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Leatherwood Restaurant

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Australian
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Spirit of Tasmania ferry, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Having eaten in this restaurant every time we traveled on the Spirit, we were very disappointed that it no longer exists on the "New Spirit". We were disappointed in general with the facilities on the newly renovated Spirit, with the cafeteria type meals offered, the expense of them and the open spaces offered for travelers to relax in, and the... More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015

Had little expectations of the Leatherwood Restaurant on the Spirit of Tasmania, but my wife and I were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food and the friendly service. The menu is small but includes something for most tastes. Would recommend booking a table in advance.

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Thank Andrew W
Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

This resteraunt only offers 2 or 3 course meals. We were happy with this as we got the 2 course and received one of the best steaks we have ever had and a beautiful sticky date pudding for dessert! highly recommend!

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Thank Naomi P
Melbourne, Australia
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83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2015

My wife and I regularly travel on the Spirit of Tasmania and look forwad to the journey. However good dining experiences are very limited on the ship. This restaurant only offers two or three course set menu options for a fixed price, so if you are looking for just one course then you must pay for two. The service provided... More 

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Thank 24graham2014
Tasmania, Australia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

I've travelled a few times on the Spirit and have used the buffet once. Dreadful. So generally get buy on a pie from the bar. This trip I thought I'd try the restaurant so booked as soon as I got on the boat. Lucky I did as it booked out quickly. On the trip up the staff took names and... More 

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Thank David D
Australia
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015 via mobile

We didn't have a booking but we got a seating at 8.15pm with the ship sailing at 9.00. The maitre d was ok but our waitress was a bit lack lustre and they weren't overly busy as the staff seemed to have time to chat. There was a waiter who seemed to be looking after his tables well though. We... More 

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

We enjoyed eating in the Leatherwood restaurant on the Spirit of Tasmania on both of our crossings from mainland to Tassie and back again. Food was very good, set menus for either 2 or 3 courses. Good wine list. Excellent service. Would recommend it.

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Thank BrisbaneDearie
Freshwater, Australia
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216 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

We enjoyed dinner at this on board restaurant a couple of nights ago. The menu was quite reasonable, as was the wine list and the prices were OK. Food quality was quite good and the service was a bit slow but quite attentive.

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Thank jrandsk
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Treated ourselves to dinner eve of Christmas. Luckily we booked early as it was sold out very quickly. The food was excellent, could cut the steak with normal knife, melt in the mouth tender and juicy. Wine selection was ok. Service was excellent. We actually booked in for dinner again on our return trip and the experience was equally good!... More 

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Burnie
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70 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015 via mobile

Now take this with a grain of salt as there's only two restaurant/bistro on the Spirit. However, it is a good restaurant and the staff are great but the food is average. You have the opportunity to purchase a $56 two or $64 three course meal at night. Covering all your basic from the tasting platter which is delicious and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Spirit of Tasmania ferry, Devonport, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Devonport

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