In recent years, a transformation has occurred in Hobart and southern Tasmania’s restaurant scene. Dining options have emerged in their dozens and a new wave of pride has swept through the industry. Acclaimed chefs have shifted to the island, drawn by the commitment to small-scale production, heirloom vegetables, paddock to plate freshness and seafood that’s shipped to the finest plates in Japan. Whether you’re looking for an edgy restaurant on the waterfront or a cheerful pub out of town, Tasmania is plating up in a way that’s impressing even the toughest food critics. Depending on when you visit, our restaurants will flow with the changing seasonal produce so that you can taste the freshest our farmers, fishermen and small-batch growers have to offer.
We’ve put together a guide to the best restaurants in Hobart and beyond, which you can use to explore Tasmania’s best culinary experiences.