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The Original Charcoal Chicken

Fast food, Australian
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181 Brisbane st, Launceston, Tasmania TAS 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 4244
10:00 - 20:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Just love this shop only went in here by mistake but yummy and the staff friendly so we are so going back

Thank Rhonda V
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56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Chicken is well cooked and flavorsome. The chips were great. The gravy was not nice but fortunately I had it in a tub and so didn't ruin the meal. The meal was huge. The service was quick and friendly. There is parking at the door.

Thank Nicole H
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

When we couldn't get a booking at our preferred restaurant in Launceston we decided to have a takeaway from Charcoal Chicken. The standard of this meal was far below expectation. There was no roast pumpkin available so we ordered peas and they included corn which for us was okay but would have been better to be informed. Overall the meal... More 

Thank brisvegas1954
Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

The iconic Charcoal Chicken in the middle of Launceston is a busy little spot and a taste of the food shows why. Succulent tasty chicken with a lovely smoky taste and aroma with the absolute best skin ever. Generous serving of perfectly cooked and seasoned crunchy chips make for a good value takeaway meal. There is also a small seating... More 

Thank 405Mi16
Goulburn, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

When hungary and need a quick meal great value for money and fill the biggest appetite while being tasty.I love the chicken and veg meal as I work away from home you need your veg.

Thank Denise H
Tasmania, Australia
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55 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

Yummy chicken. Nice smokey taste. Friendly service. Their gravy and chips are the best too! Fast service. Clean.

Thank K_LondonRose
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

Love the taste of these charcoal fired chickens. We get one regularly to take home for dinner to add to my salad or vegetables I have made. Charcoal purports to using only free range chickens too

Thank 2Flyboys
Northern California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2015

My wife and I bought take away on 28 January at Charcoal Chicken. We ordered a half chicken with a small (pint) of coleslaw. I was a bit surprised that they cook the chickens over a bed of charcoals – as the name suggests. This imparts a nice bit of flavor to the skin and to some extent the meat.... More 

1 Thank LostLen
Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2015

Prices are good, serves very generous, food is well cooked and tasty. Take-away option best - there is some seating for dine-in but last time I went, tables were still messy from other customers and no-one cleaned or wiped dining area for entire time my family were there. (staff are all very young)

1 Thank redhotmama17
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

I'm a natural born Tasmanian who left the state in 1999. On EVERY visit home I treat myself to a quarter chicken chips and gravy. This was the first Charcoal Chicken I can remember in Launceston and is still the best.

Thank Michael R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Fast food, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Brisbane st, Launceston, Tasmania TAS 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 4244
Our chickens are cooked over a bed of charcoal, giving it a very genuine barbeque flavour. We also offer a wide range of salads to go with it. Oh did I mentioned that our chips and gravy are the best in town? Also if you want something quick, easy and tasty, why not try some of our burger meals that are great value for money! Eat in or take out. Quick and reliable service with a smile! :)

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