Welcome to The Central Restaurant and Bar

You know from the minute you walk in that you've found something special. A relaxed atmosphere with superb modern surrounds. The Central Restaurant at the Formby Hotel is renowned for their extensive menu, offering sumptuous dishes from the a great shared plate menu to tempting culinary delights for those more daring. Delicious Pizzas, Pasta, Steak & Seafood and more. You will be more than satisfied with what's available at this little hot spot. The Formby is also home to The Central Bar, one of Devonport's trendiest and most popular bars, entertainment, happy hours & live music.


Choose from Starters, Pizzas, Pork and Lamb, Chicken, Seafood, Grills, Vegetarian and Sweet Desserts.

View the Full Menu


Just for the Kids! FREE Soft Drink, Juice or Flavoured Milk with all kids mains. Plus an activity placemat.

View the Kid's Menu


Select a wine to compliment your meal from a range or Tasmanian and Australian wines.

View the Wine List

House Specials

Blackboard Specials - changing daily but see if the Vale Lamb Feast is on the menu, a mouthwatering lamb shoulder sensation to share between 2 or 3.
Dine Free On Your Birthday - show your ID on your birthday and get your Main Meal for Free (Ts&Cs apply)
Free If We Don't Ask - if you don't order one and we don't ask if you'd like one, you can have a Garlic Pizzette for free!

Lunch Special: $21.99
Five options to pick from that change every week - a slighter lighter option for your lunch

Functions at the Central

Central Restaurant: A perfect venue for your next dinner (or lunch) celebration. Our menu is fresh and has options to suit the fussiest of diners and our two great spaces off the front of our restaurant offer river views and privacy for large dinner bookings - great for a celebratory dinner, work function or long table dining experience.

THE DECK - can seat dinner groups of up to 32
THE FRONT ROOM can accommodate 60, dependent on layout required

Combine these spaces together for bigger functions.

  • Functions at the Central

Our Central Bar provides a fantastic, eclectic space for big events. The inclusion of our new top bar area gives you super exclusivity, great for any style of event.

Great for birthdays or large cocktail functions, launches or presentations.
Plenty of space with couch areas, tall bar tables, dance areas and window seating.

  • Functions at the Central

Our Central Bar provides a fantastic, eclectic space for big events. The inclusion of our new top bar area gives you super exclusivity, great for any style of event.

Can host from 20-70 with platters or canape style menus available, your own exclusive bar and entrance. The perfect space for birthdays, smaller cocktail functions or breakups.

  • Functions at the Central

Get all the information you need right here with our function package

But remember - we are flexible and we are here to help with whatever you need to make your event everything you hoped for.  So call us or drop in so we can work through what we can do for you

Gaming at The Central

Fancy a flutter? Visit our comfortable Gaming Lounge or try your luck at TASKeno .

We pride ourself on providing user-friendly gaming facilities while always promoting responsible gaming within its venues.

It is our desire to provide a total entertainment package to patrons: Pleasant bar facilities, good food choices, comfortable gaming lounges, live music where appropriate... all in convenient locations with good parking, and all operated by friendly local staff.

Please Gamble Responsibly. Gamblers Help 1800 858 858.

For more information or help, please see the Responsible Gambling information page here


We are located on Formby Road between Kings Street and Stewart Street. We have ample parking on the corner of King Street and Formby Road.  You can dine in the restaurant or have a more casual meal in the bar.

The Central Restaurant is open:

  • Monday  - Sunday
    - Lunch: 12pm to 2:30pm 
    - Dinner: 5pm to 8.30pm (later as required)

The Central Bar is open:

  • Friday and Saturday: 4pm to Late
Call us on 03 6424 1601 Email formby@goodstone.com.au

Other Goodstone Venues

  • The Alexander Hotel
  • The Argosy
  • The Bridge
  • Central Bar and Restaurant
  • Formby Hotel
  • The Happy Backpacker
  • Elimatta
  • The Lighthouse
  • Neptune Grand Hotel
  • RA
  • Seabrook Hotel
  • Somerset Hotel