119 St John Street
One of Launceston’s favourites, The Metz has been pulling crowds for decades. It’s always offered a good selection of high-quality meals and sits comfortably in its spot as a reliable go-to joint, particularly for a loud lunch or dinner with mates.
We had lunch at The Metz with a couple of mates from Hobart. It was a no-brainer because we didn’t know what kind of food they liked and so it made sense to find somewhere with a solid menu that had a long-standing reputation of popularity and reliability.
You’ll find small plates of seared scallops, baked brie, and a crumpet with harissa pulled chicken.
Among the mains were a Korean beef dish, fish and chips, and chilli con carne.
It’s all well done, nicely presented and good value for money (which isn’t the same as cheap). The small plates are mid-$20s, and the mains around the $30 mark, as are the pizzas.
It’s a big place with a big turnover with a good mix of old favourites and some left-field offerings. It perhaps wouldn’t have been on our list of destinations if it weren’t for our visitors. I’m glad we went, though. I don’t think you could go wrong here. Yes, there are plenty of more interesting eating options in Launceston – but ‘interesting’ brings its own perils, particularly if you’re in doubt as to your guests’ taste.