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Sunday 27 November 2022

Tasmanian seafood icon gets a seasonal makeover

No trip to the north-west of Tasmania is complete without a seafood feast at Hursey's on the waterfront at Stanley.

The family has its own fishing fleet and runs a large wholesale fish operation as well as a restaurant in take-away and fresh fish sales.

The restaurant backs on to the Nut Reserve, with a large lobster on the roof and great views of the old Stanley port.

The restaurant has undergone a major re-styling ahead of Tasmanian holiday season..

Visitors will discover a new menu focusing on local produce and wild-caught seafood as well as a new wine list, with experience described as a "from our fleet to your plate” experience.

Dishes include the long-time staples of fish and chips and seafood marinara as well as fish tacos, pan-seared striped trumpeter, and fresh southern rock lobster (Tasmanian crayfish) served with Stanley saltbush butter.

Hursey’s crayfish are kept live in tanks so they are available fresh all year round. Children, vegetarians, and those wanting non-seafood options are also catered for.

The restaurant revamp features charcoal tones and there are modern and vintage coastal artworks mixed in with pieces that celebrate the family’s fishing history, like time-worn wooden oars, old portholes, a ship's compass and old fishing charts.

Fishing ropes have been hand-tied by fishermen Steven and Mark Hursey.

Story boards and photographs leading into the restaurant share an important part of the Hursey family story. The dramatic and rugged fishing images on display were captured by Steven Hursey of TVs Aussie Lobster Men.

Bookings are recommended on or(03) 6458 1103.

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