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‘People who love to eat are always the best people’ – Julia Child

Red Feather Inn

Visiting friends in Tasmania who are fans of the ‘Paddock to Plate’ approach meant good food was always on the agenda! So one evening we all headed out of Launceston and arrived 15 minutes later at the Red Feather Inn.

The Red Feather Inn is a collection of historic buildings built with convict labour in circa 1842 and has been beautifully restored into a ‘live.eat.love.stay’ luxury boutique retreat.

The retreat offers seven exceptional accommodations; The Library Suite, The Garden Suite, The Red Feather Room, The Attic, The Watchhouse Cottage, Murphetts Cottage and The Loft.

Red Feather Room

Enjoying a glass of Sparkling wine we wandered around the spacious grounds and wondered how we could emulate their marvelous vegetable garden.

Red Feather vege garden no people


Time for dinner and into another sandstone building; inside our table was next to an old staircase of lighted candles.

Red Feather dining

One of the features of the menu was only three choices of each entrée, main and dessert and even then it made it hard to choose. Check out the menu below. With a cellar of local cool climate Tasmanian and Australian wines we settled in for an evening of gourmet delights. Maybe next visit is for a gastronomic experience in their unique Cooking School.

The menu:
Scottsdale Ham Hock & Garden Broad Bean Terrine with Red Feather Chutney & Cornichon
Salad Black Berry & Gin Cured Salmon With Horseradish & Potato Salad
Roasted Butternut Pumpkin & Beetroot, Rocket Salad with Housemade Labne

Wild Clover Lamb Rump with Cumin, Carrots & Potato & Garden Spinach and a Yoghurt Dressing
Scottsdale Rolled Pork Belly with Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpeas and a Two Mustard Dressing
Fresh Char Grilled Tuna on a Green Vegetable Quinoa with Avocado Salsa

Chocolate Semifreddo with Almond Biscotti
Baked Rhubarb in a Jar with Crème Patisserie
Selection of Local Cheeses


Red Feather Inn
42 Main Street
Tel: +61 3 6393 6506