Monday to Sunday 7.30am till Late On a picturesque Georgian styled street, nestling behind a 19th-century facade, is this beautifully-preserved building surrounded by similarly aged historic windmills, shops and gunpowder mills.
Superbly located near Cataract Gorge, we have a warm, the Watermill Bar and Restaurant offers patrons a welcoming atmosphere and a long standing reputation for imaginative, freshly cooked cuisine.
Stylishly refurbished, a warm, friendly welcome awaits.
Originally built as a mill house in 1825 on the banks of the Isis River, Watermill Bar and Restaurant has enjoyed a colourful history as one of the oldest buildings in Launceston.
Its Georgian cobblestone walls and rustic interior complete with open fireplace takes you back to a bygone era.
The building stands as testimony to its founder Andrew Gatenby, an early pioneer of Van Diemen’s Land. Arriving with his young family in 1823, they settled on a parcel of land on the Isis River, then known as Penny Royal Creek.
Watermill Bar and Restaurant ‘s old world charm and handy location close to Cataract George and Launceston’s CBD makes it an ideal place to stop and refresh yourself with a cold pint or something from our eclectic menu.
Whether you’re after a quick lunch, a romantic dinner by the river or just a friendly greeting in your local pub, we’d love to welcome you to the Watermill Bar and Restaurant.
New owners Lisa and Damien have a successful history in the services industry, and are committed to bringing a whole new feel, standard of service and atmosphere to this 200 year old building.
Both Lisa and Damien are committed to providing all patrons to the Watermill Bar and Restaurant with the best service that Launceston has to offer.
Originally from a small country town near Bundaberg QLD, they have spent the past five years working on various business ventures in Melbourne. In an industry where experience is king, their knowledge gained working in Melbourne’s fiercely competitive hospitality industry is sure to come through their desire to provide Watermill Bar and restaurant guests with a world class dining experience.
So come in and say hello, as they are looking forward to meeting you.
We look forward to seeing you soon.