There are a pair of chooks here, two kiwis there, some seals and just an ordinary set of blue and white on my own table. Named Saltshaker Restaurant for a reason, as each table showcases its own unique set of salt and pepper shakers. Cool, huh? If that doesn’t do it for you then the spectacular views across Great Oyster Bay to Freycinet National Park will. Enclosed in glass, you aren’t penalised for sitting indoors when the weather turns chilly. This is certainly the place for prime viewing of the unmistakable jagged peaks of the Freycinet Peninsula beyond. The cake stand containing the scones is steaming. Is that a good sign? I’m not sure. Although the scones are fresh, the tops are quite dry and resemble more day old scones than steaming fresh ones from the oven. Saying that, they are still pretty good; soft and fluffy. The house made raspberry jam is on the runny side and such a treat, but the fresh aerated cream from a cream-whipping canister is super light.
Tea: A basic range of Tea Drop tea bags served in a tea pot.
Overall: If the gorgeous views of the Freycinet Peninsula don’t get you there, the salt and pepper shakers will.
Location: 11A Franklin St, Swansea TAS 7190 Ph: 03 6257 8488 saltshakerrestaurant.com.au
Reviewed in May, 2017