We recently had cause to travel to Launceston and so, seized the opportunity to meet friends for lunch. They suggested Hallam’s Waterfront and we weren’t disappointed.
Established in 1996, this award-winning seafood restaurant sources only the highest quality, line caught sustainable fresh seafood from the pristine waters around Tasmania.
There is a peaceful ambience,
complemented by an assortment of nautical-themed artefacts.
The views over the Tamar yacht basin are beautiful.
The extensive menu offered plenty of scope to share and compare. Entrée of tea smoked spareribs with ginger & soy glaze;
tempura prawns with sweet chilli
and oysters Kilpatrick (I wasn’t quick enough – I missed one).
Main course of grilled harissa southern calamari & banana prawns with rustic guacamole, grilled summer vegetables, coriander & paprika oil;
Cape Grim porterhouse with potato galette, Yorktown organic leaves, goat cheese, pine nuts & sticky balsamic with green peppercorn jus;
tempura market fish & chips, green salad with lemon & garlic dressing;
and yellow curry with white fish & mussels were all stunningly delectable.
Of course, we managed to find room for dessert, I was very happy with my vanilla bean crème brûlée with lavender sugar, pistachio cake & rosewater syrup.
The lemon & lime curd, tamarind chantilly, five spice coconut crumble & smashed raspberry meringue was a colourful offering;
while basil panna cotta, white peach foam, quinoa crisp & fresh berries was a little more subtle.
We lingered outside long enough to admire the gorgeous surroundings
before heading back to the northwest. We will certainly return to Hallam’s Waterfront.