The east coast of Tasmania is famous for its bright blue waters and deserted beaches. A road trip along this magic coastline is full of stunning views and outdoor activities however it is not just the scenery the east coast is famous for. Home to some of the state’s finest wineries and food producers, plan your lunch stops as you undertake the Great Eastern Drive and sample what Tasmania’s east coast has to offer.
Milton Vineyard – Sophie’s Restaurant
This east coast vineyard not only produces fine Tasmanian wine but is also home to Sophie’s Restaurant. Situated on a hill overlooking the vineyard with open-air seating and a busy cellar door, this lunch stop has it all. Head chef Sophie Bermudes brings a French approach to Tasmanian produce. Enjoy the a la carte lunch menu whilst sitting on the deck paired with one of Milton’s finest.
Milton Vineyard website
Freycinet Marine Farm
For an ocean to plate experience you can’t go past Freycinet Marine Farm. The oysters and mussels are harvested fresh daily from their farm right out the front or enjoy a full Tasmanian seafood experience with locally sourced scallops, abalone and rock lobster.
Freycinet Marine Farm website
Located at Freycinet Lodge, inside Freycinet National Park and just mintues from the trailhead for the walk to the famous Wineglass Bay, Richardson’s Bistro is a great place to refuel and relax overlooking the beach and surrounding Great Oyster Bay. With an extensive menu ranging from local seafood, stacked burgers or grazing plates, you will find something for everyone.
Richardson's Bistro website
The Wharf Fish and Chips
Bicheno is home to the best local fish and chips on the East Coast. This little fishing shack on the gulch is a great eat in or takeaway option if you are time poor. Locally caught seafood will vary depending on the season but freshness is guaranteed.
The Wharf website
Lichen Restaurant & Café
Boasting the best view in Binalong Bay, settle in for a long lunch in the iconic Bay of Fires. The creative menu won’t leave you disappointed with favourites including the Tokyo Taco - tempura local fish, Asian slaw, edamame, wasabi & lime, kewpie and jalapenos or the Beef Eye Fillet Churrasco with grilled vegetables, salad and chimichurri sauce.
Lichen Restaurant website