We dined at Elaia in Launceston by default, really; every other place that had been recommended to us was closed on a Monday night, a common problem in Launceston (and other areas of Tasmania, sadly).
However, this turned out to be a positive experience as the meals were thoroughly enjoyable, service relaxed and friendly, and while pricey, not ridiculously so. Mains average out at around $26-$27, but servings are quite large.
There were four of us, one a gluten-avoiding seafood-eating vegetarian. Between us we had a T-bone steak, mushroom risotto and two beer-battered fish and chips. The main-size risotto was large enough to feed two; an entree size would have been more than enough for one. We also shared a good-sized rocket and Parmesan side salad. The menu was extensive; there was something to please everyone at our table (and those nearby by the look of it).
The wine list was reasonable, with several good Tassie wines included.
We chose to be seated outdoors; the tables are on the pavement so not much in the way af ambience with the passing traffic, but it was a very warm night and we enjoyed dining al fresco as opportunities to do that in Tasmania without the need for overhead gas heaters are rare.
I would happily dine at Elaia again when visiting Launceston.
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