Tucked away in a pleasant sunny courtyard is the Richmond Bakery. I have fond memories of this place from when I was a child, and it still puts a smile on my face and warms my belly today. There’s not many of these old fashioned style bakeries in existence anymore, and Richmond Bakery will make you wish there were more around. Think freshly made good and generous servings. You can enjoy your food in the beautiful outdoor courtyard or walk for 2 minutes to the village green or Richmond Bridge.
Directions to Richmond Bakery
The address is 6/50 Bridge Street Richmond Tasmania 7025. However, the entrance is on Edward Street so this is where we’ll direct you to.
If you’re driving into Richmond village from Hobart, you’ll drive into Bridge Street (the main street). After driving for 2 minutes you’ll pass the Richmond Arms Hotel, Edward Street is the right turn at the intersection following. Look for the Richmond Bakery sign shortly on your left, or follow the smell of warm pies!
Monday to Friday: 7am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 7:30am – 5pm
Closed Christmas Day.
Is Richmond Bakery Worth Visiting?
Yes, particularly if you’re a fan of hearty meat pies, old-fashioned style cakes that don’t have that mass-produced feel, or somewhere with a nice courtyard to sit and relax. The Richmond Bakery would have to be the best place in Richmond village for an informal lunch.
Everything You Need to Know About Richmond Bakery Tasmania
If you’re visiting Richmond from outside Tasmania, you must try the curried scallop pie. These have a cult status in Tasmania, and of course the gourmet pie makers at The Richmond Bakery were never going to settle for ordinary. Bite into fresh pieces of locally-sourced scallops in a creamy curry sauce. This isn’t your typical Indian-style curry, think of a more subtle Keens Curry type taste that accompanies the scallops and pastry without trying to take over.
If curry or seafood isn’t your thing, don’t worry, there’s plenty more options available. The sausage rolls would have to be the second most favourite product. These have a subtle tomato and herb flavour, a clever addition most pie fans will appreciate.
The regular meat pies have huge chunks of beef rather than runny mince. The egg and bacon pie will bring you on a trip down memory lane, why have these become so uncommon?
For those not interested in a fine gourmet pie, there are freshly made salad rolls, with high quality bakery buns and loads of generous fillings.
There’s also an excellent selection of daily made cakes on display. Think biscuits, slices (including everyone’s favourite, the vanilla slice), eclairs and black forest cake (this receives rave reviews). The coffee is done well and enjoyed by all.
For seating, there is plenty of seating indoors for cold weather, but on nice days most people choose to sit outside in the courtyard under the shade of an umbrella. You can also walk 2 minutes to the Richmond village green or to Richmond Bridge, where seating and great views are available.