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Richardson's Bistro

Freycinet Lodge | Freycinet National Park, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
+61 3 6256 7222
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Overview
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good45%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“burger” (16 reviews)
“seafood” (10 reviews)
“scones” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Australian, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Freycinet Lodge | Freycinet National Park, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
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1 - 10 of 228 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Food is just average and the service is very slow. We seated ourselves, waited and waited for service, but nothing. We found our own menus and water. Our meal sat on the pass for quite some time through no fault of the chef, the wait...More

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed a casual dinner in the bistro during our stay at the Lodge. The menu options are different to the main restaurant and provide simpler fare. I enjoyed the beef stir fry noodles, which was nicely presented with plenty of flavour. The wine list by...More

Thank TWal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This bistro provided a wonderful spot for morning coffee overlooking Richardson''s Beach and down towards Coles Bay. Staff was friendly and efficient. Only negative was the slightly stodgy middle to the scones.

Thank Jackie W
Brad C, General Manager at Richardson's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jackie, Thank you for your review, I am so pleased we were able to share this wonderful part of the world with you. Kind regards, Brad.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful setting and nice space, but that’s where the positives end. The food was underwhelming - overcooked and bland (mussels, fried rice and garlic bread). But that wasn’t the worst part... The waitresses were invisible and rude. They were inattentive, barely acknowledged...More

Thank Blair E
Brad C, General Manager at Richardson's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Blair, Thank you for sharing your feedback with me. I am sorry you had such an underwhelming experience at Richardson’s Bistro. Please be assured that we aim for a much higher level of service and I will be following up with the Bistro team....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not much to say, wouldn't bother going back, uninteresting food, wok fried noodles were really bland.

Thank StewyNT
Brad C, General Manager at Richardson's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Stewy, Thank you for sharing your review with us. We have noted your feedback and will be discussing it as a team. Kind regards, Brad.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be one of the worst meals as a whole I have ever had. The staff were so rude and unhelpful and the food underwhelming to say the least. The food came scarily quickly like it had just been warmed up. I...More

Thank Georgia A
Brad C, General Manager at Richardson's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Georgia, Firstly, I would like to apologise for your recent meals at Richardson’s Bistro which were clearly below the standard we strive for. I would like to discuss your feedback in more detail with you personally, would you mind please contacting me via email...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were rude and unattentive, in particular June at the front counter. Salmon over cooked and a small portion when you’re paying the big bucks ($30.00) Salad seemed to be of the jar variety with no dressing or love put into it. Unimpressed by everything...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Brad C, General Manager at Richardson's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Reviewer, Thank you for sharing your feedback with me. I am sorry you had such an underwhelming experience at Richardson’s Bistro. Kind regards, Brad.

Reviewed 14 April 2018

We got to the Lodge well after sunset so I suspect the whole reason for the Bistro was lost on us - the view would be excellent in daylight. The food was okay but perhaps a little too 'fancy' for what we were after -...More

Thank Steve S
Brad C, General Manager at Richardson's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Steve, Thank you for your informative review of Richardson’s Bistro, I hope that you had an enjoyable meal. Kind regards, Brad.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

The views over the water are lovely, and the range of food is excellent - something for everybody. Staff were more expereinced this time around, and they knew where thins were kept. Excellent all round.

Thank Ranipuss
Brad C, General Manager at Richardson's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Ranipuss, Thank you for your wonderful review of Richardson’s Bistro, I am so pleased you enjpyed your meal with us. Kind regards, Brad.

Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had lunch here while visiting Freycinet N.P. for the day. We both ordered burgers. These seemed to take a VERY long time to deliver (close to 40 minutes), considering there were only a few other patrons at the time. The food was OK, and...More

Thank ActRegular_traveller
Brad C, General Manager at Richardson's Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear ActRegular, Thank you for choosing to dine with us at Richardson’s Bistro and sharing your feedback with us. Kind regards, Brad.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Freycinet Lodge | Freycinet National Park, Freycinet, Tasmania 7215, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Freycinet
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6256 7222
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Description
After enjoying one of the spectacular walks around Freycinet National Park, we invite you to relax and enjoy the calm and casual atmosphere of Richardson’s Bistro. Watch the peaceful seaside town of Coles Bay from the bistro as you enjoy the tasty, casual meals and tempting snacks. Choose from seafood, our range of lodge burgers, a steak, grazing plates, morning and afternoon tea and, of course, the delightful dessert menu. Drop in for lunch or a snack and recharge your batteries before heading out again to delight in the unique beauty of the National Park. Or after a long and energising day, grab a relaxed early dinner before putting your feet up in your cabin.
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