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“France meets Tassie in Brisbane Street”

Brisbane Street Bistro
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Ranked #10 of 304 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Phone No +61 (03) 6333 0888
Melbourne, Australia
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“France meets Tassie in Brisbane Street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

We were staying in a hotel close to Brisbane Street, and chanced to find the restaurant while orientating ourselves to Launceston. The menu looked interesting, so we wandered back for dinner.

Inside a terrace house, the restaurant has a welcoming yet elegant feeling. Two attentive female waitstaff offered excellent service.

We could have eaten the degustation menu, but decided on an entree and a main each. After orders were taken, we were delighted to receive a complementary amuse bouche of eggcup-sized serves of cauliflower and white truffle soup. Delicious! They came with small bread rolls - more like scones really - and creamy butter. Yummy!

My entree was slices of smoked duck topped by pork dumplings, served in broth. A mound of puree broccoli added colour. It was one of the nicest entrees I've ever eaten. My partner chose pear stuffed with cheese and wrapped in prosciutto, which sat on a slice of brioche. This was lovely, too.

For mains, my partner chose slow cooked beef cheeks with parsnip mash. I enjoyed the gamey taste of wild venison served with apple flavoured red cabbage. We shared a side of broccolini that was also well cooked.

With a glass of Tasmanian wine each, the bill came to about $140. We thought the standard of the food was equal to any fine dining places in Melbourne, so were more than happy with the price. It's a pity Launvceston is a flight away, or we'd be regulars at Brisbane Street Bistro.

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Low Head, Tasmania, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wonderful place to meet for work or social occasion. Very comfortable decor & great service. Menu extensive & showcases Tassie produce well. Degustation menu very impressive but settled on the a la carte menu. Everyone loved their choices. The mushroom tart pastry was beautifully crisp.

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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Couldn't fault anything”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

We decided to try this restaurant after reading reviews.

We had to entertain some overseas visitors and at first thought it a bit risky. It's definitely not. Best wine list I have seen for sometime. Duck entree and aged beef mains a highlight

Highly recommended,will definitely be back

  • Visited May 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“"Better than France"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013 via mobile

I recently dined here with my husband as I was craving duck confit!
Well let me tell you... Brisbane street bistro did NOT disappoint!
From an amusebouche of pork riette to the best duck confit I have EVER eaten, then finished of with a creme brûlée better than what i have had in France, nothing could be at fault!

The young waiter was oh so charming - his obvious love for food and wine made the night that little bit more special.

Boz scaggs, unreal food, exceptional staff and gorgeous atmosphere... Need I say anymore.

Thank you Brisbane Street Bistro.

  • Visited May 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great Night Out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Decided to dine here after reading reviews and so glad we did. Cosy restaurant with a great atmosphere, good service and delicious food. Cuttlefish entree just melted in your mouth, the duck and fish mains were memorable and the desserts were amazing. This was a great first night in Tasmania.

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