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Petty Sessions

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3445 Huon Hwy, Franklin, Tasmania 7113, Australia
+61 3 6266 3488
09:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 20:30
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ill call it how it was Bit of a nostalgia visit as my companion was born and bred in the region She had fond memories of the area and this restaurant was on the agenda due to it being the old courthouse in her infancy....'baddies went there' lol, .....long before it was a restaurant of course. These days the clientelle... More 

Thank Scott H
Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My companion and I were walk-ins last Saturday after 1pm, at this delightful restaurant on the Huon River. The waiter, Jackson, was particularly impressive; that lad is a one-man tourism bureau! In response to our question about where we could go after lunch he listed each town on the way south and described the tourist attractions for each one -... More 

Thank linturnbull
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family loves a weekend drive and we generally head south and have lunch somewhere. We have been to home hill in the past and the food was divine however we went there for a birthday lunch in Oct and will never go there again they have a new chef and the food is appalling. I asked what happened to... More 

Thank Susanne B
Cygnet, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we have been here for lunch before and was outstanding so when we ordered the same food this time after being told it was a new chef the food that came out was appalling the scallop pie was raw pastry after waiting 45 minutes for it to come out and the zucchini fritters had no zucchini and tasted like paste... More 

Thank kevinjevans11
Huonville, Australia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Petty Sessions is in an attractive riverside location overlooking the Huon River, with both indoor and outdoor tables. The food is good, without being exceptional, and is moderately priced. The wine list is modest but adequate. Their coffee could be improved in my opinion, as it lacked a robust flavour. Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience.

Thank merridee856
Margate, Tasmania, Australia
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped here with work colleagues on our way to Esperance for a a school camp and even though the only customers as early in the day have good service and excellent morning tea. This place is lovely also for a romantic dinner my son tells me and I have eaten here with work colleagues so a versatile place in... More 

Thank EstherS56
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We popped in on the off chance when driving through Franklin on a Sunday. We were advised by a member of staff that they were busy and there weren't any clean tables, so he pointed us in the direction of a table in the bar area, handing us a menu. We waited a while for some service, and then gave... More 

Thank Brit_M
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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80 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

During our road trip around Tasmania we had noticed several signs of this place and the exterior only made it more mysterious. It was merely by chance in the timing of our route, lack of anything else in the vicinity that took our fancy and levels of hunger that we decided to stop here. There is an eclectic mix of... More 

Thank Del C
Hobart, Australia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

On various occasions over the past few years service has been consistently bad but not the wait staffs fault. Understaffed every time we visit. Ordering from the menu we found many options not available. Staff were friendly but stressed and did the best they could in a friendly manner. Bottom line overpriced, understaffed and overrated.

1 Thank 239liz
Hobart, Australia
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I called in hoping to grab a coffee and scallop pie in the early afternoon. Asked for a scallop pie by itself (not meal) and with a coffee was charged $26.90. When I queried the cost, I was told I could only get a scallop pie with chips and salad. Even if I had wanted a meal, this was extremely... More 

1 Thank Rick R
luludelicious, Owner at Petty Sessions, responded to this review

Hi Rick, Thanks for dropping in, we're sorry you didn't enjoy your time at Petty Sessions. Unfortunately we only offer our famous scallop pies as dine-in meals, they're packed with fresh Tasmanian scallops and accompanied by chips and a balancing salad. Since their introduction many years ago, we've become very well known for them and have chosen to only serve... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$25
Cafe, European, Australian, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 16:00
17:30 - 20:30
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3445 Huon Hwy, Franklin, Tasmania 7113, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6266 3488

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?