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Exemplary service, outstanding food and the thoughtful renovation of an historic mill with Tamar River frontage have made Stillwater one of Tasmania’s best restaurants for more than 20 years.
Stillwater restaurant in Launceston, Tasmania dumplings dish
2 Bridge Rd, Launceston


That sound of gnashing teeth and rending garments? It’s Launceston locals mourning that, after 23 years, Stillwater – one of Tasmania’s longest running and consistently best restaurants – is no longer serving breakfast. A blow, for sure, but it also hands chef Craig Will more bandwidth to focus on lunch and dinner. Given that he excels at smart, modern, locally focused, cuisine-hopping cooking – tip-top prawn and ginger dumplings; Cape Grim beef tartare cleverly blinged with bottarga and smoked almonds; gnocchi tossed through butter, pine nuts and nori-roasted mushrooms; an applause-worthy hazelnut sponge with poached quinces and Marsala zabaglione – it’s hard not to get excited. The room in the historic mill on the edge of the Tamar continues to deliver, whether drenched in sunshine or moodily cosy at night. So, too, do the consummate service and a wine list that teams excellent locals with counterparts from all around the globe. No eggs? No worries.




2 Bridge Rd, Launceston

(03) 6331 4153

Chef Craig Will

Price guide $$

Bookings Recommended

Wheelchair access Yes

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2 Bridge Rd, Launceston
Craig Will
Price Guide
Wheelchair Access

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