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“Impeccable service, food better than Tetsuya's”
Review of Stillwater

Ranked #6 of 308 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Local Food, local wine, local talent.... Stillwater's food and wine philosophy: Our food is fresh, grown locally by passionate producers who rely on the attributes of our natural environment. Our State regulations keep the modification out of our genetics, the artificial out of our hormones and the free in our ranging animals. We know grass fed, antibiotic free, natural, happy animals make better meat....even if they aren't 'super sized'. Our water is clean, sourced from Cape Grim on Tasmania's North West Coast, home of the cleanest air on the planet. Our wines flow from around the State but being located in the Tamar Valley means Stillwater is a cornerstone for the local vignerons hosting a list that showcases the highly respected local tipples. Stillwater Partners: The Stillwater owner partnership is home grown as well, raised in a community that nurtures its youth and cares about its neighbours. Stillwater Restaurant: Being fortunate enough to live and work in one of the most beautiful places on the planet is one of the bonuses for the team at Stillwater River Cafe, Restaurant and Wine Bar. Situated in the historic Ritchie's Mill at the mouth of the Cataract Gorge on the banks of the Tamar River in Launceston, Tasmania the restaurant glows with the authentic warmth only an 1830's timber building can offer. The casually elegant ambiance ensures guests feel welcome and comfortable whether enjoying a casual breakfast, corporate lunch, special dinner, a glass of wine after work or just a coffee. Comprised of a number of spaces Stillwater has a main dining room that seats guests comfortably amongst the Oregon timber beams and Kauri pine floors and the original bluestone wine cellar full of character as well as fabulous wines. On fine days the outdoor courtyard offers views overlooking the Tamar River and the Wine Bar adjacent to the entrance is a great retreat for a bar snack and cocktail. Stillwater is open 7 days a week for breakfast and lunch and Tuesday* through Saturday for our indulgent evening menu (*subject to winter hours), reservations are highly recommended. A vibrant centre of the local community, Stillwater has achieved many hospitality, wine and business awards over the years from local to National for all aspects of the business. Stillwater Providore: The food theme continues throughout the building with The Providore above Stillwater showcasing our fabulous local produce in a deli and food shop alongside talented local arts, craft and homewares.
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Impeccable service, food better than Tetsuya's”
Reviewed August 28, 2012

Well done on the superb location and creative meals. Whenever I visit Tasmania I am astounded by the level of service and particularly the quality of the food. Launceston's Stillwater restaurant has earned it's Tasmanian Restaurant of the Year status.

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Melbourne, Australia
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“The best Launceston has to offer”
Reviewed August 21, 2012

After the unfortunate demise of Fee and Me we looked for a good restaurant to try on out latest footy visit to Tasmania. Stillwater offered a 6 course Degustation menu consisting of a lot of local produce including a hint of in season truffles in a spanner crab scramble, delicious.I love beetroot so a beetroot and creme fraiche mousse hit the spot.Rannoch farm Quail and Robbins Island grass fed coffee roasted Waygu oyster blade was also excellent. An alternative seafood dish was available to my partner who prefers not to eat red meat. The service was excellent and it was a most enjoyable experience.

  • Visited August 2012
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Hobart, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 8, 2012

Although a bit expensive, this place serves the best food we have eaten in Launceston for a long time. Would definately recommend!!!!

Visited August 2012
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Superb dining”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Everything about this place lived up to our expectations. We had the 6 courses with matching wines. Every mouthfull was a total pleasure and the service was brilliant. Not much more to say.

Visited July 2012
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“Stillwater Cafe”
Reviewed July 28, 2012

The food was OUTSTANDING! The balance of flavours and combination of flavours was superbly done. Every single mouthful was savoured. We didn't like the location of our table though. Just on the outer of the main dining area were 3 tables for 2 which seemed like were in a corridor to a cupboard. It was private but lacked the ambience of the main room of the restaurant. The service was good too but the memory of the food will live on.

Visited July 2012
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