2 roast meats available (turkey and beef), the turkey was dry and tough, used to be lamb, pork, beef etc. Prawns were whole had head and tail on (used to be peeled) by the time i peeled the prawn it was tasteless. Noboby advised where to get drinks from just sat us at a table and didn't say anything about how the buffett works. The porterhouse was tough. I did hear that the price is going up to over $60 per head in September I hope the menu changes to get value for money if this happens.

AS
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Unfortunately the mains were pretty bland apart from a curry you had on for Sunday night. The desserts are always the favorites, lemon tarts being fabulous.

The pasta, steak, fish and roast meats were below part in terms of flavor, being dry and also lack of quantity even at 6:20ish.

MM
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

It has been a long time between visits,
last time the selection was 2nd to none, .. service both times excellent!!
I was disappointed with range of food.. nothing I was excited about , all every day food.
Maybe this was my fault in choosing the wrong restaurant.. and maybe I will look into the others you have. Thank you

JE
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing tasting food, beautifully presented, staff very friendly, good value for money, lots of variety. Would highly recommend A++++

GW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

The variety of food was quite limited and what was served wasn't appealing at all. I ended up only having some pumpkin soup and coleslaw. Need more vegetarian options that aren't steamed veges or salads!

EW
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

Good no frills family friendly option. I took my five year old here and she loved the lollies and the chocolate fountain. Not a lot of vegetarian options.

MC
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

The advertisement doesnt match the food selection offered

KN
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Serve Seafood would be great 👍 it’s the only difference between country club and Hobart. 😊

OT
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

My party of four were seated in an excellent spot that was close to others but still far away for privacy.
There was a wide variety of foods available - perfect for the picky eater in my party.

A bit disappointed that we were not told when we were checking in at 8pm that food stopped at 9pm.

BS
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

First time visit. Desserts were a hit. Some vegetables were a bit hard for my liking.

SA
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, great food, excellent value. A great place to dine prior to a show - or anytime really!

NI
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I have dined at this restaurant many times due to value for money, beautiful food and fantastic customer service. The restaurant was very busy but the food as always was delicious with a well stocked buffet and a wide selection of options.

TS
1 review
Dined on 28 April 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Not much for allergic people. Veggies quite hard, not much variety, only lamb and beef.

NB
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Almost all options were gluten free.
The over all experience was great

S
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 1Ambience 1

The food was great & was a great experience. The staff was quite rude & made us feel a bit dumb. Love to feel welcomed and comfortable in a restaurant and sadly didn’t feel this.

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