Join us at the Lufra for the best in local food and beverages. We pride ourselves on serving guests a winning dining experience in a casual-cool environment fitting of the awe-inspiring landscape you’ll look out to from your seat. Serving locally-sourced produce, meats and fresh seafood whenever possible, our on-site restaurant will ensure you get the freshest meal around. With a combination of full restaurant service in the evening and a day time casual café providing beverages, light snacks and lunches, you always know your next meal is never more than a few steps away. And if your meals don’t fit into the regular breakfast-lunch-dinner schedule, call ahead to arrange specials such as packed lunches and event catering:
Continental breakfasts are available in the cafe daily from 7:30am to 10am.
Made-to-order cooked breakfast is served from 8am to 9:30am and caters to dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, gluten-free, etc. Grab a copy of the local newspaper The Mercury, The Australian or The Daily Herald.
Serving a variety of meals and refreshments from breakfast through till dinner, Tesso's Café is the go-to for guests of Lufra Hotel and Apartments. Our daytime café provides hot and cold beverages, light snacks throughout the day, and substantial seafood everyday lunches between 12pm and 2pm. So drop by for your morning paper or mid-afternoon coffee—you might even catch a glimpse of the whales coming to the surface in Pirates Bay just out front. See our Seafood Everyday Menu in the images below.
Join us daily in our public bar for a chat with the locals from 4pm. Bar snacks served Friday evenings. Free live music and BBQ one Sunday per month. Happy hour 5:00-6:00 Sunday-Thursday and 5:30-6:30 Friday-Saturday.
Enjoy the unique ambience of our lounge bar - featuring jukebox, pool table and darts. Order a meal from the bistro menu or just soak up the atmosphere with a quiet drink. Takeaway alcohol also available. Open daily.
When the sun starts to set and you’re ready for a one-of-a-kind meal, make your way over to Tesso's Bistro. Named after the famous geological formation that sits across the way from Lufra Hotel and Apartments, there’s no better place to enjoy a sunset at dusk. Situated on the foreshore below the main structure, Tesso's Bistro is as much a destination as it is a place to eat. Sourcing ingredients from local ports, the menu consists of a full range of dishes crafted with care and quality. Local seafood, meats and produce can be found on the menu whenever possible along with a special menu just for kids.
To join us for dinner, bookings are a must. Call us on (03) 6250 3262
See full Menu below
We host numerous community festivities and regular events at Lufra Hotel. Our "Live @ Lufra' is a showcase of the local musical talent, a great way to enjoy live performances while savouring a fresh, tasty platter paired with local wines and beverages. For the current news on events, check out Events on our facebook page.
Tesso's Bistro Dinner Menu
Some dishes and prices may change subject to availability
GF=Gluten Free, DF=Dairy Free, V=Vegan
Freshly Baked Bread With Olive Oil, Balsamic & Sea Salt or Garlic Butter - $8
Soup of the Day - $10
Tasmanian Oysters Kilpatrick or Natural (GF, DF)
Half Dozen - $18 One Dozen - $34
Salt and Pepper Southern Ocean Squid with Autumn Salad & Aioli (DF) - $16
Creamy Seafood Chowder with Bread Roll, Mussels, Scallops & White Fish (GF) - $16
Risotto Arancini Balls (V)
With Winter Vegetable Salad & Aioli - $18 $25 - Main
Tassie Scallops, Crumbed & served with Asian Slaw, Lemon & Tartare Sauce
- $18 $25 - Main
Lunch Time Only
Egg & Bacon Roll $8
Hot Roast Roll $8
Lufra Curry of the Day of the Day,
Basmati Rice, Papadums & Mint Yoghurt (GF, DF) $22
Crumbed Chicken with Potatoes & Steamed Seasonal Vegetables or Chips and Salad
Select your choice of Mushroom, Pepper or Plain Gravy $28
Classic Chicken Parmigiana
Crumbed Chicken topped with house made Napolitana Sauce & Mozzarella, with Chips & Salad or Vegetables Select your choice of Mushroom, Pepper or Plain Gravy $28
Eggplant Parmigiana (V)
Crumbed Eggplant topped with house made Napolitano Sauce & Mozzarella with Chips & Salad or Vegetables $25
Roast of the Day (G)
With Baked & Steamed Seasonal Vegetables
Select your choice of Mushroom, Pepper or Plain Gravy $20
T Bone Steak (G D)
Served with Autumn Vegetables or Chips & Salad
Select your choice of Mushroom, Pepper or Plain Gravy $27
New York Cut 280gr Porterhouse (G D)
Thick cut Porterhouse served with Autumn Vegetables or Chips & Salad
Select your choice of Mushroom, Pepper or Plain Gravy $32
House Made Lasagne
Vegetarian - Roasted Eggplant, Mushroom, Pumpkin, Basil, Leek with Napoli, White Sauce & Mozzarella
Bolognaise - Layered with Napoli, White Sauce & Mozzarella
Both are served with Chips & Salad
Crumbed Fish, Prawns, Scallops, Calamari & Mussels with Chips & Salad $24
Bay Caught Fresh Fish of the Day (G D)
Local Fish Crumbed, Battered, or Grilled with House Tartare Sauce,
Chips & Salad or Potatoes & Winter Vegetables $28
Garden Salad (GF, DF)
Tossed with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Baked & Steamed Seasonal Vegetables (GF, DF)
Vegetables tossed in Butter & Sea Salt
Select your choice of Mushroom, Pepper or Plain Gravy
*All Gravy is Gluten Free
Kids Meals $10
Fish and Chips
Kids' Steak & Chips
Chicken Nuggets and Chips
Choice of Tomato, Tartare Sauce or Gravy
Dinner Only Desserts
Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice-Cream
Chocolate Mud Cake & Cream
Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce & Vanilla Ice-Cream
Pavlova Nests with Berry Coulis & Cream
Cheesecake with Berry Coulis
Vanilla Ice-Cream Scoop
Choice of Topping Flavour
Take advantage of our varied dining options and call to inquire about any of the following:
Lufra is the ideal getaway place to explore the wonders of the Tasman Peninsula and the world renowned Port Arthur region. Whether it is coastal experiences; cliff top walks, surfing, game fishing of coastal cruising, it is all here for you.
Quality food offerings sit at the centre of of our hospitality, complimented by a range of 4 star aprtments through to standard rooms in family, group, couples or singles accommodation.
Enjoy the visuals of this video to get a feel for why the Lufra is so special.Glorious coastal aspect, set overlooking the magnificaent Pirates Bay, with the famous Tessellated Pavements right in our front yard. Home of the infamous Eaglehawk Dog Line, with remnant links to the regions convict incarceration past.
Walk up to the Whale Watchers Café, where a variety of light meals and refreshments are offered—and yes whales can really be seen from our dining area.
Welcome to the Pavement Restaurant
incredible natural environment
at Lufra - The grand old lady of Eaglehawk Neck
In the evening join us in ‘The Pavement Restaurant’ named after the famous geological formation ‘Tessellated Pavement’ situated on the foreshore below the Hotel. Bookings advised to avoid waiting.
We pride ourselves on accessing local food and beverage wherever possible producing our winning dining experiences.
If you like to mix with the locals a happy hour is hosted Friday evenings from 5pm right up to 6pm when the restaurant opens. It is also an opportunity to join in with the Locals United Fund Raising Association (LUFRA) wheel, where funds are raised for local projects and causes. Set in the Public Bar Friday afternoons.
Continental Breakfasts are available in the restaurant every morning from 8am to 10 am by arrangement. Please call in for more details.
Our menu consists of a full range of dishes crafted with quality ingredients with local seafood, meats and produce.
Created with only the freshest local ingredients, food served at Lufra Hotel exemplifies delicious, expertly crafted meals.
Dinner starts at 6 pm at the Pavement Restaurant and is served until 7:30pm.
Lufra provides meals as good as you can get with a combination of full restaurant service in the evening and day time casual cafe providing hot and cold beverages, light snacks and substantial lunches throughout the day.
Bookings are recommended to avoid waiting time.