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The Original Charcoal Chicken

181 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
+61 3 6334 4244
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“quick meal” (2 reviews)
“fast service” (2 reviews)
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Fast food, Australian
181 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always make a point of getting to Charcoal Chook for a meal every time I come back to Lonnie. Chicken and chips with gravy like nowhere else in Australia!

Thank Michael R
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

Living in Sydney now, I hadn't tried the "famous" chips and gravy for 15 years. Well, after a recent visit, I was not disappointed. The gravy still had that "secret", slightly tangy taste and the chips were crisp and fluffy. Just like I remembered. Only...More

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 25 November 2017

If you want a quick meal at a reasonable price, this restaurant can provide. Chicken just about any way you want it. Most meals run about $10 and you can eat there or get it to go.

Thank JOHN G
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We had a roast chicken dinner and the chicken was very good, but we thought that the gravy was dodgy (tasted strange/synthetic) and the pumpkin and peas were tasteless and starchy. But at $10 per head you get what you pay for.

Thank SuzieLee71
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

Chicken was beautiful. The chips were extremely salty. Pasta was nice without being fabulous. Staff weren't real friendly and customer service upon leaving was terrible.

Thank Justin C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Well priced, well cooked & delicious. Fast service even though very busy!!! No better place for chicken and chips in Launceston.

Thank badtaste516
Reviewed 11 October 2016

Just love this shop only went in here by mistake but yummy and the staff friendly so we are so going back

Thank Rhonda V
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Chicken is well cooked and flavorsome. The chips were great. The gravy was not nice but fortunately I had it in a tub and so didn't ruin the meal. The meal was huge. The service was quick and friendly. There is parking at the door.

Thank Nicole H
Reviewed 18 January 2016

When we couldn't get a booking at our preferred restaurant in Launceston we decided to have a takeaway from Charcoal Chicken. The standard of this meal was far below expectation. There was no roast pumpkin available so we ordered peas and they included corn which...More

Thank brisvegas1954
Reviewed 24 December 2015

The iconic Charcoal Chicken in the middle of Launceston is a busy little spot and a taste of the food shows why. Succulent tasty chicken with a lovely smoky taste and aroma with the absolute best skin ever. Generous serving of perfectly cooked and seasoned...More

Thank 405Mi16
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Fast food, Australian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Takeout, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
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Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 181 Brisbane St, Launceston, Tasmania 7250, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6334 4244
Our chickens are cooked over a bed of charcoal, giving it a very genuine barbeque flavour. We also offer a wide range of salads to go with it. Oh did I mentioned that our chips and gravy are the best in town? Also if you want something quick, easy and tasty, why not try some of our burger meals that are great value for money! Eat in or take out. Quick and reliable service with a smile! :)
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