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Risby Cove

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The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
03 64717572
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 35
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  • 5
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute restaurant

We loved this restaurant, it has a beautiful location, right on the water. The food was excellent, my fiance and I managed to have entrees, mains and dessert and we both loved all of it. The staff, although young and sometimes a bit slow, were very pleasant and genuine. Booking is a must, we did... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 13, 2013
feem88
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Melbourne, Australia
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We loved this restaurant, it has a beautiful location, right on the water. The food was excellent, my fiance and I managed to have entrees, mains and dessert and we both loved all of it. The staff, although young and sometimes a bit slow, were very pleasant and genuine. Booking is a must, we did only book in the afternoon... More 

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Hallidays Point, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

I rode my motorbike down the West Coast spending the least I could on accommodation so that I could spend a little on good food. This was the best meal I had in Tasmania. The setting is fantastic on the water , the staff were good - I did not feel like a leper even though I was dining alone.... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We dined as a family (4 adults, we don't have young kids and I am not sure this is a place I would recommend for young kids) at Risby Cove twice between Christmas and New Year. We were pleasantly impressed. It was not the most slick restuarant, it was absolutely packed (not many options in Strahan really) and there were... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

We were looking forward to NY Eve at Risby Cove after reading so many fantastic reviews. We arrived at 9:00 pm and anticipated a night of fine dining welcoming in the New Year there. Our waitress was lovely and very attentive. We chose a glass of champagne and a beer as our pre dinner drinks. Soon after we chose the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We enjoyed a lovely dinner here in December 2012. It was mid-week so not overly busy, and our staff were very helpful and pleasant. We ordered the Seafood platter for two and, having eaten seafood platters at other restaurants which are often full of fried food, this was the best, freshest seafood platter we've ever eaten!! We followed this with... More 

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Sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

We dined at Risby Cove last night and although the food was nice it could not compensate for the long wait and rudeness of our waitress. We waited at least an hour for our food to arrive and watched others who were later arrivals being served the same dishes as we had ordered before us. After our main it was... More 

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Cairns
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We dined here recently and had a pleasant night out. With a waterfront setting it was lovely. The staff were attentive and quite friendly, though busy and were rushing off to other tables. Most of our table had the trout, which was delicious but our son ordered the Trevalla and this was the downfall of the evening. The Trevalla was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

We drove the long winding road from Hobart to Strahan and booked in .....looking forward to the cruise next day....we went for a walk & explored this beautiful little harbour village and found this most amazing restaurant ....never have had a seafood platter like this one...the oysters just melted in your mouth! ....nothing was deep fried and it didn't come... More 

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Gold coast
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

Good location overlooking the water, meals were good but not brilliant, friendly staff! Trout was a good choice

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We visited on two nights due to our enjoyment of the first, although admittedly, the competition in Strahan is limited! The service was pleasant and attentive. Food quality was pretty good although not inexpensive and a full three course meal with wine would pricey, and certainly for those non ozzies!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Strahan
  • Phone Number: 03 64717572

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine

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