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!
“Aloft isn’t just a restaurant – it’s an experience.” Our meal was exciting, deliciously satisfying, and memorable for all the right reasons. With a little more time under their belts we can only imagine what recognition they’ll be receiving from their peers and the public alike!
Urban Greek provided us with excellent service, a convivial and relaxing atmosphere, and fantastic food with a difference. You don’t need an adventurous palate to enjoy this style of food, and we encourage you to experience the hospitality of the Kakkos family and see for yourself what all the hype is about!
Would you like a burger with that testosterone? It’s a great venue with a distinctly hipster vibe, but that’s not such burden when it can also cure male-pattern hair loss. For a waterfront venue where quality is so often sacrificed in the pursuit of the dollar, and where preying on understandable tourist ignorance is commonplace, Jack Greene really surprised us both. The food is delicious, the service friendly and the location simply perfect for a sunny afternoon. The prices are high, but you won’t walk away feeling one kidney lighter.