Henry’s Bar and Restaurant

In 1894 the distinguished Henry Ritchie presided over the formation of the Northern Club in Launceston’s historic Cameron Street. Over 120 years later, the former gentleman’s club is now home to Henry’s Bar and Restaurant, a stylish and authentic venue that pays tribute to that legacy.

Nick Daking is the man behind Henry’s having established the business in mid-2016. In creating the venue, Nick wanted to pay homage to the history of the building and it's role as a place where guests could relax in a traditional setting, all while enjoying fantastic Tasmanian produce. With the building playing such an important role in Launceston’s history, it was only natural that Nick and his kitchen team highlight Tasmania’s flourishing produce through an ever-changing menu. Head Chef, Kristie Chase, leads the kitchen in bringing this to life, transforming the entire food offering on a monthly basis to align with the seasons.

A dinner at Henry’s Bar and Restaurant spans three dishes, acting like a tasting menu, with the option to add additional courses for the hungry ones. Monthly changes mean there’s always something new to try, in the past, entrees have ranged from Tasmanian oysters cooked three ways to crab claw and white fish wontons. A glance further down the menu reveals options like braised venison tart with onion jam, cauliflower and beetroot jus, or poached chicken with lemon cream, sage, apricot and wild rice. Dessert share plates and Tasmanian meat and cheese platters form the ideal finish – if you can fit it in! For those who can’t, or don’t want to choose, there is also a full degustation available.

The menu is designed to familiarise guests with Tasmania’s wonderful produce, including wine, spirits and beers. Each dish features a ‘potion pairing’, designed to elevate the flavours on the plate. However, if you’re after something a little different, there’s also a selection of whiskies and gins from Tasmania and from around the world, and you are sure to find something to suit your palate.

This hassle-free experience is reinforced by the decor – a traditional look with a touch of modern flair. Guests can sit on one of the many chesterfields and lounge next to the warm fire, stepping back to a simpler time. Records are available for guests to play, or they are invited to bring their own, enjoyed with a drink after work.

Proudly Tasmanian, Henry’s Bar and Restaurant transports guests back to a humble time, where dining was a chance to relax and appreciate the simpler things in life – good food and wine and impeccable service.


61 Cameron Street, Launceston TAS 7250
p: 03 6334 7757
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Open: Tuesday - Saturday, Bar & Lounge 4pm - late
Restaurant 5:30pm – late, Friday Lunch: From 12pm