The Drunken Admiral Restaurant

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The Drunken Admiral Restaurant awaits us


We soon realized it was time to wander downstairs to the lobby.  The coach would be leaving at 6 p.m. to take us to the Drunken Admiral Restaurant for our farewell dinner.  We had seen the exterior of the restaurant when we first arrived in Hobart and it was magnificent but we hadn’t realized how spectacular the inside was going to be.  It was a sight to behold.  The interior was decked out as if it were an old galleon.  There were barrels hanging from the ceiling, antique food tins, a skeleton, a rowing boat, cannons, ropes and masses more.

 

 

Inside this magical restaurant Inside the Drunken Admiral
The Drunken Admiral was decked out so well The interior was done so well

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A couple of days ago on the coach we had been supplied with a range of menu choices for us to chose from.  We had ticked our choices and the tour leader had passed this information on to the restaurant staff in advance.  This place is busy and there are two sittings each evening.  We were the first sitting that night.  We had to supply our food selections in advance to facilitate prompt serving of the meals.  Once in there it was a fairly prompt service and we had to evacuate pretty promptly so it was fair for the next sitting who were arriving at 8 p.m.

The meal served was divine Ian is ready to eat
Two of our tour group ladies Two of the ladies on the tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ian had I had chosen a satay scallop and prawn meal with Asian greens and steamed rice.  Others chose fish and chips, crumbed scallops and chips plus a few other choices I’ve since forgotten.  We both agreed our satay meal was to die for.  In fact it was one of the best meals I have ever been served anywhere. 

There was masses to eat and everyone else’s meal looked enormous too.  There was a range of ice creams for dessert and they were heavenly too.   

 

The farewell speeches

Before we got up from our chairs there were some short speeches of appreciation from various members of the tour group.  Our guide and driver were simply the best so they deserved every kind word that was spoken.  Earlier in the day we had a whip around in the bus for a collection for the two of them and we had all signed lovely thank you cards too.  Both the guide and the driver were appreciative of the kind comments and each gave a little speech too.

It was time to stroll back (perhaps “roll” back was more correct) to the coach.  The coach driver took us around Battery Point and showed us where the Salamanca Markets would be the next morning.  We were glad to know this as we interested checking out the areas the next day.

To all intents and purposes our tour officially finished when we were driven back to Hadley’s Hotel.  It really had been a wonderful experience for us.

 

Next page: Salamanca Market

 

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Tomorrow will will visit the Salamanca Markets

Salamanca Markets in Hobart