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Ball and Chain Grill

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87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6223 2655
17:30 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Fri 10:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food at Ball and Chain is of the highest quality...although they could do away with the salad bar. The service outstanding, with knowledge of their own products from Wine to fish taste and type and local meat products shining through. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Sharron S
Hobart, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great steak every time and excellent service. The cuts are cooked to perfection and the self serve salad bar provides a fresh supply of sides.

Thank 150roscoetas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our carnivorous family was looking for a good steak restaurant and was contemplating a couple of Italian places as well as a few places in Salamanca Place. We finally settled in the Ball and Chain Grill and did not regret it! The services was impeccable and the salad bar was really fresh and delicious. The steaks came in a selection... More 

Thank AlexYew
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Reasonably priced steak and free flow salad bar. Amazing service and beautiful atmosphere. Would definitely recommend this place!

Thank Celinell
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Love a place that is relaxed atmosphere and staff who have a good sense of humour & friendly without being too familiar! Great to not only have a range of meat cuts but also sizes so you can get what you want without wasting. This place ticks the boxes.

Thank sleeplessinsofitel
Melbourne, Australia
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got something new on special instead of my usual filet. Surf and Turf offered two beautifully grilled prawns which together with the extra garlic butter provided still have my mouth watering. The steak was tender and tasty and my wife loved her trout. I would like them to add to the variety of salads offered, but with a main like... More 

Thank Skybirdmax
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome steaks. Great service. Reasonably priced. It was great to be able to absorb some of the convict history of the building.

Thank Jody D
Ballarat, Australia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely meal here, started with the sausage platter to share then we each had a steak, which was cooked nicely. Staff were very friendly, Recommend to all.

Thank kgtalbot8
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Ball and Chain came highly recommended. The end result was very disappointing. 2 of the meals were incorrectly cooked. The most disappointing was that the staff couldn"t care. Constructive criticism feel on deaf ears. It was almost like they hear it regularly. Seriously, don't waste your time. There are far better restaurants in Salamanca.

Thank BruceT400
Shearwater, Australia
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Located in Salamanca Place. Offers a great selection of steak and other dishes. Open grill where you can see your steak being prepared.

Thank harps66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6223 2655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?