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…

South on Collins

It’s easy to miss, a small cafe tucked away in an arcade with an excellent second hand bookshop and a tattoo studio as neighbours. Those who have stumbled upon it though have returned with tales of excellent fare and exceptional burgers, I had to investigate. I admit I have walked past many times without giving…

The Porky Duck Kitchen

After nearly two years of living on the North Hobart restaurant strip both my waistline and wallet were looking forward to a move to suburbia. Then the same day we moved a shop opened just around the corner from the new abode specialising in two of my favourite meats. I announced to them “take all…

Medici

On the corner of Liverpool and Murray Streets for many years stood the Hobart institution La Bella. The pizza was ok during the day, the coffee nothing to rave about and the service reasonable. But at 3am it transformed into the hottest place in town with magically delicious pizza that burnt your mouth and a…

Fifteen Weeks of Burgers at The Republic Bar

A good burger will draw me in every time. When I discovered one of my favourite venues was advertising a procession of different ones for lunch over the coming months I had to get in on the action from the beginning. The premise is simple, for the next fifteen weeks the kitchen is presenting a…

Hamlet

Slightly off the beaten path but well worth finding your way to is Hamlet, a café making a difference while serving up some exciting and original fare. At first glance a contemporary café, Hamlet is also a not for profit social enterprise with the aim of giving skills and work experience to those that face…

Quinoa and Kale Salad @ Berta

Eating healthy isn’t often a consideration when I’m dining out, my eyes will quickly be drawn to the sticky slow cooked meats, the buttery delights and the delicious things in bread. So when my oft made decision to restart healthier eating coincided with lacking the will to cook lunch it was set to be an…