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Hobart restaurants to fall madly in love with

From waterfront restaurants to eateries in English-style buildings, discover the best restaurants in Hobart offering stunning views.

Hobart is the capital of Tasmania and a charming seaside town with a European aura, relaxed atmosphere and magnificent architecture.

The city’s centre has numerous restaurants that offer a great choice for breakfast or lunch.

For evening eats head to Salamanca Place and Battery Point where you’ll find a variety of restaurants, from affordable bistros to luxurious fine dining restaurants.

Sample freshly caught seafood in one of the restaurants in this area. If you’re looking for a unique experience, order blue eye trevalla, a fish that’s only found in Tasmanian waters.

Take a look below for some of our favourite restaurants in Hobart.


Hobart restaurants

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Aloft

Elevated in the drifting Brook Street Pier, Aloft has a reputation as one of Hobart's top eateries.

The menu changes with the seasonal produce and reflects authentic Tasmanian cuisine, including grilled prawn, chargrilled koji beef and drunken chicken wings. Take a window seat and relish stunning views of the waterfront in a bond of food, nature and culture.

Pier one, Brooke St, Hobart


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Da Angelo Ristorante

A highly reviewed restaurant on TripAdvisor, Da Angelo Ristorante is renowned for its pasta made in-house daily by hand and with machinery imported from Italy. The walls are adorned with 20 years of photos, signatures and messages from locals to international celebrities who have visited.

When eating at this restaurant, don’t just limit yourself to the signature pasta dishes - try the pizzas and authentic Italian desserts.

47 Hampden Rd, Battery Point


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Jackman & McRoss

If you’re passing through the historic Battery Point, don’t forget to stop by this bakery-bistro for tasty tarts, pies, baguettes and cakes. Along with coffee and baked delicacies this bakery also serves light meals such as lamb and rosemary pie, salmon for breakfast and gourmet sandwiches.

This place remains busy throughout the day thanks to its superb location, affordable prices and fresh products.

57 Hampden Rd, Battery Point, Hobart


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The Glass House

Suspended over Sullivan’s Cove on the pier with 280-degree views of Hobart’s beautiful waterfront, there’s no better restaurant location than The Glass House. The chef Arakane Ikuei creates magic with a perfect blend of Tasmanian and Japanese cuisine.

The glass decor, impeccable food and drinks, waterfront location and hospitality make for a memorable dining experience.

Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart


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Solo Pasta and Pizza

Born in 1983 by two childhood mates, Solo Pasta and Pizza is a bustling trattoria located in Sandy Bay. The restaurant was renovated in 2014 for a fresh, contemporary look and doubling of the seating capacity - and with good reason. The place is loved by families and the holistic character of the restaurant reflects in its menu with meat mains, salads and seafood alongside pizzas and pasta.

50B Kings Street, Sandy Bay


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Me Wah

Tucked behind a suburban shopping centre, Me Wah is an award-winning Chinese restaurant serving authentic Chinese dishes with utter simplicity. Its spacious interior is tastefully designed with striking antiques and artworks.

Whether you’re ordering a plate of simple, yet flavoursome dumplings or Tasmanian lobster sautéed with spring onions, ginger and rice wine, taste and texture is at the forefront.

16 Magnet Ct, Sandy Bay, Hobart


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Urban Greek

After more than 20 years of service in Crete, Greece, Urban Greek has come to Australia - bringing with it a wealth of expertise and experience. The authentic Greek recipes have been passed down through many generations and use fresh ingredients.

The relaxing interior imparts the essence of Greek culture regarding food as a social gathering and cultural exchange.

103 Murray St, Hobart


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Cornelian Bay Boathouse Restaurant

This is the third restaurant in our list with a waterfront location offering stunning views, indicative of Hobart’s culinary scene and love for waterfront dining.

Located just five minutes from Hobart CBD, The Boathouse Restaurant offers views of historic boat sheds and sailing boats in the bay. The restaurant specialises in fusion Australian including delicious seafood and meat dishes.

15 Rue des Petits Champs, 75001 Hobart


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Blue Eye

Blue Eye is a must for seafood lovers, named after the blue eye trevella which is on the menu amongst other locally-sourced seafood.

Located in the heart of Salamanca Place, it has a relaxed atmosphere and kids-friendly with menus to suit their taste buds.

For the adults, we suggest starting with Spring Bay mussels or Bruny Island oysters, followed by real-ale battered fish or chargrilled fish accompanied with a glass of fine Tasmanian wine.

1 Castray Esplanade, Battery Point


Food tours and cooking classes

Here are some food tours and cooking classes for an in depth exploration of Hobart’s culinary scene.

Hobart Historic tour + Smolt restaurant
Hobart Historic tour + Smolt restaurant

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