This second post in relation to restaurants in and around Hobart has been longer in the making that I had originally planned. Hopefully if you are travelling down to Tasmania you will get to visit some of these great restaurants serving up incredible local food.
Room for a Pony – 338 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart http://www.roomforapony.com.au
I really love dropping into this café in North Hobart. I had previously mentioned our visit for breakfast but the lunch offerings are just as good. This fried chilli omelette on a bed of rice topped with sambal is very delicious and one of those dishes that keeps you coming back. They also have fantastic woodfired pizzas which are huge and have a heap of toppings.
Old Wharf Restaurant – Macq01, 18 Hunter Street, Hobart Waterfront http://www.oldwharfrestaurant.com.au
This restaurant opened up as part of Macq01 on the Hobart waterfront. I have already been here on 4 occasions and have loved every dish they have served! Clint & I came here together for dinner and it has a really great atmosphere and a lot to look at even after the sun sets. The food is well thought out and also uses local produce that is sourced from the fisherman just next door. If you are looking for an impressive location with food and drinks to match, then this is the place to visit.
The Picnic Basket – 176 Channel Highway, Taroona
We came across this place by accident but a good accident it was. They have a very healthy menu with buddha bowls, corn fritters and even bacon and egg burgers that kept Clint coming back. Delicious coffee and an eco friendly mindset with all of the waste being composted. If you would rather travel on the winding roads through the suburbs that hug the water and cliffs then this is a perfect spot to stop on your way down South.
Verve Café – 24 Stanfield Drive, Old Beach.
This place is our local and serves up a great breakfast. They also serve lunch and dinner but we haven’t experienced that yet. Clint and I both love the eggs benedict as it is just so good but we have also tried the omelette, scrambled eggs with haloumi, eggs, bacon and mushrooms and the pancakes which have all impressed, but those fluffy pancakes are just delectable!
Born in Brunswick – Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
I’ve talked about this restaurant before but it gets another feature as I really like the produce and the strange products they serve up. The scandi designed restaurant also plays to my senses.
Brother Mine – 31-33a New Town Road, New Town – Now Closed:(
This was a new kid on the block in New Town and hit the ground running but very sadly only lasted 6 months before closing down. My first visit was for a Friday lunch with a friend from work and we were blown away by the flavours. The octopus, roasted cauliflower, pumpkin and goats cheese and duck were just perfectly made and plated and with a full bar they can match it with wines, beers or spirits as you wish. I’m not sure whether it was the lack of parking of numbers through the door that didn’t allow it to last but its a shame.
Veg Bar, 346 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart https://www.vegbar.com.au/
Veg Bar has entered the scene in the popular North Hobart Café strip and is serving up a range of plant based options. I chose the veggie burger with beetroot bun (yes it came out pink!) and it was a very tasty and fulfilling burger. The smoothie was also very tasty and made a great complete meal. Will be back again!
The Glasshouse Restaurant & Bar
I have also mentioned this bar before but it gets another feature just so I can talk about this cocktail I had on my birthday called the Lady Marmalade. It was the perfect balance of alcohol and mixers and made the start of the night out with Clint, my sister and brother in law a real treat!
Frogmore Creek City: Lounge – Macq01 18 Hunter Street, Hobart Waterfront
I have previously spoken about Frogmore Creek Winery in the Cole River Valley and their new venture at Macq01 Wharf on the Hobart Waterfront exceeded expectations. The food was as pretty as ever but the flavours and options were just perfect. Perhaps a little weird for Clint’s tastebuds but he still found a few items to eat while I enjoyed oysters, sashimi in prawn crackers and a delicate piece of fish. We have since been back to enjoy more of the menu and the view for our 3 year anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed our second visit. The service is really good and personable and the decor, particularity those amazing green chairs were so comfortable I really wanted to take them home with me. The prices were reasonable too so don’t be too scared off by the location given how good it is.
Pilgrim Coffee – 48 Argyle Street, Hobart
Imagine this, super crispy and crunchy potato hash topped with two running poached eggs, dressed salad greens and a homemade pork sausage all on a bed of mushrooms. Mouth watering yet? This dish was one of those that didn’t really jump out on the menu but was an explosion of flavours in my mouth and still has me thinking about it.
The Den – 63 Salamanca Place, Battery Point
In the heart of Salamanca, the Den has opened up and is giving the other restaurants a run for their money. I spent this year’s birthday sitting outside on the lounges and enjoying some share food and cocktails. It was glorious!
Cascade Brewery – 140 Cascade Road, South Hobart
I really couldn’t believe we took so long to visit this brewery. The fact that Clint doesn’t like drinking beer is probably one of the reasons but luckily with some visitors in tow, we sat in the Spring sun and enjoyed some food and drinks. My fish burger with sweet potato curls was just great and Clint’s beef burger and chips went down very well too. They have beer and cider as well as Espresso Martini’s on tap which taste delicious!
Bury Me Standing – 83-85 Bathurst St, Hobart
If you are in Hobart on a Sunday and want to check out a market then Farm Gate Market is a great place to go. Just opposite the market is Bury Me Standing and they serve up these incredible bagels. This one was jalapeno and cheese bagel, filled with cream cheese. And yes, that amount of cream cheese to bagel ratio is correct. So good!
Other places I have visited and enjoyed the food but haven’t whipped out the phone to snap a picture have included:
- Frank Restaurant – Serving South American cuisine
- Me Wah Restaurant – Serving Chinese food which was really good but felt strange to be such a fancy upmarket restaurant
- Post Street Social for a casual pub meal
- Ajikoma for Ramen and Sushi
- The boathouse in Cornelian bay for seafood chowder
- Burger got Soul in North Hobart for burgers
- Preachers in Battery point for drinks and snacks
- Mures on the Hobart waterfront for all things seafood.