Hobart – a delicious combination of art, history and produce. Holiday there, and you will do it well. Here’s a couple of foodie favourites…
"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well" - Virginia Woolf
MONA is for art, but there they know that food and drink are inextricably linked to the experience. From the ferry ride over where champagne, finger food and really great coffee flow, to MONA itself with its café, restaurant and bars, the edibles are really impressive.
FRANK is South American influenced and on the waterfront. Everything’s designed to share. The grills are delicious, the vegetables complex and for a refreshing cocktail, you can’t go past their Pisco Sour.
"In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria" - David Auerbach
The GLASS HOUSE is a must. Designed for comfort with a stunning aesthetic it hangs over Sullivan’s Bay. The centre piece is the bar, with a backdrop of backlit bottles under a reflective ceiling. The staff are warm, the wine list extensive and the food stunning (you’ll turn up for a drink and not want to leave).
"All happiness depends on a leisurely breakfast" - John Gunther
YELLOW BERNARD is for coffee. In the easily navigated CBD it’s small, it’s focused and it’s good. A queue forms each morning but service is quick. Tiny lovely morsels: macarons or yoyos are a perfect accompaniment to a great brew.
If you need to start the day with something more substantial try MACHINE LAUNDRY CAFE in Salamanca Square, Battery Point. Again great coffee, creative eggs and friendly service in a quirky ex laundromat.
We have but brushed the surface. Approach Hobart with an open heart and a hearty appetite and you will have one fantastic trip away.