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“LACK OF CHOICE” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Black Buffalo Tavern & Restaurant

Black Buffalo Tavern & Restaurant
Ranked #166 of 591 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $27
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Black Buffalo is a well known Hobart hotel which is centrally located with a great reputation for top quality food and service. The Black Buffalo offers ensuite accommodation, bar and gaming lounges, bistro, a bottle shop with a large range of Tasmanian wines, and conference and training facilities that can accommodate up to 50 people in theatre style. With 25 ensuite rooms and two dining areas, people are often surprised by all that The Black Buffalo has to offer. Why not come in and experience it for yourself?
Australia
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172 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“LACK OF CHOICE”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Having rung to book, the person I spoke with was quite short & rushed. I actually debated on cancelling. Gave them the benefit of the doubt. And, that said, I remembered the name & met the person whilst there & I do believe it was a case of being busy. The person ended up chatty & friendly. Still, no excuse, though.

Food - hubby had the beef schnitzel. You know, the one you hear about from this place. It needs it's own larger plate as it's about the size of 4 normal schnitzels. He's good on the tooth but didn't finish it. the size is quite obscene. I had the chicken stuffed with the pistachios & apple. Ok, but wouldn't rush back for it. Mind you, I'm not sure what else I would have on the menu.

Found the prices a little high. Although the schnitzel, being that size, wasn't badly priced, considering. Glad we didn't have our kids with us on this visit. Therefore my price & value ratings will be across board on both our meals. The service was quick enough & friendly enough (once there). Don't come here for a romantic meal (we didn't!) because it's a big open, light room with tables very much in reach.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank wavic
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  • English first
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English first
Ipswich, Australia
Level Contributor
70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great meals - huge schnitzels!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Booked in with a group of hungry hockey girls after hearing of their huge schnitzels. Great food - girls enjoyed the meals, especially the schnitzels - a couple took on the Schnitzel Challenge and won!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Dirranbandi
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rude staff, Food was OK.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Very blunt stuff. Food was OK. My friend had the steak which was good but I had the calamari and it was very bland.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank penelopecruz9
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Hobart, Australia
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Should have been so much better.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

Was expecting some great food, having heard some good things. Was quite mediocre, and one dish was almost cold. Sent it back, waitress wasn't impressed which isn't our concern since we are the customer. Overall it was a bit too pricey, and just disappointing.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Zeckz
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Townsville, Australia
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271 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Great food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2013

Wonderful food, very attentive service, and a great all-round night for everyone! We went here twice on our visit to Tasmania, both with extended family (children and elderly included) and it was wonderful - had lots of good food choices for everyone, the environment was pleasant, and they catered for our every need.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wattostudios
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