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Kains Bar and Cafe

££ - £££, ,
Lower Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good41%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
3 weeks ago
“Closed for demolition”
14 Nov 2016
“Maybe teething problems ”
Opens in 26 min
Bar, Pub, Australian
££ - £££
Lower Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Kains Bar and Foundry cafe have now closed for demolition. It was also known as the River View Hotel. It has an interesting history as the Kains was a ship wreck which was used as a store on this site from 1832 until the...More

Thank MarionSargent
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Let me start of by saying that the restaurant is NOW called Rusty Jacks BBQ & GRILL Arrived with great expectations left soooo disappointed Ok we ordered a platter to share which consisted of pulled pork Pork ribs Brisket Hot link sausage Half a chicken...More

Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Just got off plane and was hungry , saw this place and stopped, so glad we did, very friendly and a great chicken Parma , parking not so great though

Thank nunawad
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Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

We've been to a few other places for dinner that seemed to be popular. This place was quiet in the restaurant for a Saturday night but the food was the best we've had in Tasmania. Add it to your list.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Had a beautiful meal with family made all the more enjoyable by friendly waitress Ros! Amazing customer service! Great pub meals

1  Thank Bev S
Reviewed 6 January 2016 via mobile

Dropped in for a beer and something to eat. The staff were friendly and helpful. The venue was nice with a pleasant atmosphere - the other patrons were all relaxed and good humoured. Stayed for dinner - having the blackboard special (roast pork with crackling...More

1  Thank Alan G
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We are staying at peppers in launceston and wanted something different from the hotel restaurant. Thanks to reviews we strolled 300m to Kains. The service was fantastic, great pub food and tasty. We spent less than $100 dollars and this included a bottle of wine.

1  Thank Dmiddleton2015
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Kains Bar & Café is good honest pub food, not amazing but good. Décor is a bit daggy and dated. Attended a work dinner, not my ideal choice but was not disappointed.

1  Thank islandboi6
Reviewed 29 September 2015

A group of 11 enjoyed a beautiful lunch in pleasant surroundings. The waitress was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly, the servings were large and the food excellent. The dessert list looked inviting but alas we had no room left to try them.

1  Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 31 August 2015

We stayed nearby at a hotel that had a restaurant onsite and yet we ate here! Overall rating = awesome. After you meal pop into the little bar area next door and knock down some pool balls too. Hahn beer is the go - Cascades...More

1  Thank summerbeachguy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lower Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
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