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Jail House Grill

32 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6331 0466
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Ranked #24 of 221 restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
  • Italian first
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English first
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Awesome food and great salad Bar. Loved the design of the Bar and Bistro. Very clean and quiet for a Bar. Parking was hard to get but after a while we were lucky to grab one but there is a shopping village across from this where you might find parking. If ordering Small steaks they are small.. Medium might have... More

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Tasmania
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We booked for an early meal at 5.30 and the place wasn't too busy. A few of us had steaks and I had the salmon, all was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. The salad/ vegie bar was well stocked and regularly refreshed and the ice topped up to keep the salads cold. The mains are all priced between $30- 50... More

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Victoria, Australia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife and I ate here recently based upon a recommendation given to us by our accommodation. Service was terrific and we felt well looked after, especially given that we phoned on short notice. We could not fault our steaks which were cooked to perfection and full of flavour. Our meal was supported by access to the salad bar that... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our teens loved this place! Pork ribs - huge serving although a little salty and sticky (as they warned)! My medium rare 200g rump was delicious. I don't know how they get those potatoes so deliciously crispy on the outside and fluffy & hot on the inside?! The salad bar was a huge hit! Enjoyed a lovely glass of Tasmanian... More

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Bacchus Marsh, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Best meal we've had here on our holiday. Lovely staff, quality food cooked beautifully, fresh salads and spotless. Kid friendly with a wonderful choice for them too.

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Launceston, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Atmosphere : Not bad 3/5 Garlic Bread : Damn good 5/5 Oysters : Crap 0/5 - Under cooked and burnt on top.. no flavor Steak, Rib eye : 2/5 cooked to request but no flavor, left a bad after taste. Sum it all up. The Jail House Grill is by far a piss poor attempt at a steak house. After... More

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Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Wasn't as good as I remember. Food was expensive, it was ok but nothing great. The salad bar sounds great but a real let down, nothing good about it! Overall too expensive for what you get.

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Perth, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Pretty good setting and quality food in a interesting building. Can't really fault it for a steakhouse. I had the Venison sausages that was not what I thought but ended up a tasty generous serving.

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Launceston, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

After booking a table we were pleasantly greeted but the table wasn't ready. OK a 5 minute wait. However after being seated we waited and waited for our order to be taken. Wait staff were more concerned with clearing tables. 25minutes later after tables around us were served and despite attracting attention we gave up. If you can't service tables... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After years living with non-red-meat-eating people I was hanging out for a great steak and I found it at the Jailhouse Grill in Launceston. We didn't have a booking - but it was a Sunday night - and the place was very busy. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The menu was extensive with red meat and other options... More

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