Welcome to the latest venue in our ‘fleet’, Naturaliste

Our region has a fascinating history, with one of the earliest fleets to our coastlines being a French expedition commissioned by Napolean which navigated the area from 1800 to 1803.

Led by Nicholas Baudin in two Corvette ships called ‘Le Geographe’ and ‘Naturaliste’ the aim of their mission was to map the coast of New Holland (now Australia).

With an existing restaurant & café ‘Geographe’ located in Coles Bay on the beautiful Freycinet Peninsula, we are now proud to add another restaurant to our ‘fleet’ in St Helens, and to call it ‘Naturaliste’.

Like the early explorers, we also hope to make our mark too, but instead of achieving it from gathering information on the early people, plants and animals of New Holland to change Europeans perceptions of these foreign lands, our mission is to provide a café, restaurant & bar which harks back to our history, and which locals and visitors alike love.

Our café, restaurant and bar will showcase the best of Tasmania’s seafood, meats and fresh produce, and of course our exceptional wine.

What we do...


  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days

  • ​Licensed, with a well-stocked bar, including Tasmanian wines, beers and ciders

  • Creative cocktails

  • Talented baristas producing great coffee

  • Fresh local produce, especially seafood

  • Wood-fired pizzas

  • Gluten-free options

  • Vegetarian/Vegan options

  • House-made cakes/sweets/desserts

  • Espresso Bar

  • ​Outdoor dining and drinking

  • Live music sessions, supporting local artists

  • Book us for a special occasion or function 

  • Mountain biker friendly facilities - drop in before or after your big ride!

Where we work, live and play...

Located in the heart of St Helens, not far from the iconic beaches in Binalong Bay and a brand new 44km mountain bike trail, our Tasmanian North East Coast location is surrounded by the whitest sand and piercing blue water, and brightly coloured orange rocks. Click on the "read more" link below to find out more.


"St Helens is Tasmania's next big thing with the soon to be launched
Blue Tier to Blue Seas, St Helens 44km mountain bike trail."

Contact us

25 Quail Street, St Helens, TASMANIA 7216

Phone: 03 6376 8861

Email: naturalistesthelens@gmail.com


Opening hours


8AM - 8PM

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