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Ball and Chain Grill

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87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6223 2655
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Fri 10:30 - 15:00
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Hobart, Australia
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164 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were in as a large group on a Riday in mid December and the place was heaving. I was a bit disappointed to be split on to 2 tables as we booked months in advance and other similar groups were sat on one table. Service was friendly and efficient as would be e pecked on a busy Friday. Not... More 

Thank nicktaz
Tamworth, Australia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Ok, so heard good word of mouth reviews, so we decided to sample. Had to wait for our table which was no issue, had a drink and was reasonably fast. Chef was smashing out steaks on the grill, seamed he knew his stuff, but did he.... Cannot cook a blue steak. Was extremely disappointed, especially when it was around $60... More 

Thank Aron C
Perth, Australia
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213 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Could not fault the main and dessert, although the salad bar was a little disappointing. This is a high volume business where the impression was of the need to be seated, order, eat and leave. Wait staff pleasant but lacked sincerity. If the desire is for a good meal, go there but there are better places in Hobart.

Thank JP-6014
Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A few bites into our steaks my husband and I said in unison that it was one of the best steaks we'd ever had. Service prompt but not overbearing. Real gem!

Thank katarzyna_katie
Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The steak was perfectly cooked, and there is a variety of salad options. We had prawns and oysters for starters, and we ended up having 2 additional orders of the prawns. A tip before coming to the restaurant, do make a booking as it was very very packed. And when we wanted to eat here again, it was just as... More 

Thank biancamasrin
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If your eyes aren't bigger than what you can eat, it can be a reasonable good price dinner. You will have more than enough delicious self service salad so the small size meat will be more tham enough. The staff is very friendly and service is fast.

Thank Patricia L
Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We both ordered fillet (eye) steak, and the meat was excellent, charcoal-grilled, exactly as we had specified. There was a salad bar, which maybe could have had a slightly wider selection, and the dessert menu wasn't that interesting. But the steak was fantastic. The restaurant was very busy, but nevertheless, service was very prompt.

Thank 416Traveller2013
Blackmans Bay, Australia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to the Ball & Chain since the 1980s but in recent years it has been sliding backwards in service and quality. Our meal recently included entrees but had to ask for cutlery. We asked for water for the table but just received glasses. Asked for the water again which arrived warm. Our mains arrived (5 steaks)... More 

Thank clivejennyM
Hobart, Australia
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The cow shaped buffet is a tacky but welcomed addition to a perfectly cooked steak. Ball & chain never lets you down and the wine list is quite extensive too! Staff are always friendly and so helpful!

Thank Hobartlife
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with group of 10, first night in Hobart. Restaurant has great atmosphere, being one of the original buildings in Salamanca Place. The service was excellent and every ones meals where top notch and cooked spot on, being a Grill bar. will definitely visit again next time in Hobart.

Thank Darian R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 87 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Greater Hobart  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6223 2655

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?