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Drunken Admiral

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Australian, Soups, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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17-19 Hunter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 1903
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 18:00 - 22:30
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I first dined at this establishment when I moved to Hobart in 2003. It was so average that I hadn't been back since last night when invited there for a business dinner. The oysters kilpatrick I had were great. However the scallops and chips main was very subpar. Firstly not sure why you would not serve this main with a... More 

Thank pleasuresinlife
Mooroopna, Australia
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

There is nothing on the menu for kids. Overpriced. Claustrophobic and very tied decor. Dark and dingy. So we left.

Thank Mooroopna1
Rotherham, United Kingdom
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159 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife wanted to bring me here as she had had a really good meal on a previous visit.we booked a table for 20.30 but arrived a little early as we did not know how long it would take us to park as there was a wooden boat festival on in the harbour,as it turned out that was not a... More 

Thank scubacol11
Narrawong, Australia
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very popular so good idea to book. A building full of interesting nautical artefacts and decoration. Lots of nooks and crannies for eating areas, some more crowded than others. The ambience is half of the experience although the food is good too. I have been previously and still enjoy going every time I am in Hobart. It is one of... More 

Thank Deborah J
Canberra, Australia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of my favourite Hobart restaurants when I visited that wonderful city every 2 to 3 years. My visit with partner and friends last week did not meet our collective expected level of culinary experience. The service was good until the waiter attempted to give three of us the wrong meal. Why do some waiters find it difficult... More 

Thank CanberraPhil
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, could not fault food, service could have been a little better as had to keep asking for drinks. A little cramped at tables for groups.

Thank Danny l
Hobart, Australia
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great variety of food on the menu and the nautical theme ties in well with the hobart waterfront, great service only downfall it is very cramped, but it is well worth it for the atmosphere and the food

Thank Kimbo2570
Queensland, Australia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant had a busy, cosy atmosphere for families, groups as well as couples. The service was friendly, and the food was yummy. I would go there again, but eat very early in the evening, say about 5.30pm or even lunch times.

Thank Jen A
Kemsing, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very good meal here. One special which was Blue eye fish marinated in spices and then battered, served with chips and Blue eye grilled with chips and salad. Both very good quality fish with good dips, homemade tatare and a sticky spicy ginger sauce. Big ice cream sundae to finish. Good Chardonnay to accompany the meal but... More 

Thank sbm456
Hong Kong, China
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66 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant serves good food! The mussel pots are good. The seafood skewers are even better. It can be noisy - but that's just because it is always packed. I can come here everyday!

Thank traveller20151005

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$31
Australian, Soups, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17-19 Hunter St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 1903
One of Hobart's iconic restaurants and is popular with both locals and visitors to Hobart alike. We are a family run restaurant and we have been operating since 1979 offering the diner a truly unique experience and very fresh and tasty Tassie seafood and meals. The restaurant is world renowned, features in many global travel guides and is always popular – so reservations are advised! Open 7 days a week with parking out front.

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