Hobart is quickly garnering a reputation for great quality food. With unique local produce, world-class wine lists and talented chefs defecting to Tasmania from the mainland, it’s now a must-visit foodie destination. New restaurants are opening regularly and old favourites evolving their menus to showcase the best that Tasmania has to offer.
We’re fortunate to spend a lot of time in the local Hobart dining scene, with many great restaurants supporting our Holm Oak wines. But if you’re not up for a big meal, there’s some wine bars that will help you discover local wines as well as whip up some great cocktails.
The best restaurants in Hobart
With a focus on locally sourced produce, Dier Makr is the kind of place to settle into, hand over the decision-making reins to the staff and let them take you on a culinary journey. The tasting menu, written in chalk on the wall, may have simple descriptions but what appears on your plate is complex and well thought out – the cooking here is world-class. The wine list features mostly organic and/or biodynamic wines with minimal additives.
123 Collins St, Hobart
(03) 6288 8910
Offering ‘Cocktails & Tasmanian Tastes’, why would you say no? This is the place to come for well-made, original cocktails, pre- or post-dinner. Or make a night of it at The Den and order a few of the share plates featuring unique Tasmanian ingredients to go with your drinks.
63 Salamanca Pl, Battery Point
0499 888 233
Floating at the end of Brooke Street Pier, this bar is predominately made of glass so you can enjoy unparalleled water views of Sullivan’s Cove and the River Derwent. It also an impressive glassware collection on display, housed in a glass cabinet – but of course! Cocktails incorporate Tasmania’s world-class spirits and the food offering puts the Apple Isle’s produce front and centre. The Glasshouse is a top spot for a nightcap, the collection of Tasmanian whisky is extensive.
Main Deck, Brooke Street Pier, Hobart
(03) 6223 1032
With its diverse beer list and sun-soaked outdoor area this is the place to head to on a summer afternoon. And if you’re craving a burger – they serve beef, chicken, pulled pork and vegetarian options – it’s hard to go past Preachers. Pair your favourite with one of the many Tasmanian craft beers on offer.
5 Knopwood St, Hobart
(03) 6223 3621
Willing Bros. Wine Merchants
The focus here is definitely on wine here, even the menu is titled ‘Wine Food’ due to the dishes’ ability to pair with a variety of wine styles. The leather-bound wine list is well-chosen and wide-ranging. If you’re having trouble choosing, ask one of the friendly staff for a suggestion.
384-390 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
(03) 6234 3053
Now we’ve got your wining and dining options sorted for evenings, we’ve turned our attention to our other favourite meal: breakfast. Hobart has great places to go out for breakfast. Read our blog to discover our favourites.
Need some more local tips?
Check out our favourite breakfast spots in Hobart. After you’ve exhausted all the eating out options in Hobart, why not visit us at our Holm Oak cellar door. We’d love to take you through our wines and introduce you to Pinot d’Pig, our general manager. Holm Oak is a perfect day trip from Hobart or a great stop-off if you’re planning to explore Launceston.
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