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“What a night!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rain Check Lounge

Rain Check Lounge
Ranked #245 of 591 Restaurants in Hobart
Cuisines: Cafe, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
2 reviews
“What a night!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

It's been a while since we had been to Rain Check for dinner (we are massive breakie fans). We weren't disappointed the food was some of the best we've had in Hobart, started with a tomato and buffalo mozzarella salad which was beautiful simplicity, then a plate of crispy school prawns with chilli and garlic the crunchy texture made this dish, my partner and I love confit duck and this was the next course and was the best example of this we've ever had the final course was a creme brûlée and it was perfect and all this for $65 for 2 people (cheaper than a pub meal). The service was verygood one small mistake of a wrong beer this being fixed very quickly and without issue. Thanks Rain Check we'll be back real soon:)

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Rating summary
    Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
South-east Australia
Level Contributor
89 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Excellent all round”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013 via mobile

We met up with some old friends in Hobart, and allowed them to choose the location for dinner and they chose here as being one of their favourites. We were not disappointed; we were very happy that we trusted our friends' local knowledge. We were looking for a more substantial feed so we settled on two of the Chef's Table set menu between the four of us. It started well with a great mushroom soup and it just got better. I was happy to see that they use their location in Hobart to best advantage by offering fresh local fish, although we were disappointed that flathead was not available but the substitute was still local, still fresh and still great. We supplemented our meal with a fantastic Piper's Brook Chardonnay, a great local Tassie wine. The staff are great, they were happy to give us a table that was reserved for later and we were happy to be finished in two hours although they weren't hurrying us along at all. It is a really nicely decorated place, relaxed and comfortable, and staff completing the atmosphere with their good attitude and helpfulness. At the end of the meal we were a little surprised to get a bill totalling $275 but then again we had two Chef's Table at $65 each and three bottles of good wine at $38 each so all in all we were happy with the value. So now, unfortunately or otherwise, after visiting this place there is one more string pulling us back to Tassie. We will go there again and I definitely recommend the Raincheck Lounge in North Hobart to everybody.

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Tassielad
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Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
70 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Avoid: Burnt Meal & Poor Service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

We had high expectations after reading reviews on Tripadvisor, but were very, very disappointed.

When we walked in, it was like experiencing some trendy cafe in Melbourne. Good atmosphere and cool music was playing in the background.

Staff

Two out of the three waitress staff seemed like they really didn't want to be there. They didn't smile and there was no "thank you" when taking our order.

Food

The staff were quick to take our order. The person who delivered the drinks smiled and was friendly (she also made the coffee too) - she did say "thanks".

* Chicken, Brie, avocado foccacia. When I opened up the foccacia I was shocked. The chicken was very poor quality and was burned black (see photo). There was a smidgen of green on it; certainly not more than two teaspoons of avocado. I ate the surrounding salad and a bit of the bread.

* Lemonade. They got it wrong, we asked for (and pointed out) the natural lemonade in the window and they gave us Sprite instead.

Overall

Would we come back? Never.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank SimonAJohnson
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Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Don't see what the fuss is all about”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013 via mobile

I've heard great things about rain check lounge. Was in fact quite disappointed. Really disappointed actually. My review is only about the food and my perception of what I was going to get.

It's been so long, but the thing I got was eggs with their house smoked salmon. It tasted like burnt salmon. I thought I was going to get the raw ones, this was cooked.

I've not returned to rain check.

    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kc_chan17
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Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
142 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Interesting food, different approach”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

In the restaurant strip in North Hobart, this relaxed wine bar/ restaurant has a welcoming feel to t. Friendly staff add to this atmosphere. Wine by the glass or bottle, and you can BYO for a cover charge of $10. As well as a small but interesting standard menu, there is a Chef's table menu that you can share for 2 people for $65 the pair, or you can choose individual dishes from that menu. Very good food.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Pdunchob
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