Modern Australian Restaurant - Launceston Central
HOURS: Lunch Sun. 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Dinner 7 days - 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

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  17

    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 – 44 – 68
    served w lemon
  • kilpatrick  27 – 50 – 78
    w bacon lardons & our killer worcestershire sauce
  • cataract twist 27 – 50 – 78
    w soy & ginger dressing topped w spring onion & coriander served warm.


  • tasmanian scallops  24
    pan seared scallops placed on a creamy corn & chorizo mornay served w garlic toasted turkish bread & finished w spring onion oil.
  • octopus  24

    char grilled tasmanian octopus w green peppercorn beurre blanc sauce.

  • cataract fish fingers  21
    tasmanian white fish in a lemon & herb panko crumb w a jalapeno & lime aioli

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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  29

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

  • fysh & chips  29

    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  39

    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  35
    marinated chicken breast w crispy maple & bacon potatoes, steamed greens & finished w pan roasted chicken jus.
  • chicken parmigiana  33
    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 for one / 75 for two / 148
    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.


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  35

    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
  • mango summer sun  23
    a mango panna cotta w lemon curd, torched italian meringue & toasted hazelnuts. (gfo – no tuille, nfo0
  • 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.