Hobart has always shone as a hub of fantastic produce, and now, with this latest batch of recent restaurant and café openings, the city has gotten even better! We’ve rounded up our top five favourites that simply can’t be missed.
With winter upon us, there’s no better place to bunker down than in the newly opened Shambles Brewery on Elizabeth Street. Shambles Brewery is run by passionate beer enthusiasts including a former maths teacher and cyber security project manager, who are brewing their own blends on site. They’re also offering an explosively delicious pub food menu that has a fun take on most of the usual favourites for lunch and dinner. Combine that with live music, and a roaring fire pit and you’ve got your new local sorted.
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Hidden in a gorgeous old sandstone building by the waterfront, Peacock and Jones is an elegant, low-fuss restaurant and wine bar. The constantly changing menu has been inspired by the warm and welcoming ambience of the building itself, with a selection of seasonal lunch and dinner dishes that magically marry beauty with comfort. As the weather cools, we’re completely smitten with the ultimate winter warmer of hot chocolate pudding with Pedro Ximénez-stewed prunes and earl grey ice cream – delish!
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Tasmania as a whole has been sadly lacking in truly great authentic Greek food despite a lively and active local community, so we’re beyond stoked at the recent opening of Urban Greek. Ok, so some of the dishes on the authentic Cretan food menu are going to be a little difficult to pronounce for the uninitiated, but that’s fine – just mumble your way through (or just point) because the effort is SO worthwhile. You must try their vegetarian saganaki cheese with fig sauce and a mixture of Cretan grappa and honey – this dish is off the hook!
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Another recent opening along the waterfront is casual little darling, Post Street Social (we just know is soon going to be our go-to local). The mostly Asian-inspired menu leans towards Korean flavours, offering some great pub favourites with an interesting little twist. The cocktail game is no slouch either, with some great original mixes, imaginative spins on classics, as well as some rather good cocktail jugs. As the name suggests, the idea is to get socialWith everything designed for sharing, be sure to bring your mates, hang out, and try everything Post Street Social has got to offer.
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Tasmania’s first cat café is finally reaching our shores at the start of July, and we absolutely cannot wait! The Hobart Cat Café will have 10 adult cats in a sealed off room where you can book a 45-minute session with the kitties. The room will also have cat-themed games, activities, and books. Aside from getting to cuddle cute cats, you can also enjoy barista-made coffee, delicious sweet treats and meals. Sounds purrfect.