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Bushman's Bar and Cafe

1 Harold Street, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 7612
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
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1 Harold Street, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well worth a visit. After reading quite a few positive reviews decided to try it out. Dinner was beautiful..I had the deconstructed beef wellington & my partner had the lamb. The staff are attentive & friendly..always a positive. If your in Strahan certainly try it...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to be in Strahan for any length of time (or somewhere near the West Coast), you simply MUST visit this restaurant! The menu selection is vast and varied, and the dishes are absolutely superb. With a friendly atmosphere, casual and warm...More

Thank Melanie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waited forever for a hot chocolate. It turned up cold. Woulkd have been nice as the position was good in the town watching people come and go.

Thank Allan A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting for the day, thought we would have a counter meal at the local pub .... alas it was closed on a Friday! Not to be open for service until 5.30pm! Wandered along the road to the Bushmans Cafe and what a pleasant surprize, had...More

Thank MissJane3539
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Dined here at short notice and we're lucky to get one of the last tables. Staff were friendly and professional. Food very good - enjoyed entree of squid, mains of lamb and brisket both great and generous serves. Coffee also good and reasonable wine list....More

Thank Kathryn0911_12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were advised in advance that when in Strahan , the best places for dinner were Risby Cove and Bushman's Cafe . Our first night , because our Bonnet Island Cruise (including dinner) was cancelled , we opted to go to the long running play...More

Thank avidskiier
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had contacted this restaurant to see if open Anzac Day. Initially advised No, but then kindly advised prior day that they would be open. Great following up to my enquiry. My partner and I dined to celebrate my birthday dinner and were not disappointed...More

Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was here on Saturday, 22 April 2017. I had eaten a very disappointing meal the previous evening in a nearby restaurant and was apprehensive about having another shabby meal. I should not have worried. The very friendly staff and chef did a great job,...More

Thank Graham N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here in March with a small group and had a Group dinner organised. This place is fabulous BUT please book as we had people turned away the night we were their. This is a great place especially after seeing the play The Ship...More

Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lunch at this restaurant. Meal was nice but we were disappointed as they had good reviews Very expensive for what you get and we were also over charged. We received a refund when I bought it to there notice .

Thank Anna C
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Rachel H
Hello, would Bushmans Bar be open for NYE 2016 and if so would it have an atmosphere? We are travelling with kids so definitely wouldn't see midnight in but would like a fun night out. Rachel
19 June 2016|
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Response from Steve B | Property representative |
Hi Rachel, Thank you for your question :) Bushman's will definitely be open NYE 2016 and is a kid friendly space. Please check the events section on our website closer to the date for an update of what we will have planned... More
Jenna R
Hi. We are going to be in Strahan over Christmas this year 2015 - just wondering if you will be open for lunch on Christmas Day? If not, do you know of somewhere that might be?
22 August 2015|
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Response from ClockmakersWife | Reviewed this property |
Sorry cannot help. We were there at the beginning of the 'off season' and they were trading every day. Hope they are open for you as it is a friendly place with great food.
Peter U
Why were you not open last Sunday night (long weekend) while the town was packed and screaming for choices? The apparent "town owners" were keen to say it was all due to penalty rates. Personally I would of paid any premium to eat at your establishment rather than eat the muck we were served elsewhere!! (A common theme in a restaurant where you wait over an hour to be seated and another 40 minutes for food). I shall await your response before I review the other places. Cheers, Pete
12 March 2015|
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Response from Alison F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Pete, I wish I could answer your question we where only staying there for 2 nights. Maybe if you give them a call they could answer your question. Alison
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$33
Cafe, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Harold Street, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Strahan
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6471 7612
  • E-mail
Bushman's cafe offers relaxed cafe style dining during the day with contemporary moddern Australian restaurant offerings in the evening. The wine and beer menu features some of the best wineries and microbreweries of Tasmania. 3 studio style apartments above the cafe are available for nightly stays at affordable prices.