We love sharing all types of experiences from all around Tasmania, but we do seem to write a lot about eating and drinking. If that’s not your thing, feel free to look away now. Because we ate at Bayviews Restaurant & Lounge Bar when we were in Burnie and have totally raved about the place ever since.

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Bayviews Restaurant & Lounge Bar, Burnie

Dining in Burnie at Bayviews

Now, please don’t judge… but I actually ate at Bayviews twice in the one day! I met Michelle from Uncover Tasmania Guided Tours for lunch and a lovely, long-overdue catch-up. The weather was warm and sunny, and sitting right by the window the views of a sparkling Bass Strait went on forever.

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Bayviews: Bass Strait

Lunch was casual compared to that night’s dinner. I had a chicken burger with fabulous crunchy chips on the side. Everything was very pleasant, and the service was quick and friendly.

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Lunch at Bayviews

Lunch or Dinner: Take Your Pick

We sampled quite a few dishes at dinner, just to make sure the high standards continued into the evening. We’re not usually raving fans of deconstructed dishes, but… the caramelised onion tart with golden, heirloom and pickled beetroots, whipped Westhaven goats cheese, toasted walnuts and 8-year-old balsamic vinegar might well be one of the best things we’ve ever tasted. Please keep that on the menu, Bayviews chef.

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Caramelised onion tart with beetroot

There’s about eight dishes to select from both entree and main menus, and there’s also a specials board to make choosing more difficult. We could not fault a single item; we’d eat them all again in a heartbeat.

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Mussels in broth

The waiters were amazing given the dining room was absolutely full. A large group moved from the lounge bar into the restaurant and were served a variety of drinks and meals seamlessly.

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Bayviews Restaurant & Lounge Bar

Desserts to Die For

You know we love a good dessert, yes? It’s not unusual to base our entire meal around the final chapter. Gavin chose the basil crème brulee with Tamar Valley yoghurt, sable biscuit, fresh berries,
passionfruit and lemongrass sorbet. It was… interesting! I love basil and I love crème brulee, but I wouldn’t think to have them both together. However, Gavin enjoyed his unique dessert immensely.

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Basil crème brulee!

My dessert had to be the winner, though. Snickers semifreddo, chocolate mousse, caramel sauce, almond crumble, peanut praline and dark chocolate. What more could a girl ask for? Honestly, it was so decadent and delicious… I’d drive back to Burnie from Hobart for more of the same. Like the onion tart, this one is definitely a keeper Bayviews!

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Semifreddo and chocolate mousse

Bayviews is located at 2 Marine Terrace in Burnie, above Fish Frenzy in the Surf Life Saving complex. Phone (03) 6431 7999 for details or follow Bayviews Restaurant & Lounge Bar on Facebook.

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