Restaurants

Top Choice Modern Australian in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Aløft

Staking a bold claim as Hobart's top restaurant, Aløft occupies a lofty eyrie in the floating Brooke Street Pier. Menu hits include yellow fish curry with beetroot and fennel, and chargrilled quail with lime and whi…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Hobart

Pilgrim Coffee

With exposed bricks, timber beams and distressed walls, L-shaped Pilgrim is Hobart's hippest cafe. Expect wraps, panini and interesting mains (try the house black beans with pulled pork) and expertly prepared coffee…
Top Choice Bakery in Battery Point, Sandy Bay & South Hobart

Jackman & McRoss

Make sure you stop by this neighbourhood bakery-cafe, even if it’s just to gawk at the display cabinet full of delectable pies, tarts, baguettes and pastries. Early-morning cake and coffee may evolve into a quiche f…
Top Choice Italian in Central Hobart

Templo

Unpretentious little Templo, on a nondescript reach of Patrick St, has assumed the mantle of Hobart's 'must-do' restaurant. With only about 20 seats (bookings essential), and only three or four Italian-inspired main…
Top Choice Cafe in Battery Point, 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…
Top Choice Cafe in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Retro Cafe

So popular it hurts, funky Retro is ground zero for Saturday brunch among the market stalls (or any day, really). Masterful breakfasts, bagels, salads and burgers interweave with laughing staff, chilled-out jazz and…
Top Choice Cafe in Central Hobart

Bury Me Standing

Run by a chipper Minnesotan who ended up in Hobart accidentally, this brilliant little coffee-and-bagel joint is literally a hole in the wall of a car park. Bagels are pot-boiled (a traditional method ensuring a sti…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Salamanca Place & the Waterfront

Flippers

There are quite a few floating fish punts moored in Constitution Dock, selling fresh-caught seafood either uncooked or cooked. Our pick is Flippers, an enduring favourite with a voluptuous fish-shaped profile. Fille…
Top Choice Cafe in MONA & Northern Hobart

Pigeon Hole

This compact, friendly bakery-cafe is the kind of place every inner-city neighbourhood should have. A serious coffee attitude comes together with paddock-to-plate cafe food that’s definitely a cut above. The freshly…
Top Choice Asian in Central Hobart

Mr Goodguy

Aiming for a future-Asian Bladerunner look, this good-looking good guy is a hawker-style restaurant revolving around a central bar, on the ground floor of the new ibis Styles Hobart Hotel. Order the wallaby shank ma…