Modern Australian Restaurant - Launceston Central
HOURS: Lunch Sun. 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Dinner 7 days - 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Paterson Street 133
Launceston 7250 TAS AU
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Cataract on Paterson

Cataract on Paterson
133 Paterson St.
LAUNCESTON  Tas.  7250
(03) 6331 4446

Cataract on Paterson Menus below

Cataract on Paterson is a popular Launceston restaurant with family friendly meals, terrific service and food.

Enjoy a casual evening out with friends & family and choose from the great options on the menu, there’s something for everyone.



  • cob  11

    rustic cob served warm w house made garlic butter.

  • garlic pizza  16

    garlic three cheese pizza, mozzarella, cheddar, & parmesan. (v)

  • stuffed cob  18

    oven baked cob stuffed full of oozy cheese goodness & finished w crisp bacon, served warm perfect to share!


sourced from a variety of tasmanian leases – your choice of:  6 – 12 – 18

  • natural  24 – 42 – 58

    served w lemon

  • kilpatrick  26 – 48 – 66

    w bacon lardons & our killer worcestershire sauce

  • party starters  26 – 48 – 66

    natural w champagne mignonette & lemon.

  • spicy nam jim  26 – 48 – 66

    natural w lemon.


  • tasmanian scallops  24

    pan seared scallops w lemongrass brown butter topped w chilli & coriander.

  • octopus  24

    char grilled marinated tasmanian octopus w almond cream, house made orange caramel sauce & lemon balm.

  • crispy potato skins  18

    topped w crispy bacon, melted cheese & served w smokey bbq maple & sour cream.

  • jalapeño poppers  17

    crispy spicy jalapenó peppers filled w cream cheese & served w house made coriander & lime dipping sauce.

  • pork taco  19

    crispy scottsdale pork belly pieces tossed through rich hoisin dressing served w creamy slaw.

  • mac & cheese croquettes  17

    creamy mac & cheese pasta coated in panko crumb, shallow fried served w cataract big mac sauce.

  • chilled australian black tiger prawns (12) 39

    sourced from queensland, poached in sea salt served whole, w house made cocktail sauce & lemon wedges.

  • salt & pepper squid  21

    cataract squid tossed in our signature salt & pepper seasoning served w vietnamese salad & chilli & lime aioli.

  • southern fried chicken  18

    free range chicken thigh w classic southern flavours, served w a ranch dipping sauce.

  • crumbed mushrooms  17

    locally sourced medley of mushrooms panko crumbed w a sticky teriyaki sauce.

  • korean corndog  16

    korean inspired cheesy corndog in a crisp panko w mustard & gochujang ketchup.

  • skull island tiger prawns (2) 38

    char grilled tiger prawns sourced from the gulf of carpentaria w miso & chilli caramel topped w seasonal herbs. approximately 100g in weight, these juicy behemoths of the prawn underworld are truly the king on the plate. their sheer size will leave you in awe as you experience skull island tiger prawns for the first time.

  • chef choice entrée board  mp
    let our chef surprise you! designed to share w 3 different tastes of cataract. *limited nightly & subject to availability


  • house made gnocchi  28

    w housemade rich basil pesto, baby rocket, spring peas finished w toasted pine nuts & parmesan crumb. add chicken

  • fysh & chips  28

    light beer battered banana blossom w house salad, seasoned chips & tartare sauce.


  • scottsdale pork belly  38

    crispy scottsdale pork belly w rhubarb jam, crispy potatoes, steamed broccolini & raspberry and port jus.

  • lamb shoulder  38

    12hr slow cooked tasmanian lamb shoulder w whipped goats cheese & preserved lemon, spring peas & zucchini salad drizzled w lemon & garlic oil.

  • bourbon & coke pork ribs  39

    slow braised scottsdale pork ribs finished on the char grill served w house slaw & seasoned chips.

  • frenched chicken  34

    marinated chicken breast w crispy maple & bacon potatoes, steamed greens & finished w pan roasted chicken jus.

  • thai beef salad  35

    chilli & ginger marinated beef w vermicelli noodles, seasonal mixed herbs, crushed candied peanuts dressed w housemade thai dressing.

  • brazilian beef skewer  43

    chargrilled brazilian inspired beef & vegetable skewer w a pineapple salsa, seasonal herb salad, chimichurri sauce & pitta bread.

  • chicken parmigiana  32

    chicken breast lightly crumbed, topped w napoli sauce, crispy bacon & cheddar cheese, served w house salad & seasoned chips.

  • surprise me  *mp

    verb (of something unexpected) mp cause (someone) to feel mild astonishment or amazement. creativity is our chefs’ passion, this choice is for the risk taker or undecided! *limited nightly and subject to availability.

seafood platter

rumoured to be launceston’s best! a tempting selection of seafood from tasmanian & australian waters, served w house salad, seasoned chips & selection of dipping sauces. .
for one / 75 for two / 148


sourced from a variety of tasmanian leases.
your choice of:  6 – 12 – 18
  • natural  24 – 42 – 58

    served w lemon

  • kilpatrick  26 – 48 – 66

    w bacon lardons & our killer worcestershire sauce

  • spicy nam jim  26 – 48 – 66

    natural w lemon.


  • salmon  36

    pan seared tasmanian salmon placed on lemon & dill créme fraîche, apple & fennel salad, toasted almonds & finished w lemon & honey dressing.

  • seafood aglio e olio  37

    a selection of tasmanian & australian seafood w whole egg spaghetti, garlic & chilli infused olive oil & flat leaf parsley.

  • gummy shark  34

    sourced from bass strait tossed in a light hound dog beer batter served w house salad, chips & tartare sauce. (dfo)(gfo)(nf)

  • crumbed scallops  38

    crumbed tasmanian scallops served w house salad, seasoned chips, lemon wedges & house made tartare. (dfo)(gf)(nf)

  • salt & pepper squid  36

    tasmanian arrowhead squid tossed in our signature salt & pepper seasoning served w vietnamese salad & chilli & lime aioli.

  • premium fish mp

    pan seared deep sea white fish sourced daily w house salad, seasoned chips, tartare & lemon.

  • market fish mp
    ask your host about today’s creation.sourced daily from our local fish monger.

cataract stone

stonegrill™ is an interactive dining experience that presents your meal cooking on a 400ºc volcanic stone sourced from south australia. 

on the stone

  • scallops  38

    tasmanian scallops (12)

  • paddock to stone  47

    a stonegrill™ favourite! a selection of prime cuts including 110g eye a stonegrill™ favourite! a selection of marinated

  • surf & turf stone  70

    300g grain fed australian beef scotch on the stone topped w a selection of tasmanian scallops & king prawns to cook alongside your scotch, served w your choice of sides & sauce.

paddock to platter

perfect dish for the meat lover! char grilled marinated chicken, bourbon pork ribs, tasmanian lamb cutlets, grass fed eye fillet, pulled beef, lamb sausage served w herb roasted chats, house slaw, house salad & grilled corn finished w red wine jus, honey mustard & spiced yoghurt.
for one / 75 for two / 148

on the char grill

  • french cut chicken breast  34

    marinated in aromatic herbs & garlic.(gf)

  • grill of the day  mp

    chefs selection of premium cuts.

  • mixed grill  50

    eye fillet medallions, lamb cutlet, lamb mint & rosemary
    sausage & marinated chicken.

grill or stone

  • eye fillet  52

    250g tasmanian grass fed, succulent, soft & mild flavour to melt in your mouth.

  • scotch fillet  48

    grain fed australian beef, min.4-star msa tenderness grade,
    naturally marbled for maximum juiciness & flavour. incredible steak experience.

kids main

  • gourmet tasmanian sausage  16

    w seasoned chips & tomato sauce. (gfo,df)

  • pizza  16

    crispy bacon lardons & cheese.

  • spaghetti bolognaise  15

    prime tasmanian beef mince in a traditional tomato bolognaise sauce placed on spaghetti pasta & finished w parmesan. (dfo)

  • chicken strips 15

    free range chicken tenderloins crumbed to order served w seasoned chips & tomato sauce.(df, gfo)

  • fish & chips  16

    tasmanian gummy shark tossed in a fluffy batter served w chips & tomato sauce. (dfo)

  • eye fillet  19

    100g tasmanian eye fillet served w choice of salad or seasonal vegetables & seasoned chips or smashed roasted chats & gravy on the side. (gfo)(dfo) (cooked to medium unless specified).

  • chicken parmigiana  18

    chicken breast lightly crumbed, topped w napoli, crispy bacon & cheddar cheese, served w seasoned chips.

  • salt n pepper squid  16

    tasmanian arrowhead squid tossed in our signature spices served w seasoned chips. (df,gfo)

  • seagull plate 

    a plate so you can steal some from your parents!


  • seasoned chips (df) 10
  • seasonal greens (gf,dfo) – w garlic butter  9
  • sweet potato chips (v) 10


  • ice cream bowl 5

    1 scoop of ice cream served in a waffle cone w 100’s & 1000’s!

  • kids crazy sundae  12

    ice-cream, sprinkles, cream, chocolate fudge sauce, berries & so much more…

  • cataract ice cream sandwich  10
    your choice of vanilla, strawberry or chocolate ice cream, sandwiched between a twisted chocolate chip cookie & chocolate brownie a brookie cookie! w chocolate sauce, sprinkles & strawberry garnish.


  • panookie of the moment  20

    our favourite chocolate chip cookie dough baked in a pan & topped w our latest creation! see our specials board for the latest flavour – changes regularly! ** allow 15 mins cooking time

  • pizza-ookie  32

    designed to be shared. same toppings as above’s panookie but
    a larger share size.
    *please allow 20 minutes cooking time

  • peanut butter choc vegan panookie  21

    cookie base, vanilla coconut ice-cream, peanut butter fudge, peanut crumb, caramel sauce, chocolate fudge w persian vanilla fairy floss.*allow 20 mins cooking time

  • kulfi apple crumble  18

    warm cinnamon spiced apples w oat crumble, cardamom kulfi, sticky caramel & tuille. kulfi is a frozen dairy dessert w origins in the indian subcontinent.

  • edible terrarium 25

    caramelised white chocolate crèmeux, banana & passionfruit compote, toasted almond, coffee soil, white chocolate moss, brownie rocks, chocolate twigs w edible flowers & bugs.

  • jackfruit creme brulee 18

    traditional style crème brulee w a twist of added jackfruit, mascarpone cream, toasted coconut shavings, coconut tuille *jackfruit is an asian style fruit, part of the fig & mulberry family, adding a sweet tropical flavour.

  • peppermint sphere  25

    choc mint mousse encased w white chocolate glaze, chocolate soil, chocolate tuille, coffee crème pâtissier, finished warming hot chocolate sauce to pour over the top.

  • chocolate ferrero 22

    hazelnut praline &anvers chocolate mousse, covered in a hazelnut glaze w chocolate sponge, whipped cream, toasted hazelnuts & golden chocolate “wrapper”. (vgno without cream & sponge)

  • kevin the koala 25

    the cutest koala- made with white chocolate coconut fur encasing a coconut raspberry mousse with a raspberry marshmallow, raspberry jam vanilla sponge center on a bed of streusel crumb, chocolate twigs & chocolate gum leaves

  • entice us – to share  55

    a delectable platter to share featuring three of our favourites or new creations. each platter is unique.

  • super sized sundae – to share 38

    everything but the kitchen sink! an array of ice creams, house made mousse, sprinkles, cream, chocolate fudge sauce, berries & more. no alterations can be made. suitable for sharing 2-4 people.

from the bar

  • affogato  15

    a shot of espresso, accompanied w vanilla bean ice cream & choice of kahlua, hellyers irish cream or frangelico.

  • whiskey flight  32

    rotating taste of tasmanian & international whiskeys.

dessert cocktails

  • espresso martini 20

    classic: vodka, kahlua, butterscotch, tia mari, sugar syrup. espresso coffee.
    creative: banoffee espresso martini – mr black, captain morgan. banana liqueur, licor 43, salted caramel.

  • peachy keen 21

    a creamy blend of vanilla vodka, peach schnapps, peach puree & cream.

frozen stones

served on our frozen volcanic stones.

stone for 1 – 18   |  stone for 2 – 32

  • banana split stone

    traditional style banana split w vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream, bananas, peanuts, choc fudge sauce, whipped mascarpone cream, maraschino cherries& wafers.

  • banana caramel popcorn stone

    caramel ice cream, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate fudge sauce, fresh banana, chocolate shards & caramel popcorn.