Set around the stunning Cradle Coast in Tasmania, there are many good places to eat Devonport and the surrounding areas such as Sheffield.
The North West is a popular area for anyone on a food and wine road trip in Tasmania, exploring Cradle Mountain or going on an adventure in the region.
The region is the landing point for those travelling to the Apple Isle via the Spirit of Tasmania from the mainland.
It’s also a handy base to explore all of the wineries and pristine wilderness of the Cradle Coast and the Tamar Valley.
A short drive from Glencoe Country B&B, the North West is a part of Tasmania worth spending time to visit while travelling to Tasmania.
There are lots of great restaurants and cafés to discover, and the following are places to eat within the region, offering; breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between.
Cafes & Casual Dining In the Devonport Area
From artisan coffee to the best breakfasts in town, here is our round-up of the top casual dining spots and places to eat in Devonport.
Laneway serves breakfast and lunch in a relaxed cafe setting. The menu features local produce and covers all the bases when it comes to fuelling your day.
There are healthy power breakfasts of coconut chia pudding with activated almonds, super smoothies and avocado toast.
If you’re looking for a more indulgent start to the day, try fried chicken and maple waffles, their signature breakfast burger and delicious steak and eggs that comes with bearnaise sauce and miso mushrooms.
When it’s time for lunch, there are hearty salads, panini and burgers on offer.
Drift Cafe is the spot to sip your morning coffee to the meditative sound of the waves crashing on Devonport’s Mersey Bluff Beach.
Drift Cafe offers local, seasonal all-day dining in a casual and relaxed atmosphere smack bang on the beachfront.
For brunch, local producers pop up in dishes such as chilli scrambled eggs with Scottsdale pork thick-cut maple smoked bacon, shakshuka and zucchini fritters.
Lunch is best enjoyed out on the grass, and covers everything from Sri Lankan market seafood curry to prawn and Sriracha soft-shell tacos.
Dinner is served on Friday and Saturday nights, and the Tasmanian seafood platter for two is a great way to sample some of Tassie’s best seafood.
Leaping Goat are Tasmanian coffee roasters producing various premium blends of coffee since 2014.
They run with a small team that combines over 20 years in the coffee industry, which means they set the bar high for consistent results every time.
Hiding in the industrial area of Quoba, their coffee bar is open to the public, giving you a chance to taste blends prior to purchase.
They’re a haven for the home-based barista, with fresh baked slices, muffins biscuits, supplied by Glencoe Country Bed and Breakfast.
Bars and restaurants
The Cradle Coast is home to a wealth of local produce – and many serving Tamar Valley wines, of course! – and the following restaurants are where you can get a taste of the region.
You can’t get closer to the beach than this bar and restaurant.
Located at the bluff above the Devonport Surf Club, Mrs Jones is the spot for a long seafood lunch with sweeping ocean views, with a dozen oysters, glass of wine, beer or a special-occasion dinner.
The menu is contemporary and features local ingredients with global flavours – think braised pork belly with cassia and star anise, pan-fried Atlantic salmon with harissa potatoes, and wallaby porterhouse with mountain pepper berry.
There are gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free options, and a substantial takeaway menu if you’d prefer to eat with the sand in between your toes.
It’s definitely one of the best places to eat Devonport, along with Verona Italian Restaurant.
Verona Italian Wine Bar & Restaurant
Many consider Verona to be the best Italian restaurant in town. There’s classic Italian fare…yes, but the warm hospitality and live music in the evenings round-out the offering.
The menu is designed for convivial feasting with antipasti, woodfired pizzas, pasta, and meat and seafood mains featuring local Tasmanian produce.
Additionally, there are gluten-free and vegan cheese pizzas for those on special diets.
Plus, on the drinks menu you’ll find local Tasmanian wines and craft beers, and Giaconda coffee is served from 8am daily except Sunday.
Ghost Rock Wines
A 15-minute drive out of Devonport, and just 10 minutes from the Spirit of Tasmania, Ghost Rock is one of the region’s most exciting food and wine destinations, and the perfect place to stop for a long lunch among the vines.
The Cellar Door & Eatery is open for lunch Thursday to Sunday and set on the picturesque grounds of the popular Ghost Rock winery.
On the condensed menu, you’ll find local Tasmanian produce treated with a modern sensibility.
Why not start with a charcuterie board overlooking the patchwork of vines, then move on to baby beetroot salad, grilled fish souvlaki with fried capers, and tandoori slow-roasted lamb shoulder with spiced yoghurt?
It’s a casual, family-friendly space surrounded by sprawling green lawns with plenty of space for little kids to play and there’s a cooking school on site, too.
Belly’s Bar and Grill in Latrobe,
Only a 15-min drive from Glencoe Country Guesthouse, Belly’s is a family-friendly restaurant open all day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
They’re fully licensed and offer a large range of wines from award-winning Tasmanian vineyards such as Ghost Rock, Holm Oak, Josef Chromy, and Devil’s Corner, and they have a fully stocked bar.
Belly’s pride themselves on excellent food, value for money and good service.
Belly’s support Tasmanian produce and only use the finest local providers, such as Cape Grim Beef, Petuna Atlantic Salmon™, Nichols Poultry’s chicken and Wild Clover Lamb, and offer vegan and vegetarian meals, and gluten-free meals.
The Sheffield RSL and Citizens Club is very local to us.
The food is right up there with the best restaurant food in Sheffield, and currently offer great pub-style meals on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights.
A good selection of meals is available and they are definitely not your usual “club/pub ” standard.
With Great service, good cold beer, and Club raffles on Thursday and Friday nights.
A historic traditional country pub located in the heart of Sheffield: the “Town of Murals,” just a one-hour drive from Cradle Mountain.
With bistro lunch and dinner available daily, their dining room also offers views of magnificent Mount Roland.
T’S Chinese Restaurant
T’s is a family owned and operated catering business that specialises in “paddock to plate” dishes.
“Angus beef, Berkshire pork and Dorper lamb” are all farmed by the owners using low stress, free-range stock management and the owners also grow their own chemical-free organic produce.
At T’s Chinese Restaurant, they believe that to make quality food you need quality produce and ingredients, and nothing beats home-grown organic produce and home-grown beef, pork and lamb that had a happy life!
Come and taste the flavours of Northern China in the remote countryside of Sheffield Tasmania!
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