Old Wharf Restaurant

4.3
330 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 330 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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LeanneS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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 / VIC
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 5 days ago

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 / VIC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was perfect, highly recommend.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

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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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 / VIC
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 / VIC
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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JaneD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Waiters were sloppy, not well presented, did not know who had ordered which meal.
Meals were not well described eg chowder was not as expected. Chicken dish underwhelming. This was our 3rd visit and probably won’t be back
Cheers

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 8 January 2021

Dear JaneD, Please accept our sincere apologies for the experience you have described. It's certainly our intention to provide a truly exceptional food and service offering, so we too are disappointed that this was not your experience. Please be assured that your feedback has been shared with both our kitchen and front-of-house teams and will be used constructively to inform our continuous improvement. With many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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Karen
Brisbane
2 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service, delicious food. This was such a wonderful dining experience. The Iced Vovo dessert is to die for. I will definitely come here again on my next trip to Hobart.

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Shreya
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Very nice restaurant with a beautiful view. Good Food too!

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CynthiaL
Brisbane
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Elegant venue overlooking the harbour.
The service was excellent and the food was very good
Must try the fresh oysters from Burnie island absolutely fantastic

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded 5 days ago

Dear CynthiaL, 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 the beautiful (and always tasty) Bruny Island oysters. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant

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GlenB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Quality food in a wonderful setting, overlooking the harbour. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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ChrisB
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service and wonderful food. We really enjoyed ourselves here

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NaomiD
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience4

Did appreciate been told to eat desert in lounge before 8pm when we booked to 8:30.I refused to east in lounge Was very rude service. Never returning again with bad service

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MartinP
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the ‘feed me’ ... totally recommended
Fresh and full of flavours

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JANG
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

This was my second experience of dining at Old Wharf and came back because the first one was so good.
Staff very welcoming and efficient and food was very good.
I will definitely be returning.

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JanetCocoD14
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We went for anniversary dinner and the restaurant went the extra mile to reserve a quiet table by the window for us. The service was amazing! We love every moment from the start till desert. Definitely highly recommended !

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RenegadeMeerkat
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I never do reviews but I’ll go out of my way to say that our experience at the Old Wharf was stunning! The vegan option was soooo delicious and everything else was spot on!

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Ellejayeff
Tasmania
13 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Was underwhelmed by the menu but the food was really so much better than expected. Really enjoyed the goat's cheese tart and the minute steak was beautifully cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and staff. Couldn’t ask for better

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SallyB
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely view. Great food. Great service from attendants. Would highly recommend for place to celebrate specia event.

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PennyG
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We had a lovely evening at The Old Wharf. The setting is great and we had a good table on the window to take advantage of the dock views. The service was generally very good except that it took a very long time to get our drinks before the meal. The food was fresh and delicious and we will definitely return.

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PaulH
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ticked all the boxes! Great place for a romantic evening.

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JANG
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Very pleasant evening catching up with family from interstate. Staff were very welcoming and anxious to please. Table was roomy, chairs comfortable and the restaurant was not noisy.
Food good and so was service. Will definitely return.

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IanS
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience4

Was asked to vacate our table 1 hour and 40mins into our 3 course meal for our wedding anniversary....For the next guest who wasn’t even there. Very unprofessional. Poor staff training?

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 3 December 2020

Dear IanS, We regret that you felt your Old Wharf service experience was unprofessional. Our reservations are allocated a two-hour sitting from the time of reservation and, unfortunately, a late arrival can impact the time at the table. While this is communicated in the online reservations process, I do apologise if you did not feel it was clear. We certainly would wish for your celebration to be special, and regret that your experience was marred by this. Many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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AMcD
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

A/C was not working I was told as we all were very warm in the evening sun.

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AdrianR
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Could of done with a little background music, probably too quiet.

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BarbaraM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a sensational evening out for dinner.
Complimentary champagne for my birthday and the food was amazing.
We have booked a game in January for ourselves and Friends.

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SvetaB
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing delicious, highly recommend this place :)

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MalcolmA
Tasmania
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All the restaurant needs is a wider range of menu options to encourage locals to return on a regular basis PLUS a wider range of wines as well.

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Chrisf
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent venue with quality food and service.
The menu has a small selection of premium quality produce thats is sure to meet the expectations of even the most fussy diner.
I highly recommend the Old wharf restaurant.

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KelvinB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Food was OK at the restaurant, as most of the food was run of the mill. Service was very hit and miss.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 24 November 2020

Dear KelvinB, Thank you for dining with us at Old Wharf Restaurant. I'm sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. We intend to provide a high level of both food and service, and it's disappointing to read that these fell short for you. Please be assured that your feedback has been shared with both our kitchen and service teams to identify opportunities for our continuous improvement. Many thanks, Old Wharf Restaurant.

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BashirE
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fantastic, from drinks through to the meals.
Coeliac friendly and aware with great gluten free options.
Wonderful atmosphere.

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Kells
Tasmania
2 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Couldn't fault it. We were so full we had to have dessert delivered to our room later that night. Loved it!!
Then there was breakfast the next morning. Just as amazing!!

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LisaS
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The staff were very welcoming, attentive, and super-efficient. The food was delicious, the Tasmanian salmon had the crispiest skin and the flesh was firm but soft and moist with the tastiest sauce. Accompanied by the freshest sugar snap and snow peas in a lemon yoghurt dressing, which complimented the salmon dish very well. My partner had a serving of the Tasmanian seafood chowder which container the freshest mussels, scallops, flathead, bacon in a creamy style of chowder, describes as a delicious meal, this was accompanied by the house salad, covered in a tangy balsamic dressing. The meal was finished off by sharing a rich sticky date pudding with a salted brandy ice cream, very rich and authentic in its flavour.

Old Wharf Restaurant
Responded on 10 November 2020

Dear LisaS, Thank you so much for choosing to visit us at Old Wharf and for taking the time to provide this very comprehensive feedback. Your descriptions of your menu choices are mouthwatering! We're thrilled that you enjoyed so meny elements of your experience and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back again. Kind regards, Old Wharf Restaurant

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Jana
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the vegan options and reasonable prices despite the great service and view.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiters were lovely and the food was amazing

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JenniL
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect evening!
Excellent ambiance, beautifully presented,delicious meals that were served by attentive and professional staff. A perfect dining experience by the wharf. Thank you.

FAQs

Old Wharf Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 330 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.