Launceston and North and East, Tasmania

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The iconic restaurant is established in a character-rich heritage style building, and unlike its contemporary French style menu, the interior is inspired by classically painted dark walls, hanging crystal chandeliers and artworks from the days gone by. Brisbane Street Bistro is a must visit for diners after a memorable and elegant dining experience.
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24 Brisbane Street
Launceston TAS 7250




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European, Modern Australian

Price Range:

$$$$ ~ $$$$


Fully Licensed (no BYO)

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Terry Fidler made his name as one of Tasmania's leading chefs a decade or so ago at Schouten House in Swansea on the East Coast. He's now returned to his home town and opened Fidler's Brisbane Street Bistro in one of the beautiful old Federation townhouses that decorate this central part of the CBD. And, in the name, "bistro" is the operative word for he's serving up simple, well-cooked, satisfying dishes that are unpretentiously aimed at the mainstream. At a time when the fashion is for smaller delicate dishes, he's sticking to the style he's always done best – food with big, robust flavours in servings that ensure you won't leave hungry.

A classic French onion soup is a bowl of rich, sweet mellowness, thick with caramelised onion. Six plump scallops come, in a gesture of modernity, flash-seared, double sauced, artfully garnished and parading single-file along a long white plate. The menu's "mushroom gateau" is more mushroom than gateau – a piled mix of fungi in a rich veal stock, the fungi spiked with truffle oil and the stock sweetened with Muscat – while a long-braised best end of lamb is just what you need on a wintry night. A signature of Fidler's style is the pig's trotter – boned, stuffed with good forcemeat, slow-cooked in maple syrup and soy, the skin crisped in the oven, halved and served on buttery parsnip mash with shaved black truffle. Follow with a moistly-textured and beautifully spiced apple pudding topped with rhubarb and you're sure to be comforted into the night.
Graeme Phillips

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Fixed / set price available
Romantic / Intimate
Suitable for Groups of 10
This restaurant does not have any awards.


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Peter - 17/11/2012
The ultimate memorable experience with a romantic period atmosphere. 5 star service & wine list. Food unbelievable. Have been back five times since discovering it. Equal to the best food I have eaten anywhere in the world! Totally addicted to the place. Well done Mr Fidler you have reached legendary food status.
Lena - 16/11/2012
Wow what a Restaurant! We attended this resturant after hearing about all the awards it had won. It didn't disappoint. By far the best food we have ever eaten. So good in fact we have been back several times. Great atmosphere, wonderful staff and a fantastic wine list! Highly recommend. Well Done Terry Fidler, we can definitely see why you won best European Resturant! We will be back again soon.
geoff - 8/10/2012
Nothing casual about B.S.B.or it's food - dining here is an event because the food is so memorable! Big flavoursome classic dishes and tastes-remind me of the formal big city restuarants of the 70's and 80's. One of the best in Tassie for sure.
Greg Perry - 18/06/2012
We found this beautiful Bistro quite by accident. Just walking past while in Launceston after the Tasmanian Craft Fair at Deloraine and waiting for a show to start at the Princess Theatre. Wow, what a discovery. The food was as good if not better than anything else we have found anywhere. So good in fact that we have travelled back to Launceston several times since (from Ulverstone) just to eat at this magnificent establishment. Congratulations Terry Fidler.
Amber - 17/05/2012
The best meal we have had in a very long time - everything was amazing! Great venue, lovely staff and good wine list - nothing negative to say at all! Great little discovery and definitely worth the wait! We will definitely be back when we are in Launceston next!