European food in down town Hobart
There's two things This Girl knows about central European food. How to ask for a piece of black forest
cherry cake in high school German and not to call a Bavarian flamecake a pizza.
has a proud Polish community. The Polish club, established
in 1961, is an institution. There’s a bar that stocks a range of Polish and
European beers and there’s a function area for hire. No doubt you’ve been to a
party there before. Now there’s a central European style restaurant.
proprietor Markus Schulz has hitched his wood-fired oven up to the club and opened
Two Girls love the opportunity to try food from around the world and we were
keen to see how Markus would take on his new enterprise.
seating is in the lounge bar and a portion of the function area. The
restaurant is independent of the Club. Order and pay for your drinks at the
bar. Restaurant Schulz will seat you at your table and take it from there.
options are good. You’ll find all of the flammkuchen you may have come across
at various food events in Markus' mobile foodvan and a range central European
classics – schnitzels, sausages, gulasch, pork and game meat.
with obatzda dip, $9, mashed brie and spices served with onion relish and
$12, house made Polish dumplings filled with mushroom, potato and sauerkraut,
served with grilled Boks bacon and garnish
Wiener Art, $26, Viennese style freshly crumbed Nichols Chicken breast
schnitzel served with chips, cranberry sauce and a side salad
$23 , house made German egg noodles baked with local Swiss style cheese,
topped with crispy onions and served with a side salad
torte with Vanilla ice cream $11, an Austrian spiced nut cake filled with black
currant jam, served with Valhalla Vanilla bean ice cream
- $16 , topped with real Vanilla crème fraiche, apples, berry compote,
spiced rum and sweet crumble.
is serving good value meals as evidenced by the pile of doggy bags we left
with and the bill that came in just under $50 each for three courses.
the meals were lovely with special recognition going to simply the best
schnitzel in the world. Tassie’s eating and dining out Facebook pages are
brimming with praise for a parmi here or a parmi there but this stripped down
version is actually the best. There’s no contest. Markus thinly slices and
tenderises the chicken breast. The chicken is cooked so the crumbed coating and
the flesh inside are both deliciously tender.
pierogi pastry was light and the dumpling content was full of flavour. The
pretzel was glossy on the outside and fluffy within, and the taste of the dip which was new to us, was delicious.
noodles are a European style mac and cheese. Our advice is try it as a shared
plate with other dishes.
were good, the linzer torte used blackberry jam by our taste buds and the fruit
crumble-style flammkucken was a knock out.
Schultz is a great winter venue with a menu of comfort food.
Schulz is located at the Polish Club, 20 New Town Road, New Town.
Polish Club is open Wednesday to Saturday. Check their webpage for opening
times – Polish Club Hobart
a booking by calling 0499 099 886.