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The Bush Inn, New Norfolk, AU-TAS

The Bush Inn

4.6
4.6
104 Reviews
$A40 and under
Australian
A Unique dining experience in a historical venue with over 200 years of history amazing service and atmosphere.
Please contact the Venue Directly on (03) 62612256 if your desired booking time is unavailable.


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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    New Norfolk
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Lunch @ The Bush

    A$90.00 per person

    Dec 25, 2023 only
    A Lovely experience with the bush team with many options and of course everyone's Christmas Favourites.

What 104 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tasmania

    Good for business meals

  • Tasmania

    Good for business meals

  • Tasmania

    Child-Friendly

  • Tasmania

    Good for groups

  • Tasmania

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Tasmania

    Hot spot

  • Tasmania

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Tasmania

    Great for scenic views

  • Tasmania

    Lively

  • Tasmania

    Australian

  • Hobart

    Best Overall

  • Hobart

    Best Food

  • Hobart

    Best Service

  • Hobart

    Best Ambience

  • Hobart

    Best Value

  • Hobart

    Good for business meals

  • Hobart

    Good for business meals

  • Hobart

    Good for groups

  • Hobart

    Great for scenic views

  • Hobart

    Good for special occasions

  • Hobart

    Lively

  • Hobart

    Most Booked

104 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had dinner with a friend that was here from Melbourne, they were thoroughly impressed with the service of the staff and the quality of the food. We both had steaks and they were amazing! Keep saying I will try something else but cannot go past how good the steaks are, cooked to perfection.

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  2. AlecA

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall a good experience, dined in early from 5:30pm and service was quick enough.

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  3. Terrissa

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Love this place ,awesome place to eat . Food was delicious and very friendly staff.

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  4. TonyB

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food as usual, You guys rock. Thanks heaps was a pleasure being there.

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  5. Fran

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good wholesome pub food. It was good to have a choice of stir fried vegetables instead of chips and salad

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  6. JosephB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I had a bowl of seafood chowder and it was spectacular, the best I have had in a very long time. The staff are great and nothing was too much trouble. It was so good in fact we have already booked for another Saturday night very soon.

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  7. PaulR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great modern pub food. Service was swift and accommodating with our needs. Fixed a dish error no questions asked. Has a great view in the sit down area, though because of the enclosed space can get a little noisy, but not too bad. Will definitely come back.

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  8. DanielleM

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    6 guests, all thoroughly enjoyed our meals! Great menu selection, lots of specials, service was attentive and friendly, lovely hotel, nicely decorated, well worth the drive, we will definately be visiting again.

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  9. HayB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always great, service is always quick and easy and food come out quick and was hot and delicious

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  10. GeoffN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was good stark cooked right and tender the tables clothes need to be ironed thats all

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  11. Thebushinncatchupwithfam

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We all enjoyed our meals & loved the company & comfortable chairs wouldn't mind getting some for home. We definitely will be back 🙂

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  12. KimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Overall, really enjoy ourselves , the food was great. Would definitely recommend and come back. Only suggestion I have is maybe offer up half serve meals. Lots of value on my plate, but to much for me to eat. Thank you , great place, credit to you all

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  13. NealC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Attentive and courteous staff, great value for money, and really quick service. Worth calling ahead or booking and adding a note if you want your steak blue, like I do!

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  14. hwmama

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great service and awesome food. This is our new local regular for dinner out.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the lamb backstrap, which was on the specials board. Cooked to perfection and melted in my mouth. I haven't had a bad meal yet, and this was my third meal there since they reopened.

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  16. KarenS

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff are patient, listening and noting different dietary requirements. Great meals, fresh with a good combination of tastes. Our vegan friend said he will return. Thankful that we were seated in one of the quieter areas.

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  17. RichardG

    Sunshine Coast

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    1 hour wait for food which was average pub food at best

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  18. AnthonyL

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Unable to dine probably due to excessive noise. Small entertaining game in dining area has man constantly yelling out. Why would you have a noisy video game in a dining area. Dining area had too many tables in it so that people had to be asked at next table to pull their chair in so able to get in and out of one’s own chair.

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  19. Janelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing… Service was friendly and staff were busy and still polite Young ladies did a great job Indiana and Alesha both fantastic. Music was great Great night out.

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  20. Cash

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters & steak’s was fantastic I’m glade you guys listened about putting oysters on the menu 👌👌this is what Newnorfolk needed and live music 🎶 👍

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  21. JayneM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing. Such a beautiful pub. Looking forward to gorgeous summer days on the deck

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must be my third or fourth time dining here and have had the same experience each time. Customer service is second-to-none. Food comes out very fast. They actually bring the entree’s and kids meals out first before the mains (unlike other places). Everyone serving was happy and welcoming. Food was delicious with fantastic portion sizes. My 2 year old son could sit comfortably in the normal chairs and loved the atmosphere. Will 100% be back again! Thank you Bush Inn!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food and service you can ask for. The steaks are the best in Hobart (and surrounds) and the service is second to none!

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  24. AlvinC

    Sydney

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Enjoyed the food and friendly service. Would definitely return.

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  25. ChantelleG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was so great to see this old pub brought back to life! After being brought up in the town, and working there years ago, it needed a breath of fresh air and a great vibe. New owner has certainly done that, and we will definitely be back. Well done guys.

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  26. Tyler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Couldn't recommend the bush highly enough! The service was above and beyond, along with the quality of the food. Such a relaxed and welcoming environment.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Appreciate the chef coming out and asking before and after the meal to verify how I wanted my steak cooked. Had the 400g scotch, it was delicious and cooked to perfection. Not a hint of it in my plate afterward. The kids had a kids steak and chips meal , partly to blame, we didn’t mention how the kids steaks were to be cooked nor were we asked, they came well done, not ideal, they only ate half as they are used to them being cooked medium rare as we have at home. Overall, the meals were fantastic, wait time average for a pub meal, servings generous, we will continue to frequent the Bush for meals, especially for the quality and perfectionist steak.. Also, we had an extra child accompany us last minute as a family and they were amazing to accomodate an extra space at our table.

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  28. JohnR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was looking forward to my visit to the refurbished Bush Inn, and I was not disappointed. When you walk in, your decor is fantastic, and we were how a table by the window where we could see the river. The staff are very attentive and left us a reasonable amount of time to check the menu. The food was excellent, cooked to perfection. The lemon tart I had for desert was the best I have tasted for years with a really good tart taste. All in all, a great dining experience. I should not have criticized the value as I do not go out dining very much and I am not up on present prices. I will say this, it will not, I hope, be my last visit.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was spot on. Meals all came out at same time & steaks were awesome. Other meals included scallops & chicken shnitty & no complaints from them. Great country pub

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  30. KarenG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    Service and staff were excellent, unfortunately for the 2 of us that ordered the eye fillet, they were both underdone, I ordered medium, but was definately rare by the time I got halfway through, the other ordered well done was definately medium at the middle, which was disappointing, bat all other meals ordered by the rest of our table were great, most of which were different cuts. Also we found the music quite loud, had to talk loudly to hear each other.

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  31. Harvey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Big portion meals, fast & friendly service. Have been back again and again and will continue to go back again and again.

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  32. SamA

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Well cooked, honest, fairly priced pub food. Comprehensive menu of both food and drink choices. Fantastic choice of local wine, beer and spirits. Great to see local businesses supporting other Tasmanian businesses. Service is welcoming and friendly. Great central historic location, big open fires, well maintained and lovely ambience. This is our fourth visit since the recent change in ownership and we will continue to return to support this welcome addition to the Derwent Valley.

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  33. KarenB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience2
    The garlic roll well let's not go there very poor . Main was that salty we could not eat our meal I had chicken parmigiana an the herbs must have well the lid must have fell off container as they went to sprinkle on there ok if you like hearbs but not to my taste sorry must say we were very disappointed in our meals $74 for something we couldn't eat

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  34. Stephanie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food and drinks. Geat vibe with live music, and open fires.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Again the food and service were excellent. We love the fact we no longer have to drive out of New Norfolk to have a great steak 😊

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  36. KatrinaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks, service and later entertainment all top notch. We had a fun and relaxing Sunday afternoon and werenʼt hurried along. Thank you!!

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  37. JascalL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful weekend lunch. First class service & the food delicious. We ordered Caesar Salad with Calamari & Blue Eye. Couldn't fault a thing We'll definitely be back.

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  38. TammyB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Enjoyed my meal, venue looks great. It’s not the wow factor I was expecting, will return though.

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  39. SamanthaC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and great, attentive table service. Overall was more expensive than my usual spots, but as the food and service was 10/10 it was worth it 🙂

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  40. Nadine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Steak was absolutely delicious 😋 pepper sauce, spot on and stir fry veggies very absolutely delicious. Great effort guys. Wait staff were so friendly.

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FAQs

The Bush Inn is rated 4.6 stars by 104 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Bush Inn

51 Montagu St 49, New Norfolk, AU-TAS 7140

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    New Norfolk
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $A40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Australian, Gastro Pub, Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Chris Iles
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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