Hobart Eating, drinking and dancing
+61 (0)3 6231 0558
One of the hottest tables in town, Garagistes is an edgy wine bar/restaurant in a cleverly converted garage (geddit?). Head chef and co-owner Luke Burgess flies the local, seasonal flag to great effect with his simple share-plate menu. It's a no-bookings destination for dinner (from 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday), so be prepared to queue, but you can – and should – make a reservation for the stellar Sunday lunch.
103 Murray Street, Hobart, Tasmania
+61(0)3 6224 4428
Set right on the Elizabeth Pier and surrounded by luxury yachts, Marque IV is the perfect setting for a special lunch or dinner out. This is Tasmanian fine dining at its best, serving local produce cooked with European finesse.
Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart, Australia
+61(0)3 6223 2511
Monty’s on Montpelier
Set in a converted house, Monty’s open fireplaces make for homely dining. The owners are dedicated to quality food, service and traditionally Tasmanian hospitality.
37 Montpelier Retreat, Battery Point, Hobart, Australia
+61 (0)3 6267 4088
Take a 30-minute drive (or a boat ride) to south to the hamlet of Woodbridge. Feast on local specialities such as fresh Tasmanian crayfish, Bruny Island oysters and Tinderbox rabbit. Pre- or post-feasting, sample some liquid refreshment at the Terrace Bar overlooking D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
3435 Channel Highway, Woodbridge, Australia
+61 (0)3 6224 9900
Housed inside a picturesque Battery Point cottage, Piccalilly boasts a wonderfully imaginative menu that makes choosing rather tricky. Luckily, they also have a four-, five-, six-, or eight-course tasting menu, so you can sample a range of their modern Australian cuisine.
22 Francis Street, Battery Point, Hobart, Australia
+61 (0)3 6224 2554
In tribute to the fish and seafood it lovingly prepares, Smolt takes its name from baby salmon. The restaurant is a great choice for lunch, dinner or pre-dinner drinks and also has tapas-style plates on its Med-inspired Australian menu.
2 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Australia
+61 (0)3 6277 9900
The Source Restaurant
Located at the Moorilla Estate winery and with beautiful views over the Derwent estuary, this esteemed eatery serves up seasonal produce, provided by small local suppliers. Squeeze in a tasting of their lovely wines or boutique beers before your meal.
655 Main Road, Berriedale, Australia
+61(0)3 6231 9088
Set in a colonial-made stone building, the bar serves single-malt whiskies and liqueurs made from native berries and other local flora.
14 Davey Street, Hobart, Australia
+61 (0)3 6223 6252
Sit outside at this bar and restaurant and be lulled by the ocean as you feast on oysters. A crisp Tasmanian white will provide the perfect accompaniment.
27 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Australia
+61 (0)3 6224 8249
One of the coolest nightspots in town, Syrup is a blend of wine bar and nightclub, with live jazz in the courtyard every Friday.
39 Salamanca Place, Hobart, Australia
+61 (0)3 6223 5551
The Shipwright’s Arms
‘Shippies’ is tucked away in a Battery Point sidestreet and is well worth seeking out. The walls of the bar are lined with memorabilia depicting the winners of the Sydney-to-Hobart Yacht Race and the beer garden at the back is popular with locals in the summer.
29 Trumpeter Street, Battery Point, Hobart, Australia
+61 (0)3 6231 2134
If you want to take in Hobart’s sights across a table, wander across to Elizabeth Pier and into Fish Frenzy. They claim to serve the best fish and chips in Australia; order some fried treats and make up your own mind. You can watch the fisherman going about their salty business as you feast.
Elizabeth Street Pier, Hobart 7000, Australia
+61 (0)3 6260 2628
The perfect place for a mid-morning snack, Richmond serves up gourmet sandwiches, home-baked hot pies and delicious pastries.
Edward Street, Richmond 7025, Australia