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“Fantastic food at a great price”

Cataract On Paterson
Ranked #2 of 316 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $34
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse, Australian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Thank you for considering to dine at Cataract on Paterson. Our emphasis is to highlight Tasmanian food products, produce superior flavour and offer our guests sincere value. We proudly supports Tasmanian farmers, sourcing our beef and lamb from the rich pastures of the North & Northwest; oysters & fresh seafood from the East Coast & free range chicken & local fresh produce from a variety of farm gates. We are home to the Stonegrill dining experience! Stonegrill is a new, exciting & unique interactive dining experience that presents your meal cooking on a 400°C volcanic stone at your table. The unique method & high temperature, sears in all the natural juices & nutrients, enhancing the full flavours & tenderness of your meal. Stonegrill is internationally recognised as one of the healthiest methods of cooking, as all produce is completely trimmed of fats & no added oils are used. Your meal will remain hot & enjoyable, allowing you to dine at leisure, with every bite as hot & delicious as the first as the stone remains very hot for approx. 35 minutes & hot for over an hour.We are open for dinner 7 nights per week from 5.00pm until late and lunch Thursday to Sunday from 12 noon. Reservations are highly encouraged.
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was our first visit to this restaurant and as usual not all of the reviews on here were favourable so we weren't sure of what to expect. We had nothing to worry about, it was an excellent experience. The place was fairly busy but we were tended to quickly, drinks and food orders placed and arrived without a problem. Within 10 mins of arriving we had our entrées and the rest of the service just flowed. We were very surprised at the quality of the food considering the reasonable pricing of each dish. Great service, fantastic food at a family affordable price, what more could you ask for? We'll certainly be back next time we are in Launceston.

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Thank MarkSonjaDeclan
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Visited this restaurant after it was recommended by a friend and kept coming back. The meat being cooked on the hot stone in front of you is a highlight, the seafood platter is amazing and customer service is great.
Highly recommended.

Thank Ayman F
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

A great addition to Launceston's restaurant scene... Fantastic decor, great menu, exceptional service.. While i can't say its the best steak in Launceston, that title goes to Black Cow Bistro, it is one of the better restaurants around and easily outshines its neighbour Stillwater and its competition Jailhouse Grill.. i would go here any day of the week before i go to either one of the above.. you will get a much better meal for almost exactly if not cheaper price.. worth a look..

1  Thank adamg25
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

I took my father out for his birthday here on a Friday night there were 4 of us in total dining. The restaurant was very busy but that did not effect our service at all. The service we received was excellent and prompt. The meals were fantastic, I had the salt and pepper calamari for entrée followed by the 200g eye fillet on the stone and my word it was amazing. Everyone on my table was very pleased with the service we received and enjoyed their meals. We all agreed we will defiantly be back to Cataract on Paterson every chance we get.

Thank you for a great dining experience!!

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1  Thank Kiara D
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Reviewed March 9, 2014

We dined on a Friday night and the restaurant was pretty busy, and noisy. We had almost finished our drinks by the time staff came to take our order. Then our mains came out before the entrees. When I said it appeared out entrees had been skipped, the staff quickly returned to the kitchen to chase them up. Reporting back that we'd have our entree as soon as possible. Unfortunately the entrees were average, the garlic prawns were bland, barely a hint of garlic, and the prosciutto wrapped scallops were overcooked & we regretted chasing our entrees. Our mains followed promptly and were an improvement on the entrees. The chicken breast was moist, although the cream was bland, and the cook-your-own stone grill steak was an experience& lovely (thanks to my cooking it to my liking!). We were keen to test some desserts but again the staff took too long to take our order, giving us time to see that many patrons were leaving their desserts unfinished, so we decided to pay the bill & head to Cold Rock for dessert instead.
While we were ok to pay our bill $50+, with our Entertainment Card discount, we would have felt ripped off paying the $80+ for two really poor entrees& mediocre to ok mains.
We probably wouldn't bother dining here again.

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Thank Susan M
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