Foods and Stuffs Vol 22

The Islington Hotel is opening their restaurant for a limited time to the general public. Running July and August from Thursday to Saturday the evenings will feature a tour of the award winning hotel before dinner. For more info phone 6220 2123 or email

Cafe Tehran has opened in the Hobart Mall.

24th of July is World Tequila Day and Destination Cellars are celebrating with a tasting of the Herradura range: Herradura Plata, Herradura Reposado, Herradura Anejo, Herradura Ultra Anejo, plus Herradura Directo 55% which has never been opened in Australia before. Tickets and details here.

Stefano Lubiana Wines & Osteria is closed until the 5th of August.

Phat Fish is opening in Salamanca at the old Vietnamese Kitchen site, managed by the Jubb family.

Aki Modern Japanese Restaurant in Battery Point has closed due to lease issues.

Tasmanian Gourmet Seafoods is hosting again their popular Christmas in July feast on the 29th. Bookings are essential on 62484086.


Fondru’s is planned to open in West Hobart at 374 Murray Street in an intimate space. Touted as a fromagerie and wine bar it will serve up excellent selections of both as well as some restaurant meals.

Fern Tree Tavern has new owners.

Coonawarra Vignerons is once again showcasing the regions wines in Hobart, giving you a chance to taste the best that Coonawarra has to offer and meet owners and winemakers from Balnaves of CoonawarraThe Blok Estate CoonawarraBowen Estate,Brand’s Laira CoonawarraDiGiorgio Family WinesHighbank WinesHollick EstatesJim Brand WinesMajella WinesParker Coonawarra Estate,Patrick of CoonawarraPetaluma WineRedman WinesRymill Coonawarra,Wynns Coonawarra and Zema Estate Wines. Tickets are $45 and include unlimited tastings, available here.

408C is closing over the winter months.

Kalbi Korean is opening in North Hobart.

Lola Espresso has a new menu.


Chippies Right Royal Fish N Chips is close to opening.

Seagrass is opening late September in the old Prossers building.

Europa Pizza and Souvlaki is returning to Sandy Bay.

Hearth, Pizza and Small Plates has been sold with the new owners reopening after renovations on the 21st of July.

The Porky Duck Kitchen is closing its premises in West Hobart to concentrate on festivals and markets.

Yambu is opening at 129 Elizabeth St in the old Frankies Empire building with Latino flair.

Raw Grind is opening soon in Cat and Fiddle.

Tasmanian Whisky Week runs from 4th-13th of August with some exciting events, tours and tastings throughout the state.

Mr Good Guy is close to opening.


Kombi Cafe and Smoothie Bar is coming to Battery Point.

Standard Drinks is now open in Liverpool Street.

And from the last issue:

Global Partners for Change, in collaboration with Derwent Estate Wines, The Glass House and Red+White, invite you to an evening of wonderful Tasmanian wine and food in a picturesque Tasmanian venue. Tickets include a three course dinner matched with wines by the Derwent Estate vineyard, tasting notes and a Q and A with the winemakers, musical entertainment and a lucky door prize. A percentage of ticket sales goes toward Global Partners for Change, a locally run organization supporting young people in Kenya to run programs for positive change in their communities.  Friday the 4th of August,
7pm to 10pm, The Berth Deck, Brooke Street Pier. Cost: $120 per head. Tickets here.

Tamar Ridge in the North is hosting a Truffle Wine Dinner on the 22nd of July. A five course degustation menu featuring a range of truffle inspired dishes using fresh Tamar Valley Truffles and matched with Pinot Noir from current and early vintages will be presented. Food by Hubert & Dan, wines by Tamar Ridge and Pirie Tasmania. Tickets here.

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