Dining at the Great Lake Hotel

Our Food Operations Manger Paul Foreman brings a wealth of experience and passion to the Great Lake Hotel. Having worked extensively around the country and internationally, in top-rated restaurants through to local institutions, Paul’s love of local produce has brought him to Tasmania’s Central Highlands where fish, game and the freshest of ingredients are close at hand.

The Hotel and bottle shop are now open 7 Days with specific sitting times for Lunch and Dinner. We also offer seated drinks, coffee and cakes at all other times.

Patrons numbers are strictly limited, and booking is strongly advised for all meal sittings.

Due to COVID-19 our seating numbers for each sitting are limited so bookings are strongly advised.

Great Lake Hotel Menu

  • On Public Holidays a 15% surcharge applies in our bistro
  • Our menu is subject to change due to the availability of products

Opening Hours
Mon to Thurs 11am – 9pm
Fri to Sat 11am – late
Sun 11am – 9pm

Lunch Sittings
12pm – Last Order 2:30pm

Dinner Sittings
5:30pm – Last Order 7:30pm

Take away drinks are available during Hotel opening hours.


Main Menu - click here


Cheesy Garlic Bread $12
add bacon$3

Damper & Truffled Cream Cheese $15

Yes, it is a Seafood Chowder!
A hotel specialty! Flavoured with korma and smoked paprika, enriched with white wine, garlic, and cream.
Finished with fresh vegetables, scallops, whitefish, prawns and squid. Served with cassava crisps $24

Korean Spiced Squid CBGF, DF
Crispy spiced squid with a salad of ribbon cucumber, pickled carrot, wombok, mint and red peppers.
Black sesame and maple dressing to finish. $23

Buttermilk Chicken Salad CBVE
Warm salad of crispy fried buttermilk chicken, kale, baby spinach, pickled red onion, garlic croutons and a gorgonzola dressing.
E $24
M $33

Mac & Cheese Croquettes V
Mac and cheesy goodness crumbed, deep fried and served with a chipotle aioli. $19



Pizza – 8 Slices

Highland Carnivore
Maple bacon, double smoked ham, chorizo, BBQ sauce, red onion and mozzarella $28
Margherita V
Napoli sauce, basil and mozzarella cheese. $23
Cheese, pineapple, mushroom or bacon $4

Classic Fish and Chips DF, CBGF
Beer battered white fish served with fries, garden salad and homemade tartare sauce. $30

Classic Chicken Schnitzel CBVE
Course crumbed chicken breast served with fries and garden salad. $30

Classic Chicken Parmigiana CBVE
Crumbed chicken schnitzel topped with Napoli sauce, mozzarella and cheddar cheese served with fries
and garden salad. $33

Drunken Chicken Breast CBGF
Oven roasted chicken breast served with duck fat potatoes, greens, crispy chicken skin, and a button mushroom,
grain mustard and green ginger wine cream sauce. $37

Highland Rabbit & Beer Stew
Local rabbit braised with T Bone Pale Ale, onions, button mushrooms, veggies, fresh thyme and bay leaf. Served
with buttery mash potato and cheesy vegemite toast. $38

MSA Grade Scotch Fillet 300g CBGF
Grilled to your liking with either fries and salad OR fresh vegetables, duck fat potatoes and your choice of sauce.

Lake Wallaby Patties CBDF
Local wallaby with fresh herbs, spices and beetroot, served with onion gravy, garlic baby potatoes and fresh vegetables. $30

Lamb Shoulder GF
Tassie lamb shoulder, cooked overnight and served with duck fat potatoes, roasted eggplant, figs and mint sauce. $39

Damper Double Cheeseburger CBGF
Double the patties, double the cheese! Served with iceberg lettuce, pickles, onions, American mustard and ketchup.
All served between toasted damper bun with fries. $29



Fries $9
Sweet Potato Fries GF$12
Garden Salad GF$9
Fresh Vegetables GF$9
Duck Fat Potatoes GF$9
Beer Battered Onion Rings $9
Loaded Fries
– Bacon, cheddar cheese and Memphis BBQ Sauce $16



Mushroom, Pepper, Gravy, and Plain or Whipped Garlic Butter. $4



*Children aged 12 and under only
Fish Bites
Battered whitefish with rustic fries and garden salad. $12

Chicken Tenders
Crumbed chicken tenders with rustic fries and garden salad.$12

Mac & Cheese
Macaroni pasta tossed through a cheesy cream sauce. $12

Served with onion rings. $12



Hot Apple Pie
A hotel specialty! With a coffee crystal pastry crust. Served with salted caramel sauce and cinnamon ice cream. $14

Sticky Date and Walnut Pudding
Served with brown sugar custard, cream and vanilla ice cream.$14

Double Chocolate Brownie GF
Vanilla ice cream, warm chocolate and dark rum ganache, cardamom cream. $14

CBGFcan be gluten free
CBVEplant based proteins
CBVcan be vegetarian
GFgluten free

NEW Sports Bar Menu!

Attention all sports enthusiasts and avid anglers! We are thrilled to announce that our sports bar now offers a delectable range of food options that are perfect for your game-day gatherings or for unwinding after a rewarding day of fishing. Our menu is carefully crafted to satisfy both your hunger and your taste buds.


  • Friday to Sunday when the bistro is open, just order at the sports bar!


  • Smashed Cheeseburger $16
    ‘Smashed’ beef pattie, lettuce, onions, pickles, American
    cheese, ketchup and mustard
  • Mac & Cheese Croquettes $14
    With BBQ Sauce
  • Buffalo Chicken Wings $13
    Served with house made ranch
  • Warm Corn Chips, Guac. & Salsa $12
  • Beer Battered Onion Rings $13
  • Gravy Fries $8
  • Fries $6