Restaurants

Top Choice Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Ginger Brown

When a food business is this well run, the mood infects the entire room: happy staff, happy customers and happy vibes. Try the slow-cooked lamb panini with cornichons and hummus, or the signature kimchi pancake. Ver…
Italian in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Don Camillo

Quite possibly the oldest restaurant in Hobart (since 1965!), little Don Camillo is still turning out a tight menu of classic Italian pastas, risottos and meat dishes (try the house-made ravioli). Look for the red V…
Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Liv-eat

Soups, grilled salads, rolls, sandwiches, wraps, juices and smoothies – all of it fresh and/or made on the spot, and none of it deep-fried. It's a healthy formula not necessarily in accord with the lifestyles of the…
Chinese in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Me Wah

From the outside, Me Wah looks just like any suburban shopping-mall joint. But inside it's an elegant confection of chinoiserie, almost bordering on over-the-top. The food is equally stellar, including terrific ways…
Fish & Chips in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Chippies

Fancy fish and chips comes to Battery Point, giving the right-royal treatment to good local seafood (the carpets here are the same as those in Buckingham Palace!). Polish off your grilled flathead, mushy peas and ch…
Seafood in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Prosser's on the Beach

A glass-fronted, elevated pavilion by the water in Lower Sandy Bay, classy Prosser’s is big on seafood: try the Bass Strait scallops with mushroom and lemon, or the signature Cajun-spiced fish of the day with mash a…
Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Metz

If you haven’t been to Hobart for a few years, you’ll be forgiven for looking twice at flashy Metz, once a grungy student bar with collapsing floorboards. Today it’s an all-day cafe with a huge outdoor deck, transfo…
Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Macquarie St Foodstore

It’s a little way out of the city, but an excursion to the Foodstore – a pioneering South Hobart cafe – always rewards. It’s an old shop front full of booths, bookish students, brunching friends, and kids mooching a…
Modern Australian in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Signal Station Brasserie

Lunch with a view? Grab a window table at this elegant, glass-fronted brasserie with awesome Derwent River views, inside Mt Nelson’s 120-year-old signalman’s house. Try the salmon cured in beetroot, vodka and gin wi…
Cafe in Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Sash Coffee

This urbane little caffeine crevice in the main bank of Sandy Bay shops has a few stools out the front and awesome plates of brioche French toast with banana, lemon curd and vanilla ice cream. The house fruit-and-nu…