Our Favourite Restaurants
Hobart CBD & Waterfront
The Glass House
It floats but it’s not a boat. Suspended over Sullivan’s Cove, The Glass House has redefined style on Hobart’s waterfront. Elegant cocktails, Tasmanian inspired small plates and international flair.
The Glass House is Hobart’s premium dining bar perched at the end of Brooke Street Pier.
This innovative floating pier, where ferries for MONA and Peppermint Bay depart, and Tasmania’s boutique creators sell their wares.
The Glass House boasts a commanding 280 degree water view across Sullivan’s Cove and the Derwent River. Enjoy Tasmania’s finest produce, wine, whisky and cocktails in style.
Make a reservation in the front dining lounge on the water’s edge; or take a seat on our leather bar stools and run your hand across its elegant marble and unique copper top whilst admiring the impressive back bar or the iconic waterfront view.
Main Deck, Brooke Street Pier
Phone: (03) 6223 1032
Book Online: http://www.theglass.house/
At Aloft, you get a window seat to one of Hobart’s most spectacular harbour views. As well as the main dining area, our open-plan restaurant has bar seats overlooking the kitchen, where you can watch the chefs at work. Sit by the window and share from the tasting menu, or enjoy some snacks with a glass of wine at the bar. Fine food, a relaxed ambience and stunning views. Aloft isn’t just a restaurant – it’s an experience.
Pier one, Brooke St, Hobart
Phone: (03) 6223 1619
Book Online: http://aloftrestaurant.com/
A small 20-seat neighborhood restaurant tucked away in the back streets of Hobart. They do shared food, unique wines, communal dining and good times.
Phone: (03) 62 347 659
Book Online: https://www.templo.com.au/
Head chefs and owners Federica Andrisani and Oskar Rossi came together in the North of Italy 4 years ago. Following a year of travel and pop-up restaurants, searching for the perfect location, they landed in Oskar's hometown of Hobart, and founded Fico.
Established in 2016, Fico combines the European heritage of both Federica and Oskar, showcasing their personalities and sense of culture through their dishes.
Inspired by their respective backgrounds in fine dining establishments, Fico is a neo bistro blurring the lines between fine dining and a traditional bistro... we like to call it fun dining.
151A Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6245 3391
Book Online: https://www.ficofico.net/
Landscape Restaurant & Grill creates unforgettable dining experiences in the heart of Hobart’s Hunter Street waterfront precinct. Our love for the exquisite produce of our island home has inspired our goal: to constantly push the benchmark for premium dining in Tasmania. Adding to the unique quality of our dishes is the unrivalled environment in which they’re served – the historic walls of the IXL jam factory, surrounded by the iconic art of John Glover.
23 Hunter St, Hobart
Tasmania 7000 Australia
Phone: 1800 436 797
Book Online: http://landscaperestaurant.com.au/
Dier Makr (pronounced die-er make-er), opened December 2016, is an intimate bistro and wine bar in the heart of Hobart’s CBD. We offer everything from after-work drinks, to an evening with friends or family, or creative house cocktails to a take-away bottle of wine from our uniquely stocked cellar. With a $75 per person tasting menu, we focus on local, fresh and seasonal ingredients, working proudly with Tasmanian producers to ensure only the best quality creations end up on your plate.
123 Collins Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Phone: 6288 8910
Book Online: https://www.diermakr.com/
Me Wah - a Chinese phrase meaning “Exquisite Setting”.Me Wah is an establishment that showcases all that is excellent in a restaurant. Always professional, we offer dining elegance matched perfectly with simplicity. There is a reason that we are widely acknowledged and respected by our peers and the dining public alike. A visit to Me Wah is not only an opportunity to partake in exceptional food, it is also a very rewarding experience.
16 Magnet Court, Sandy Bay
Phone: (03) 6223 3688
Franklin Bar & Restaurant
A bar-cum-restaurant in an old Ford showroom (c. 1923) wedged between the former home of Hobart’s Mercury newspaper and a car park.
Once you’ve found the door (hot tip: it’s on Argyle Street, not Macquarie), pull up a pew at the concrete bar or find yourself a table. Be entertained by the usual stuff i.e. eating, drinking and being merry, or go nuts: press your cheek against the concrete floors, smell the roses* in our indoor garden, stroke a hide, or just watch the staff.
Our kitchen’s smack-bang in the centre of the restaurant and is totally exposed, meaning Analiese and her team prepare fine fare right before your eyes. And like that isn’t special enough, most of the cooking is done in a ten-tonne Scotch oven large enough to hold a small cow (or human).
Restaurant open Tuesdays to Thursday 4.30pm till late and Friday and Saturday from 11.30am till late. Dinner bookings are recommended, but try you luck as a walk in.
30 Argyle St, Hobart
Phone: (03) 6234 3375
Book Online: https://franklinhobart.com.au/
Peacock & Jones
Tucked away in an old sandstone warehouse on Hobart’s iconic waterfront, Peacock and Jones is a hidden gem that celebrates the beauty of Tasmanian food.
Much of the inspiration behind Peacock and Jones comes from its location: the sandstone warehouses of Hunter Street, a place steeped in colonial history. The warm and welcoming nature of the building allows us to bring our open kitchen concept to life, as our passionate staff help you experience the joys of fine wine and Tasmanian produce in a truly Tasmanian location.
Phone: (03) 6234 3375
Book Online: http://peacockandjones.com.au/
Best Restaurants - Just outside Hobart
Stefano Lubiana - Osteria
Stefano (Steve) Lubiana is a fifth generation wine maker who has carved out a niche in the Tasmanian wine industry. Steve identified the uniqueness that Tasmanian grape growing had to offer and tasted the potential for greatness. The family owned vineyard wraps itself around the picturesque foothills of the Derwent River estuary, located in the southern most island off Australia. The vineyard was established in 1990 to realise Steve’s love and ambition for the classic burgundian varieties; Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, of which the majority of his estate is dedicated to.
The level of character and quality of his wines are seamlessly crafted at his renowned estate and he continues to excel with every vintage.
Steve is living the ultimate biodynamic winemaker’s dream!
Phone: (03) 6263 7457
Book Online: https://slw.com.au/osteria/
The Source - MONA
The Source Restaurant takes its name from the John Olsen painting that hangs from the ceiling of the foyer.
The focus is on seasonal local produce, presented according to the whim of Vince Trim (ha), their Executive Chef, and his team. Shared plates, fresh, uncomplicated food, and a lovely outlook over the museum grounds.
Our wine list features more than ten thousand bottles from all corners of the globe, crafted by winemakers and brewers both big and small (including their very own Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer, of course). Take matters into your own hands or ask the Sommeliers for advice.
Ether Building, Mona
MONA, Moorilla Estate
655 Main Rd Berriedale
Phone: (03) 6277 9904
Frogmore Creek Vineyard
Frogmore Creek Cellar Door and Restaurant is located 20 minutes from Hobart CBD and 10 minutes from the Airport in the heart of the Coal River Valley. The backdrop of the rolling hills, vineyard and waterways is complimented by the rustic charm of our homestead.
Come for a tasting and a glass of wine, book for lunch, tour the mezzanine flawed art works depicting the history of winemaking in Tasmania or talk to their team and book a private event, wedding or corporate function.
Restaurant open daily from 11.30AM – 3PM
20 Denholms Rd, Cambridge TAS 7170
Phone: (03) 6274 5844
Book Online: https://frogmorecreek.com.au/cellar-door-restaurant/
Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store
In 2008 Rodney Dunn and Séverine Demanet started The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School & Farm. It was borne from a longing to connect back to the earth, and to grow and cook authentic food with real ingredients. It has welcomed guests from around the world to share in this experience, for good food is even better when shared.
The next chapter in the agrarian journey began in 2015 after Rodney and Séverine fell in love with the beautiful Bronte building in nearby New Norfolk’s Willow Court - the town’s old mental asylum. With vast expansive space, large windows and high ceilings lined with the original pressed metal, the building begged to be filled with diners. The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store was born in June 2017.
The vision is to create a space where local, seasonal produce is celebrated. Where the diner experiences a true sense of place through the food they eat. Where the ingredients speak for themselves with little adornment. Our aim is to foster a community of local growers, farmers and fishermen through which the mainstay of our ingredients are sourced along with excess from the cooking school’s garden and farm. Fruit and vegetables enter the kitchen with remnants of leaves and soil attached, meat as whole carcasses to be hung and broken down when required.
Phone: (03) 6262 0011