Places to eat in Battery Point are many. Trying to list them all would be impossible. Some of those here are located within five minutes of the center of Battery Point but are not directly inside it. Not mentioned here are the dozens of small shops selling treats that range from baked goods to coffee and candies and chocolates. Also note that Cafés exist serving breakfasts which may have limited hours and no major advertising. In spite this, the smaller, specialized, eateries do manage to keep a good living, as the lunch and dinner level restaurants listed here simply open their doors after breakfast.
In Salamanca Place exists the famed Ball and Chain Restaurant. This grill is less then five minutes walk from central Battery Point. It features modern meals with a focus on steak, local seafood, and local game. All meat is cooked on a charcoal grill. The dress code is casual and the food fantastic. The Ball and Chain Grill also offers and extensive wine list, one that is among the largest in Australia. Here one can try anything from house wine right up to the best that the country has to offer.
The Prince of Wales Hotel, part of Battery Point proper, offers an eighty seat restaurant and a bar. The menu features everything from local seafood through more exotic fare. Salmon, shellfish, prawns, local lamb, chicken, and even rib-eye is offered as standard menu items. Once you finish your meal there are a number of local desserts offered to tempt you as well. For lighter fare one can get the bar menu and enjoy a wide range of starters, from toasted bread to calamari. Unlike some other places, you can get both domestic and imports in both beers / ales and wines.
If that is too swanky for you the Shipwrights Arms Hotel, or Shippies, is also nearby. Seep yourself in history as you take in what is likely the closest thing to really stepping back to the middle 1800’s. The food and drink served here is as authentic to the village pub as one can get. The menu is steak and seafood served bistro style. Enjoy roaring fires, a covered beer garden, special rooms that can be arranged to your event, and off street parking. You won’t find non-English food here, and there is no live band to keep you interested, but if you wanted “local” flavor- Shippies is the place.