Can I find a belly-achingly humorous segue linking early noughties comedy series ‘The Glass House’ featuring Wil Anderson and a host of Australian comedic talent to ‘The Glass House’, Hobart’s uber chic, floating cocktail bar?
But in the attempt I soon found myself hurtling down that dim, dank rabbit hole of digital ephemera otherwise known as YouTube, reliving the old memories and bad gags of my mid-20s!
Actually, the more I think about it, the more I realise there is something in common…they both made me smile. Funny ha-ha, versus that little curl of the lips that can only be the result of an inspired piece of culinary genius, making the taste buds sing!
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!
We visited for lunch, yet evening is when TGH really shines. Literally.
Brooke St Pier’s own beacon, the golden light pours forth through floor-to-ceiling glass and dancing, down upon the waves below like liquid amber over ice.
Fine cocktails and heady spirits are their stock in trade, yet ignore their delightful menu of small plates at your peril!
They had us at kingfish carpaccio and over the next two hours our attention never waned. It wasn’t an option, with dish after dish exciting and tantalising; each crying out to be consumed, experienced, remembered.
We wished the meal would never end.
Equal parts professional and personable, the service was perfect for a lazy lunch celebrating (or was it commiserating?) another year gone by.
Sadly, lunch service ends at 3pm, but perhaps that’s just another excuse for one more cool drink…
The Glass House is located at the very end of Brooke Street Pier on the ground floor (Aloft are upstairs).
You can find out more, or make an online booking, on their website here – The Glass House
When it comes to drinks, they are open Wednesday through Sunday from 12pm to 12am, or Monday and Tuesday from 12pm to 10pm.
For some the best food you will find in Tasmania, the kitchen is open for lunch daily between 12pm and 3pm. Dinner is available on Wednesday through Sunday from 6pm to 10pm, and on Monday and Tuesday nights from 6pm to 9pm.
Yep, that’s five out of five!
If it’s fine food you’re looking for, then you might also be interested in these classy establishments: