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“Should have been so much better.” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Black Buffalo Tavern & Restaurant

Black Buffalo Tavern & Restaurant
Letitia Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6234 7711
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Ranked #184 of 439 restaurants in Hobart
Price range: $13 - $33
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Dessert
Description: The Black Buffalo is a well known Hobart hotel which is centrally located with a great reputation for top quality food and service. The Black Buffalo offers ensuite accommodation, bar and gaming lounges, bistro, a bottle shop with a large range of Tasmanian wines, and conference and training facilities that can accommodate up to 50 people in theatre style. With 25 ensuite rooms and two dining areas, people are often surprised by all that The Black Buffalo has to offer. Why not come in and experience it for yourself?
Hobart, Australia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Should have been so much better.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Was expecting some great food, having heard some good things. Was quite mediocre, and one dish was almost cold. Sent it back, waitress wasn't impressed which isn't our concern since we are the customer. Overall it was a bit too pricey, and just disappointing.

Visited July 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Townsville, Australia
Top Contributor
178 reviews 178 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful food, very attentive service, and a great all-round night for everyone! We went here twice on our visit to Tasmania, both with extended family (children and elderly included) and it was wonderful - had lots of good food choices for everyone, the environment was pleasant, and they catered for our every need.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Hobart, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Not much choice”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Dissapointed that there was so little choice. When we asked for a Side to be served as an entree, the waitress said it was ok, but it came with the main meal, by which time we were very hungry. Seems others had confusions with orders to the kitchen as well.
Prices are not cheap, so better service is expected.
Wont be returning, Hobart has so many better options.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Geelong, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Yummy lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The 'salmon on salmon' was delicious and very filling. A nice relaxed atmosphere with friendly staff and locals.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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rosetta
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Take '2'after a poor Christmas Dinner in Richmond”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Christmas Dinner was a wipeout, so on the 27th we booked a seat at 'The Black Buffalo'..Nothing fancy, great 'friendly' bar service and keno screens..After a short wait, the meals arrived and thats where' food excellence' cut in.. A seafood feast[an absolute peice of art], a mountain of seafood, cooked in various ways and 'natural'-chips to boot and a lovely salad..FULL AS! ..Son had Crumbed Schnitzel-understatement'1/2 a cow' and apparently as tender as a banana..Son is a 'big boy' and he couldnt eat it all.,.Wife-Crumbed Scallops..15 huge scallops /chips/salad,..Daughter, a huge seasoned chicken dish which looked brilliant and apparently tasted the same..FAITH RESTORED IN DINING OUT!!!!!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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