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Drunken Admiral

17-19 Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 1903
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Ranked #90 of 432 restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $54
Cuisines: Seafood, Contemporary, International
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: One of Hobart's iconic restaurants and is popular with both locals and visitors to Hobart alike. We are a family run restaurant and we have been operating since 1979 offering the diner a truly unique experience and very fresh and tasty Tassie seafood and meals. The restaurant is world renowned, features in many global travel guides and is always popular – so reservations are advised! Open 7 days a week with parking out front.
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67% Recommend
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Hobart, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Take a stroll around the waterfront away from the crowds of Salamanca and you will find this wonderful restaurant on the other side of the cove. It has a great seafood menu and reasonable prices. Ambiance is unique and the service is excellent. You may need to book to ensure you get a place.

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our first dinner out in Hobart and had been highly recommended by the guy we picked our rental car up from. My husband and I both found the service excellent and the food was really good quality and was quick to the table. This resturant is right on the harbor so it is in a great spot. I... More

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Sydney, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Fabulous atmosphere and decor throughout this restaurant. Our group of 4 ate there twice as it was so much fun. Book early to secure the seating time you would like. we took the 8pm so we didn't have to rush to finish for others :) beautiful seafood fare, fresh and creatively presented. Some had the Tassie scallops that you literally... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Wonderful food, great service and cosy venue. Very atmospheric. Would highly recommend this restaurant if you like good seafood

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Launceston, Australia
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We had been told the seafood was very good here so thought we'd give it a try. The squid was very dark and brown in places and very tough - typically not fresh. The prawns and scallops they use are imported frozen seafood - definitely not Tasmanian scallops and the size and quality of the seafood was poor for the... More

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NicG80, Manager at Drunken Admiral, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Restaurant. We would have only been to happy too address your concerns with the food at the time if our wait staff had been notified. Please be assured that we always endeavour to use the freshest of seafood and produce where possible but unfortunately when working any type of foods you... More

Merimbula, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

We couldn't decide whether to go to the Drunken Admiral or Muirs. We ended up at the drunken admiral which looks like a pirate ship inside. We didn't have a booking but they squeezed us in. Went all out and had the seafood platter which was delicious we are the whole thing although was a struggle. Didn't like the marinated... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great food and good service but a little bit too pricey if you were watching your budget. Would definitely go back there again.

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Brisbane, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant was an eye opener - there is so much to visually see. We enjoyed our dinner - I had prawns - wonderful! Would recommend a visit - worth going to.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

We arrived after an evening concert about 9.30 pm, and the staff were most pleasant and welcoming. Served immediately though the place was quite busy. We ordered 5 entrees .....the olives in a light tempura were delicious, the scallops on a skewer were fresh though very small and would have tasted finer with the roe removed and oysters were fresh.... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This was a fun place to have dinner while we were in Hobart with some friends. It's not much to look at from the outside but when you walk in, you are taken into another world. You eat in areas of a ship and all the decorations and windows make you feel like you're visiting an old world time. The... More

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