HOT OFF THE PRESS 2021
Restaurant News for 2021.
After Larceny Restaurant closed down, Launceston lost a fine dining restaurant. Thankfully Luz has saved the day, and opened at the former Larceny venue at the Grand Hotel, Launceston.
Find their details & menu HERE:
SUWAN THAI – BYE BYE!
Suwan is Newstead is closing down but a new restaurant will be going in on the corner of David St. & Elphin Road.
Tasmandu will be serving Nepalese Cuisine – the first of its type in Launceston.
Stay tuned for opening times, details & menu.
Rhubarb Gifts has opened in Margaret Street, Launceston offering treats, coffee & gifts.
HOKKAIDO IS EXPANDING
We saw plans last week of the new Hokkaido Sushi location – right bang in the centre of Launceston at the former Brisbane Street, Gloria Jean’s site.
For all those lovers of the ‘sushi train’ model, rejoice, as that’s what’s coming!
Following the success of the small take away outlet at the Racecourse Cres. shopping precinct, the Hokkaido franchise has decided to open the bigger store concept similar to their Hobart restaurants.
THE DEVIL’S OWN ICE CREAMERY
Ice Creams & Sorbets galore will be available from the Devil’s Own Ice Creamery at their brand new stand alone ice cream store.
The new spot in Lawrence Street, previously Smokey Joe’s Creole Cafe, will quickly become popular being close to Launceston’s City Park.
Firestorm has opened in the former Northern Club, and Henry’s Restaurant & Bar at 61 Cameron Street in Launceston’s CBD.
The good news It’s delicious!
The bad news If you’re technically challenged, you’ll find it frustrating!
Unfortunately there are no physical hard copies of the menu. You basically need to access the menu via QR (quick response) code & order & pay from your mobile phone.
Fortunately, you can go to the counter and order & pay, but the whole process isn’t particularly consumer friendly. Despite that, the service staff are accommodating but it just seems to be a semi-complicated waste of time that could be avoided.
Cinnamon Café, currently located in the Cole’s Jimmy’s Complex in Charles St., will be opening up in Newstead in mid August.
This fabulous Indian restaurant has built up an amazing reputation as one of Launceston’s best Indian restaurants without a doubt!
Ayuush Anand and family took up the opportunity to purchase the building & residence, formerly known as Elphin Continental Cakes, and relocate their business.
A convenient location for all, the Newstead precinct will come alive with this great addition to the area.
Cinnamon will be offering lunch time & dinner service with Indian street food being served throughout the day.
Stay tuned for all the details!
LULU’S BECOMES NEIGHBOURHOOD CAFÉ
A very subtle change over took place at the original Cafe Culture, Trevallyn, more recently Lulu’s of Trevallyn, in the past few weeks. Neighbourhood Café has opened at the site.
As part of the Bread + Butter family, Neighbourhood Café provides breakfasts, brunches & lunches, 6 days per week including the weekend. See their details HERE.
Launceston will soon be graced with another Mexican Eatery.
Firestorm Taco Bar will open, at this stage, on 01 June in the heart of the CBD.
Here’s an example of what to expect:
HOT OFF THE PRESS APRIL 2021
THE SPECTACULAR QUAMBY ESTATE
is ON the market!
This grand property has been quite the leader in weddings and functions, Kate Ritchie famously hosting her wedding there. No doubt it will sell for a very pretty penny!
ALAS! ELMS BY THE PARK IS CLOSING!
After re-opening after Covid – with a newly renovated space and name change from Restaurant 13 to Elms by the Park, this much loved restaurant is closing down. Last service will be mid April so if you want your last fix of their wonderful food, book now. (03) 6331 4666 Elms by the Park
HOT OFF THE PRESS MARCH 2021
Hot off the Press March 2021
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TAMAR COVE NO LONGER!
Tamar Cove closed its doors a few weeks ago – so this isn’t exactly ‘Hot off the Press’ News – nevertheless it’s sad to see such a fabulous restaurant close its doors!
LET’S DO LUNCH
This is a good one!
Lunch will be served at Brisbane Street Bistro from Thursday 08 April.
And, the pork belly wraps will be back, for lunch only! These have been a favourite at Brisbane Street Bistro and will put the smile on many a dial. Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday for lunch, every week from 11:00 am. Be sure to book.
BAKERY & PUB COMBO
Wow, what a brilliant idea – a bakery and pub combined!
A fabulous new bakery has been opened on-site at the Rosevears Hotel!
Alan Virieux conjured up the idea for the bakery inclusion during the covid lockdown and will be a tremendously popular addition to the hotel.
BASIN CONCERT HAS TURNED BASIN-ISH
If you haven’t heard, the much anticipated Basin Concert to be held on 26 and 27 March, has had to change venue to Inveresk Park. Vibestown Productions have adapted quickly, renaming the event Basin-ish Concert. See all the details by popping over to this link 👉 BASIN-ISH CONCERT
HOT OFF THE PRESS FEBRUARY 2021
MEALS NO LONGER!
This will come as a shock to many patrons – Kings Meadows Hotel is stopping their dining service from 28 February, due to an operational restructure.
Instead, customers are able to bring in food from local businesses. Mmmm … an interesting move, but one which will certainly be interesting to watch!
A QUAINT LITTLE HOLE IN THE WALL
It’s open from Monday – Saturday serving the highly acclaimed Villino Coffee through the window or through the door.
See Sol Coffee’s details HERE
H20 Café, in the outside section of Morty’s and nearest to the BP Service Station, has extended their offerings to include their amazing Asian Crepes, which they sell at local food markets and World Street Eats Day.
Chinese Jian Bing
25 Wellington Street, Launceston Tasmania 7250, Australia
(03) 6334 6430 (inside H2Ocafe)
UnPhoGettable has taken over the spot that Asian Street Walk occupied, outside Morty’s Complex.
HOT OFF THE PRESS JANUARY 2021
A New Year – hopefully better than last!
Indian Cuisine has arrived In the picturesque countryside of Longford. Bajra Indian has opened in Marlborough Street and is open 7 days per week for both lunch & dinner.
See all the info HERE.
A beaut little Japanese Sushi Bar has opened up at the Racecourse Crescent Complex offering Takeaway fresh Sushi & other Japanese delicacies.
It’s the baby sister to Hokkaido Sushi at Eastlands, in Hobart.