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Ocean Child Inn

#133 of 425 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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86 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 6730
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 19:30
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:30
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Launceston, Australia
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97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely the best dining experience of our trip. We visited a number of eateries but this was overall the best. Great atmosphere, great staff and the food was great too - one of the few restaurants catering for vegetarians. On our list for a return.

Thank Mike F
Bagdad, Australia
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Good food ,great atmosphere very reasonable prices I would recommend booking to be safe great choice for good pub meals

Thank Trevor M
Hobart, Australia
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Dropped in minus a booking and was pleasantly surprised to get a seat as this quaint pub is very popular especially on Fridays. Can definitely recommend the grilled trevally and the Tasmanian scallops the latter being the 'small' serve but quite generous. Service was prompt and courteous and not a long wait time for meals. Car parking can be interesting.... More 

Thank Chris P
Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

The ocean child went very downhill for a while there. But just recently in the past few months they changed their menu a bit. My partner and I always get takeaway parmis. They raised the price but I don't even mind because they are SO much better! Thicker chicken, tastier toppings, bigger servings! Will be there even more often now.

Thank esargee27
Hobart, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Huge selection of Parmies, decent steak and good selection of seafood. Kids meals are great value and huge. Calamari is always tender and the meals are always quick to come out. Only issue is sometimes its hard to get a booking because it's so popular.

Thank Kellie B
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Great menu, has something for everyone. Ordering and receiving food is fast. Great atmosphere! The prices are amazing for the amount of food you get as well.

Thank oliviap1998
Adelaide, Australia
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Great meals and great value for money! Best meal we had in Tassie that wasn't seafood! Highly recommend you make a booking as they book out fast!!

Thank Alana R
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Always beautiful food! Best pull apart bread this side of the blue lagoon, awesome fish and chips as well. Love the place just don't give me a booth seat! Us big people dread walking in in case there are only booths left!

Thank Kazrich77
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

I never knew what a parmy is when I walked in, after dining there, I walked out feeling my floor is finally complete. It's basically meat topped with cheese and more meat and more cheese and more meat and more cheese... For example, with their "meat lover" on a steak, just imagine a meat lover pizza, but instead of dough,... More 

Thank jimthegreatone
Hobart, Australia
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Been here a number of times and have enjoyed my meals. Service is always good. Prices have gone up in past few months and its certainly not as good value to match the food. Lots of other choices for lunch in Hobart and this was noticeable due to lack of patronage recently.

Thank CherylTas
Tracy F, Owner at Ocean Child Inn, responded to this review

$10 tasmanian crumbed scallops, crumbed calamari, nachos $15 steaks ,schnitzels and parmies pretty cheap if you ask me .our bar patrons have designed a new $5 menu that may apeal to you steamed rice,toast with sides,fridge soup of the day,special meat pie sides extra,canned chow and sardines and tuna chowder.Thanks for your feedback. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 6730
one of the hidden gems of hobart, a great pub. definately deserves a spot on Trip Advisor.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?