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“Lovely venue, but so so cold!!!”
Review of Taroona Lounge Bar

Taroona Lounge Bar
Ranked #249 of 597 Restaurants in Hobart
Cuisines: Australian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Australia
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144 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Lovely venue, but so so cold!!!”
Reviewed June 23, 2013

We booked on the day for a night meal, have been there before once, which was ok. This time it was tonight! Arrived on time and noticed that nearly every patron still had their coats on, why?
We were given a table near the window, however upon seeing others looking cold, asked for a table closer to the bar (a little warmer). Commented to our lovely wait staff who said that the floor heating was on but not doing much on such a cold night. We put our hands down on the floor to find it stone cold. Atmosphere could be excellent if warmer, it's a nice restaurant.
Food - had steak, which was generally fine (4 out of 6 had steak). But steak was cold as was pepper sauce. Should we have said something..... Probably.
However, staff excellent, funny, great with our table and others.
Would we go again, not sure, they need to HEAT the restaurant. Wonder what others thought?

  • Visited June 2013
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English first
Berwick, Australia
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251 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Taroona tempter”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

Had not been for quite awhile and thought we would try again. I guess it depends on what you order. Two of us had plum & ginger Duck. It was nicely presented. The duck was pink, very chewy and had soft blubbery skin on it. The vegies were firm. My husband had a Prawn & Chorizo Pizza with extra prawns. It was extra good. Our other friend had the Lamb Chops which were very good Desserts were quite nice. Would try again but give the Duck a miss.

  • Visited April 2013
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55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lovely experience.”
Reviewed April 17, 2013

Noticed a review in the paper so decided to visit for dinner during the week as I was interested in how it was doing since it's renovation.
Great feeling going into the Lounge Bar and Dining area. Modern, bright, gorgeous photos on the wall of our stunning Tasmanian scenery. Very pleasant efficient waiter sat us at a table by the window. What a view as the night closed in. Lights twinkling on right down the peninsula as the river and sky grew various hues of blue/ grey.
Great selection of drinks at normal prices.
Menu extensive. My husband and I shared home made dips. We could have fed everyone else there too. Pizza base with a subtle amount of cheese and delicious dips with a fabulous hummus.
I chose salmon which was in two decent pieces accompanied by mushrooms, broccoli ( at last someone who knows how to cook broccoli and not ruin it) , and chat potatoes ..... Generous servings and absolutely delicious. My husband had a magnificent steak and finished the whole lot! Quite an effort I thought.
Couldn't fit in dessert but it looked as though there was plenty to choose from.
Couldn't fault our waiter who was attentive but not pushy and was willing to chat when asked questions about the hotel.
Highly recommend and will definitely go back.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Elizabeth R
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Townsville, Australia
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149 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“lovely pasta”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

the fettucini was thick, fresh and delicious. our friends had enormous pizzas which also looked great. unfortunately it was dark so we couldn't enjoy the views but i'm sure it would be even better in the daytime

  • Visited April 2013
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Brisbane
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Must try!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I remember when this was an ordinary hotel. What a transformation! This is now a frequently talked about and suggested place to dine. The food is amazing, catering for every palate and kids too. Well done!

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Brizwhiz
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