The Food Edit
At the end of a big day, there’s nothing more rewarding than tucking into a good, hearty feed. Whether you’re after great steak, fresh fish n chips or a classic parma, we know a pub for you. Here’s our list of 5 top pubs around Tassie that offer classic fare made from the freshest ingredients.
Spoiler alert: 3 of them have a Nightcap Hotel... bonus points for convenience!
In the Hobart suburb of Derwent Park, Carlyle Hotel has been a local favourite for years. The menu offers a variety of dishes to choose from, with pizza, burgers, juicy steaks and classic pub meals. It’s hard to look past their half rack (or full rack) of pork ribs slow cooked in chipotle BBQ sauce served with chips and slaw. Wash it down with a Tassie beer or glass of wine, then walk back to your room at Nightcap at Carlyle Hotel.
Another local fave in the Hobart area, Granada Tavern lies in the town of Berriedale, right near the (in)famous MONA. After a day wandering around the quirky art museum, settle in for some quality pub grub, ‘cause you’ve earned it! They’ve got all the classics on offer: chicken schnitzel that’s crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside, an Angus beef burger with all the fixings, fresh fish of the day, and a selection of succulent Graziers steaks, just to name a few. With seniors and kids menus available, they’ve got the whole family covered.
Gateway Bistro Bar & Grill
Step it up a notch on your Tassie pub crawl and enjoy a meal at the Gateway Hotel in Devonport. They’ve got starters like Tasmanian oysters and mushroom chorizo arancini. Bistro faves with everything from a chicken parma to confit duck leg, not to mention a Cape Grim Eye Fillet that makes your mouth water just reading the words. After your feast, stay the night in Nightcap Plus accommodation - you’ll be delighted by premium King Koil beds, large rooms and fresh decor, plus a welcome drink and a few other extras that we’ll keep a surprise for you.
Launceston is a charming city with plenty to offer both visitors and locals alike. Whatever you do with your day, end it right at Riverside Hotel. Their menu hits all the sweet spots, starting with share plates including BBQ Buffalo wings, pub faves like fish n chips, Graziers beef pie and spag bol, and 4 different cuts of steak to choose from. Have no fear of the food coma, there’s a Nightcap Hotel so you can crawl into bed straight from the Bistro.
Live like a Launceston local and head into Mowbray Hotel for a good feed, fresh drinks and great service. The menu has shareplates like panko prawns, cheesy garlic bread and calamari. Their pub faves tick all the boxes with a schnitty burger, Caesar salad, Graziers steaks and slow braised lamb shank. Or if you’re a seafood lover, they’ve got a seafood basket brimming with fresh fish.