Welcome to The Empire Hotel, located in the heart of Queenstown, Tasmania. The 'Grand Old Lady of the West' is a Tasmanian icon and has a prominent facade in the towns streetscape. Rich in history, dating back to the wealth of the mining era at the turn of the century.
Inside, guests are greeted by a beautifully handcrafted, National Trust listed, staircase made from Tasmanian Blackwood that is admired by visitors from all around the world. The restaurant is set in a large traditional dining room with a sense of the grandeur of the past.
EXPLORE TASMANIA'S WEST COAST
THE RESTAURANT MENU
Our head chef, Paul Fajardo, has a wealth of experience spanning across many cuisines and has created a menu to celebrate the amazing Tasmanian ingredients that we are lucky enough to have at our doorstep.
Join us in our stunning dining room, which has played host to many names that are carved into Australian history. With that, we welcome you to take a chair by the fire, enjoy some local cuisine, and sample some of Tasmanian finest wines.
The Empire hotel is home to 20 different rooms, from single bed, shared bathroom facilities, to spacious recently renovated, double rooms with ensuite. The Empire is the perfect place to rest your head on your next adventure through the West Coast.
Many travel from far and wide to admire our
‘National Trust’ listed staircase. Locally cut Blackwood was sent to England to be turned and crafted (notice the beautifully detailed classic English acorns), before being shipped back to Queenstown in 1904.
It was then assembled in our foyer, where it was admired for some 90 years before being meticulously renovated in 1994. Today, it stands proudly in our foyer and The Empire team are dedicated to maintaining this piece of local history for decades to come.