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Restaurant Esca

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Hotel Charles | 287 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
03) 6337 4100
06:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely relaxed meal. It is actually a great place for the solo diner. You are not looked down upon. Food and wine was nice. Value for money

Thank 1978boofle
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

ESCA totally looked after us during our stay at the Mantra Charles!! We couldn't be happier!!! Such a variety of food n the service was awesome....couldn't be happier!!

Thank Mel62tri
Launceston, Australia
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46 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Had heard some good things, so we tried, not a huge menu, however always nice to try something different, All staff were friendly and attentive without being in your face, price wise a little on the high side, including wines, The dining room is getting a little tired, we found the chairs very uncomfortable and by end of mains we... More 

Thank Peter V
Sydney, Australia
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283 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Food was good and staff friendly. Breakfast is a continental buffet and hot al la carte. Eggs benedict were good. Do say no pepper if you don't want it all over your eggs. Room service was quick, tasty and nice selection.

Thank illana15
Greater Hobart, Australia
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Restaurant opens at 6pm and during the week is very busy, we went on a weekend and it was not busy, staff were very friendly and had time to chat with us. Menu was interesting modern and well presented. Kitchen was flexible facilitating sharing of meals and interested in follow up. Overall a good expereince.

Thank John R
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257 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Breakfast was the standard continental style. You could order the hot version, eggs and bacon on toast, etc. Wait staff were very happy and accommodating.

Thank Cornelius T
Launceston, Australia
Level Contributor
102 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

My friend and I had lunch here yesterday, it was fantastic and we enjoyed every moment. The food was terrific and the service by Alisa was very good. They offer a varied selection of meals, without it being too many meals or too difficult to make a choice. Everything was spot on and we will return without a doubt. It... More 

Thank MissJane3539
Mandurah, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Enjoyed a fantastic 2 course dinner (entree & main) at Esca on our first night in Tassie. Great food from the new chef with excellent service. Reasonably priced also.

Thank BSU2017
1 review
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

It was a Monday night a lot of the other restaurants were closed. So we decided to go to Esca. It was a very good decision. The scallops were are real treat and the Cape Crim rib eye was fantastic. The other plates on the table had the same effect with the family. We will be back.

Thank Peter R
Branxton, Australia
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90 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Enjoyed a buffet breakfast during our recent stay at Mantra Charles, was only expecting a continental buffet when the wait staff said we can choose from the cooked breakfast menu as well. We chose the eggs benedict which came out nice and quick. I can honestly say they were the best eggs benedict I have ever tasted, tasted delicious, cooked... More 

Thank Gary H

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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
Average prices
US$16 - US$42
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
17:00 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hotel Charles | 287 Charles Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: 03) 6337 4100
  • This restaurant is at Mantra Charles Hotel

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