Grain of the Silos

4.3
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214 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Modern Australian
Grain of the silos offers a hand chosen selection of Tasmania’s finest produce, prepared by Head Chef Thomas Pirker to form an approachable modern menu that allows the character of the local ingredients to be the star, as well as the inspiration. Grain’s Food Director Massimo Mele, who is consulting alongside Thomas, has used his prodigious experience and knowledge of the island states offerings to guide the seasonal menu.
Accompanying Chef Thomas’s menu is a considered wine list, and while it tips its hat to a selection of mainland and international picks, the list takes the majority fill from handpicked local selections.
The restaurant itself, located inside converted grain silos, displays unique features drawing on the buildings industrial and agricultural past. Featuring luxe, earthy tones, reclaimed timber with contemporary settings, this natural style extends from the design to the delivery of service.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Modern Australian, Farm-to-table
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Hours of Operation
Breakfast
Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–2:45 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:30 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(03) 6700 0688 ext. 2
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Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Thomas Pirker
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Catering
A-La-Carte
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Neighbourhood
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Parking Details
Street Parking, Public parking
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.0
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OT
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

The menu was very small, overpriced, boring, the meals when we revived them very underwhelming, 2 slices of bread for $6 ?😡 service was very good, but everything else Ker it down, end of night we needed to split the bill, we were given a calculator to add up what we needed to pay for as there computer system won’t let them split the bill? Very poor for a new establishment, but the staff were very apologetic and said how they were very frustrated with it as well, overall very disappointed and will not return anytime soon 🙁🙁🙁

KT
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Launceston. The food is always exceptional and the service is very good. Highly recommended.

A
Tasmania
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Great views down the river, classical elegance all round, including the menu which is perhaps a little limited. The wine list starts a little on the pricey side. The mushrooms with truffle oil were undoubtedly the star of the show.

CD
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and yummy food. The only down was a little longer of wait between entree and main but I think this was due to a bigger table order coming out before ours.

M
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a great lunch catch up with some old friends and the food, wine and outlook were terrific. Thanks

H
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Most of the food was so so delicious and so a 4 is perfect as a rating . Waiter was very very attentive with the water and knowledgeable about the food and alcohol. we had a wonderful meal.

MG
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

Sadly over-hyped. Food was average. Side dishes were ordered and only arrived after our main dishes when we pointed out their absence (we appreciated having them removed from the bill). The chairs are uncomfortable and too short for the table. Fine if you are 2 m tall maybe. The decor of the public areas of the hotel including the restaurant are clearly done on the cheap.
Launceston has much better to offer.

MW
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was delicious and service was outstanding. Loxley was our waiter and was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable with regards to the menu. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Great value for money.

OT
Perth / WA
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience4

Disappointed that the fritters had sold out by 7pm. The pasta I had instead from the vegan menu was very plain but all ingredients were cooked exceptionally.
Service was good until we finished mains and waited over half an hour for our plates to be cleared. When this finally happened, we still weren't offered dessert menus.
The waiters seemed to be too busy chatting with the chefs to pay any attention to the diners, with the exception of the young lady waiter who was brilliant and the only one to provide any good service.
I will eat here again because my previous experience was good, but I was left pretty disappointed by this experience.
I do know how good the food can be so I look forward to the next menu change.

JK
London
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for the first time with friends, some of who had been before, and loved it so much I returned the next night with my parents, as I was only in Tas for a few short days. Cost was probably on the higher end, but I was happy to pay the price for what I received in service and food. I also just loved the feel on the place and the ambience.

C
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great, really friendly staff. Great food as well menu was a little small though

F
London
10 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent food - my tuna was imaginative and well prepared.
Service lacked warmth.

A
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first dining experience at the Grain of the Silos. From the time we arrived and were ushered to a corner table with a view until our departure, we were treated with exceptional service. The waiters were professional, friendly, patient and attentive to our every need. We were made to feel special.
The menu was varied and catered to our needs with a number of GF options. The meals were well presented, flavoursome & cooked to perfection. Thank you Grain of the Silos.

GB
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent experience. Delicious food, well presented and served. Had the “feed us” menu which was great value.

TD
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food, location and service was great as always. Nothing was a problem and we really enjoyed our lunch. The menu was varied and appeared to cover off on all dietary requirements. Awesome!

J
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

both my boyfriend and I had the most amazing meals. So tasty and had so much flavour. Service was amazing and very friendly!! Best meal ever

AK
Tasmania
3 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Felt the dinner menu is overpriced especially when you have to buy sides. Waited an extremely long time for our main which was then only warm when arriving to table. Oviously our order was overlooked as the waiter apologised for the delay when we were paying. I have eaten here for lunch prior and had no problem. Disappointed as we were guests at the hotel and we were celebrating my husband's birthday

JH
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Not for breakfast, waiting for things to be topped up frequently. Will leave as a dinner destination

JA
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Very good food but a bit too much fat in the steak. Service not great - we weren't asked how we'd like our steak cooked and when the wine was presented at our table we expected more than "2 glasses of red". Overall a nice experience!

KW
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience5

Food was really disappointing. Market fish was served swimming in sauce. Not a lot of flavour and served on a small smear of mashed potato. The dessert was served cold and was like a dry tasteless brownie rather than a warm chocolate torte. I was very disappointed and embarrassed as it was a meal to celebrate my partners exciting news. We will not be returning. Others have mentioned also that although the service is always good and the setting is lovely, unfortunately the food is sadly lacking. The price would indicate exciting dishes full of flavour and clever combinations but this is definitely not the case.

OT
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Well done - we enjoyed our experience - especially as it was a birthday celebration. Thank you

SP
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good was wonderful, service was attentive but not overbearing and even had complimentary drinks for our dining occasion! Will be back!

AL
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The atmosphere is lovely. The service was great. The food was ok. The beef burger was quite bland. Average to be honest. You almost need to sell your young to buy a glass of wine. Overall, ok but probably wont rush back.

KH
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Was expecting to be able to choose from a menu for breaky too. As I don't each much the $30 was not really good for me. Was nice but the option to select Soemthing off the menu that was smaller would have been good. Didn't realise buffet was the only option.

LS
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall2Food1Service1Ambience3

Breakfast selection for $29pp was poor, quite a few items had run out and not replaced. Chef had unhygienic habits putting hands in raw meat products and then other ingredients when making omelettes . Plates were dirty and difficult to get clean plates. Poor value for money and disappointing. We were celebrating a special occasion and venue was a let down for us.. won’t recommend to others.

S
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meals, great service, friendly staff.
Came to the silos for my mums birthday lunch just like last year and it was as good as I remember. Everyone was happy with what they got (especially since I was paying) and I'm glad I could get a Jack and Coke to go with my porterhouse.
Bill came out cheaper than I expected which was great and everyone left with a smile, even my mum who had ran the marathon that day.

GD
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Business meeting with managers from Melbourne. We choose the feed us menu and they were impressed.

PG
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had an amazing night at Grain, fabulous food and wine, friendly and efficient service and great ambience. We will definitely return.

DS
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic dining experience.... excellent friendly service from a great team. Great food with wonderful atmosphere.... Totally enjoyed and highly recommend 5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

JD
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed a beautiful lunch. Food was fantastic, set really good. Lovely views and venue.

CD
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We thought the food was very average, a breakfast buffet that you could get at any budget hotel. No barista coffee in the price, no fresh squeezed juice, not much variety of ingredients for the omelettes. For the price we expected some wow. We've had an outstanding lunch at Grain earlier this year so we were expecting an amazing buffet.

R
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2019
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

A nice menu and the food was very good, the location is great, the decore is lovely and the male waiter was very friendly and helpful but the 2 female wait staff were very unfriendly and rude and it seemed like any question etc. was a bother to them.

VG
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4Food2Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding but I was a little disappointed in the food. This is my second visit and I loved the food the first time.

BW
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, fantastic serving staff we will be back.

OT
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

$29 Breakfast buffet, which is excellent, but be earned, service fee applies and not disclosed

VB
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding restaurant, the service was amazing, the food was delicious and the setting was beautiful. Only criticism, the menu was very small. Would certainly go again

RA
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Decor was smart and simple, view of city and water was beautiful, the food was excellent (very tasty and generous portions for the price. Our waitress was wonderful and we let her choose the wines for us and we were very happy with the selection. Overall a awesome night out in a warm comfortable inviting place for dinner with great food great service.

PG
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Lunch with friends in a great atmosphere, good food and wine, reasonable lunch prices. Great staff attention.

BM
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Staff were friendly and helpful. Sauces on food were to die for.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Another wonderful night at Grains of the Silos. Only thing that I have also noticed the last two times I’ve dined. The room is way too cold and I find I need to keep my winter jacket on.