186 Charles Street
Sitting proudly near the pinnacle of Launceston’s mountain of dining experiences, Geronimo has been a favourite of ours since we moved here in 2020. (My only critique to date is that the restaurant's name is missing an exclamation mark. I can’t look at it without thinking of someone leaping out of a plane.)
This visit was for a quick summer afternoon tea. Unusually for us, this time around we were ‘with vehicle’, which, as Jess says, ‘sucks balls’, though it’s far less problematic for her because she invariably appoints me designated driver. One margarita was all I got, sipped not chugged.
An afternoon-tea session doesn’t inspire one to go the whole dining hog, but as Geronimo veterans we can attest that the snapshot of dishes we chose that day was truly representative of business as usual. In short, superb.
Desserts? As usual we didn’t get that far. We did get that far last visit and … wow. Don’t miss it if you have room in the gullet.
There’s an excellent range of cocktails and a terrific wine list. You’re looking at $75-plus for a bottle of wine, but hey, this is one of the best restaurants in town.
The dining space is roomy and elegant and the service always tip top. There are a few tables outside on the footpath, which can be lovely on the rare occasions that the weather is perfect. There’s a nice courtyard too, not a bad place to suck on your evening’s final cocktail.