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Eating in Tasmania - recs pls!

e_ting Feb 19, 2008 05:55 AM

The title says it all. Any budget, any environment, as long as the food is good.
I guess it should be mostly for Hobart and Launceston, but standouts elsewhere are very welcome!

  1. Big Grape Apr 3, 2008 08:07 AM

    Wherever you go, experience the fresh, delicious seafood....in Hobart down near the pier ask the locals who has the freshest oysters on half shell and just go man....enjoy with those tantalizing sparklers. Several restaurants broil the oysters with various cheese, herb or meat toppings....yum......slurp....

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      Fred R Mar 31, 2008 10:49 PM

      Fee and Mee
      190, Charles Street,
      Tel (03) 6331-3195

      A bit of a N. Tassie Institution. The dishes are all large entree size (bear in mind that like the French, Aussie entrees are taken before the main course). The charges get cheaper as you order more entrees. Be prepared for some Australian native tucker as well as more traditional fare.

      For self-catering Salamanca Market, Salamanca Place, Hobart, every Saturday from 8am.

      1. beaulieu Mar 31, 2008 06:38 AM

        We were in Hobart in February. We found The Gourmet Traveller's rating of Lebrina and Marque IV to be the two best restraurants in Tasmania to be right on. We didn't like The Source, except for the view.

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          deb Mar 9, 2008 11:48 PM

          Definitely 'Prossers' in Hobart!! Sitting above the yacht club a truly understated and yet beautifully executed meal was had on a clear sunny day, gazing over the bay. Lovely and not outrageously expensive. An Institution, here a link.

          Also had a truly life affirming and wicked curried scallop pie at a little bakery, turn Right off main street (Onto Edward street) in the quaint village of Richmond (just ask a local - they'll know!!). Lots of antique stores and lovely b&b's. Gets busy on weekends. WELL worth the drive.

          1. purple goddess Feb 24, 2008 06:41 PM

            Just attended the Melbourne Slow Food Festival and chowed down on Bruny Island oysters and cheese.

            You HAVE to check these guys out.




            I had their locally made soft curd oTTo, wrapped in prosciutto.. deeeeevine!

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            1. re: purple goddess
              tatertotsrock Feb 25, 2008 01:46 PM

              Oh goodness, purple goddess , you are such a tease...can't wait to get back to the "down under".

              1. re: purple goddess
                e_ting Feb 26, 2008 06:47 AM

                man, i need to be there like... now?!!

              2. e_ting Feb 20, 2008 05:41 AM

                great guys, thanks!

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                1. re: e_ting
                  purple goddess Feb 20, 2008 06:05 PM

                  There is a little place called the Red Feather Inn,

                  42 Main Street
                  Hadspen, 7290

                  It is heritage listed and is currently closed for renovations. I have NO idea how good the food is going to be, but it was built by convict labour, and in unravelling my family tree, I believe that one of my convict ancestors was one of the labourers on it!!

                2. tatertotsrock Feb 19, 2008 05:23 PM

                  I was in Tasmania for a whole month on a climbing trip...EVERY place we stopped while cruising north that had a cheese farm and a little cafe was incredible...what could be more beautiful than sitting with a cheese plate with all the fixings and a glass of wine (only about $12 US equiv.) while seeing a bunch of happy little sheep and cows grazing nearby....mmm, good stuff.
                  There were 2 places at the pier in Hobart that we went to when we went to visit my firend's dad...one was Greek and very good, another pretty close to it had some of the best fish and chips. Had a lot of great Indian food too but I wish I knew the names of the places.
                  Don't forget to drink as much wine as possible...great whites from 9th Island, and soo many amazing Sparking Pinot/Chards...mmmm.

                  1. purple goddess Feb 19, 2008 02:00 PM

                    Check out these links:




                    All local Tassie food writers.

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                    1. re: purple goddess
                      legume Feb 19, 2008 02:41 PM

                      my notes from 4 years ago:
                      Daniel Alps Restaurant at Strathlyn Wine Centre 9/10
                      Freycinet Lodge the a la carte restaurant 8/10 - bistro also quite good.
                      Machine Laundry Cafe on Salamanca Square for lunch great 7.5/10.
                      Elizabeth St Pier..T 42 Degrees South ....Top place great atmosphere/food/wine 9/10.back a second night
                      Doherty's Hotel Cradle Mountain. . Bistro food quite good 8/10. Grey Leaf Restaurant - fine dining 9/10
                      Stillwater Restaurant Launceston. Greatfood/service/views/ Top place 9.5/10 www.stillwater.net.au

                      1. re: purple goddess
                        kmh Feb 19, 2008 04:53 PM

                        beat me too it.
                        I second PG's recommendation. If you ask them nicely they will probably respond.


                        also has a good report on her trip after their recommendations

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