Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Larceny, Launceston, Tasmania

We dined at Larceny restaurant (previously Q22) in Launceston last night for dinner.  This is part of the Clarion Hotel.

The restaurant is trying to be a classy establishment with nicely set tables and well-dressed waitresses, however it fell short this evening with the “lack of polish” that the wait staff exhibited and the food was okay although not great.  To be fair though, we think that most of the staff looked like they were in training so this may improve, so I won’t labour this point further other than to say that there is a lot of room for improvement.

I had the Venison and this tasted okay and was reasonably cooked, was accompanied by a nice caramelised poached pear and was adequately presented.  It was okay, but nothing special. 

Jane had the Pork Belly and found it to be a little dry and the cider-based jus a bit too acidic, but otherwise it was okay.

It is worth noting that whilst Q22 is in the Entertainment Book, they are no longer taking the card under their new name.

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