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“Confusing but delicious”
Review of JailHouse Grill

JailHouse Grill
Ranked #13 of 308 Restaurants in Launceston
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Australian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Confusing but delicious”
Reviewed 29 November 2013

The steak and chicken were beautifully prepared - genuinely one of the best I have eaten anywhere and at a reasonable price. Having ordered steak as medium-rare it was actually served that way for a change - not just medium as you get in almost every other location. Great soft pink steak with virtually no blood to be seen. The Caribbean chicken was perfectly cooked and had a brilliant light but spicy flavor to it.
What was confusing was that virtually nothing in the salad bar would go with the chicken, the items in the salad bar are not really salads, and the salads ran out with a long wait to get more. Personally I would ditch the salad bar in favor of simply serving the right salad with the right meal and lose the tacky 'Sizzler' image this place is better than that. The chef needs to be applauded and allowed to serve a complete meal!
The staff are very young and could do with a little more training and confidence about themselves.
Other than this, it was reasonably good value and enjoyable! Bravo to the chef!!

Visited November 2013
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English first
Launceston, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Always Reliable”
Reviewed 14 November 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Jail House is well-known in Launceston for good quality service and food. The steaks are actually hard to beat and would rival the best places in Australia without the high price. The complimentary salad bar is a bonus. A good wine selection too. Book early on busy nights but Jail House stays open quite late.

Visited November 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Launceston ?!?!? ”
Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

2 nd time in few days -
service : young staff good service - waiter was very helpful and skilled
Food: can't fault the taste and the serve size
entertainment: sit close to the salad bar and you have a great entertaining evening

Thank Traveller_EPMEL
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Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Well Done does not mean Burnt!”
Reviewed 5 October 2013 via mobile

I have my steak cooked Well Done and understand that this may mean its a bit tough and usually have to wait about 30-40mins at a good restaurant for it as they prefer to cook it slowly. My EyeFillet at JailHouse was ready in 5-10mins, it was cooked so quickly it was burnt on the outside. Won't be going back again.

  • Visited June 2013
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3 Thank 12May2012
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Launceston, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“I love Tassie Beef and this is the place to eat!!”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Great Service Great Food what more could you ask for. This was the first time dining at Jail House Grill and My partner and I absolutely loved it. Could not fault this place.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Darren M
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