Two Weeks, One City... A Big Appetite

October 13th marks the first day of Launceston's newest food and drink festival, NORTH.

Eat, drink and experience Northern Tasmania with good produce and good times.

NORTH celebrates the outstanding produce, food culture and unique experiences found only in our northern region.

EAT a selection of delectable treats, modern cuisine and traditional dishes with a creative spin at the city's best dining venues.

DRINK Northern Tasmania's world class gin, sample the very best of Tasmanian wine and spirits in a variety of Launceston bars and pubs.

EXPERIENCE Launceston from a new perspective on a walking tour or taste local produce and savour international flavours in the heart of Launceston at our outdoor events and markets.

October 13th - 27th is jam packed with events, and some venues are even hosting special menus for the whole two weeks. You can find NORTH menus at Stelo at Pierre's, Saigon Kitchen, Devil's Door Café & Wine Bar, Avenue Restaurant & Bar, Cocoon Living Tea, Alchemy, Bar Two; and for Sample the Square, which brings together businesses from Yorktown Square including Mekong, Toong Tong Thai, Feast, Wangs, Palki and Turkish Tukka.

To view the full list of festival events and menus, as well as purchase tickets, go to the official NORTH website. Bookings for some events and menus are essential. Read on for a brief overview of the main events.

EAT

WED 13 OCT

OYSTER PARTY

Enjoy freshly shucked Tarkine Fresh Oysters accompanied with Tasmanian sparkling wine and entertainment.

6.00pm - 7.30pm // $55 + booking fee

Avenue Restaurant & Bar

THU 14 OCT / THU 21 OCT

TACO & TEQUILA FIESTA

A selection of small plates & drinks with a Mexican flavour.

5.00pm - 9.00pm // $35-$75pp

Firestorm Tacos & Bar

FRI 15 OCT / FRI 22 OCT

HIGH TEA FRIDAYS

An afternoon of graceful hospitality, relaxed atmosphere, and delicate favourites that we all know & love.

2.00pm - 4.00pm // $39-$45 + booking fee

Avenue Restaurant & Bar

FRI 15 OCT

MAD HATTER'S DEGO

Enjoy an amazing 6 course vegetarian degustation. Choose to match a wine with each course or enjoy the food on its own.

From 6.00pm // $90pp -$120pp

Mad Apple

THU 21 OCT

EAST MEETS SOUTH

Pachinko and FermenTas present... East Meets South: A Celebration of Tasmanian Made Asian Ferments.

BOTH SITTINGS SOLD OUT

6.00pm & 8.00pm sittings // $58pp

Pachinko

THU 21 OCT

LONG TABLE DINNER

3 course grazing table featuring all Tasmanian produce with new chef Bronwyn Strange.

7.00pm - late // $65pp

Earthy Eats

SAT 23 OCT

SCOTTSDALE PORK TASTING

Experience paddock-bred Scottsdale Pork through the flavours of Saigon Kitchen during your lunch hour.

12.00pm - 1.00pm // free tasting

Saigon Kitchen

SAT 23 OCT

THE METZ X OSARE

Digestivi Discovery. Relax & unwind at a Saturday afternoon session with Italian delights.

3:00pm - 5:00pm // $70pp + booking fee

The Metz

DRINK

WED 13 OCT / FRI 15 OCT / SUN 17 OCT
WED 20 OCT / FRI 22 OCT / SUN 24 OCT

THREE CUTS TAKEOVER

Find Three Cuts Gin behind the bar with a great atmosphere, good tunes & delicious gin.

3.00pm - late // free entry

Gin Lounge at Alchemy

WED 13 OCT

MCHENRY DISTILLERY MASTERCLASS

An evening with Bill McHenry guiding you through his gins, vodka & whisky, enjoy sampling cocktails & local nibbles.

From 6.30pm // $90pp

Brisbane Street Bistro

WED 20 OCT

A NIGHT WITH ADAM'S DISTILLERY

Taste & experience Adam's Distillery, producing unique Tasmanian whisky's & award winning gins.

From 7.30pm // $80pp

The Barrel Collective

FRI 15 OCT / SAT 16 OCT
FRI 22 OCT / SAT 23 OCT

SIPS OF THE NORTH

Experience the best of Launceston’s night life with Launceston by Foot on a Mystery Bar Tour with beer, wine, spirits, quirky people & stories behind the bar.

7.00pm - 10.00pm // $90pp + booking fee

It's a mystery...

EXPERIENCE

THU 14 OCT

THERMOMIX COOKING EXPERIENCE

Sample produce with an instore demo & enjoy 5% off storewide on the night.

From 5.00pm // $5pp

The Grain Grocer

FRI 15 OCT

FROGS IN SUITS

The Plough Inn will host alternative rock band Frogs In Suits at its roof-top bar. With daylight savings and hopefully good weather, it’s bound to be a blast.

From 9.00pm // Free entry

The Plough Inn

SAT 16 OCT / SAT 23 OCT

HARVEST LAUNCESTON

Tasmania's premier weekly Farmers' Market.

8.30am - 12.30pm // free entry

71 Cimitiere St

SAT 16 OCT

SPRING MOVIE NIGHT

Enjoy a beverage & delicious meal as you enjoy Harvest’s Outdoor Cinema. The movie 'No Reservations' to begin at 7:45pm (BYO chair).

From 6.30pm // $10 +booking fee

71 Cimitiere St

SAT 16 OCT / SAT 23 OCT

WELCOME TO NORTH

Launceston By Foot's tour is the perfect introduction to NORTH. Get your bearings with a taste of history & modern life at great venues.

11.00am - 1.00pm // $30pp + booking fee

Departs City Park main gates

SUN 17 OCT

WORLD STREET EATS

Street food from around the globe, bringing our diverse community together around a common love for heart-warming food.

11.00am - 3.00pm // free entry

Civic Square

SUN 17 OCT / MON 18 OCT / TUE 19 OCT

TIKI TAKEOVER

Mixologist Christopher Bell guides you through creating a signature cocktail & Big Kahuna Julie Perry helps you bring your wildest tiki cup dreams to life.

1.00pm - 3.00pm // $120pp
6.00pm - 8.00pm // $120pp

Glazed & Confused

TUE 19 OCT

41° SOUTH TASMANIA TASTING

Taste 41° South Tasmania's herbs & spices, plus enjoy a 5% in store discount on their salmon products.

12.00pm - 2.00pm // free entry

The Grain Grocer

FRI 22 OCT

LAUNCESTON NIGHT MARKET

An alfresco market with food, drinks, local Tasmanian producers, entertainers & musicians.

4.30pm - 9.00pm // free entry

Civic Square

FRI 22 OCT

LATTE ART SMACKDOWN

Kick off pouring shot at 6:00pm, small fee for competitors with placing prizes from ONA Coffee. Spectators welcome.

From 6.00pm // spectators free

Inside Cafe

SUN 24 OCT

COTERIE ON BRISBANE

A progressive event featuring Tisane Tea Room, Brisbane Street Bistro & Cinco Passiones.

12.30pm & 5.30pm sittings // $230-$260pp

Brisbane Street

WED 27 OCT

NORTH FINAL CUT

A chance for all involved in the festival and the amazing Launceston locals to get together for a final celebration featuring Three Cuts Gin.

5.00pm - late // free entry

Gin Lounge at Alchemy