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Jail House Grill

32 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6331 0466
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Ranked #22 of 225 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Quite a nice atmosphere, weird that a rump steak could only be ordered as a 200gm or 650gm, which is really children or giants only. Other cuts were offered at 350gm which is better. Service only average, waitress took the empty plates but didn't bother to come back for dessert or coffee order. Next time I feel like a steak... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Looking for some quality vego food can be hard. The jail house burger sounded enticing. But I was let down. The burger was supermarket quality and the chips although hot were nothing special. The garlic bread was also pre produced and just heated up. And far too much butter The salad bar veggies were well cooked and tasted good. Although... More

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Launceston, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Atmosphere was great, salad bar nice variety and fresh and was continuously attended to by staff. Very polite, happy and efficient staff. Made to feel welcome. The steak was nothing short of glorious(I eat mine rare). Prices were great, softdrinks well priced.

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Canberra
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I did not want a big meal on my second and last night in Launceston. There was no trouble securing a table for one, and ordering a delicious tomato and basil soup and an entrée of scallops en brochette (it was called something else). Service was helpful and the chef adapted the sauce for the scallops to my dietary needs.... More

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Was here with my family and wasn't disappointed at all. Their cuts were really good and the oysters too, amazing! Good ambience and great food. A must-visit if you're in Launy!

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Hobart
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I regularly dined here while living in launceston and overall the experience was never less than excellent. I also held my birthday here after many enjoyable experiences in one of the private rooms, the staff were very attentive and the meals were spot on! Highly recommend and will definitely be returning when visiting launceston again.

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Ipswich, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We are always edgy about taking friends to restaurants we think are good, but the Jail House Grill didn't let us down. Great service, fabulous food and great value for money..what more could you ask? It's family friendly without the annoyance of badly behaved young ones, maybe it's the ambience - they are in jail after all!!

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Launceston, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Great steak but unfortunately I don't eat steak... I should be able to go out and enjoy something other than steak. I went with my partner on a Tuesday night, he had a MR 650g rump and he said it was delicious, maybe a little under cooked in the thicker bits but my goodness it was huge. I ordered the... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Nice restaurant with friendly staff. The all you can eat salad bar was both fresh and tasty. I ordered the cajun salmon which was cooked perfectly. Would definately go back!

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Caloundra, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Travelling as a group of 8 we showed up at the pub for lunch at 2pm on a Sunday only to be told that "tha kitchins clooosed" shockers... then we walked one block and found Jail House Grill - what a complete contrast - friendly, the girl that received us was great, no problem at all - basically working on... More

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