Drysdale restaurants

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Your patronage is very important – both to us, and for the continued growth of Tasmania’s tourism and hospitality industry. We look forward to seeing you soon.

In line with Tasmanian Public Health guidelines for educational institutions, all TasTAFE campuses have a mandatory mask-wearing policy. This currently includes our public restaurants and bars. TasTAFE also requires all staff, students and visitors to be fully vaccinated. Evidence of vaccine status may be requested. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Support our students in action!

If you love great Tasmanian food, wine and service at an affordable price, its time you made a date to come in to one of our Drysdale restaurants, where you can sit back and enjoy a delicious dining experience as our hospitality students and apprentice chefs undertake their practical training preparing and serving a range of high quality food and beverages.

Located at each of the Hobart, Launceston and Devonport campuses, the Drysdale Centre of Excellence restaurants are the training ground for Tasmania’s future chefs and hospitality staff.

As a patron, you’ll be an important part of the learning experience as the next generation of Tasmania’s qualified service personnel gain hands-on training under the supervision of our professional teaching staff. It’s a unique way to experience the state’s booming Hospitality and Tourism industries and gain an insight into what the future holds, as well as provide local support to our up-and-coming hospitality professionals and regional producers.

As a student, you’ll get invaluable experience working on the floor or in a commercial kitchen – putting the theory you learn in the classroom into practice. You’ll get the chance to think on your feet and communicate with your team, as well as gain the hands-on skills you need to provide a high quality experience for your patrons. While you might be nervous to start with, its experiences like these that will help you get the job-ready, practical skills that employers will be looking for.


While it’s not strictly necessary, reservations and group bookings are recommended, and pre-ordering is available if you are short on time.

Each of our restaurants also take private bookings for special events and are available for private hire.


Our Hobart restaurant is located in the city centre at 59 Collins Street, Hobart, and operates Wednesday to Friday for lunch service (12pm - 2pm), and Thursday evenings for dinner (6pm - 9pm) from Wednesday 17th August. It is also available for private hire for events.]

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There is nothing better than a refreshing beverage at the end of a busy week! That is why Drysdale Hobart bar is open to the public on select Friday nights. The Bar will be open from 4pm until 7:30pm, and our students are keen to put into practice the new skills they have acquired. The Bar will be open on the following dates:

  • September 2nd
  • October 7th
  • November 4th
  • December 2nd

Phone 0457 119 817 or email DrysdaleRestaurantSouth@tastafe.tas.edu.au to make a booking.


Our Launceston restaurant is located at 93 Paterson Street, Launceston. It is also available for private hire for events.

Phone 6777 2482 or email DrysdaleRestaurant@tastafe.tas.edu.au to make a booking.


Located at 20 Valley Road Devonport, the restaurant is open to the public on select days. Bookings are essential. The restaurant is open for the following dates in September:

Breakfast (7am 9:30am)

  • Wednesday 7 and 21 September

Lunch (12pm -  1:30pm)

  • Wednesday 31 August, 7,14 and 21 of September.

Dinner (5 course degustation $55 6pm start)

  • Thursday 8 and 22 September

Phone 6478 4263 or 6478 4264 or email mandy.cunningham@tastafe.tas.edu.au to make a booking. Card only payments - no cash.