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Driftwood restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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All reviews brunch steak apple crumble confit duck pasta great menu top class overlooking the canal little gem the wait staff wonderful location dining experience front of house staff were attentive little touches attention to detail thank you for a lovely
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family dined here last night. We were served 3 courses; each one was very well presented and of distinctly high quality; the palates were uncomplicated but very satisfying at the same time. All ages are catered for and our daughter enjoyed her chicken tenders....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank JzBadDog
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Joined friends for a delightful lunch at Driftwood on Lauderdale Canal - service was great and the food delicious - lovely setting and you can eat outside on a nice day.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wendy M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic service. Right from the moment we walked in to when we left. We love dining where the plates aren't removed before the last person hasn't finished eating. Top marks for this Driftwood. Ruth committed to memory what we ordered, no notepad. All the wait...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HeleneNZ
Reviewed 25 November 2018

New to the area & what a suprise finding such a lovely cafe out of the major town. There with friends we got a window table overlooking the canal (not the worlds most attractive waterway) with distant views of the beach. The restaurant was a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 188petere
Reviewed 14 November 2018

Just a local restaurant from where we were staying but offering higher priced food. Three treats - the kitchen is open to the restaurant. You can literally stand and watch chef if you wish. Open glass walls allows the customers to over look the creek/bay...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 60jonno
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Pheobe and the chefs that stayed back that little bit to fit us in late on a Sunday! Fabulous food... Truly amazing and wonderful welcoming staff...and a stunning view to boot. Many thanks again 😊

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank monniemuusers
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Superb meal at Driftwood this evening, great service, friendly and relaxed staff. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank straydogHobart
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

The surroundings, the natural landscape/interior, throw in some moving water and superb food and you have the makings of a 3 hr lunch! It was a week day and we werent in a hurry after all we had 93 years to celebrate. The homemade bread...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sheryl W
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We decided to try the Driftwood Restaurant for a special lunch to celebrate my Wife's birthday and rare visit by our daughter from NSW for the occasion. Upon booking we requested a table overlooking the Canal. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted and shown to...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Colin W
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

This little gem has the prettiest view ever. The most friendly and accommodating service. I've been here with small and bigger gatherings and everything has been brilliant..service..food ...and wine.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Hanna R
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9 June 2017|
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Response from aussiemike77 | Reviewed this property |
Driftwood is overpriced.... to give an example, a steak and salad with crinkle cut fries (the type you would get from a frozen McCains type supermarket bag) will set you back around $40. The location is nice and the staff... More
17 May 2017|
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Response from KazLamberton | Reviewed this property |
Driftwood is located in Lauderdale, an outer 'suburb' of Hobart. Situated on the Canal. It only opened a short while ago so that may explain why it was not located when you tried to search. It used to be called Eating on... More
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