5 Hot Hobart Establishments
Hobart has been spoilt by choice
recently with the opening of some impressive restaurants, cafes and bars. They're
new and changing the food scene in Hobart for the better.
Here’s our take on the five you'll
want to make time to visit.
1. Frank Restaurant and Bar
Housed on Franklin Wharf with water views one side and leafy green
Morrison Street on the other, Frank Restaurant and Bar is the place you will
want to be.
modern Australian with Southern American influences, Frank plays hosts to asado
and Latino flavours in MONA-esque architecture. A central cage, floor to
ceiling windows, themed with South American deities, black, pink and red;
graffiti, and decent sized slabs of Tasmanian timber. The design is gorgeous
and just a little bit Melbourne, but better, because it’s here. Created by the
gorgeous Smolt owners, their signature style is on display.
find them at 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart. They’re
open 11:00 am until midnight, Monday to Sunday
2. Room for a Pony
North Hobart and CBD cafes get the full force of the morning sun. At Room for a
Pony they’ve taken advantage of their location with plenty of outdoor seating
and courtesy sunscreen. You might watch cars go by but you’re outside and there’s
design enjoys its fifties heritage and there are quirky additions like
stainless steel buckets that grow vines up the trellis wall that separates the
front of house from the café tables.
for a pony has been created by Mendel and Drew. Mendel is ex-Knopwoods along
with chef, Christian Allen.
They're located at 338 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. You can call them on
6231 0508 but they don't take reservations. They're open from 8am until
4pm Monday to Friday for Breakfast, Lunch and Coffee!
3. Willing Bros Wine Merchants
It it's one thing North hobart has been missing, it's a wine bar. The doors of Willing Bros Wine Merchants have opened and their inner workings are there for all to see. The cellar is embedded in the wall next to exposed brick, incandescent globes hang in an art installation above your head and tapas is prepared at the bar in front of you.
Bros is a collaboration between Mr Personality, Jacob Nunn; Carl Windsor,
Raincheck's mastermind and mixologist without peer, James Kingston.
delivered a comfortable contemporary bar befitting North Hobart, A space
created by their own blood sweat and tears.
located at 90 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart. They're open from 5:30pm.
much-anticipated restaurant from Executive Chef, David Moyle and collaborator,
in the Mercury's former printing press floor, Franklin is terrazzo, polished
cement and steel framed windows. Think contemporary, chic, minimalist,
steel grey; its nearest style neighbour in Hobart is Garagistes.
expanse of the bar is standing room only although you’ll find a few seats along
its perimeter and two low, amoebae-shaped tables and harsh milking stools on
which to perch.
They're located at 30 Argyle St, Hobart and you can call them on 6234 3375. They're open Thursday to Monday from 5:30pm.
5. Small Fry
The niche on Bathurst Street is one of Hobart’s most petite
food and drink venues.
Barring new signage, they’re keeping up appearances with their predecessor. With respect to their elders, the décor has remained the same, and in
relation to what's on offer, an eye to quality and distinctiveness is still
Small-fry can’t be accused of is pretentiousness. They have taken a successful aesthetic and made it their own, with a
quirky menu of casual eating, from breakfast, right through to evening drinks
and small meals.
They are located at 3/129 Bathurst St, Hobart and are
open Monday to Saturday. Check their specific opening times in our blog.
These five posts have been some of our most successful. Tasmania's food scene
is going off and you guys want to know all about it. Thanks for your support,
The Two Girls xx