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Drunken Admiral

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Seafood, Australian, Soups, 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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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

After eating at the Drunken Admiral my son wanted to eat there every night... It does get busy and it is popular... We did walk in off the street, but it's probably a good idea to book ahead to avoid disappointment. There are so many different rooms and nooks and crannies. After we had ordered (so many great options) we... More 

Thank Cool-Clarkes
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spur of the moment dining option, very fortunate to get a table, service was friendly and prompt. The meals we had were swordfish and steak. Both were cooked to perfection. If we return to Hobart we would go back for sure.

Thank Keith E
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very charming and well decorated restaurant in a pirate theme - my four year old loved it! The food was really good but quite expensive (my cocktail alone was $22 !!). Our service could have been better but it was extremely busy. Definitely worth a visit just to experience the landmark restaurant but don't think I will be back.

Thank gypsy604
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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88 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a dinner here with my partner. It was a Saturday night but took a punt on a space being available and just turned up. Luckily a couple had just cancelled so we got a spot. The hotel is like a quasi museum with lots of nautical artefacts and curiosities scattered around. We both has seafood dishes which were quick... More 

Thank Dave S
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237 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

$130, 3 glasses of fantastic Tasmanian pinot noir, deep fried olives, satay prawns, tagine salmon, Pana cotta. Each dish was outstanding. The serves were generous. The servers were fantastic. They were really friendly and accommodating. Don't be fooled by the over the top nautical theme, the food is outstandingly high quality.

Thank David F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a group of friends and had some lovely wine and great meals. Great below deck experience. Good variety on menu and a lively venue. Found the staff to be very accommodating! Casual dining at its best

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much hype for what is really a gimmecky fish and chip shop. Limited choice, slow service and expensive. If you want deep fried prawns and fish, cheaper at Maccas.

Thank Lorraine F
Melbourne, Australia
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

on arrival I knew the place must be popular as there was a large queue outside even before the restaurant opened. Even though we did not have a booking we were quickly taken to a table, service was friendly and efficient with very amiable staff. We only had the mains first being the seafood chowder which was fantastic and very... More 

Thank Craig S
Hobart, Australia
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36 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a complete experience. Atmosphere is maritime themed, and the place is like a museum, live ship experience. Tables range from galley style to ship's bow dining with a great deal of maritime history to look at. It is some what theme park like, with the food overpriced for the end product. The menu is extensive, with a variety... More 

Thank Caroline A
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit every time we visit Hobart. Delicious fresh food and a really cool, atmospheric fit-out. Definitely a lot of character and soul to this place.

Thank JonCo77

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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$16 - US$30
Seafood, Australian, Soups, 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?