Buffet & Coffee Shop - Wrest Point

3.7
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414 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 414 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.6
Food
4.0
Service
3.6
Ambience
3.6
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Wonderful venue. Only wish it was open for lunch. Best family location for a meal, celebratory many birthdays there.

Please keep the Coffee Shop running and re-open for lunch too.

e
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal service was great
Will be back soon

RR
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

All good but alcohol quite expensive (Beer $9)..................xxxxxxx

g
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience2

Did not quite experience quality that we were expecting at a restaurant in the 🌟 hotel. Service was very basic, there were few occasions when cutlery, napkins were empty for some times, table wasn't attended n cleaned as it was supposed to be. Bit disappointed but food was nice.

LG
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

* Pricey with no studying for reward members anymore.
* Food was great. Good range of salads but tough for a vegetarian. Even the soup has bacon bits and not even a veg version of the pizza. Loved the desserts!!!

NW
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience2

Food was cold and not as good as it used to be and not as much to choice from.

TM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely service, lovely food & a wonderful warm welcoming place for my assistance dog.

VC
1 review
Dined on 14 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My family enjoyed out meals, I had a problem that all but one desert had nuts on it or in it, so a few of us with nut allergies couldn't eat them, so maybe a selection with more nut free as well, staff were great, friendly and helpful, thank you

JM
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience3

It’s a bit much to make people pay $20 per child. My kids literally ate a few bits of sushi and a bowl of ice cream with lollies. When I asked about the kids meal, I was told it had been phased out despite there being signs all over the restaurant that there was a kids deal. Pretty disappointing.

A
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Food was average, and overpriced. No staff around to ask a question. The coffee was good though

P
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Monday evening booking, not the selection of food that I remember from a couple of years ago. Have another booking for the 26/10/2019. We will see if it's better on the weekend. But overall on par with other buffets on offer.

RP
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

The only negative really was the waiters, as soon as our plates were empty, they took them away, even if our mouths were still full. A bit over the top...

NV
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Food was poor, really bad and limited. Would never go again

DP
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great great food, thanks so much for great service and everything was cleaned regularly

C
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall2Food5Service2Ambience5

Better signage,to tell people,need order drinks at the bar,there are no bar staff ,coming to tables.
No wonder after 40 mins no drink waiter, came to my table.
Know is hard but meat containers were empty,no staff around carve more,,
Otherwise was okay

JD
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

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
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience3

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
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience2

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
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

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
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience3

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
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

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
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

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

NB
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great as always

BD
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

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
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

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
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience3

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
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

TW
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

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
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

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
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience1

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
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience2

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
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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

GL
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

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

LJ
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

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.