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Scorchers by the River Gallery Cafe

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1 Esplanade, Orford, Tasmania 7190, Australia
+61 3 6257 1033
16:00 - 20:00
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Tue 16:00 - 20:00
Thu 16:00 - 20:00
Fri - Mon 11:00 - 20:00
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Hobart, Australia
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like thin crust pizza then it's worth stopping in at Scorchers if you are passing through or staying overnight in Orford (Tasmania)... we ate in where table service was provided - we were served quickly and efficiently by the friendly team of staff.

Thank CoreenaV
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had read a few bad reviews for this restaurant, but we really wanted some Italian for our anniversary so gave it a go. Glad we did. We shared a supreme pizza as well as seafood pasta. Great choice. servings were generous and flavoursome. We love a good pizza base and this one was thin but not too thin. Toppings... More 

Thank Zena02
Perth Hills, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Yes these pizzas cost more than Dominos but by golly they are worth it. The gourmet ones anyway: that's all we tried. To begin with, each gourmet pizza has a different spread instead of standard tomato paste. Some have chilli jam, some have tomato relish, and so on. Next they have unique ingredients, including Spring Bay Scallops (and remember, Orford... More 

Thank Jessica V
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$25 for a very average pizza prefer a $5 dominos second and last time we go there do not recommend save your money

Thank Timnell
Hobart Tasmania
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58 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a delightful setting! Sorchers is right on the river's edge at Orford, a simply lovely little seaside town on Tasmania's lower east coast. We visited for a light lunch so chose a small seafood pizza between the two of us, a cappucino and a large extra hot chai latte in a mug. The coffee was top rate (rated by... More 

Thank Jelliebean43
Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 3 nights nearby (Wind Song B&B - highly recommend) and after being blown away by the awesome pizzas on the 1st night, we ate the next 3 nights at Scorchers as well. Pizza - perfect, pasta - amazing. If only we could move them up to Sydney!

Thank eibla
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here based on previous reviews and comments at the rental property we were staying at. Good tasty pizzas, nice bases - they do a lot of takeaway traffic as well as sitting in with a nice beer. Its not gourmet food, but great pizza

Thank Thompsons_hols
Perth, Australia
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beware: the food from this place is addictive! Eat a large one between two and you end up not hungry but reallylooking forward to next time because they taste so good. Best pizza ever. Their crusts are good and thinnish, and the gourmet pizzas have different base sauces including tomato relish, and chilli jam. Just the right amount of filling... More 

Thank Mackereth
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Over the years I keep giving scorchers another chance , but every year it gets worse and worse . Gone are the days of decently presented pizzas ( they were never overflowing , but full of top quality products ). It's sad to see why on a Saturday night in summer, they aren't busy . Staff seem friendly enough -... More 

Thank Eloise D
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158 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I dined here twice and I'm surprised at some of the other reviews, because we thought it was pretty good. The red wine (by the glass) was excellent - tasted even better after a night of semi-camping on Maria Island! I had a veggie pizza the first visit, which was good, and a salmon salad the next,... More 

Thank janthefan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Esplanade, Orford, Tasmania 7190, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Orford
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6257 1033

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