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“Best dinner in tasmania”
Review of Stables

Stables
Ranked #8 of 13 Restaurants in Oatlands
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melbourne
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Best dinner in tasmania”
Reviewed November 15, 2013 via mobile

What a surprise this restaurant is. Excellent service from all the staff. All the meals were cooked to perfection, cannot say more than that. Steak was ordered and we asked for steak knives, we're advised we wouldn't need them. Absolutely right. Best food in Tasmania

Visited November 2013
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English first
Evesham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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“Not to be missed (but only open on Friday night for dinner)”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

The chef, Jean-Marie is exceptional. The best steak I've had in a long time and beautifully presented. Veg was cooked to perfection. Friends had sea trout which was very good, and another had belly pork, slow cooked for 4 hours apparently. This restaurant is open during the day but shame it is only open on Fridays for dinner. If it had been open on Saturday as well we would have stayed in Oatlands for another night. Don't miss it!

  • Visited November 2013
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Star707, Sydney
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“A Glimpse of Georgian Tasmania”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

This lovely little restaurant shares its space with an antiques collection from earlier days, some of which you can purchase. The restaurant proper has a fireplace and with Tasmania's winter temperatures being below 10 degrees, we were instantly attracted to this restaurant. What can be more welcoming and ambient than a warming fire, if only to warm your wine. We had been on the road most of the day in search of Tasmania's towns with Georgian architecture. Oatlands is a little further from Hobart than Richmond, another Georgian town. Oatlands is less commercialized and it has the famous restored and working Callington Flour Mill. Eventually you have to stop for lunch. This place hit the spot for us, beautiful old cottage, lovely garden, sunny outside courtyard (for the hardened and the brave). The menu was small but covered the main bases. We settled for a simple sandwich affair and a glass of red. The decore was mix and match. I would have loved it to conjure up older times and it did that in the antiques section. This was a really interesting part of the establishment: rooms had been recreated so that you could see how a farm worker would have lived; how his saddle would have been hung; how a maid would have had their bedroom; what the household effects would have been; where the lady of the house would have taken her tea, had she been living in this very cottage. All lovely and very photogenic. For those who wished to linger longer and really get warmer, there were lots of books and newspapers, some about the history of the place. The owner was there when we dined and was happy to share information about her restaurant, the history of the area and other good things to see. It is always a bonus to be able to have these chats with locals. The 'loos are outside and clean. That's an important consideration when you are on the road. You don't want to have to keep finding the public 'loos usually located at the back of a park, in these tourism towns. We liked this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
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