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Ocean Child Inn

#142 of 426 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Bar, Pub, Australian, Seafood
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86 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 6730
07:00 - 20:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Tue 07:00 - 19:30
Wed - Fri 07:00 - 20:00
Sat 08:00 - 19:30
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Hobart, Australia
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a number of times and have enjoyed my meals. Service is always good. Prices have gone up in past few months and its certainly not as good value to match the food. Lots of other choices for lunch in Hobart and this was noticeable due to lack of patronage recently.

Thank CherylTas
Tracy F, Owner at Ocean Child Inn, responded to this review

$10 tasmanian crumbed scallops, crumbed calamari, nachos $15 steaks ,schnitzels and parmies pretty cheap if you ask me .our bar patrons have designed a new $5 menu that may apeal to you steamed rice,toast with sides,fridge soup of the day,special meat pie sides extra,canned chow and sardines and tuna chowder.Thanks for your feedback. More 

Launceston, Australia
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, great food, and very attentive staff. A great place to eat, not far from the city, but a million miles away

Thank shirl1511
Hobart, Australia
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33 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here three times for dinner and had a great experience each time - delicious food, great prices, friendly, prompt service and nice atmosphere. Looking forward to another visit.

Thank KathiHobart
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Being regulars to the Inn, it was our choice to dine there with visiting family. We were disappointed that after a lovely main course, the service became quite unfriendly when we ordered a pot of water for a cup of tea. The staff are usually friendly and efficient here, but tonight was quite a different story. We were more disappointed... More 

Thank tassie-oak
Tracy F, Owner at Ocean Child Inn, responded to this review

I'm sorry for your dreadful experience at the ocean child, you stroppy servent was fired after she told me of her poor dealing with your request for more hot water.I'm also sorry that i didn't dissapoint the remaining 25 customers that i was cooking meals for, you were told that i was the only chef on and if you could... More 

Launceston, Australia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

We had tea here, ordered a nacho parmy a inferno parmy and kids chicken nuggets..... hubby loved his inferno..... my nacho parmy was good but had too much cheese and could not taste the chips and salsa and guacamole, kids chicken nuggets were over cooked you could see that as soon as the plate was on the table..... which is... More 

Thank NTC6288
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

It fulfills the definition of a dive bar, with the addition of food and a restaurant. I've only been here for drinks but you can't beat their happy hour. Every day from 4 to 6 you can grab a pint of any draught beer for $6. For the prices I've seen around AU, this is cheap to me!

Thank AnnaGee43
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We called in for a beer, decided to stay for a meal. The kids had chips. Wife & I decided to have a small chicken salad. The salad was OK but the chicken tasted like it was boiled, then put on the grill. Never Go back.

Thank HorrorFood
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We shopped around town looking for a parmy to eat, most places charged 30-25 here charged 18 for a gormet parmy. It was great food, made quickly, huge portion. Atmosphere was okay, staff weren't the friendliest but the food was great. So damn great, like so damn great... my girlfriend is vegetarian and got a huge eggplant parmy, she also... More 

Thank Sartalyion
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Ate lunch here with the hubby last week. Got a table without a booking (although lucky I think). It was Friday and busy. Quick and friendly service. Lots of options for $10 or $15. Food came out quickly, very nice. Would stop again!

Thank Serenity444
Hobart, Australia
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47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

We had a great meal. There is a cheaper menu($12 approx) and a dearer one. The service was good and they even had a colouring sheet to keep the kids happy.

Thank mike c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Australian, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 19:30
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
07:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 19:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 86 Argyle St, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6234 6730
one of the hidden gems of hobart, a great pub. definately deserves a spot on Trip Advisor.

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