Hobart’s Best Restaurants

Hobart, Tasmania’s food capital, may not have the most expensive establishments with elaborate insides but their farm fresh produce rivals those of the big smoke.

Here is where to go for the finest restaurants in Hobart!


In the case that a fine dining event is exactly what you are after, you truly can not go beyond Monty’s on Montpellier, a brief walk up the mountain from Salamanca at Battery Point. The head chef Terry Clark has explored the world and got inspiration from all around, which means that you can rest assured this is going to be a night to remember!

Ethos Eat Drink

Inside 200 Decades of history lies Ethos Eat Drink at The Old Hobart Hotel. The only decision you will need to make is whether to elect for 6 or 8 courses because Ethos offer set menus of new farm-to-fork based on what’s in season.


Somewhere between a restaurant and a cafe, it is possible to anticipate lively Italian hospitality and fantastic coffee all day . The menu is authentic Italian, so make sure you arrive hungry!

Machine Laundry Cafe

For something a bit more low-key (alright, much more…! ) ) Head down the best way to Machine Laundry Cafe, in Salamanca (round the corner in the square). They serve a fantastic breakfast and it’s a laid back, casual affair.


A fantastic little place in Salamanca to get nibbly bits would be Smolt, they also specialise in Italian classics such as risottos, pizzas and pastas.

Me Wah

It’s become known as one of the states’ most celebrated Chinese restaurants so you should anticipate a fivestar experience.

Old Wharf Restaurant

This is the picturesque perfect fine dining is situated in the Mac01 storytelling hotel on the beautiful hobart waterfront. This is the perfect hobart romantic dinner or special occasion venue with its brooding yet warm and inviting interior. This is a robust meal you will not be mad about.

The Glass House

Situated at the Franklin Wharf this is just another of Hobart’s fine dining restaurants that’s always praised for their experience + menu offerings; The Glass House. It is possible to expect gastronomical meals with no expense spared on creativity and plating, and that means that you may expect to pay so!


For casual pizzas, tapas and beverages, Cargo includes a fantastic vibe to the Salamanca strip which always appears to be buzzing with nightlife! I’d nevertheless boycot this spot on a Friday or Saturday night since you’ll have to wait around 90 minutes for meals and a dining table (as we did) and even though the food is great, it isn’t worth long a wait!


Located in Salamanca, Rockwall offers contemporary Australian cuisine and also has a fantastic ambience within the rock-faced walls in an ode to the Salamanca strip. It is not an overly creative menu, however, the food is a plethora of favourites prepared in tremendous ways. Their drinks are fantastic and the staff are even better!