Stanley is one of those places.
Thirty years ago the Hursey family, whose fleet fished the west coast of Tasmania, chose to set up a retail fishmongers and a cafe here. After a $1.5 million refurbishment including a second floor the restaurant now seats 100 and seems to be thriving.
Upstairs, there is also a small lift, there's a small comfortable lounge area
and the restaurant proper in a large light high ceilinged room
with views over the wharf
A very short walk brings you to the water's edge,
an aquarium and s heap of lobster pots past their use by date.
Lobsters are available, natural, with garlic butter or Mornay. Sashimi too but they need 48 hours notice.
The home made Mornay sauce is excellent and more impressive than the garlic and butter.
For the rest it is a better class of fish restaurant.
Comments Score: 13.75/20