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The Shearwater Restaurant

$$ - $$$, ,
11 Franklin Parade, Lady Barron, Flinders Island, Tasmania 7255, Australia
+61 3 6359 3521
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“scallops” (2 reviews)
“seafood” (2 reviews)
“nice location” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Contemporary, Australian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
11 Franklin Parade, Lady Barron, Flinders Island, Tasmania 7255, Australia
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Reviewed June 10, 2017 via mobile

I came here on the off-chance for a Sunday lunch. I saw salt and pepper squid on the menu, so ordered that as it's a firm favourite and when done well, just delicious. Much to my surprise it came as a whole piece, opened up,...More

1  Thank Ewan S
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Just spent 2 nights at the tavern....The meals were good ,beers cold and staff friendly ,but thats where it ended!.The Decking around the Tavern is quite dangerous with rotting/bowing timbers in places.The room we stayed in had - No Airconditioning/No fly wires on windows.......and you...More

Thank jeeptracker
Reviewed February 3, 2017

Stopped in for lunch on a trip around the island. Pleasantly surprised by the service, friendliness and good food at a reasonably price. Didn't have any seafood but the people at the table next to us did and it looked very good. Great outlook over...More

2  Thank Roger A
Reviewed November 23, 2016

When you dine here ask about the local wallaby and mutton bird! The seaford is very special, they do there own scallops.

1  Thank Kym F
Reviewed February 25, 2016

We came for dinner without a booking but were happily dealt with by the staff. It was a busy night but our food came out reasonably timed. We had calamari, steak and lamb cutlets all great. If you book ask for a seat near the...More

1  Thank Alison M
Reviewed February 22, 2016

Sitting in a beautiful location Lady Barron, overlooking the water and islands, Shearwater provides a relaxed and pleasant way to enjoy the island. After what I hear had been a roster of expat head chefs who have come and gone, it now has a local...More

Thank themkc
Reviewed January 3, 2016

We started off with Squid (him) and Scallops (me). The squid was cooked to perfection and there was a lot of it. The scallops on the other hand were a little rubbery and there were 5 tiny little scallops. Next we moved on to steak...More

Thank Clover H
Reviewed July 22, 2015

The restaurant wasn't open when we visited - but the same kitchen serves the bar same food. Great meals for all of us. I had crumbed garfish with vegetables, others had steaks, curry and rice, battered flake & chips (considered better than previous night!) and...More

Thank DawnHendrick
Reviewed July 9, 2013

Despite staying in Whitemark, we drove to Lady Barron each night to dine at The Shearwater restaurant. We wanted to stay clear of the pubs, as we'd found the locals quite unwelcoming, I don't think they like tourists! This was not the case at this...More

Thank Tarara_x
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

Recently stayed at Flinders Island and ate out at the few places available. This was the best meal by far, steak was cooked to perfection with plenty of sides and dessert was fantastic. Would highly recommend.

Thank A Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $30
Contemporary, Australian, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Franklin Parade, Lady Barron, Flinders Island, Tasmania 7255, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Flinders Island  >  Lady Barron
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6359 3521
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