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Empire Hotel
Ranked #3 of 8 Deloraine B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 January 2012

I have never eaten in at the Empire Hotel, only gotten take-away, but have always been most impressed with my meals. There is plenty to choose from, the prices are reasonable and the food is always prepared quickly. Yum!

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 January 2012

Visited Saturday night just gone,I had a green curry, partner had a seafood combination stirfry. We both really enjoyed our meals.

Have eaten there previously and meals have always been good.

Didn't stay in the accommodation this time, but have previously stayed in the Thai themed room. There is also a Japanese themed room. They are lovely rooms unfortunately no ensuites though.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 December 2011

In recent times, we travelled extensively throughout W.A, N.T, Tasmania and our home State of Queensland. We like dining out. A lot. My partner is a self confessed 'foodie' and I like very rare (blue) steak. Throughout our travels we dined out an estimated three times weekly. Over the last twelve months, this makes for approximately 150 dining experiences. I would have ordered about 100 steaks.

Frequently, we needed to explain to waiting personell what a 'blue steak' meant ( including both english and non-english speaking staff) Even so, many of the steaks were actually presented on my plate in a medium rare condition. On the odd occasion they came out rare, but were so fat, grizzly and chuncky to be rendered inedible. Indeed, after consuming some 80 plus streaks, I gave up on steak for a few weeks lest I be disappointed.

Whilst visiting Deloraine, my foodie partner pointed out the Empire Hotel, indicating that 'hey, perhaps they do a good steak, whaddayareckon?' I realised it was the Thai food that lured him, but never mind, being an optimist I decided to order a blue steak.

What a delightful, mouth watering surprise! This unobtrusive, unpretentious restaurant delivered what was unquestionably the best steak I have ever had the pleasure to introduce to my refined taste buds! An unmitigated winner! We came back the next night and again they delivered! An absolute treat, and imagine our sheer culinary joy ( Yes, my partner simply LOVED the Thai dishes!) in finding this restaurant.

The only down side of all this is that we actually live way up in North Queensland. We have sufficient dining experiences to realise that no other restaurant is going to surpass the Empire Hotel. So I guess we will have to come back!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Empire Hotel

Address: 19 Emu Bay Rd, Deloraine, Tasmania 7304, Australia
Region: Australia > Tasmania > Deloraine
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Deloraine
Price Range: £60 - £63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This small, family run Heritage listed hotel is set in picturesque Deloraine - a vibrant arts community located in the Meander Valley at the foot of the Western Tiers. Deloraine is an ideal base for a wide range of activities including cycling on some of the best roads in Australia. The surrounding district provides a number of rides suited to all cycling capabilities. We can provide you with secure storage for your bike and recommendations as to where to ride. The hotel is also a great jumping off point for the World Heritage Area and Cradle Mountain. Our cafe, 'Cycles' serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu is focused on local seasonal produce with a range of tapas style shared style plates and seasonal mains. All rooms have been refurbished with a light feel and are found on the first and second floor of the hotel. ... more   less 
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