Food and Drink in Port Arthur
The only convenient dining options are located in the Port Arthur Historic Site. Many passengers choose to return to the ship for lunch.
The Port Arthur Historic Site Cafe: Upstairs and expanded, the menu includes coffees, teas, cakes, sandwiches and a hot meal. (Open daily, 9 a.m. until late; Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre; 1800 659 101)
Museum Coffee Shop: Located in the Asylum Building, this cafe serves hot and cold drinks, wine and light meals. It received a Silver Award in the Tourism Restaurants and Catering category at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards 2013. (Open daily 10.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.; Port Arthur Historic Site, Asylum Building; 1800 659 101 or 03 6251 2310)
1830 Restaurant and Bar: This restaurant offers sweeping views across the site and prides itself on using mainly locally sourced produce, including Tasmanian wines, craft beers and spirits. You can have drinks with nibbles in the afternoon that includes local oysters and cheeses. Dinner may include Bass Strait Beef or Huon Tasmanian Smoked Salmon. (Open daily, 4 p.m., dinner from 5 p.m.; Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre; 1800 659 101)