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Jail House Grill

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Steakhouse, Pub, Australian
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32 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
03 6331 0466
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Today
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 124
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  • 127
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Pepper Steak

Nice little pub style place to eat with excellent wait staff and quick meals. Ordered from the set menu and was not disappointed with the taste or portion sizes. The pepper steak tasted great and the ice cream was delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
Myo T
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Brisbane, Australia
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Nice little pub style place to eat with excellent wait staff and quick meals. Ordered from the set menu and was not disappointed with the taste or portion sizes. The pepper steak tasted great and the ice cream was delicious.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Very expensive for tasteless steak. This is not fine dining but average pub fare at far bigger prices. Disappointed. Waitress was good. First and last visit

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Service good. That's about where it ended. JHG prides itself on steak. Eye Fillet was bland, rump very average. This is a steakhouse that charges fine dining prices. If you want to eat a beautiful steak for the same price in an elegant setting there are plenty of better options in Launceston, Black Cow, Mudbar et al. The TV ad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We went to the jail house grill in launceston for dinner. Firstly it was nice and warm inside! Staff were really nice from when we walked in. I had thai beef which was very tasty. My husband started with a beautiful fresh prawn cocktail, he then ordered the last convict meal, it was a 650g steak. He ordered it cooked... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Prices are a bit high for what you get. Food was good. Salad bar had some variety which was great. Servers were helpful, available and food arrived pretty quickly. Steak was cooked to perfection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Ate out here at the recommendation of a Launceston local and was not disappointed. Service was all star, great wine recommendation and prompt. Steak cooked perfectly and great quality sides.

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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This place was pretty much full, which says something in low-season Launceston. There was a reasonable choice with a good salad bar included in the meal price. Our waitress appeared to be distracted by a number flashing on a board and got our order a bit mixed up. The food was good and the mix up was worked out without... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We booked this for our last meal of our holiday in Tasmania. The food was outstanding and we particularly liked that our main meals came with open access to the gorgeous salad bar and vegetables that we were able to go and choose for ourselves . The restaurant has a lovely welcoming feel and the service was efficient without feeling... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Fantastic food, great atmosphere and terrific staff. Had dinner here and it was simply amazing. Great selection on the menu and all quality.

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Longford, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Went for my birthday with the wife. The place was crowded and noisy Good atmosphere. Service to the table was prompt although drinks took a little time to arrive . Good selection on the salad bar and when the steaks arrived they were cooked to perfection. Wine service was also excellent after the first little hiccup. Realy enjoyed the atmosphere... More 

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Additional Information about Jail House Grill

Address: 32 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
Phone Number: 03 6331 0466
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub, Australian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 32 Wellington Street, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: 03 6331 0466

Price and Cuisine

  • Price Range: $
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Pub, Australian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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