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.
Where to go on Father's Day in Hobart
Cascade Brewery Tour with Tastings from RedBalloon
Take a guided tour of Hobart's iconic Cascade Brewery, a city staple since it first opened in 1824. This experience gives you and hour-long tour of the historic brewery and the chance to taste a selection of beers.
Whisky Distillery Tour with Tasting, Lunch and Wine from RedBalloon
Learn the art of whisky making at the Old Kempton Distillery, just north of Hobart. This 1.5-hour tour and tasting experience takes place in an 1840s colonial inn and is followed by an antipasto platter crafted with Tasmanian produce and completed with a bottle of wine to share.
Inclusions:Guided tour of the distillery, bond store and Dysart House, four spirit tastings and lunch with a bottle of wine to share
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.
Stephanie Yip is the travel editor at Finder and has been writing about travel and lifestyle for over a decade. She has written for Travel Weekly, Escape, Thomas Cook Magazine, Showpo, The Nibbler and Hostelworld. She was also the editor of kids magazine DMAG. Stephanie has a Bachelor of Communications from the University of Technology Sydney and has visited over 50 countries (and counting). She has a passion for sharing her experiences and knowledge of travel and helping readers stretch their dollars while on holiday.
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