Launceston sits at the entrance to the beautiful Tamar Valley and is home to some very good restaurants, bars and food shops. It is also a good base for exploring the north of the state.

Apiece Harvest Market

Apiece Sourdough Bakery

Apiece Sourdough Bakery produces fantastic, real sourdough in an unassuming space in an unassuming shopping mall in Ravenswood which is a suburb of Launceston. However it is now on our must-visit list for the wonderful loaves of bread, the pizza slices and the pastries that are lovingly made here. We […]


Alps & Amici: A Great Food Store

Alps and Amici is a converted, existing shop in East Launceston run by Daniel and Sally Alps. It looks stylish and the range of foods on offer is impressive and well-chosen. We like the fact that the vegetables are not refrigerated but, instead, displayed in wooden wine boxes with extremely […]

Newry Farm Asparagus

Newry Farm: Stunning Asparagus

Newry Farm is a grower of wonderful asparagus that is farmed without the use of synthetic sprays. We buy the asparagus from the Harvest Market in Launceston or the Harvest Feast stall at the Salamanca Market. They have also recently been supplying the Harvest Feast stall at Salamanca Market with […]

Tasmanian Butter Company

Tasmanian Butter Company

♥♥♥ The Tasmanian Butter Company is producing excellent cultured butter taking advantage of the first class dairy produce available in Tasmania. The key to the wonderful flavour is that the cream is cultured before churning. If you want to try this at home you can simply add a little probiotic […]


Pachinko – A smart ramen bar

Over the past decades we have seen many food venues come and go in the Quadrant Mall. We were therefore delighted to find a ramen bar had opened. It is very difficult to locate good ramen dishes in Tasmania so we made a visit to Pachinko a high priority. It […]

Bryher from outside

Bryher Cafe & Caterers

♥♥♥ Corona Update Bryher has reopened as of the 20th May and are serving some absolutely delicious looking food (think pork & veal crépinettes served on potato mash with a beef broth) – this is our sort of food.

Saint John bar

Saint John – A beer lover’s paradise

♥♥ Corona Update Saint John has reopened running two spaces (called Saint John Sessions) for ten which can be booked through Eventbrite. The events last 1 hour and 45 minutes. The food is served at the tables but still comes from the van out the back. Check their Facebook page […]


Bread + Butter

♥♥ Bread+Butter has continued to open during the lockdown for takeaway coffee and food items. This is a great place to pick up a snack and a very good coffee! The following review was posted prior to the lockdown but we think it will give a feel for the place […]