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Best Known For

Whole grilled Tasmanian rainbow trout, lightly charred on the open grill to medium-rare and topped with herb butter.

About Ball and Chain Grill

Situated in the heart of Salamanca Place, Ball & Chain Grill restaurant boasts a colourful history, housed in a convict-built building. Emanating a charming, old-world style, Ball & Chain appeals to both Hobart locals and tourists alike, attracted to a casual vibe, but carrying a fulfilling depth from the stone building’s historical prominence. Once seated among rustic timbers, peruse the menu and prepare for premium quality meats, carefully chosen from the paddocks of local farms to be grilled over charcoals to release the natural flavours. For those after an alternative, fresh fish is sourced from docks just minutes from the restaurant’s doors, while Tasmanian vegetables create vibrancy on the plate. For a taste, delve into slow-cooked beef cheeks, sweet potato puree and red wine jus.

Location & Map

87 Salamanca Place, Hobart CBD 7000 TAS - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Tue  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Wed  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Thu  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  12:00:PM - 10:00:PM

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Member Reviews (3)


Amazing service, amazing food
I love coming here. It is always a must on special occasions, like my birthday recently. Steak always cooked to perfection, however you like it and the bread and butter pudding was amazing.

Spooning Australia

Fantastic charcoal grill food and fresh seafood a 187yr old venue
When compared to all the fine dining of Hobart and Tasmania that we dined at Ball & Chain Grill faired lower down the scale. Mostly this was due to it serving more traditional food and not embracing culinary gastronomy. This is OK – eating in a 187yr old venue was impressive and serving more modern fare would have clashed. I will always remember Ball & Chain as the first place I discovered oyster pigs in a blanket and for an epic eye fillet cooked on a charcoal grill to buttery blissful perfection. Full review is up now on Spooning Australia.


Love this place. #1 in my best steaks list.