Thursday, July 10, 2008

breakfast, lunch and dinner in Hobart?

Keeping with the theme of “Weekend getaways colder than Melbourne in winter”, I’m off in another week for three days in Hobart. While this will make a nice change from the frequent trips across the Tasman to do the family tour of duty, I have never been to Tasmania mainly because I kept getting told it is so like my hometown.

So what is a gal to do in Hobart? Where to eat and drink and wander? We will be staying in the city, a short walk from the Salamanca Market (which is the only thing on my to do list) and won’t have a car.

Ideas anyone?


Blogger Thermomixer said...

Check out Rita's websites

for some ideas.

Not sure if they do day trips to Bruny Island to check out the produce there?

9:02 am  
Blogger Rita said...

Hi AOF - I'm more than happy to give you personalised info if you want to use the Email Rita direct facility on my blog. Other than that, depending on the money you want to spend at meals out, goodies to eat at include:
Marque IV (but make a reservation)
Fish Frenzy
Orizuru (part of the Mures complex)

Re Bruny Island: Thermomixer's suggestion is fabulous, but unfortunately we don't have such a setup yet that will cater for someone to go direct from Hobart to Bruny by ferry (how embarrassed I am saying that!). However I am more than happy to put my hand up and take you there myself if you'd like.

9:32 am  
Blogger Desci said...

Tasmania is gorgeous. I've only been once, and unfortunately didn't get to be all inappropriately tactile with a tassie devil (so evil and full of hate... I love them!) but there was a nice bus tour up a mountain and back. Also, Salamanca market is indeed recommended.

We were told about a 'foodie quarter' only to find it was like any suburban shopping strip: lots of La Porchetta-type places, and Asian takeaway, so that was disappointing. But if you do find fancy-good food, blog it!

10:25 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Thanks one and all - keep those ideas flowing. I've got a week to formulate some kind of plan.

Thermomixer - not sure if the mid-winter trek out to Bruny would pay off that well for a non-cheese eater?

Rita - the email is on its way - thanks.
Desci - will definitely post anything that is blogworthy.

11:43 am  
Blogger ozmouse said...

you have avoided tassie in the past, meanwhile i have been 4 times in the past 5 years becuase the trips end up being a great food and wine tour.

rite is the girl... and agree with fish frenzy.

others i would add near salamanca are
and in battery point Jackman and McRoss - foodstore/bakery/cafe.

and what is the oyster place out of town on the way to the airport??!! rita?

many other places outside of hobart as well!

cheers. enjoy.

12:19 pm  
Blogger Thermomixer said...

Sorry AOF, forgot you're not into chesses. Still check with Rita, there was a post:

about Bruny with info about wine, oysters, fudge. Scenery is great.
May be better to tyr another tack.

12:53 pm  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Goodie - am getting some idea. I love breakfasts - have three to look forward to. More ideas please :)

6:14 pm  
Blogger Towser said...

Hi AOF. Was an 'expat' in Hobart for 4 years and here are some ideas. Jackman&McRoss bakery in Battery Pt for breakfast/coffee or lunch. Good pies, cakes, breads and to-die-for pork and apple sausage roll with homemade tomato relish! Just off Salamanca, visit Wursthaus deli for cheeses, smallgoods, and sausages/meats to cook your own. Simple steak sandwich and fries with a pint of Guiness at Knopwoods Retreat pub(Knoppies) is a local institution!Suggest Mako's fish punt at Constitution Dock (waterfront)for great fish&chips or just buy a crayfish and fresh oysters downstairs. IMHO better than touristy Fish Frenzy and Mures located opposite. Do try Barilla Bay restaurant (for oysters fresh from the farm) on the highway to airport for a nicer treat. Sandy Bay Beach Woodfired Pizzas do great um, pizzas. Kelly's Seafood restaurant at Salamanca or Prossers at Sandy Bay for more intimate seafood dining. Feel free to e-mail if want more suggestions or locations! Enjoy!

1:26 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Thanks Towser, though I might be skipping the pork and cheese!

7:33 am  
Blogger Cindy said...

I suspect I'm a day or two late, but just in case: Sirens. Go.

2:06 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

Cindy, just got back and have been blissfully off line all weekend. Missed both those suggestions but there is plenty of options for next time.

I did eat well in the chilly isle - and will post about it soon.

6:07 pm  
Blogger Cindy said...

Never mind - I hope your next visit to Tassie's in a warmer season!

I'm looking forward to reading about what you did get up to. Actually, perhaps we'll be able to speak about it face-to-face in Abbotsford first, I have a huge pile of unread blogs to catch up on after my own travels. :-)

8:50 am  

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