Buffet & Coffee Shop - Wrest Point

3.7
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439 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 439 People Are Saying
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3.7based on recent ratings
3.5
Food
4.0
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.5
Value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BB
Tasmania
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely satisfied with everything. Will certainly dine again when next in Hobart.

JD
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoy the Buffet and Coffee Shop every visit. At times it is a bit crowded, but the buffet selection is always good. Some of the desserts are not as good as the hot food, but still very passable. We have recommended it to many of our friends. We like it.

j
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a fantastic meal. The service we received from the staff was excellent . Would recommend this restaurant to anyone, especially for a group including children who are fussy eaters.

S
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

The ice cream machine was broken and many hot food dishes were empty. Used plates and cups were not taken away, so the table was very messy. I wouldn't recommend the buffet to anyone or even myself.

TF
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience2

Selection of food was very poor the prawns and mussels were good and desert was good to pick from but meats and vegetables were very poor. Was very disappointed with our visit.

JF
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I thought the food was average. The meats were chicken and ham. The chicken was terrible. Other choices weren't that great and the desserts weren't as good as they used to be. It would be great if the food could be kept a little hotter

HE
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice meal, only thing wrong was some of the food in bainmarie could have been hotter otherwise very nice

JH
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

Wasn’t overly impressed with the food , pretty average and didn’t get value for money .

LM
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food was well presented and the variety very good. Service was friendly and efficient. Noise levels were what to expect in a busy restaurant and thank goodness there was no background musak.
But, there was nowhere online to find the cost of dining at the Buffet. However, at $40 each we felt that we got our moneys worth.

c
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been many times always great food and service and great value for money.Thanks again to all the staff

WS
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Evening buffet was great , morning breakfast buffet felt like the food was left out , tasted "old'

DF
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience3

we have been eating at this area for many years but the hot food selection has over the past months been getting poorer especially over Christmas period were no turkey was offered hot ham and chicken pieces is no substitute

T
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

We made a booking for 5:30pm only to arrive and be told they don’t open until 6:00pm. I suggest that the option to book times earlier than they are actually open be removed.
We haven’t been there for awhile but I must say the selection of choices is a lot smaller than it used to be, especially in the dessert area.
The food doesn’t really cater for children either. My daughter had some ham, sushi and ice cream. I think it’s too expensive for children. My daughter is a small eater and definitely did not eat enough to warrant the price.

DH
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent, attentive and friendly service. Good selection of food choices.

JA
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great place for catch up with friends. Always love a visit...

J
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

Food was very average for the cost and nearly half of our table were sick that night and the following morning. The staff were very friendly there though and very polite.

i
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Really nice setting and atmosphere but food quality is everything. Most of the meat was over cooked and dry though the seafood was excellent.

KZ
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Hi, my experience was not so good caused by one staff member. He wad an older man in a suit, rushing around, I think he may have been a manager helping out. He was very rude and everytime we crossed paths he seemed to expect me to step aside, when he should have as a staff member and me a customer, that on my world is considered good manners.

JO
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was good, getting to expensive tho, almost $200 for the family, only a one off or special occasion

NS
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the whole experience! Upon entering we were made to feel welcome by the front lady! The buffet variety was really good. Food quality was good. Nice morning ambience in dining area. Our plates were cleared away regularly by the staff.

DK
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wide choice of food, nutritious and naughty, good value for money for eating out

LW
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Sometimes this buffet has let me down, but most recently, it was the best one I’ve ever been to! The fried cauliflower in satay sauce was absolutely divine, I went back 3 times for it. Would love to see a choc mousse in the desserts, but the options were decent nonetheless.
Great value for money. Lovely vegetarian options! I’ve already booked to go back again next month.

JW
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Great food. Great convenience. Our favourite every year for our anniversary

NE
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Was very disappointed when we arrived for our 5:30pm booking and was informed that the buffet does not open until 6:00pm. Our 2 kids were extremely hungry by the time we were seated, and it made us late for our following event. We had booked online, and was sent an email confirming our booking of 5:30pm. I think there were others in the same boat, and by the time 6:00pm came the lineup to get in was quite large. In my opinion the amount of people arriving at the same time created mass congestion around the buffet, making getting food on the plate an un-enjoyable experience. Overall the food was quite good, but the 30 minute delay set the scene for a disappointing evening.

FX
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
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
4 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.