Old Wharf Restaurant

4.3
361 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • 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
What 361 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RebekahM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the food and the staff were attentive. We were just disappointed that our pre dinner experience was let down some. Perhaps communication between the concierge and the bars could be open? Felt like we were shuffled along and set up for a condescending remark when we headed to the story time (?) bar for a cocktail only to be told ( in no uncertain terms) it was closed for the a private function...

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JonG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Definitely recommend friends to this restaurant. Fantastic food, very attentive staff, lovely atmosphere!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food a little overpriced

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KimH
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful night . Requested a window table and got one . Service was amazing . Food lovely . Hotel looks amazing .

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded 6 days ago

Dear KimH, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf and for providing this wonderful review. We're thrilled to read that you enjoyed your experience and that you felt very well looked after. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, Old Wharf.

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AndyP
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Dined for our Anniversary.
Ambience and food were good.
We had the Chef's selection, this was delicious, but at $75pp was in my opinion overpriced. Better value is likely to be the ala carte.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 23 February 2021

Dear AndyP, Thank you for choosing to dine with us to celebrate your anniversary at Old Wharf and for taking the time to provide this feedback. We intend to provide an exceptional food and beverage experience, and are thrilled that you found the food delicious and the ambience enjoyable. Our team has created a menu that celebrates and explores Tasmania's traditional family dishes, while championing our beautiful local produce. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Old Wharf

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DiO2021
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Thank you so very much. We really enjoyed our meal together for my husband's birthday. The food and wine were divine. Our favourite plate on the 'Feed Me' menu was the tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella - the vinaigrette was amazing!

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 22 February 2021

Dear DiO2021, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf and for taking the time to provide this wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed celebrating your husband's birthday at Old Wharf, and loved our 'feed me' menu - in particular, our very popular tomato and mozzarella dish! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Many thanks, Old Wharf.

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BradW
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Table service was slow, food was way over priced and extremely small.
Great views of the waterfront is the only positive.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 22 February 2021

Dear BradW, Thank you for dining with us at Old Wharf and for taking the time to provide this feedback. We intend to provide a memorable food and service experience. While we're delighted that you enjoyed the lovely views, we naturally regret to read that the food and service fell short of your, and our, expectations. Please know that your feedback will be used to inform our continuous improvement. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Old Wharf.

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HelenV
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Why would you eat anywhere else when you could have a table by the window with a view of the river filled with yachts on a perfect summer’s evening? A delicious meal and good service completed a most enjoyable experience.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 22 February 2021

Dear HelenV, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf and for taking the time to provide this wonderful feedback. We're delighted to read that you enjoyed the food and service from our wonderful team! We consider ourselves pretty lucky to work in a place which offers such incredible views, so we're glad you enjoyed it too! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Many thanks, Old Wharf.

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JasmineYoung
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We werw blown away and treated like royalty on our wedding night. It was the most beautiful surprise. Delicious food and 10/10 service. Thank you so much for making our night one to remember! Jasmine and Daniel Young

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 22 February 2021

Dear JasmineYoung, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf and congratulations to you both during this special time. We are thrilled to read that our team looked after you impeccably on your wedding night and we hope to have you both visit us again in the future... maybe an anniversary dinner? All the best, Old Wharf

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BenjaminG
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was alright but not exceptional. Worth the money. Would go back again.

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MichelleW
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, excellent quality of foods used.
Brilliant service and great Aussie wine list

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 22 February 2021

Dear MichelleW, Thank you so much for visiting Old Wharf and for taking the time to provide this lovely feedback. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed all of our offerings - in particular the local wine list! We hope to welcome you back again soon! Many thanks, Old Wharf

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Rebecca
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, service was excellent and overall experience was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Nice, very friendly staff. Great value for money. Food quality was good.

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fiona
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Sadly, this restaurant did not meet our expectations. If we’d had the meal from a pub kitchen for $25 - $30, I would be leaving a five star review. The staff were all fantastic but our meals were disappointing for the price point.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 22 February 2021

Dear fiona, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf and for taking the time to provide this feedback. We intend to provide a memorable food and service experience, and are delighted that you enjoyed the service from our wonderful team. However, we regret to read that the food component didn't meet your expectations. Please know that your feedback will be used to inform our continuous improvement. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Regards, Old Wharf.

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NigelH
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fabulous place to eat. The service was great the food was exceptional and the atmosphere was perfect for our anniversary celebration.
Will definitely be returning.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 22 February 2021

Dear NigelH, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf Restaurant and for providing this wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to read that you both thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your visit and we truly hope to welcome you back in the future! Many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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Glover
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Great meal. Lovely view. Beautiful surroundings and ambience

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Beez
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The cuisine was amazing! Cocktails were spectacular! As was the cocktail maker (lovely Gal with blue hair). Sadly the service did not match the food. Cocktails ordered when seated in the restaurant were remembered when the wine reached the table and I request they not serve the wine until we had received our cocktails. Entrees reached the table before the cocktails. There was very little time given between the entree and main courses. Then dessert was quick off the back end of the mains. We chose the later sitting so as we wouldn't be rushed. But after all that it was worth sitting through the not so good service to experience the meals. There wasn't one we could really fault. 4 different entrees, mains and desserts ordered, 12 dishes in all. Restaurant does not provide share plates so we made our own by sharing all 12 meals by four people.

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Responded on 11 February 2021

Dear Beez, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf Restaurant and for taking the time to provide this thoughtful feedback. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed the food and cocktails, but naturally regret to read that the service timing let the experience down. Please be assured that your feedback will be used to inform our continuous improvement and we do hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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Mary
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Both desserts were very disappointing. The salmon was over cooked. Entrees were delicious and we saved them to eat with our mains but we had to stop wait staff from taking them away on 2 occasions. Overall though a nice experience.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2021

Dear Mary, Thank you for dining with us at Old Wharf and providing this valuable feedback. We're delighted that you enjoyed some aspects of your visit, particularly your entrees, however we naturally regret to read that your desserts and your salmon dish were not to the exceptional standard that we wish to offer our guests. This feedback will be passed onto our kitchen team and will certainly be taken into consideration. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Old Wharf Restaurant

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GlennW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

I ordered the scallop pie. It didn’t go with caramelised onion at all.
I expected more from a high profile restaurant.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2021

Dear GlennW, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf Restaurant and providing this valuable feedback. While we are thrilled you enjoyed the service and ambience, we are sorry to read that your food experience was not to the exceptional standard that we wish to offer our guests. We will certainly take your comments regarding the balance of flavours in our scallop pie dish into consideration. We truly hope we can welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Old Wharf Restaurant

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MalcolmW
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This restaurant has a relatively small menu. We can recommend both the steak and the scallop pie. The chowder was an excellent starter. The service was prompt and efficient. The wine list tends to be a bit over priced, the food expensive but worth it.
A special occasion venue.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 11 February 2021

Dear MalcolmW, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf Restaurant and for taking the time to provide this wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed both the scallop pie and the steak (my personal favourite) as well as the service. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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vipVanessaM
Brisbane
10 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to go if you want a scallop pie and you haven't had time to get one whilst in Hobart and will miss the Salamanca markets.

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Muffet
Vancouver
10 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had dinner here for our Anniversary and everything was superb!!! I had the prawn cocktail and the steak and it was fantastic! My husband had the chowder and scallop pie and he loved it. We enjoyed ourselves so much that night we tried to book the following night but couldn’t get in. We will definitely be back when we next visit Hobart

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Aussie
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

A lovely setting with friendly helpful and competent staff. The entrées of seafood chowder and goat's cheese tart were both excellent. Our mains both fillet steak medium rare were disappointing. Good quality beef but one was cooked to medium and the other whilst medium rare had not been allowed to rest properly and the "blood juice" had seeped onto the plate. This should have been picked up at the pass. The chips were excellent but the "salad" chopped up cos and a couple of slices of radish was uninspiring at best. Other meals looked good but couldn't recommend the steak.

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great location, very good service, and great food.

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FionaD
1 review
Dined on 30 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved, loved our experience. Thank you for making our 24th wedding anniversary so great.

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MareeL
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service from Katie was wonderful, food was good. I like that the menu isn't too extensive, but diverse enough. Lovely view and not too noisy.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 27 January 2021

Dear MareeL, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf Restaurant. We are thrilled to read that you had such an enjoyable experience and that Katie made your time with us memorable. We will be sure to pass this lovely feedback on to her. We hope to look after you again in the near future. Kind regards, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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Roberto
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great aspect to dine and chat, friendly service with good knowledge of Tassie foods and beverages. definately in the top 5 places to dine in Hobart

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 28 January 2021

Dear Roberto, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf Restaurant and for taking the time to provide this wonderful feedback. To be considered a 'top 5' place to dine is not something that we take lightly. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your entire experience and look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant

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Josh
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food and ambience is lovely. We were the first sitting for the evening and towards the end, our table was forgotten. Bar service needs improvement. However the maître de turned things around.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 27 January 2021

Hello Josh, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf Restaurant. While we are thrilled to read that there were many enjoyable aspects of your visit, I am sorry to read that we fell short of our high service standards. Please be assured that your comments will be used constructively to identify opportunities for improvement. With many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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DebbieB
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly staff, beautiful location, food locally sourced and a great range. They catered for a gluten free diet, staff where attentive and we didn’t wait long for drinks or food.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 27 January 2021

Dear DebbieB, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf Restaurant and for taking the time to provide this wonderful feedback. We are thrilled to read that you enjoyed your entire experience, from our wonderful staff, through to our beautiful and locally sourced menu. We hope to welcome you back again very soon! Many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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Harry
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service4Ambience3

Great service and ambience shame about the food Overpriced!
Overpriced wine for standard.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 26 January 2021

Dear Harry, It's great to note that you enjoyed our team's friendly service and the ambience of our beautiful location, but we're naturally disappointed to read that you felt our menus were not priced appropriately. We are proud to celebrate a variety of premium local produce on our menus, and our pricing does reflect that. Your feedback will be used constructively to identify any opportunities where can better strike a balance to ensure value for our guests. Many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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LeanneS
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambience. The steak was magnificently cooked, so tender and flavourful, portably one of the best we have had! Service was really top notch too.

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GrantR
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience2

We stayed at the hotel and expected the restaurant to be as good as the hotel - it wasn’t. The pricey fig and prosciutto salad was one cut up fig with a tiny bit of prosciutto. The salmon and the pork were both over overcooked and very dry. We complained but still paid for it. The server tried her best but the whole experience was all optics and little substance - it was extremely disappointing.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 12 January 2021

Dear GrantR, While we're thrilled that you enjoyed your MACq 01 Hotel experience, it's naturally very concerning to read about your experience of the menu offering with us at Old Wharf Restaurant. The feedback you have shared here certainly falls short of the very high standards to which we hold ourselves, and we hope you will be assured that your comments will be used constructively to identify opportunities for improvement. With many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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NicoleM
Melbourne
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, highly recommend.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 13 January 2021

Dear NicoleM, Thank you so much for dining with us at Old Wharf Restaurant and for taking the time to provide this lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your experience and hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Old Wharf Restaurant

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LucyLu
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Superb as always. Impeccable food, service staff & atmosphere. It truly doesn’t get any better on the Hobart waterfront!

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 22 February 2021

Dear LucyLu, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at Old Wharf and for taking the time to provide this wonderful feedback. We are delighted to read that you very much enjoyed the food, our wonderful team and of course, those water views! We look forward to welcoming you back again soon! Many thanks, Old Wharf.

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KyleeR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

On holidays and are here 2 amazing food incredible to watch the kitchen work
Would highly recommend

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FrankM
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Excellent venue and service but the food was just average. We’ve eaten there before and the meal was outstanding, we were a little disappointed this time.

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Neens
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful. Cannot fault this restaurant. Loved it.

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EmilyC
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyable meal and great service. We will dine again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Melbourne
2 reviews
Dined on 30 December 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Evening meal in great location on the water. We had a great waiter who was very attentive and looked after us for the evening

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Ellem
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Excellent food, good variety, bit noisy right next to the kitchen, very slow drink service.

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Old Wharf Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 361 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.