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Ranked #14 of 363 Restaurants in Launceston
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Australian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, 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 March 12, 2019 via mobile

From the time we arrived we were greeted with friendly smiles. We decided to sit in the little room at the front overlooking the river. Had a young man from Argentina serve us and he was a delight. But the food was definitely a highlight. My meal was delicious. Every mouthful was yum. I had the
Robbins Is. Wagyu Porter (200g), smoked almond, grilled broccoli, cured egg. Again delicious. Dont forget to take a visit over the road, zip line or cliff walk for amazing views. Both a must do on your visit.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Jodie L
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Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

We started with the oysters which were good. There was complimentary sourdough bread which was warm and crusty and delicious.
I chose the fish of the day, Travalla for my main and it was
cooked perfectly. The accompanying sauce went with it very well. My husband chose the Wallaby and was happy with it. The vegetables side dishes were cooked perfectly too. My only disappointment was wewere so full we couldn’t fit in dessert.
All the wait staff were just lovely. Overall a fantastic night.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank shereew88
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Reviewed March 7, 2019 via mobile

Undoubtedly Launceston’s best with a wide selection of local produce and exceptional wine list. Cosy atmosphere but exceptionally professional staff who understand the menu and how great service can make an evening.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 494stevenh
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

Visited with a friend and chose the degustation menu - we love surprises - best decision. We loved the parade of perfect dishes each more delicious than the last. Absolutely lovely service, never left with empty water glass, extra bread offered, charming waiter who knew the menu well ( can only assume unhappy reviewer was at another restaurant entirely! ) Really enjoyed both the cod roe and the beef tartare which were dishes I would never have ordered from the menu. All in all a perfect lunch - we will return very soon.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank mollycat123
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Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

My wife has spent 35 years in hospitality so we have a little idea of service and what to expect. Thought it was very ordinary at Stillwater the female staff didn't seem to care if we served or not. The only restaurant that we have walked out of to look for better service elsewhere.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank thoole61
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