Tasmania is all about fresh seafood, local produce and high-quality ingredients. That leads to a vibrant and diverse restaurant scene.
So whether you’re a Tassie native or heading to Hobart for a special weekend, check out these eateries and watering holes and find the right food and drink for the special man in your life.
Peacock and Jones
Drink up views over the harbour as you sip on local wines and cocktails shaken up by some of the best in the city at Peacock and Jones.
The staff are impeccable and the produce is local. The restaurant is only open for dinner service so you can sleep in and shout him dinner instead.
Address: 33 Hunter Street, Hobart
Old Wharf Restaurant
Pair views and food with a touch of history at the Old Wharf, where the city's marine and industrial pioneers are reflected in the restaurant's rustic appeal, from its recycled wharf timbers to its seafood fare.
The produce is freshly caught and local, boasting dishes such as fisherman's pie and crumbed white fish.
Address: 18 Hunter Street, Hobart
Phat Fish Salamanca
Perhaps best known for its weekend markets, Salamanca sits on the edge of the harbour hiding within it bustling bars both iconic and hipster.
Phat Fish is one of its more unique offerings, dedicated to fresh local seafood and boutique spirits. Tuck in.
Address: 61 Salamanca Place, Battery Point
Customs House Hobart
Built in 1846, this sandstone iconic is home to the Waterfront Hotel and restaurant that service your run-of-the-mill pub grub making it ideal for dads who don't want you to make too much of a fuss over them on Father's Day.
Address: 1 Murray Street, Hobart
Frogmore Creek Cellar Door Restaurant
Get out of the hustle and bustle of the big city and relax among the rolling hills and rustic charm of Frogmore Creek Cellar Door.
Meals are casual with paddock, seafood and vegetarian options presented artfully on the plate.
Address: 699 Richmond Road, Cambridge
If you’re looking for somewhere funky to take your old man, head to Preachers.
It’s a cool courtyard-style beer garden serving up a range of burgers, cocktails and local craft beers.
Address: 5 Knopwood St, Hobart
This high-end Chinese restaurant serves up a range of authentic dishes in its elegant dining room.
This is one for wine lovers, with a huge wine list and dedicated sommelier.
Address: 16 Magnet Court, Sandy Bay
Website: Me Wah
If your old man likes his meat, then Frank Restaurant is for you.
Think beautifully-cooked local meat in an Argentinian style.
Address: 1 Franklin Wharf, Hobart
Website: Frank Restaurant
Juicy burgers are served up in this fun, lively and casual bar. There is also a great range of drinks, which you should enjoy on the open balcony.
Address: 364A Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
Website: Burger Haus
The New Sydney Hotel
The laid-back New Sydney Hotel is famous for its high-end pub grub and wide selection of craft beers, all served in its cosy dining room.
Address: 87 Bathurst Street, Hobart
Website: The New Sydney Hotel
Fish Frenzy is all about old-fashioned fish and chips in authentic English-style chip cones, served in a beautiful warehouse overlooking the pier.
Address: Elizabeth Street Pier, Morrison St, Hobart
Website: Fish Frenzy
The Naked Bike Cafe
There is plenty of heart-stopping fare at the Naked Bike Cafe.
Be prepared for large portions and a laid-back, funky atmosphere.
Address: 13 Church St, Geeveston
Website: The Naked Bike Cafe
Monsoon Thai Fusion
Think traditional Thai dishes among a modern-style restaurant and you’re on the money at Monsoon Thai.
There’s a range of vegetarian and vegan dishes available, so if dad is off the meat this place will fit the bill.
Open evenings only, so save this one for Father's Day dinner.
Address: 46A Hampden Road, Battery Point
Website: Monsoon Thai Fusion
With a menu that brings favourites from around the world, plus some big sharing plates, Raincheck Lounge will please the whole brood, no matter how picky or how large.
Address: 392 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
Website: Raincheck Lounge
Burger Got Soul
For a relaxed feast, check out Burger Got Soul.
The speciality is, you’ve guessed it, burgers. They're all made with locally sourced, fresh ingredients.
Address: 160 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay
Website: Burger Got Soul
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