Tasty Hobart: 8 Best Places To Eat In Hobart, Tasmania

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One would not expect to have a culinary adventure in Hobart, Tasmania but believe you me, the city has quite the collection of restaurants and tastes for you to savor. Why not take your taste buds on a tasty journey in Hobart, as you experience the city from one delectable plate to another. Here are a few of the best places to eat in Hobart.

Eat with a view

1. Bruni’s Restaurant at Villa Howden

Posted by Villa Howden on Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Bruni’s Restaurant is cozily nestled inside the Villa Howden Luxury Hotel with décor that will have any minimalist enthusiast feeling right at home. With its lofty, rounded windows, that allow you to take in the magnificent surroundings, you definitely will get nothing less than great food. The food at Bruni’s is all prepared from locally sourced fresh produce and the menu changes according to what is available in the season.

Bruni’s Restaurant at Villa Howden

Address: 77 Howden Rd, Howden TAS 7054, Australia

Website: Bruni’s Restaurant at Villa Howden

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2. The Source at MONA

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

The Museum of Old and New Art is known for its out-of-this-world artwork and you can transfer all that magnificence to your plate at the Source, the restaurant with an ever-present atmosphere of art and creativity, near the MONA. As you would expect, the Source’s end product, on the plate, is the most artistic combination of flavors, as the chefs go out of their way to give you a full fine-dining experience, with dishes that can truly be identified, as Hobart’s.

Blanketed by creativity and artistry and by flavors from around the world, they have an impressive international wine list. The service is impeccable and you can experience all of this while taking in the great views of the Derwent River.

The Source at MONA

Address: 655 Main Rd, Berriedale TAS 7011, Australia

Website: The Source at MONA

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Foreign tastes in Hobart

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3. Mezethes Greek Taverna

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If you want a different taste from the expected Hobart dishes, head to Mezethes Greek Tavern. This restaurant is located in a historic sandstone building, found in Salamanca Square. For authentic Greek flavor, they cook the food on a spit. Mezethes has an outside terrace where one can watch the sun go down while enjoying some wine, lip-smacking Greek food and great service.

Mezethes Greek Taverna

Address: 77 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia

Website: Mezethes Greek Taverna

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4. Frank Restaurant

Meyer lemon grilled salmon, charred broccolini, fennel, radish pickle - dinner is served at Frank!

Posted by Frank Restaurant and Bar on Tuesday, 15 November 2016

There is no better place to get the best Argentinian food, than at Frank Restaurant. They have brought quite the atmosphere to Hobart, with their chargrilled meats, empanadas and everything Argentinian you can think of. The interior of the restaurant is modern and a bit ostentatious. The menu is delectably pleasing and you get to enjoy it all with great wine from Frank’s extensive wine list. The staff dish out immaculate service and they know what they are talking about when you ask questions about the menu. Did I mention that they also serve cocktails? I did not want to leave!

Frank Restaurant

Address: 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Website: Frank Restaurant

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Breakfast is life

5. Salamanca Wharf Café

Found on the ground floor of the Salamanca Wharf Hotel, Salamanca Wharf Café is all about Tasmanian foods and drinks. The space inside is rustic, built-up with trendy décor and full of light, which makes it quite a pleasing place for breakfast. Their breakfast menu is a delight for all health conscious people and you have to try out their bread, which they bake themselves. Other popular menu items include eggs benedict, waffles and quinoa burritos!

Salamanca Wharf Café

Address: 17A Castray Esplanade, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia

Website: Salamanca Wharf Café

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6. Machine Laundry Café

What comes to mind when you read the name of this café? Yep, you got it! At the Machine Laundry Cafe, you can have a full breakfast, while your clothes get washed and dried. You are bound to get the usual breakfast menu of bacon, eggs and coffee. But they also serve ricotta hotcakes, topped with pistachio crumbs, chocolate fudge and raspberries, with a dollop of whipped cream. Other highlights on the menu include porridge with lemon and almond crumble and, the very local, Vegemite toast.

Machine Laundry Café

Address: 12 Salamanca Square, Battery Point TAS 7004, Australia

Website: Machine Laundry Café

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New in Hobart

7. Ettie’s

Posted by Ettie's on Monday, 21 November 2016

Ettie’s is a restaurant that features the wonderfully marvelous chef Alain Passard, from France, and also holds a masterclass that can’t be missed. Its menu has a lot of classic foods that have been given a modern Hobart twist. You will not want to miss its trending dish, the roast chook (or chicken) and its feature dessert, crème caramel. If this doesn’t pique your interest, how about the quail with lentils or for vegetarians, the Gnocchi with mushroom, goats curd and chervil.


Address: 100 Elizabeth St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Website: Ettie’s

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8. Dier Makr

Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account

A new restaurant that was a joke between two restaurateurs came to be one of the most anticipated restaurants in Hobart. Dier Makr features locally sourced produce with wine that will have you impressed for days. Oh, they also have cocktails.

Dier Makr

Address: 123 Collins St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia

Website: Dier Makr

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Hobart’s culinary excellence

Riversdale Estate French Bistro interior
Source: Photo by user Riversdale Estate used under CC BY 2.0

While you would not expect to have such a delectable experience in Hobart, the city wonderfully surprises, with its array of restaurant choices. All different in their unique way, they are similar with their enviable wine lists, menu choices, food combinations and great locations, that allow you to have your meals with the most Instagrammable views, out there. How about visiting Hobart and fully experiencing it, for yourself?

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