The old flour mill at the mouth of the Cataract Gorge has a long connection with Launceston. First built in the 1840’s, it was also the principal supplier of fresh water to Launceston until 1857. Milling flour and oats continued well into the next century until 1943 when there was a fire in the roof. The building served as a storage facility for a local grainery un was also the principal supplier of fresh water to Launceston until 1857 until 1973, after which it had a new lease of life as the Ritchies Mill Art Centre. The cottage part of the building (now suite 7) was transformed into a cafe by one of Stillwater’s original founders evolving with the dining scene and the original café expanding to become one of Tasmania’s leading restaurants. In 2019 we added the Stillwater SEVEN to our offerings, and since then visitors to Launceston have been able to not only experience fine dinning, but also stay with us in this beautiful part of the City's heritage.
Our philosophy is to provide a quintessential Tasmanian experience: food and wine matched with personalised service that is unobtrusively professional. We work closely with every one of our local suppliers to provide our guests with only the freshest and most wholesome vegetables, meats, herbs, fruits and seafoods; the finest wine, spirits, beer and non-alcoholic beverages; and the most exquisite condiments we can locally source.
Tasmanian Tourism Awards Best New Venue 2019
1 hat, Good Food Guide Awards, 2019
-Wine List of the Year Awards Hall of Fame 2019,
Wine List of the Year Awards Best Listing of a Region’s Wine (national) 2019
1 hat, Good Food Guide Awards, 2018
1 hat, Good Food Guide Awards, 2017
-Wine List of the Year Awards, Best Wine List Tasmania, 2017
3 glasses in Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards, 2017
-Wine List of the Year Awards, Best Wine List Tasmania 2016
-Wine List of the Year Awards, Best Listing of Region's Wines (Tas) 2016
-2 glasses in Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year Awards, 2016
-Tasmanian Hospitality Association Best Wine List Judges Award 2014
-Tasmanian Hospitality Association Best Breakfast Venue 2014
-Best Large Hospitality Business Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2014
-Tasmanian Hospitality Association , 2013
-Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide, awarded one star, 2012.
-Gourmet Traveller Wine Guide, awarded 3 goblets, 2012.
-Tasmanian Hospitality Association, Restaurant of the Year Award, 2013
-Department of Economic Development, Tasmania,
Employer of Choice award 2010.