Stonesthrow Launceston is aptly named for its location on the edge of the city of the same name and just a stone throw from the CBD. The modern restaurant, which consists of more glass than any other building material, overlooks a pretty dam where paddleboats ply the waters and a cluster of caravans are parked in the overnight camping area. A petting farm is an attraction for the little people, while a few easy walking tracks meander through the property. There’s a 20-minute wait for scones, and the wait staff try to persuade me to choose something else from the dessert menu. Maybe 29 degrees is too hot for people in Launceston to eat scones? Steaming hot from the oven, the rustic scones err on the large side. I don’t know what it is, but they have a weird taste (maybe something added?) with the texture of dinner rolls. The small pot of tart and tasty raspberry jam is no match in size with the comparatively huge pot of Chantilly cream. Both are top quality and make the serving of scones something to be shared unless tackle it solo if ravenously hungry.
Tea: A basic range of loose-leaf teas served in a small teapot.
Overall: Small city sophistication out on the semi rural farm.
Location: Ph: 03 6344 3691 stonesthrowlaunceston.com.au
Reviewed December, 2017