Komatsu Japanese

It’s an odd place to find a restaurant. Situated right at the start of the Southern Outlet it’s easily missed but the locals assured me it was fantastic so a visit or two were in order. An old weatherboard house is adorned with paper lanterns and hand written signage promising cheap takeaways. It’s not a…

Tom McHugo’s

Chef Tom Westcott has an impressive resume. I first developed a crush on his food when he was heading the kitchen at Westend Pumphouse before leaving at the end of 2015 but his mark has also been made on many of my other favourites including Garagistes, Franklin and MONA. Upon hearing he’d taken up residency at a…

MONAte

It was Hobart’s best kept secret and the gamblers most ambitious bet to date. A cavernous multi-floored restaurant built in the heart of the CBD without a whisper of anyone noticing, works undertaken at night and behind boarded up windows. The old Mercury building has been transformed into perhaps the most exciting dining venue in…

Rude Boy

Boasting a wall of rum, cocktails on tap, and some mighty fine food, there’s a lot to like about Rude Boy. After months of rumours, the transformation of a rug shop into a Jamaican bar was swift and effective. The former showroom houses the bar and kitchen while storerooms out the back have been converted…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 17

Hobart Brewing Company celebrates its first birthday this Friday the 17th with live music, food trucks and 9 beers on tap from 4pm. Anatolia in North Hobart is closed indefinitely for renovations. Sustainable Living Tasmania presents its 7th annual Living Local Feast on the 1st of April at Hamlet. The evening features a menu by Cameron Perry…

Frogmore Creek

Everything you have heard is true. The numerous awards are all deserved. This is clever and innovative dining at its best. It’s a short but enjoyable drive from Hobart through the countryside. The city soon gives way to summer fields, roadside produce, numerous vineyards and an enticing alpaca farm. We’re here for the food though,…

Wooden Boat Festival 2017

An abundance of great food can be found on Hobart’s waterfront this weekend to enjoy amongst the historic ships. Here are some of the highlights but there’s also plenty more including a lot of options for the kids. The festival runs until the 13th of February and entry is free. If you’re one of the…

Ut Si

It’s many a Chef’s dream, including mine. A small seasonal menu always changing as produce comes to hand. A vegetable garden out the back with well established fruit trees and free roaming chickens to provide the freshest ingredients. A small yet functional kitchen that includes an outdoor wood fired oven amongst the greenery. All set…

Dinner @ Westend Pumphouse

Yippee Pie Yay reviewed Breakfast at Westend Pumphouse some months ago and was taken by its well crafted Asian inspired menu. As the day progresses the menu matures and dinner becomes a more grown up affair. It’s oddly quiet here on a Saturday night. Dining alone I was able to get a table straight away but this…

Twelve Stones

“And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.” – Joshua 4:9 Situated in Pontville, a pleasant half hour drive from Hobart, Twelve Stones is a contemporary venue housed…