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Old Wharf Restaurant, Hobart, AU-TAS

Old Wharf Restaurant

4.5
4.5
870 Reviews
$41 to $100
Modern Australian
At Old Wharf, we stand in the historical location of former jetties, piers, homes and taverns from where, since the 1800s colourful traders, merchandisers, exporters and explorers have shipped Tassie’s renowned produce across the globe.

Chef Simon Pockran and his team acknowledge this history by creating a menu that celebrates and explores Tasmania’s traditional family dishes. Reimagined and refined, this menu gives the nod to our past while championing our celebrated produce and boutique Tasmania growers.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 6210 7602
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Pockran
  • Catering
    Contact us at oldwharf@macq01.com.au for information on catering options for your next private event or function
  • Private party facilities
    For enquiries regarding a private event or exclusive use of Old Wharf Restaurant, please reach out to our team at oldwharf@macq01.com.au
  • Area
    Hobart City Center
  • Cross Street
    Hunter Street Hobart
  • Parking Details
    Hunter Street Hobart - parking available
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 870 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tasmania

    Best Food

  • Tasmania

    Good for business meals

  • Tasmania

    Good for business meals

  • Tasmania

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Tasmania

    Healthy

  • Tasmania

    Great for fine wines

  • Tasmania

    Romantic

  • Tasmania

    Great for scenic views

  • Tasmania

    Good for special occasions

  • Tasmania

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Tasmania

    Lively

  • Tasmania

    Most Booked

  • Hobart

    Best Overall

  • Hobart

    Best Food

  • Hobart

    Best Service

  • Hobart

    Best Ambience

  • Hobart

    Best Value

  • Hobart

    Good for business meals

  • Hobart

    Good for business meals

  • Hobart

    Innovative

  • Hobart

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Hobart

    Healthy

  • Hobart

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Hobart

    Great for fine wines

  • Hobart

    Romantic

  • Hobart

    Great for scenic views

  • Hobart

    Good for special occasions

  • Hobart

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Hobart

    Lively

  • Hobart

    Most Booked

870 Reviews
  1. PamF

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff at The Old Wharf were welcoming and attentive wihout being obtrusive. The food and wines were delicious right down to the crusty bread we enjoyed at the start of the meal. Great location too.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service. Great location. Slightly noisy but probably due to one big party.

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  3. MelF

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. Very friendly staff. Food was delicious. Great vegan options, with the most amazing dessert I've had in a long time.

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  4. ShayneB

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service and atmosphere were all fantastic. A nice surprise on our Tassie holiday

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  5. TroyP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was mixed and a little chaotic. Friendly enough but I’ve seen better service in a pub. Restaurant had zero music playing, tables were being wiped over in between courses which I found a little odd, see had at least 5 different staff serve us ( why don’t restaurants have sections for waitstaff anymore? ) Food was tasty but nothing amazing for the prices charged. Biggest pet hate in restaurants lately is dessert menus are never placed in front of a customer, only verbally asked “did we want dessert” I bet the chefs and hotel owner would appreciate an upsell. Breakfast was also quite average. Would not recommend or revisit.

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  6. ChrisP

    New South Wales

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Friendly staff, nice menu, amazing location…just a shame that we waited 70mins between our starter and main course. The lady who waited the table was fantastic, however the delay from the kitchen was terrible. As example, other diners arrived, ate their meal and left whilst we waited between courses. In fairness, the front of house were very apologetic and offered a reduction on the bill, however this was small consolation for night spoiled. We arrived at 8:15 and left after 10:30pm. By the time our mains arrived, it was too late to enjoy a desert. Positives - the Pork Croquettes were sensational. Really friendly front of house service Negative - the waiting time!

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  7. TravelWell

    Toronto

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal at a great location. Wine list was impressive.

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  8. SandraS

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my cousin from Europe to this restaurant as part of a trip to Tasmania while he was in Australia. Upon arrival we were greeted promptly and shown to our reserved table. The ambience was warm and elegant with great views across the water. Our food was sensational - the salmon, including carrots as a side dish and the cheese platter for "dessert" was amazing. We each had different red wines from SA which were delightful. Service, by waiting staff close to the age of the clients (how nice) was attentive without being over bearing. Only one tiny suggestion - our table rocked so some packers under one leg would have been nice. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting or staying in Hobart.

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  9. SKay1

    Surrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely restaurant. The seafood pie was delicious but they run out fast. We were lucky enough to get the last two. Service was very good and the view from the restaurant is unforgettable.

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  10. LeaL

    Tasmania

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our experience at Old Wharf Restaurant on 01 Feb. 2024 was disappointing. The waitress wasn't paying close attention and had a bit of attitude. Our drinks arrived *after* we had completed our bread and appetizers, and only after reminding her; she also brought out one drink at a time. We had to ask to have our water refilled. The place was not very busy. The food varied from fair to decent, but not great, and definitely not worth the price. (We ate there after seven days in Tassie, eating out for every meal, so we were pretty familiar with the competition.) The side salad I ordered sounded great on the menu: "Sweet Potato & Avocado Salad: fennel, walnuts, herbs, pecorino, and prosciutto." The main greens in the salad were mint leaves, with a few leaves of either flat leaf parsley or cilantro. All I could taste was mint, very strong mint. Despite the promise of a wonderful blend of flavors, it all just tasted like mint. I mentioned it to the waitress, who talked to the chef, and they did offer a free dessert to compensate, but it didn't fix the experience. Also, Old Wharf clearly has worked hard to create ambience, and the seating area where you wait for your table is nice. The dining room decor misses, though. They tried to be nautical, but it just feels sterile and impersonal, with a few nods to the ocean and no character or Tassie feel at all. It could be any seafood restaurant in any town in any country. I don't recommend eating at Old Wharf. Grab some fish & chips at Mako, save $100, and enjoy a delicious dinner!
    Old Wharf RestaurantResponded on 2 February 2024
    Hello LeaL, Thank you for taking the time to critique your experience with us at Old Wharf. While unfortunately I can't speak to the specifics of your sevice issues, only understate that training is ongoing and a certain sequence of service standard is expected (which, if presented as above, was short of internal expectations) I can at least provided rather targeted feedback to all parties about our presentation as a whole. It takes a village, and perception is everything, so if our interior design and branding are failing to deliver, then this will need to be rectified. Creating an authentic connection to place is critically important to us. I thank you for your understanding and your patronage at the tailend of what I hope was a stunning visit to Tasmania. With thanks, Joshua

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  11. JoAnnC

    New York City

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was all right, but not extraorindary except for the pork cutlet which was amazingly tender and juicy. Would get that again. Service was very friendly.

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  12. LesleyW

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious meal and outstanding service. Lovely location.

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  13. STELLAT

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good water views, good food, excellent customer service

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  14. Jean

    Tasmania

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely restaurant with a relaxed vibe. No loud music and and an amazing quiet and focused open kitchen. Front of house was welcoming, good explanation of the menu and checked for dietary issues. Although a small menu a varied choice of casual and more formal options with a price point to suit all budgets. Both the lamb and salmon dishes were beautifully presented and popping with colour. My choice, the salmon had been perfectly cooked; moist and flaking apart with a fantastic crispy skin. The salad that accompanied the dish was was light and fresh in flavour. I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to friends and will definitely return myself. Well done, Old Wharf!!

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  15. KBSyd

    Hong Kong

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was lovely, the outlook stunning and the service was seriously superb…. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Slow service. Understaffed. Negroni was a miss with small ice cubes that melted so fast that it was left watery. Food was good. Overall it was nice but left feeling a little underwhelmed.

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  17. AlannaP

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went in July after our wedding and the service, ambience and food was incredible. Last night the service wasn’t great however I think the waiter must have been new as very nervous and was obviously trying his best. Oysters kilpatrick was cold, food took awhile to come out, steak and pot pie were just okay. Restaurant was very noisy. I wouldn’t rush back.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice meal nice staff, not out of this world but well above average

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  19. JaneR

    Tropical QLD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was amazing - absolutely superb. The food, the atmosphere and the noise level was perfect.

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  20. AlexR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were so friendly and welcoming. My partner and I were dining there for his birthday and we were pleasantly surprised with a birthday dessert complete with a candle and a rendition of Happy Birthday by two lovely staff members. The food was exceptional in taste and presentation and overall we enjoyed a very pleasant evening. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants the whole package.

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  21. Stace

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    4th time back in 3 years- The food this time was absolutely amazing- Service was excellent-

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  22. RichardH

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The ambiance was wonderful And the salmon excellent, however the seafood pot was underwhelming with next to no seafood in the dish. Needed a second meal afterwards.

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  23. KatriS

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Super happy to find a restaurant with good vegan options. Bravo. Lovely evening. Our waiter was super helpful and attentive.

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  24. TimT

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was lovely. Waiter Raj was very friendly and efficient. Have already recommended to friends.

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  25. JimW

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely dinner by the water. Would recommend to friends and family.

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  26. MaryD

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely location, delicious food and very attentive and considerate service. My second time and I will be back whenever I am in Hobart.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely meal and friendly staff. Just took a little too long to bring out my glass of wine.

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  28. IanB

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Beautiful restaurant with excellent food and service in a great location.

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  29. GregS

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, beautifully presented. Great view of the harbour, city and surrounding mountains. The staff were polite, friendly and attentive.

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  30. RachelM

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, some of the best service we’ve had in a long time. Lovely location and ambiance. Thanks for a lovely evening!

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  31. AnnaG

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great seafood, and our family loved the Tassie potatoes!

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  32. JohnW

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best eye fillet and pork that we have eaten in a long while. Excellent service.

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  33. DannyW

    Tasmania

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Slow service re main course and some waiters really need more training - eg when asked what sort of side it was when they were being delivered to table and he told me that it’s a salad (???) and after being told that there’s a worm in a wine and no action taken - that was so unprofessional - waiter kept rushing for order that should not be happened as well - Alex did a great job for helping with photo and knew his job

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  34. RobinR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very disappointing, given other reviews. By far the worst dining experience we’ve had in Tasmania. In fact, the only which was less than delightful. Very slow and seemingly inexperienced service with no apparent supervision or training, ordinary food with the exception of excellent oysters. Lovely view and venue, so I hope they lift their food and service game to match.

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  35. Ellejayeff

    Tasmania

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 8 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Old Wharf has outstanding harbour views looking up to Kunyani or down the Derwent. The restaurant now is serving a light lunch 7 days a week, The menu is small but caters to most tastes. We chose the squid, the pork courgettes and the Tassie potatoes and enjoyed all 3 dishes. The wine list by the glass was quite extensive, I enjoyed my Gala Estate Rose. This will probably be our new favourite small lunch venue on the waterfront.

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  36. StevenO

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect spot to celebrate our anniversary. Food and service outstanding and the location with the wonderful window seat was perfect.

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  37. RuthM

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and ambience and location. However, we ordered wine at 3 different times and did not get any! we had nearly finished the meal and still no wine. Waitstaff tried their best but there seemed to be no support from management/ sommelier about the fact that no one could find the wine - and we gave 2 alternatives as well. At this price expect more.

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  38. TraceyK

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The delicious food, ambience and concerted efforts of the wait staff were offset by the extended amount of time it took between placing the order for dessert & receiving it at the table. Our coffees were well finished, & I thought that perhaps they had forgotten about the order and then it finally arrived. Disappointing when we’ve had such brilliant service at all other Tasmanian restaurants & cafes.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Perth

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a bit slow, but overall the experience was good. The food was excellent.

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  40. DebraB

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely view, great ambience, fantastic service. We enjoyed ourselves very much. Our steaks cooked to perfection.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Old Wharf Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 11 times today
Google Map for Old Wharf Restaurant

18 Hunter St, Hobart, AU-TAS 7000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Hunter Street Hobart
  • Area
    Hobart City Center
  • Hours of Operation
    Breakfast Daily 6:30 am–10:30 am Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Daily 6:00 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Modern Australian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hunter Street Hobart - parking available
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Simon Pockran
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (03) 6210 7602
  • Catering
    Contact us at oldwharf@macq01.com.au for information on catering options for your next private event or function
  • Private party facilities
    For enquiries regarding a private event or exclusive use of Old Wharf Restaurant, please reach out to our team at oldwharf@macq01.com.au
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