The Drunken Admiral

The Drunken Admiral was opened by Craig and Leone Godfrey in 1979 above Knopwood’s Retreat, Salamanca Place and the restaurant quickly established a reputation for excellent seafood and service. A few years later, The Drunken Admiral moved into one of Hobart Town’s earliest convict built sandstone warehouses on Hunter Street, formally known as Hunter Island during early settlement, the island was only accessible at low tide and offered all the right conditions such as deep anchorage for early supply ships, shelter and protection from theft of provisions by the convicts.

Hobart Town’s first gallows were erected right out the front of the building with many convicted criminals hung there and locals will tell you that there are still the odd friendly ghost or two that hang around the building.

The restaurant has been fitted out with an amazing collection of maritime artifacts that echo Hobart’s seafaring history. You get the feeling that you are sailing on an old ship, complete with hand carved wooden figures and copper ship lanterns.

Some menu items such as their famous seafood chowder, has been served since the day they opened and the Yachties seafood mixed grill, skewers of mixed seafood served sizzling on a hot brick brings people back regularly. The menu also offers non seafood dishes as well as vegetarian and gluten free options.

The Drunken Admiral is a family owned and operated business that offers a fun, relaxed atmosphere suitable for all ages where they do things a little differently.


17-19 Hunter Street, Hobart, TAS 7000
p: 03 6234 1903
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Open: From 6.00pm, 7 days per week