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Ocean Child Inn

#123 of 403 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pub, Australian, Seafood
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86 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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All hours
Mon - Tue 7:00 am - 7:30 pm
Wed - Fri 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We shopped around town looking for a parmy to eat, most places charged 30-25 here charged 18 for a gormet parmy. It was great food, made quickly, huge portion. Atmosphere was okay, staff weren't the friendliest but the food was great. So damn great, like so damn great... my girlfriend is vegetarian and got a huge eggplant parmy, she also... More 

Thank Sartalyion
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate lunch here with the hubby last week. Got a table without a booking (although lucky I think). It was Friday and busy. Quick and friendly service. Lots of options for $10 or $15. Food came out quickly, very nice. Would stop again!

Thank Serenity444
Hobart, Australia
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46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal. There is a cheaper menu($12 approx) and a dearer one. The service was good and they even had a colouring sheet to keep the kids happy.

Thank mike c
Hobart, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

For a $10 meal this would have to be the best. I'm pretty devastated when we first started going there during lunch at work with some mates it was near empty. Packed out now, that has to say something about the food?

Thank adam_hobart
Hobart, Australia
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

Had a family lunch here last week and we were really pleased with our meals and the price. Mains had a size choice - small or large - my small chicken parmigiana was more than adequate, and for $10, was superb value. No complaints about the meals at all. Only suggestion - more vegetarian options please. Service was efficient and... More 

Thank GreyWolf182
Hobart, Australia
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218 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

You really need to book if you'd like to have a meal here as the pub is extremely busy. We found everyone we dealt with gave excellent service. We particularly appreciated how welcoming and accommodating staff were to our grandchildren. Ocean Child is to be highly recommended on this aspect of its hospitality alone. A terrific warm atmosphere is established... More 

Thank Roslyn T
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

the other night we went for a meal at the ocean child, everything was fine and delicious as usual, until it came time to pay for our meals, now, my mother had asked for just mash potato and chips with her meal, they had bought out a whole bowl of chips trying to charge $6.50 for it, when we asked... More 

3 Thank Amber J
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Company great, meals ok but good value. Did not offer a dessert menu. If you wanted cheap meals then this is the pub for you. May consider going back.

Thank sueg109
Tracy F, Owner at Ocean Child Inn, responded to this review

I'm so sorry my wait staff didnt offer you the dessert menu the desert menu, we are just a little pub and do offer table service , due to our large number of customers sometimes we do find it hard to get back to all our tables in the small time span that we have.It would be nice if you... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Ocean Child gets great reviews and it gets booked out a lot. On top of that we had strong recommendations to try it after we were over the really premium priced dining experiences that sometimes just don't deliver. We tried once - booked out! Good sign! We tried twice - booked out! Got excited! We tried three times and got... More 

1 Thank Orsome
Hobart, Australia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Headed to the Ocean Child before a night out for tea, I had a small size surf and turf, all I can say is OMG it was beautiful and the perfect size, they also have a large serving, love that they have a small size and large size too choose on most menu items.

Thank Gabby C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bar, Pub, Australian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 7:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: 0362346730
one of the hidden gems of hobart, a great pub. definately deserves a spot on Trip Advisor.

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