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Smelters Restaurant

Silver Hills Motel | 3 Penghana Rd, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
+61 3 6471 1755
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“salmon” (6 reviews)
“schnitzel” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Australian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Silver Hills Motel | 3 Penghana Rd, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
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Reviewed 11 June 2017

A surprising find in a small remote west-coast Tassie town - a restaurant that is looking good, fantastic floor-ceiling windows of the hills around town for everyone in the restaurant to enjoy no matter where you are seated. I walked over here from the West...More

Thank KyleSterry
Reviewed 27 April 2017

The food was excellent, with a wide choice, well prepared and presented. Children (big and small) were catered for with paper tablecloths and crayons to keep you amused and create memories for the wait-staff. We left very satisfied and impressed.

Thank LisaT88
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Definately worth a visit here. Friendly service. Delicious Food. What more could you ask for? We had the prawn and avocado cocktail to start followed by the Morrocan Lamb Tagine and Hubby had the Gamekeepers sausages. Both mains were fantastic. Pity we are leaving tomorrow,...More

Thank Sammi B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

Tried this place for dinner. We were greeted with "There is at least a 30 minute wait". Except for a group of 10-15 people and a couple of tables with 2-3 people the place was empty. We were not offered a table, but a place...More

1  Thank Vova-Tourist
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful meals and friendly staff. Highly recommended and definitely on the return list of places to dine.

Thank Heather T
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Authentic style restaurant surrounded by mountains. The meals are HUGE and very tasty. My friend had the wallaby and I had salmon. Both yummy. Sadly we were too full to enjoy the signature icecream dish. The waitresses were chatty and friendly and took time to...More

Thank tezzaGeelongVictoria
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed at the motel, and went to the restaurant both nights, Noeleen our little waitress was fantastic, we had prompt service, and she was very knowledgeable about the area. Now the food, we had salt and pepper calamari entree and it was amazing, beautiful...More

Thank Jackie w
Reviewed 20 February 2017

An excellent alternative to a pub meal. The restaurant had a good sized menu. My wife had the soup and an entree of ribs and I had the spicy parma with vegetables - both excellent and served in a timely manner. Drinks were reasonably priced.

Thank ith47
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We ate here having booked earlier in the day. We were met by a friendly front of house and ushered to our table. It was very popular the evening we visited. Unfortunately, being say in a corner we were overlooked for about half an hour...More

Thank Amethyst_Cat_Oz
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

On the positive side, the view is really great and calls for a romantic dinner. Unfortunately, the rest was not that rosy. I've ordered a sweet potato soup, but did get a pumpkin one instead, did not want to make a fuss about it. For...More

Thank Artemi O
James G, Owner at Smelters Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2017

Thanks for review and feedback, and I apologise that the dining experience wasn't up to your expectation. The soup on the night was a ' Potato, Sweet Potato & Pumpkin ' soup, rather than all three, so it seems there was a mis-understanding there, and...More

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$40
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Silver Hills Motel | 3 Penghana Rd, Queenstown, Tasmania 7467, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Queenstown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6471 1755
Smelters Restaurant is the home of the BBQ & Bourbon Rib Eye Steak. Located at the Silver Hills Motel in Queenstown with spectacular views of Mount Owen and Mount Lyell. An eclectic menu, fully licensed, a huge fireplace and huon pine bar. Great chefs delivering the best meals in Queenstown.
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