Forget Melbourne and Sydney—the restaurant and bar scene in Southern Tasmania just keeps getting better and better! To help you out, we’ve listed 12 amazing eateries in Hobart and beyond (in no particular order).
It’s so hard to choose… The safest bet is probably just working your way through the entire list!
1. Salamanca Beef & Seafood Grill
The Beef and Seafood Grill at Salamanca Inn offers premium quality beef, seafood straight from the fishermen, and other mouthwatering delights. The menu utilises our amazing local produce and changes with the season. The shared grill platter with whole fish, whole crab, Cape Grim eye fillet, and more, is highly recommended!
2. Peacock & Jones Restaurant & Wine Bar
Discover Peacock and Jones hidden away in an old sandstone warehouse on Hobart’s charismatic waterfront. Their sensational menu is driven by what grows in Tasmania, celebrates the beauty of our local food, and is constantly evolving.
Mona is a must do when visiting Hobart—as much for the food as for the art! Catch the ferry to the museum, have a gander, then treat yourself to a sensational meal. The cafe is great for a quick bite, with fresh tasty eats, coffee and treats. Enjoy shared plates featuring seasonal local produce at The Source Restaurant, and relax outside with a glass of wine. Expand the old palate at Faro, the shiny new restaurant overlooking the water in the museum’s newest wing.
4. 1830 at the Port Arthur Historic Site
Enjoy sweeping views of the Port Arthur Historic Site’s Penitentiary, gardens and grounds from 1830 Restaurant and Bar. Devour tasty eats created with fresh produce sourced from local growers and producers. Choose from their range of fine Tasmanian wines, craft beers, whiskeys and spirits.
5. Restaurant Tasman
Restaurant Tasman, in the Hotel Grand Chancellor, offers a relaxed atmosphere, quality seasonally-inspired food and wine, warm service, and scenic waterfront views. You might also enjoy a drink in the hotel’s Atrium Bar or their amazing high tea with a modern twist.
6. The Point Revolving Restaurant
For something special, head up seventeen floors to The Point Revolving Restaurant at Wrest Point. Their French-inspired menu utilises Tasmania’s finest ingredients. Take in the panoramic views of the Derwent River, Tasman Bridge, and the mountain as you dine in style. It certainly gives ‘high tea’ an extra meaning!
7. Embers Bar & Pizza Grill
Embers Bar & Pizza Grill, in Best Western Hobart, serves up contemporary Australian cuisine with fresh, seasonal local produce. Their crispy based gourmet woodfired pizzas are amazing! Head along to their daily happy hour and enjoy live music on Friday nights.
8. Mr. Good Guy
Mr. Good Guy is a South East Asian hawker-inspired restaurant in Hobart’s Macquarie Street, offering fun flavours and good times! They cater for a variety of dietary requirements, and serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and coffee.
9. Mures Upper Deck
Mures is a bit of an institution around Hobart. Seafood lovers, kick back at Mures Upper Deck, enjoy views over Victoria Dock, and indulge in fresh seafood—most of which comes directly from Mures’ own fishing vessel! Perfect for a casual lunch, private cocktail party, or amazing dinner.
10. Pearl + Co
Pearl + Co is a bright and modern waterfront oyster bar and restaurant, with floor to ceiling opening windows that allow you to enjoy views of the water and fishing boats. Enjoy a wine, beer, or cocktail on the couches inside or out on the sunny deck.
11. The Glass House
The Glass House floats serenely at the end of the pier over scenic Sullivan’s Cove. Indulge in elegant cocktails and Tasmanian-inspired shared plates championing local growers and producers, while enjoying the stunning water views.
12. Zero Davey Cafe
Zero Davey Cafe, at Salamanca’s Zero Davey Hotel, is a top spot for breakfast or lunch. They offer warm hospitality and options range from hearty cooked breakfasts to quick and tasty snacks.
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