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Peacock and Jones Review

by on 09/01/2017 - 03:47 am

in Reviews, Hobart

For a quintessential dining experience that combines modern food with a touch of reminiscence of the Old Hobart Town days, you might want to consider giving Peacock & Jones a try.

One of two restaurants operated by Federal Group’s Henry Jones Art Hotel on the Hobart waterfront, Peacock & Jones occupies the space that was formerly used as the IXL jam factory since the late 1800's.
Out in the Atrium, some of the original factory fitouts have been retained such as the old beams, and black and white photos on the sandstone walls depict the old jam making days. Elegant mood lighting from giant candelabras and a flickering fire make for an atmosphere that is cosy and ambient.
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Pearl + Co Restaurant Review

by on 16/10/2016 - 01:45 am

in Reviews, Hobart

We are very excited to welcome one of the newest additions to Hobart’s emerging waterfront dining scene.
To be specific, Pearl + Co is not entirely new. The restaurant (located within the ground floor of the Mures building previously occupied by Orizuru sushi bar) has been open for almost a year.
However, you may have noticed a recent surge in attention capturing dishes coming from their direction.

This is thanks to new head chef Joel Pead, formerly of Frogmore Creek.
Having worked alongside Ruben Koopman at Frogmore, Joel brings a very similar style of food to Pearl + Co, combined with his own exceptionally creative flair.
Prepare to have your sens ...

Geronimo Aperitivo Bar & Restaurant -...

by on 16/08/2015 - 07:20 am

in Reviews, Launceston, Profiles

If you could open a restaurant anywhere in the world where would it be?
When Jeremy Kode and partner Viktoria Neumann were deciding where to bring to life a dream of theirs, Italy lingered as a possibility. But so did the island no doubt unknown to most: Tasmania. 
Jeremy sits in a tailored blue suit, sipping coffee and discussing the pair’s plan to bring something rather special to this state, with measured gusto.
We’re in Fresh Café on Launceston’s Charles Street, just a couple of doors down from what will soon be the city’s newest spot for food, wine and a little something in between.
Geronimo Aperitivo Bar and Restaurant is set to be sleek and cont ...

Off Center - A New Addition To Launce...

by on 12/08/2015 - 05:43 am

in Reviews, Launceston

A former motorcycle garage that’s now serving single origin coffee, pies and pumping out the Sex Pistols. Off Center is a new addition to Launceston’s bubbling café scene and boy is it good.
Owners Cara Massey and fiancé Banjo Lockhart, a 30 year-old who used to work as a safety officer on skyscrapers, wheeled out the business in late May with the aim of setting themselves apart from other cafes by staying open late. On Tuesday til Saturday, the place is open throughout the day before a little afternoon break then open til 10pm.
“I hope the night time trading becomes an institution, giving people a reason other than half price movie tickets to come out on a ...

Top 10 Best Pizza Restaurants in Hoba...

by on 09/08/2015 - 07:31 am

in Reviews, Hobart

In the spirit of public service Tasmanian Food Guide has scoured Hobart to find the best pizza restaurants for 2015. Our commitment to delivering you only the best knows no bounds. We have endured the carbohydrate overload. We have battled our way through kilos of salami, the piles of ham, the countless cans of pineapple and the endless string of mozzarella cheese to satisfy your desires for the best pizzas. Pizza could possibly be considered a food group of it’s own. It’s a family staple, a side dish to those Friday afternoon beers. It’s a football lover's best friend. Who doesn’t love a good pizza? We sure do.
 
Our criteria for this list was quite simple - t ...

A Few Places To Eat In Tasmania's Nor...

by on 06/08/2015 - 01:17 am

in Reviews, North West Coast

You’ll soon discover Tasmania is divided into regions of distinct people and localised produce. Hobart is a hive of politics, art, edgy eating and late nights dotted with whisky sours and the lights of Salamanca. Besides some of this planet’s most recognized pristine beaches, the East Coast casually serves up walnuts, olives and oysters. Up north, enterprising youngsters are beginning a fresh wave of modern food, craft beer and superb coffee. And along the Northwest Coast and beyond, there’s a string of honest operations offering you a detailed taste of a region dominated by red dirt, lush hills and the unforgiving Bass Strait. What’s to follow are a few, but by no me ...

Garden of Vegan - The business of bei...

by on 16/07/2015 - 07:42 pm

in Reviews, Launceston

Do not be alarmed. This eatery in Launceston’s CBD may not have milk, eggs, cheese or meat but you can be sure to leave satisfied and even a little enlightened.
“We’ve had a few people go, wow this is vegan?! I think it’s given them a totally different perspective about what vegan food is,” says owner Katherine Moran.
She says common myths of vegans as carrot munching, mung bean boiling herbivores have been largely dispelled since the business kicked off a couple of years ago.
“Many people have this really poor mindset about it so it was always my idea to tell and teach people how it is we eat – it’s not boring, it’s not plain, it&rsqu ...

Pumphouse Point Review - Tranquility ...

by on 24/06/2015 - 07:18 am

in Reviews

THE HISTORY OF PUMPHOUSE POINT
If you didn’t know that Pumphouse Point is currently one of Australia’s hottest accommodation destinations, you certainly would not be able to tell just by looking at the outside of the heritage listed buildings themselves. And that is exactly the way Simon Currant and his team have developed this stunning property situated on Lake St Clair - Australia’s deepest lake.
The construction of the original buildings at Pumphouse Point were initially completed in 1940 and were to be used to pump water from Lake St Clair into St Clair Lagoon for use at the Tarraleah hydro electricity station. Having never been used for it’s intended purpose, t ...

The Glass House Hobart Restaurant Review

by on 17/05/2015 - 04:52 am

in Reviews, Hobart

There has been much anticipation around the opening of The Glass House, the new high-end restaurant and cocktail bar located at Hobart's new Brooke St Pier. It is fantastic to see development surfacing around the Hobart waterfront, continuing the restaurant strip from Salamanca through to Sullivans Cove.
The official opening of the restaurant is still a few weeks away but they have had a soft opening over the last couple of weeks, with a limited menu which is changing weekly and is designed to give you a bit of a taste of what's in store when the full menu is released in a few weeks.
Media interest has generated a lot of attention with particular focus on a $50 cocktail (The Hobartian Side ...

Frank Restaurant and Bar Review

by on 25/03/2015 - 03:47 am

in Reviews, Hobart

With the sound of cocktails being shaken, playful samba paired with the loud and lively banter of drinkers and diners, and cheerful waitstaff briskly attending to the busy Friday night service, the atmosphere at Frank Restaurant and Bar on Hobart’s Franklin Wharf was upbeat.
From the moment we opened the door, we immediately began to soak up the uplifting energy of this venue. The decor is modern and appealing, with hues of dark chocolate contrasted with iridescent blue, and unique tall glass panels adorned with interesting bright coloured designs.
This place is extremely popular, and we strongly recommend making a booking. If you haven’t made one (as we haven't on any of our v ...