Food + Drink

Port Arthur Historic Site offers dining options to suit everyone – from quick and delicious sandwiches made fresh in our cafe, to the tempting menu in 1830 Restaurant & Bar.  Gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, halal and other dietary options are available upon request.

Port Arthur Café

Our café on the upper level of the Visitor Centre, offers you a range of options to satisfy your appetite during your visit. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee and sweet treats, thirst-quenching cold drinks, beers, wines and spirits, and fresh, delicious food, all made in-house using local ingredients. If you’re in a hurry to explore, pick up a pack of tasty sandwiches for a picnic in the garden; or if it’s time for a reviving break, choose something cooked to order in our kitchens and relax inside or on our deck as you soak up views of the site.

1830 Restaurant & Bar

With sweeping views of the Penitentiary, gardens and grounds, 1830 Restaurant & Bar is a perfect place to enjoy a long, relaxed meal with friends. Our menu uses fresh seasonal produce sourced from local growers and producers, and you can choose your favourite from our range of fine Tasmanian wines, craft beers, whiskies and spirits. Click here for more information or to view the menu.

Open for dinner Wednesday – Saturday from 5:00pm

Museum Coffee Shop

Located across the site in the Asylum/Town Hall building, our Museum Coffee Shop offers the perfect rest stop after your guided tour to recharge with a coffee and cake.  Quick grab and go sandwiches, pies and a selection of drinks are available for you to enjoy inside or in the courtyard.  Our Museum Coffee Shop is fully licensed, public toilets are easily accessible from the courtyard. 

The Museum Coffee Shop is currently closed.