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Hobart's food scene is sizzling.

Whether it’s a backstreet cafe brunch, a lazy wine-bar lunch, an indulgent restaurant dinner or a family pub meal, the distance from paddock-to-plate will be short, and the stories of origin long.

Here are a few of the best places to eat in Hobart.

Brunch

Whether you’re rising early for breakfast or opting for a late-morning brunch, fuel up with quality food and coffee in a vibey Hobart cafe to keep you going all day.

BORN IN BRUNSWICK

Using locally sourced and sustainable produce, the menu changes regularly. Fancy a spiced duck omelette? Or how about butter-chicken scrambled eggs?

HAMLET CAFE

For brunch with a conscience, devour delicious dishes at this friendly cafe employing and empowering people with disabilities. Get some post-brekkie fresh air along the nearby Hobart Rivulet Walk.

SUNBEAR

If happiness was a cafe, it would be Sunbear: a cosy space to tuck into small plates piled with local produce.

JAM PACKED CAFE

In the spacious atrium of a bygone jam factory, fill up on simple, delicious food – then peruse the galleries dotting the Hobart waterfront.

FARZI

Expect vibrantly decorated cuisine inspired by South Asia at this Salamanca brunch spot (they’re open for dinner, too).

STOCK MARKET

Ever tried a tiramisu ‘croffle’? (It’s something between a croissant and a waffle.) Stock Market offers bottomless brunch, not-so-bottomless brunch, and dinner – all artfully presented by executive chef Josh Retzer.

A cafe with glass cabinets and wooden beams is bustling with staff and customers.
Jam Packed Cafe – The Henry Jones Art Hotel
The Henry Jones and Adam Gibson

Long lunch

Nothing says ‘indulgence’ like a leisurely Hobart lunch spent with friends, good wine and the occasional ‘feed me’ menu. Satisfy your appetite with this food-lovers’ line up.

TEMPLO

This unassuming 20-seat neighbourhood restaurant on the fringe of Hobart’s CBD focuses on simple dishes made with seasonal produce and an Italian leaning. Natural wines complete the experience.

FARO

With a continually revolving theme, expect the unexpected in a tasting session at Faro, a restaurant and bar suspended over the river at Mona.

BECKER MINTY

Go for sophisticated dining beside a natural rock face at Becker Minty Dining Room in Salamanca. Think sugar-cured wallaby, truffle cheese toasties and seasonal seafood chowder.

MANKY SALLY’S

Also in Salamanca is Manky Sally’s – a luxury dive bar and nano-brewery by Tasmania’s beloved Moo Brew, serving up flavour-filled small plates and, naturally, great beer.

PEARL + CO

Did someone say ‘all-day oysters’? Perch yourself at Victoria Dock for a satisfying oyster bar experience. If bivalves aren’t your thing, shuck yourself towards a selection of Tasmanian seafood.

IN THE HANGING GARDEN

Bite into eclectic food In The Hanging Garden. Drink a cocktail (or several) in Hobart’s leafy open-air hub and feast on Mexican and pan-Asian eats.

Dinner and pub fare

Head to Hobart’s atmospheric pubs and restaurants for a hearty meal and a pint of craft beer or cider. Here’s what’s on the menu.

CASCADE BREWERY BAR

Delicious pub food in a heritage beer garden, tucked beneath the dramatic silhouette of kunanyi / Mount Wellington.

FERN TREE TAVERN

Speaking of kunanyi / Mount Wellington, there’s a relaxed spot almost hallway up the mountain that does beer, mulled wine and warming pub food, just 15min from the city.

WATERMAN’S HOTEL

Dine on pizza, pasta and pub food galore at Waterman’s Hotel in the heart of Salamanca – Hobart’s lively waterfront precinct.

DEEP SOUTH BREWING CO

Big plates, small plates, and flowing European and American-style beers make for a fun foodie outing at Deep South Brewing Co in North Hobart.

LANDSCAPE RESTAURANT AND GRILL

Do a deluxe dinner at this premium steak eatery. Set in the historic IXL jam factory, surrounded by paintings from legendary Tasmanian landscape artist John Glover, share in a feast of smoky meat and curated wine.

An old, multi-story, sandstone building stands above trees.
Cascade Brewery
Tourism Tasmania and Kathryn Leahy

Fine dining

Want next-level dining? Take your pick of Hobart’s fancy restaurants and indulgent wine bars.

ALOFT

Aloft pairs show-stopping harbour views with a menu that reflects the seasons and the connection between nature, produce and cultural history.

PEPPINA

Chef Massimo Mele combines his Italian heritage with his Tasmanian roots to bring a big-hearted menu to the table. But we’re not talking pizza – this is antipasti, pasta and secondi made from fresh Tasmanian produce.

THE LOUNGE BY FROGMORE CREEK

Take a ringside seat on Hobart’s waterfront with a choice of produce from the sea, land and garden. There’s an even more tempting wine list.

OLD WHARF RESTAURANT

A couple of doors down from the Lounge is Old Wharf Restaurant. Sit dockside and taste seafood dishes as cray boats drift by, all while absorbing the fascinating industrial history of Tasmania.

SONNY

Sip and graze at this cool wine bar, where vinyl spins late into the night and Italian-inspired small plates fill the air with rich aromas.

International cuisine

Expect flavours from around the globe made with fresh local produce. Keep your tastebuds guessing at these beloved Hobart restaurants.

BAR WA IZAKAYA

Tasmanian tempura scallops or Scottsdale pork jowl to share? Japanese snacks and steaming ramen made from local ingredients are the specialties here. Did we mention there’s an ‘oyster happy hour’?

DANA EATING HOUSE

Combining bold Southeast Asian flavours with a modern Australian influence, and donating some profits to charity, Dana Eating House blends innovative ethical dining with wholesome hospitality.

TESORO

This is modern Italian for the modern foodie. It’s also a great place to sample some of Tasmania’s finest producers: Tasman Sea Salt, Bruny Island Cheese Co and Mures Seafood, to name a few.

SUZIE LUCK’S

Presenting authentic tastes of Thailand and Vietnam using local produce, Suzie Luck’s Canteen and Cocktail Bar is a relaxed setting for a shared banquet and a tasty drink or two.

MR. GOOD GUY

Step into a realm of explosive colour and flavour at Mr. Good Guy, where the streets of Southeast Asia spill out of the steamer basket and onto the plate.

KALBI

Feast on a satisfying spread of Korean dishes and warm your insides with bulgogi, crispy chicken and kimchi-infused dishes.

A contemporary restaurant decorated with wood paneling and tiled surfaces.
Suzie Luck’s Canteen and Cocktail Bar
Alastair Bett

Family-friendly food

Relax with the family at these popular Hobart eating spots.

PIGEON WHOLE BAKERS

Grab some artisan croissants and crusty baguettes stuffed with premium fillings, then find a nice spot to eat: Franklin Square, Parliament Lawns, St David’s Park and the Hobart waterfront are all a short stroll away.

MURES

Order a selection of fish, squid, share platters and oysters, fresh from the boats at Mures. Follow up with a scoop of one of 32 flavoured ice-creams.

FISH FRENZY

Can’t get enough fish and chips? Head to this waterfront restaurant for a serve, plus hot chowder and grilled seafood.

HOBART BREWING COMPANY

OK, so the ‘brewing’ element isn’t exactly for kids, but it’s certainly worth taking the family to Hobart’s beloved red shed. Order from a colourful cluster of food trucks and grab a sunny spot in this unfussy outdoor eating area. Enjoy the communal atmosphere of crackling firepits and live music and, go on, grab a pint.

MARKETS

On Saturdays, try local fare from one of the food vans while browsing Tasmania’s most-visited attraction – Salamanca Market. On Sundays, head to Farm Gate Market in the CBD for brunch or street food, and to mingle with locals. Or head over to Hobart Twilight Market at Brooke Street Pier on select Friday evenings for some small-batch dinner and drinks.

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