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“Pretentious steak joint” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Roaring Grill

Roaring Grill
301 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
03 6231 1301
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Ranked #98 of 460 Restaurants in Hobart
Price range: $16 - $58
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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“Pretentious steak joint”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

We had high hopes. We were (reluctantly) seated when we arrived without a booking, mid week at about 6:15. The website gave no clues to licensing so we brought a rather special bottle. Happy to pay corkage but management would have non of that - wines off their list or nothing. Not a good start.
We ordered a steak each, mine a Rib Eye on the bone and my wife a Scotch Fillet. Both were tough and chewy.
A mistake of ours was also to order sides of Hand Cut Chips and Cobb Salad - without being reminded that the Starks came with mash and salad.
The points given are for presentation, which is wonderful. You could however have a perfectly fine steak across the road at the Republic for a fraction of the 5 star prices.
This place could lift its game but I doubt that it will. It will roar for a few months until everyone has tried it once, then the flame will flicker out.

Visited June 2013
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“Great new space”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

My wife and I shared the lamb shoulder. Great dish, falling off the bine with lovely flavour, sides were simple and really well presented. Desert was imaginative and tasty and the wine list great value. Well done guys, great start

  • Visited May 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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“Shows promise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013 via mobile

Roaring Grill is the newest restaurant to open in the North Hobart strip. It is a primarily a steakhouse with a few other options for those who want something different from red meat.

Prices start around $25 for mini burgers with chips through to $70 for a prime Wagyu cut. Good choice of sides as well including onion rings, mash potato and salad. Plenty of wine starting from the low $30's.

We dined during their opening week and felt a little rushed but we think the service staff were just eager to please.

The food was excellent, although the chef did not allow us to swap chips for onion rings which was a little strange.

The atmosphere and setting is very individual including exposed brick walls, an interesting place setting and separate bar area.

This is a good addition to North Hobart.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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