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410 Sandy Bay Road | Wrest Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
03 6221 1700
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
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  • 12
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  • 7
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  • 3
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Only if you can be bothered going elsewhere

We are locals and go here with family every year in Sept. I would not recommend here unless you are staying in the hotel and really don't want to go elsewhere. The Buffett breakfast has all the basic breakfast items but the quality is poor and not great service. Firstly the coffee is from a machine... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2014
Loveagreathotel
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Hobart, Tasmania
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Sydney, Australia
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233 reviews 233 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
236 helpful votes 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is where the ample breakfasts are served as well as lunch and dinner buffets. Great variety, tasty food, good views and exceptional service!

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Longford, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Costly food, but good selection ate there twice, would do so again. Also open from 6.30am to 10.30am.

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Hobart, Australia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

It's bland. It's boring. It's outdated. It's tasteless. A lot of it appears to be packet food. All of the cakes I have seen offered in other cafes and therefore must be bought in frozen packaged tasteless rubbish. The meats were overcooked, the gravy dish was empty, basically there are no flavours... There is a coffee machine. It's loud and... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania
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176 reviews 176 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We are locals and go here with family every year in Sept. I would not recommend here unless you are staying in the hotel and really don't want to go elsewhere. The Buffett breakfast has all the basic breakfast items but the quality is poor and not great service. Firstly the coffee is from a machine that doesn't work properly... More 

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Gold Coast
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We enjoyed the breakfast here each day during out stay. It had everything that you would want to eat, We could not fault the food as there were so many choices. Terrific coffee machine. Staff friendly and whole area kept immaculate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A great place to have a meal but this means its highly advisable to book in advance! Seriously! if it wasn't acceptable, there would be no need to book!

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Kickatinalong
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123 reviews 123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

The buffet dinner is, well, beige. 2 roast options, no Asian or indian flavours, just bland bland bland. Apart from the salsa, not a single tomato in the buffet. Seafood bake was marked a vegetarian?? Bain-Marie beige should be the restaurants slogan. Imagine you're stuck in a time warp, eating at a Sizzler restaurant circa 1990, then make it blander.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

The food and service were both pleasing, but the buffet style set out makes it very difficult for wheelchair-bound persons to get the food they want without assistance.

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Hobart, Australia
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66 reviews 66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

A group of us ate here on Thursday night for the $35 head buffet. There was a reasonable selection but the foods were tasteless. It was presented well but the hot food was only luke warm, the gravy bland & the salads were outdated & boring. The soggy cauliflower & cheese dish looked unappetising and people that had the roast... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Everything we had for breakfast this morning was of good quality, eg lean bacon, perfectly cooked poached eggs. The grilled tomatoes tasted home grown. A good choice was available. Did not feel hungry for the rest of the day.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Address: 410 Sandy Bay Road | Wrest Point, Hobart, Tasmania 7005, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: 03 6221 1700

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