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“Fantastic and consistent quality”
Review of Stillwater

Stillwater
Ranked #4 of 315 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Reviewed November 7, 2012

I first ate at Stillwater Restaurant with a group of 16 people for a celebratory dinner, over 3 years ago and it was sensational food, service and value. Lunching there this week, I was pleasantly surprised that the consistency has been maintained. Drinking Moo Brew Dark Ale (a Tasmanian speciality beer), I chose slow cooked lamb wrap with caramelised onion and hollandaise and a side salad, followed with a cappuccino (excellent) and a sweet treat of fig cake with double cream (to die for!). Just wish I lived in Launceston so that I could be a 'regular' at Stillwater.

Oh and the service was professional and friendly.

Thank Louise N
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

This lovely restaurant is located on the banks of the junction of the Tamar and South Esk Rivers. The water view at sunset is very pleasant. The upstairs room is great for a group dining (which we did) and the service excellent – one of the best dinners I have had in a long time. The décor is most attractive and parking easy. The variety and quality of food is superb. The local oysters were wonderful and the entrée of seared scallops with potato foam absolutely wonderful. I had for the main course the Trevalla, which was beautifully cooked and presented. Portion sizes are just right. The wine list is extensive and first-rate – the Tasmanian Home Hill Pinot Noir I can thoroughly recommend. We all enjoyed our dishes and wines – for 8 friends a great coup, not one disappointed person. A lovely night – worth booking if you are in Launceston.

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1  Thank PhilthetravellerXI
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Reviewed November 4, 2012 via mobile

Picturesque location on the water. We ordered 5 entrees to share. Staff were very attentive, but not overly friendly. All dishes were delicious.
We went back for breakfast the next morning and coffee the day after that!

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1  Thank Mr M
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

My husband and I had dinner at Stillwater in October. We were able to book a table for two at short notice, just one day. The service was very enthusiastic; our waitress told us her name and that she would be looking after us for the evening, and she did very competently.
I chose the fish of the day, which was grilled, and was it was disappointing, a large piece, very dry and not very interesting. Other course were better, but not to the standard we were expecting.

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7  Thank tripleart
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Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is an excellent restaurant; inventive and delicious food, and knowledgeable professional service without being stuffy or pretentious. "Elegant casual" is how they aptly describe themselves. Located on the water, in a stylishly renovated old mill, and with locally sourced produce; what else do you want to recommend it? A romantic night out or great dinner with friends. It is pricey and well worth it. It is a 10 minute walk from the city centre.

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2  Thank galtons
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