Tasmanian seafood at Felons restaurant, in the Port Arthur Historic Site Visitor Centre

Scallops at Felons Bistro - Section Feature Image(Credit: PAHSMA - photo by Andrew Wilson, 2008)

Cafes and Felons Bistro

After exploring Port Arthur, you can treat yourself to a tasty snack or meal in our cafés or dinner at Felons Bistro.

There are two excellent cafés at the Port Arthur Historic Site—the Port Café in the Visitor Centre and the Museum Coffee Shop, located in the Asylum building.

Enjoy espresso coffee, fresh cakes, delicious snacks and light meals accompanied by a glass of wine or a range of hot and cold drinks.

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Port Arthur Historic Site's catering services have received a Silver Award in the 2013 Tasmanian Tourism Awards

Our Felons Bistro, Port Cafe and Museum Coffee Shop have been recognised with a Silver Award in the Tourism Restaurants and Catering category at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards 2013.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 Felons Bistro

Felons Bistro has been awarded a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2014.

Felons Bistro

Felons Bistro can satisfy your appetite for a quick and tasty family meal before your Ghost Tour or a relaxed dinner of beautifully prepared fresh local produce.

The Felons menu also offers great value children’s meals and our extensive wine list includes fine local, Tasmanian and Australian wines.

Felons Bistro is located in the Port Arthur Visitor Centre and is open daily from 5.30pm. Reservations are available at our Visitor Service Desk or by calling 1800 659 101.

Local Produce

Felons Bistro is committed to serving you some of Tasmania’s finest produce and wherever possible we source it from local growers and producers;

Oysters – Woody Island, Bruny Island
Blue Eye Trevalla, Scallops & Salmon – Mures Fisheries, Hobart
Quail – Rannoch Farm, Nubeena
Wallaby – ‘Sheppard’s Hut’, Westbury
Venison – Doo Town Meats, Tasman Peninsula
Porterhouse Steak – Cape Grim, north west Tasmania
Salad mix – Funky Fresh, Saltwater River
Mushrooms – Huon Valley
Free Range Chicken - Nichols, Tasmania
Smoked Mussells & Pickled Octopus - Norfolk Bay, south east Tasmania
Fine Tasmanian wines and beverages
Venison and Rabbit Pies -  Pirates Bay Foods

Felons Bistro Menu

Cafe Opening Hours

The Port Cafe, in the Visitor Centre, is open daily from 9am until late.

The Musuem Cafe, in the Asylum building adjacent to the Separate Prison, opens according to season.

January to April 10.00-4.00
May to September 11.00-4.00
October to December 10.30-4.00

Exclusive Fine Dining

We offer fine dining opportunities at the Visiting Magistrate's House at Port Arthur. This historic home, part of Civil Row adjacent to the Convict Church, has been fully refurbished to offer an environment in which small groups can dine in surrounds that reflect the comfort and style of a mid-nineteenth century gentleman's residence.

The Visiting Magistrate's House is available exclusively by prior arrangement for private and small group dining as well as business events. Please select the link below for more information.