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Risby Cove

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The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
+61 3 6471 7572
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Queensland, Australia
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Risby Cove is on the North-Eastern end of Strahan Harbour. Strahan Harbour is the working area of Macquarie Harbour, where the mighty Gordon River enters the Southern Ocean. Here steady winds crash onto rugged coastline, sustaining the temperate rainforest of Tasmania’s World Heritage wilderness area. Risby Cove Restaurant sits by the cove at deck height. Its windows open onto a... More 

Thank Steve F
Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very good restaurant. The windows of the dining room face west, so it is better when the sun goes doesn and they can raise the blinds for the beautiful water view. Not open Friday, I think. If you are only there one night, prefer Bushrangers.

Thank jameslane2015
Manly, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So pleased we stayed at Risby Cove as the having the restaurant on site was such a bonus especially in inclement weather! We enjoyed the home style menu and cooking after a big day driving and sight seeing. Great setting on the water and we were entertained with a family of ducks wanting to join us!

Thank Jane M
Melbourne, Australia
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267 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A Sunday evening dinner was enjoyed by our group of 4. Two of us had steak for main. It was fine but the mash and sauce were forgettable. A very small serve of average trumpeter was my wife's dish. She was happy to eat it all but was unimpressed with the standard of cooking. We ordered a Coldstream Hills merlot... More 

1 Thank Johns1951
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Travel the state for work and this was one of the nicest place I have ever stayed, sat outside after work and had a beautiful wine then followed by a meal, fresh scallops for entree then followed by eye fillet on Paris mash. Will definitely come back with my wife a kids 😀

1 Thank Joe D
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Like everything else in Strahan this well appointed restaurant nestled into its little bay is done well. The menu is simple, a few entres, mains and desserts. The food is un played with, fresh simple and wonderful. Its presented elegantly and well portioned. The staff are friendly locals who make you feel very welcome. A perfect way to end a... More 

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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Didn't get to taste the food although it sounded sensational. The first night there was a tour group so the normal menu was not available. You had to eat what they-the tour group, were offered. The next night they were closed. A Tuesday. Quite nice about it but not a way to do business.

Thank Jeanette M
Caulfield, Australia
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205 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Strahan was still in its off-season in September. There were few restaurants open. I rang to make my booking and was told that there were no other bookings for that night, so the restaurant wouldn't be opening. They would however ring and confirm if they got further bookings and would in fact open that night. And they did! They called... More 

Thank LeeHarvey
Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We ate here for a business dinner, the food was cooked to perfection and were a good serving size. The staff and Shaunnah the manager were excellent. I highly recommend this eatery to anyone wanting a fresh delicious meal whilst in Strahan.

Thank sarah f
Wollongong, Australia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

They say you should never go back if it's been a long time since your last visit. So glad that on our second trip to Strahan we once again wandered down along the Bay to this wonderful Restaurant and Gallery. Accommodation is also available. A very quiet night out of season, but the service, extensive innovative menu and the perfectly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Strahan
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6471 7572

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?