Kraken Fish and Chips

It seemed at first quite an odd step for Chef Toby Cannon to be making the switch from fine dining to opening his own fish ‘n’ chippery, but he’s brought the same elements of quality and freshness to reinvigorate one of the countries favourite meals. It’s a cosy little space, for years known as The…

KALBI

I’m a huge fan of Korean food when it’s done right. My favourite dish of 2016 was a sublime vegetable pancake from Munchies Street Food and previous to that I raved about a little food van doing great things called Seoul Street. Unfortunately Hobart has had little luck when it comes to Korean restaurants with a number shutting…

Bar Wa Izakaya

There’s been a lot of comings and goings on the Elizabeth Street strip of late but perhaps the most talked about was the closure of Pashas and the Japanese restaurant that took it’s place. That restaurant is Bar Wa Izakaya which opened on the 23rd of June amidst a whirlwind of hype. Was this hype…

Estia Greek Street Festival 2017

The Estia Greek Street Festival is a long running community event run in Federal Street in North Hobart. This years perfect weather brought a huge crowd to sample the food, wines, and culture of Greece. Here are some highlights. Estia Greek Festival on Facebook Yippee Pie Yay

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…

Hobart Cat Cafe Preview

After much anticipation and excitement Hobart Cat Cafe is ready to open for business in under a week! From the start of July you’ll be able to enjoy some fine food and beverages surrounded by even finer feline company. It’s a simple but brilliant concept first seen in Taiwan and then popularised in Japan before…

Foods and Stuffs Vol 2

Another glorious edition of happenings in the Tasmanian hospitality scene! Tasmanian Gourmet Seafoods is hosting a Christmas in July event on the 16th with lunch and dinner bookings still available and great food on offer including some extravagant seafood platters. One of Hobart’s longest running cafes The Realm has sadly closed its doors for the last…

Saigon Express

I’d heard rumours for quite some time of an unassuming takeaway in Claremont serving up the most fantastic and authentic Vietnamese cuisine but never managed to make the journey out there. I was therefore excited to discover that they were moving into the North Hobart restaurant strip a short walk from home and hurriedly went…

Lunch @ Sons of Baja

Dining out with my Sous Chef is an all too rare but greatly enjoyable experience, being able to kick back and relax and have others cook for us. We’re also quite picky and always looking for new things to try. With this in mind Sons of Baja was chosen to celebrate her birthday as we…

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…