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Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

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Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

Hi

I am posting this on behalf of a friend who doesn't use the internet!!

She is travelling to Hobart with her husband and teenage sons. They are travelling on the Spirit of Tasmania from Melbourne on Christmas Eve overnight. They are then picking up a car on Christmas morning and heading to their accommodation in Hobart. She is wondering what restaurants ae likely to be open on the evening of Christmas Day so that she can have a family Christmas Dinner.

Obviously with no net access, she has relied on telephone calls and her travel agent. The only option the agent could come up with is Wrest Point casino, but hopefully some Tassie experts can give me some other suggestions that I can research for her.

Thanks everyone in advance.

Deb

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1. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

Here's one idea

The Grand Chancellor - quite good buffet, teenage sons would be able to fill their tums

ghihotels.com/hgc/restaurants_n_bars.aspx…

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2. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

Hi

We were in Hobart last Christmas and intended eating out at lunchtime. We were given a list of about 15 possibilities and having rung all 15 very few were open and the ones that were, were booked out for private functions. We did in anycase go into the centre of town and managed to find somewhere open but the whole place was very quiet, which we didn't expect. It may be different in the evening but I would highly recommend that they try and find somewhere before they go and book ahead - they might have more luck that way. Contacting the Tasmanian tourism people may get some info. Good luck!

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3. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

have you looked at Lenna of Hobarts hotel restaurant, Alexanders?

www.lenna.com.au

email and ask if they have xmas dinner.very nice indeed.

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4. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

Thanks everyone for the replies so far, I am currently following up the suggestions given. I will definitely advise them to organise something before they go!

Keep the suggestions coming, the more the merrier.

Deb

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5. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

As far as hobart goes I would be thinking something like a pub (providing they can drive).

These will be busier, more informal, but no doubt a good deal cheaper

I have a look around and see what I can suggest :)

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6. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

Deb

Are they able to do Christmas Lunch - or are they set on the idea of dinner?

Finding a lunch place looks OK - but dinner looks really hard

Here is an example of a lunch place

http://www.sails.net.au/xmas_set_menu.pdf

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7. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

Hello Natt

As far as I know they are committed to dinner. I am seeing them tomorrow so I will check for sure. I think they are travelling overnight on the Spirit and by the time they get their car, breakfast, drive to Hobart,check in etc. (I'm not sure where exactly they are staying), they think it will be too late for lunch and so they are looking at a relaxing dinner.

Thanks for the link though, I will forward it on to them.

Deb

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8. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

There is also Customs House Hotel right near Sullivans Cove/Salamanca. It always seems to be busy when I've been in Hobart, even when everything else is dead quiet. Can't comment on the quality of the food but the location is good and central to everything so depending on where they're staying they could probably walk & therefore enjoy a beverage or two.

HTH

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9. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

Thanks Adelaide74, I will check that one out too. I have just been talking to you on the LA forums and now you are on the Hobart one too!! You really get around.

Deb

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10. Re: Christmas Dinner (evening) in Hobart

I was going to suggest the Custom's House as well.

Looks like they are doing lunch - but not sure about dinner