Smolt Kitchen is one of those venues that you would be proud to call your ‘local’. We gave them time, and they used to it to great effect. At its heart the food really stands out as something special. And then in support you have a really interesting wine list with clear influences from heavy-hitters Frank and Smolt. If you’re looking for a meal with a difference, and don’t mind forking out for quality, drop by Smolt Kitchen and see what you think!
The Glass House boldly proclaim their presence as ‘redefining style on Hobart’s waterfront’. Lofty ambitions. While it would be a stretch to claim all the glory with a sensational venue such as Aloft perched atop their broad rafters, they certainly take a lead role! At The Glass House, Style is queen and she reigns supreme!
I don’t know why, but Latvian cuisine doesn’t seem to get the same reaction as French or Italian. What could be more romantic than potatoes, oily herrings, sauerkraut, pitch black rye bread more dense than lead…oh, and did I forget the potatoes? Ah my love, come hither and let me ladle bread soup and cabbage twixt your ruby red lips…
It’s been far too long between drinks. Literally! Anything involving the consumption of wine is always a much anticipated event, but when it came to the 2016 Tasmanian Red Wine Weekend we were a little gun-shy considering that our last experience at the White Wine Weekend back in 2013 was marred by a combination of lukewarm wines and an unruly mob…
Two Clowns has been in operation since late 2012, and in that time we’ve reviewed more than 100 restaurants, cafes and burger joints! It’s a shame we haven’t visited more, but our waistlines do deserve a modicum of respect. Whenever we’re put on the spot by someone asking, “Where’s the best place in Hobart for dinner?”, we turn into timid little rabbits, wide-eyed and caught in the headlights. The mind goes completely blank and an awkward silence ensues… To remedy this we’ve trawled through the numerous scores we’ve awarded and pulled together a summary for your edification.
At Salamanca Wharf Cafe the smiles were plentiful, the service friendly and the food satisfying. The pastries, hot breakfasts and burgers on offer also present what we consider to be pretty good value for the Salamanca precinct. Try them, tell us what you think!
Whether it’s your final destination for the evening or simply a pit stop en route to a big night out, the small but tasty bites, casual vibe and clever seating options at Sons of Baja make for a great option. These guys love their Mexican and the passion shines through!
The Ranelagh General Store is somewhat of an enigma, aiming far higher than your average country store. Where others spruik dimmies, potato cakes and bain marie nightmares, the Ranelagh General Store do burgers. But not just any old burgers!
Like a good little zombie, Phuong’s Vietnamese is back from the dead! Sweaty thighs on vinyl, the rattle and hum of heavy traffic filtering in through the open doors, homemade food photos gracing the walls…one slurp of the hot, anise spiced broth and we were back in Hanoi’s hectic humidity.
Stepping into Robbie Brown’s was like pulling on that favourite pair of Levi’s; it just felt ‘right’. Refined, without pomposity. An afternoon session at Robbie Brown’s is the perfect way to spend a lazy summer’s day!