The Taste Of Tasmania: A Foodie’s Guide To Hobart
Australia’s island state may be small, but it sure packs a punch when it comes to delivering memorable food experiences. The green pastures, rich soil, and bountiful ocean bring some of the best meat, seafood, and fresh produce to the plates of locals and visitors to the tiny island.
Foodies who want to taste the best of Tasmania head straight to Hobart. With an array of markets, cafes, restaurants, breweries and distilleries, Hobart delights the taste buds of anyone looking for a unique culinary journey.
We’ve compiled the best of Hobart’s cuisine, with eateries that champion Tasmania’s local delicacies.
Foodies, get ready for something special on your next visit to Hobart.
Fish Frenzy - Fish and ChipsWhat would a trip to Hobart be without a feast of fish and chips?
To many Hobart visitors, Fish Frenzy is considered the best fish and chips in Australia. Using the freshest seafood, Fish Frenzy creates crispy sensations that taste like the fresh fish, not the batter.
With its waterfront location, liquor license, and menu selection, Fish Frenzy is a step up from your usual fish and chip shop. Try fresh Tasmanian oysters, scallops and salmon, or get your hands on a famous Fish Frenzy seafood chowder.
Location: Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart
Hours: Open every day from 11 am – 9 pm
Pigeon Hole CaféPigeon Hole Café champions fresh Tasmanian produce with a ‘paddock to plate’ approach to menu design. Using seasonal produce from Weston Farm, Pigeon Hole Café creates tasty and healthy meals from the freshest fruit, vegetables and herbs.
Take a piece of Pigeon Hole with you and purchase some of their delicious products. Made in-house from Weston Farm Produce, Pigeon Hole café sells unique condiments and pantry items, including honey, nectarine and chilli jam, olive oils, sauces, smoked paprika, rosehip syrup, and their famous peony petal jelly.
Location: 93 Goulburn Street, West Hobart
Hours: Open Monday to Friday from 7:30 am – 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am – 3 pm
Jackman and McRoss - BakeryIf you’re partial to a freshly-baked good (or five), Jackman and McRoss is your one-stop shop for the best bakery delights in Hobart.
Producing the butteriest croissants, juiciest pies, flakiest pastries, and most indulgent Parisian treats, you can imagine the smell billowing out the door and onto the quaint street. The Jackman and McRoss team have perfected the art of baking. Their range of food is both a feast for the eyes and the taste buds.
Location: 57-59 Hampden Road, Hobart
Hours: Open every day from 7 am – 5 pm
Restaurant Tasman Buffet BreakfastThere’s nothing like an all-you-can-eat breakfast to start your day, and Restaurant Tasman delivers the best breakfast buffet with waterfront views in Hobart.
Located inside Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart, Restaurant Tasman boasts some of Tasmania’s most mouth-watering delicacies, including Tasmanian salmon, Huon Valley mushrooms and sausages, Tasmanian honey, and a selection of Tasmania’s famous Westhaven yoghurt.
This is not your usual buffet! Get your eggs cooked the way you like them and head back for seconds (and thirds).
Location: 1 Davey Street, Hobart
Hours: Open Monday to Saturday 6:30am – 10am, Sunday 6:30am – 10:30am
Landscape Restaurant, Bar & Grill - Fine DiningFor an unforgettable fine dining experience, you can’t go past Landscape Restaurant, Bar & Grill. Inspired by Tasmania’s exquisite fresh produce, Landscape’s menu is a compilation of the island’s culinary gems.
The quality of the food is unrivalled, and the team of creative chefs ensure the sophisticated menu always matches the produce of the season.
Sit among the iconic artwork of John Glover and enjoy a premium meal with wines to match.
Location: 23 Hunter Street, Hobart
Hours: Open every day from 6 pm
Lucinda - Wine BarIf you love a cheeky late-night wine, you’ll love Lucinda. Here you’ll find some of Tasmania’s best wines, handpicked for their purity and boldness.
With over 130 varieties of wine in their selection, an evening at Lucinda will open your eyes to the qualities of excellent wine. Soak it up with a selection of Lucinda’s tasty dishes from their food menu, and be sure to purchase your favourite bottle from the wine store before you leave.
Location: 123 Collins Street, Hobart
Hours: Open every day from 4 pm
Cascade Brewery Co - BreweryCascade Brewery Co is the oldest operating brewery in Australia. Since 1824, Cascade Brewery Co has crafted beer, spirits, cider and wine from the foothills of Mount Wellington. Take your glass to Cascade’s heritage garden and get a unique insight into Tasmania’s brewing history.
Pair your drink of choice with something from the Cascade Brewery menu. Using 100% Tasmanian protein such as Tassal Seafood, Wild Clover Lamb, Wicked Cheese and Cape Grim Beef, you’ll discover some of Tasmania’s best food, beverages and hospitality on your visit to Cascade Brewery Co.
Location: 140 Cascade Road, South Hobart
Hours: Open Sunday to Tuesday 11 am – 6 pm, Wednesday to Saturday 11 am – 10 pm
Salamanca MarketsEvery Saturday, the vibrant Salamanca Markets showcase the very best of Tasmania’s local produce. Here you’ll see farmers and artisans come together to deliver the most extensive selection of products that you can eat on the spot or take home with you. The Salamanca Markets is one of Tasmania’s hottest tourist attractions, with over 300 stalls of Tasmania’s best food, beverages, crafts and clothing.
Try Tasmania’s famous truffles, honey, meats, dairy products, and so much more. Listen to live music while you browse the stalls and discover the creativity of Tasmanian people.
Location: Salamanca Place, Hobart
Hours: Open every Saturday 8:30 am – 3 pm
Tasmania is foodie heavenHobart’s eateries make it easy to enjoy the array of Tasmanian produce grown and raised right there on the island.
Hobart is a charming place to visit at any time of year, with a relaxed vibe and an epic dining scene. Take a trip to Hobart on your next trip to Australia and enjoy a memorable culinary experience.
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