A venue and beer for all occasions at DuCane Brewery
Launceston’s first brewpub is designed for locals, families, bushwalkers, and outdoor adventurers to gather and celebrate the character and culture of Tasmania’s outdoors tradition.
The centrepiece of Du Cane’s kitchen is a big Italian woodfired pizza oven.
Du Cane beer is totally Tasmanian (brewed by Launnie’s own Will Horan) and their food showcases local, nutritious ingredients. Du Cane combine these with fun and playful spaces, to create the sense of communion that comes from being together in the bush.
Whether you’re planning the next trip into the mountains, finishing up after a day on the trails, or meeting up with other families for an afternoon of simple socialising, you are going to love hanging out at Du Cane.
Craft beer at Saint John, St John Street
Beer-lovers are sure to be in heaven at this bar, where up to 17 taps of local and international craft beers are on offer at any one time – that’s not to mention the selection of over a hundred canned and bottled varieties. Taking a non-beer lover along? There are craft ciders, vinos and premium spirits on offer, too, which are sure to satiate them long enough for you to work your way through the menu.
Chef-Hatted Australian fare at MudBar Restaurant, Old Launceston Seaport
This chef-hatted restaurant takes pride of place on Launceston’s waterfront, inviting you to drink in harbour views as well as local Tasmanian wines. When it comes to the cuisine, expect contemporary Australian flavours with a piquant Asian twist: oysters presented in myriad ways (including tempura batter with chilli and lime), Dijon-roasted lamb, soy duck and porterhouse steak with red thai curry sauce.
Wine at Josef Chromy Wines, Relbia Road
This sprawling, 61-hectare vineyard is so beautiful it’s hard to believe it’s just south of a thriving cosmopolitan city. Dotted with leafy vines, century-old oak trees, lakes and rolling greenery, the estate is certainly a dreamy spot for a glass (or two) – and you’ll be spoilt for choice from the pinot noir, chardonnay, pinot gris, riesling and sauvignon blanc varieties produced here at one of Australia’s most acclaimed cellar doors. When a quick drink rolls into a long afternoon, the chef-hatted restaurant is on hand with charcuterie, oysters and hearty plates to keep you well fed.
French cuisine at Brisbane Street Bistro, Brisbane Street
You’ll feel cocooned in cosiness as soon as you step into this old-world bistro, whose dark wood, soft lighting and flocked wallpaper creates an intimate atmosphere. Classic French cooking meets modern Australian flavours here, resulting in dishes such as confit duck cassoulet and the tempting hot chocolate and dark stout pudding with burnt honey ice cream.