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Ball & Chain Grill

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Battery Point, TAS

4.8
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About Ball & Chain Grill

Steak house

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Tony Roberts May 02, 2022
Date/time of visit: 19 April 2022, 8:00pm An excellent steak house that has many years of experience. I used to visit Ball & Chain Grill with my parents on a regular basis during the 1980s. It was always exciting to visit back then and just as exciting now. The meals have become more refined since the 1980s but the essence and atmosphere of the steak house remains as I remember it. The quality of the meals is excellent. The steaks are grilled with care and the sauces are wonderful. You may need a reservation during busy times of the year. We walked in off the street, without a reservation, and there was a short wait to be seated with three couples before us similarly waiting. The venue is cozy. The menu has more than just steaks. The staff are excellent. See less
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brett lewis Apr 19, 2022
Had the most amazing meal, staff were terrific , service was 1st class. The seafood chowder for entree was large serving, chocked full of fresh seafood, it’s a must have. Shared an 800g rib eye on the bone cooked perfectly to medium rare, the blue cheese and red currant & thyme jus sauces were also excellent. Will definitely be returning! See less
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Nina Sutton Apr 15, 2022
What a little gem. Arrived tonight without a booking and they accommodated us with no fuss. The steak was absolutely amazing, cooked to perfection, service was impeccable and a short stroll from our hotel. Highly recommend this place and we will definitely be back when we next return to Tasmania. See less
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Pamela Lanigan Apr 12, 2022
Amazing. We first visited for dinner over ten years ago when visiting from Perth. All these years later it is still the best steaks we have ever had. Great options for steak choice, sizes, cooking style and sauces. Even the vegetables come wrapped in bacon. Delicious and really good service from the wait staff. We had lunch on the way through Hobart before flying home. A really great way to end our holiday. See less
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Dylan Apap Apr 10, 2022
Had lunch here. Was bloody amazing. Steak was perfect. Plum and ginger sauce was so tasty. Staff are super attentive and friendly. Really lovely inside too. Recommend. See less
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Olivier RENUCCI Mar 14, 2022
Friendly service, and delicious Tasmanian Pinot noir (glass 12$, served under the reference line level, not generous) , I waited only 6 minutes on a Monday night, for a rumpsteak. I was just walking on the street and I came there today as I have seen the matured beef at the entrance. I have asked if it was 2 weeks maturation and the boss told me 9 weeks !!! So exceptional! The 300g eye fillet was cooked well, (asked rare), all good but wasn't the tastiest steak I've had in the last year by any means (France, Argentina). The problem of communication and understanding as the chief boss told me dry-age matured beef of 9 weeks!!! (5 weeks on the fridge, and 4 weeks in the mature room), so as I am a fan of these kind of tasty matured meat , but the color meat was very red and not matured more than 10 days. Contrary at what has been said, It was not the same beef as in the entrance matured box room . That’s the only problem for me. It was important as I choose only selected beef and usually eat it ecologically, just once every 15 days. I came there only to taste this matured beef. The accompanying pickled cabbage, 1 black carrot, potatoes gratin dauphinois, asparagus, brocoli were all nice, if not a little light in their serving size. Hardly could ask for a piece of a natural bread, but they brought me a slice of unfresh bread from 2 days ago, not fresh, and they billed 6$ for it ! Overall, a nice meal, but disappointed by the maturation of the beef. A twenty days maturation beef should smell very strong and the color is not red but darker. So 4 weeks maturation should be more, and it wasn’t. If I would have known, I would not come. See less
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Haz Films Mar 02, 2022
The food was really great! Steaks where cooked very well and sized and priced well! The Greek kebab’s where also very yummy! The oysters and not too bad very flavourful! The desserts and drinks are perfect and the menu here for all courses catered to any Body’s preferences! The staff where extremely friendly and made the experience that little bit better! Such a cool and historical location as well! Can’t really fault the Ball & Chain Grill! I shall be returning here soon! Great work guys! See less
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Jeremy Blackburn Feb 28, 2022
Glad we discovered this place while visiting the Salamanca Market. We came back to Salamanca the following night for dinner. Lovely ambiance, friendly and attentive staff, delicious meats from the grill, as well as, a tasty seafood chowder and gorgeous roast beetroot, walnut and feta salad. The only let down was the Tuscan salad, they need to check the recipe because it was not even close, a few cherry tomatoes, coz, Spanish onion and croutons. But I’ll forgive them for the one let down, as the rest of the food was excellent. See less
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J.P. Carey Feb 13, 2022
Recommended by a local and it did not disappoint. I ordered the 500g porterhouse and it's up there as one of the nicest steaks I've had, I'm still thinking about it!! Not alone was the food top notch but the staff were helpful and friendly, the restaurant manager on the night we visited (31 Jan 2022) is a great person. We will definitely return when we get back to Hobart. See less
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Stephen Nicholson Feb 10, 2022
Really enjoyed the food here. Apparently been here for decades. Staff are very welcoming and accommodating. Lots of steak choices, really well presented. The wine list is extensive and features many Tassie wines. The venue has loads of character. Highly recommend checking this out. See less
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Jordan Lee Feb 05, 2022
We went back to the restaurant 2 nights in the row with my parents. Excellent meat and well worth the price especially for the Tomahawk. Excellent service from the staff, enjoyed the conversation with Jeremy and awesome service from Kelly. Ball and Chain really knows their meat and the recommendation of the wine and whisky are really to the notched!! If we ever go back to Hobart, we will go back there. Regards to the staff from Jordan and families See less
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shaun young Jan 10, 2022
Our November 21 visit to ball n chain did not disappoint. 1.4kg tomahawk, seafood chowder and drinks. Your visit to Salamanca wouldn't be complete without a visit here. Outstanding as always thank you... See less
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Genezea R Dec 22, 2021
A MUST VISIT! If you're searching for a place to eat some amazing steak, drink beautiful wines, along with great atmosphere and service, this is definitely the place! See less
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David Eades Nov 24, 2021
Great meal. My steak was cooked to perfection and the sticky date pudding was delicious. Service was very good too. See less
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Kirsten Mitchell Aug 30, 2021
Ball & Chain is a classic traditional steakhouse. The cuts are quality, cooked to perfection and served with just the right amount of accompaniments. There is an extensive wine list, not a huge amount by the glass but quality and stocking good local wines as well. Staff were friendly, attentive and efficient. See less
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Does Ball & Chain Grill offer takeaway?

Yes, Ball & Chain Grill offers takeaway services. However we encourage you to call us first.

Where is Ball & Chain Grill located?

Its located at 87 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia

About Ball & Chain Grill

Steak house

Contact Details

87 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia
+61 3 6223 2655
Opening Days
Ball & Chain Grill is open 7 days a week ( Saturday to Friday). Please contact the business for actual opening hours.
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