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Where to eat and drink

Ye Olde Buckland Inn

Built around 1841 and licensed to James Rawlings, the Buckland Inn still operates as the local pub today and is an important social hub. Built from local handcut sandstone, the inn has been faithfully serving travellers on the East Coast since this time.  Step inside and you are stepping back in time to 1970s country Tasmania where you will encounter some of the local characters who are more than happy to share stories of Buckland and its past around a roaring wood fire.  The pub serves old fashioned counter meals and local Tasmanian beers on tap. It is best to always check if they are serving meals that day.

Call (03) 6257 5114.

Elly’s East Coast Kitchen

Elly’s East Coast Kitchen is a licensed cafe and sweet shop at Orford, only 15 minutes from Buckland. Enjoy delicious food and Tassie wines while enjoying the stunning water views. Fully stocked with Elly’s Gourmet Confectionery range, homewares & jewellery. Open 7.30am to 4.30pm. Phone (03) 6257 1261.

Orford Blue Waters

Great counter meals enjoyed overlooking the Prosser River in Orford, the dining area offers a very relaxed pub atmosphere. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Blue Waters also has a bottle shop.

Bookings 03 6257 1102.

Scorchers Pizza

Delicious woodfired pizzas. Scorchers is by the river at 1 Esplanade, Orford. Open from 12pm-8pm daily. Dine in or take-away.  Phone (03) 6257 1033.

Wattlebanks Coastal Cafe and Providore

Located on the esplanade in Orford at the bridge – 1 Charles Street, Orford.  Open for breakfast and lunch Sunday – Thursday. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Friday & Saturday. Wattlebanks offers internal and external dine in or take away food and beverage options.

Phone: (03) 6130 3020

Darlington Vineyard

Orford has the first winery on the East Coast wine route, the Darlington Vineyard. Their cool climate Pinot Noir is particularly excellent and it is definitely worth a visit to pick up a few bottles at the cellar door. The cellar door does not offer food but feel free to take a picnic and enjoy the deck overlooking the vineyard. They are open daily 10am-5pm and you can contact them on (03) 6257 1630.

Eastcoaster Resort

The restaurant and bar at the Eastcoaster Resort has recently undergone a full renovation and is situated overlooking the picturesque Spring Bay.  The Spring Bay Seafood & Wine Bar offers an extensive menu of delicious meals featuring local seafood.  They are open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Please call  (03) 6257 1172 for a reservation.

The Fish Van

Serves the best fish and chips around, just as you would expect on the wharf of a fishing town like Triabunna.  The owner Cara also sells fresh local East Coast fish and seafood, including oysters, scallops and crayfish in season.  They’re open daily from 11am to 7pm, and you can contact them on 0407 552 847.

The Spring Bay Hotel

A traditional old pub at the Triabunna Marina. This is one of the oldest buildings on he East Coast and was the original inn in the early 1800s.

The hotel has a good local following and serves traditional “pub grub” in the family lounge most evenings. A visit here will take you back to the seventies. You can contact them on (03) 6257 3115.