Restaurant Guide

Dier Makr: Restaurant review


123 Collins St
Hobart, TAS


Dinner Wed-Sun 6pm-11pm


Dégustation $85


Those who suffer from decision paralysis are well served by the compact, high-ceilinged confines of Dier Makr. The only menu to speak of is a blackboard of single nouns, and the dégustation flows seamlessly – and theatrically – from one course to the next. The night's winning dish, called simply "Beetroot", takes the form of a prawn-cracker-esque beetroot crisp, dotted with a paste of venison and duck and topped with viridian cress. The skill required for such a dish belies its simple presentation – the cracker alone is the result of a process involving juicing, dehydrating, freezing and frying. Courses might be snacky, and encourage the use of your hands: charred kale with XO sauce is to be grasped by the stalks, and a fluttering delight of feathery oyster mushrooms, granules of potato and marigold petals ("Potato") is a little bowl of goodness to cup in your palms to warm them. A larger dish of barramundi arrives with fiery mustard greens and flatbread – make a taco, or mop up the alluring pil-pil sauce. There's no wine list to worry over either; wander into the glassed-in wine room to make your pick, or leave it to the charming waitstaff. If autonomy is more your thing, Dier Makr's front-door bar Lucinda awaits, with stools, snacks and stylish drinking.
(03) 6288 8910
Bookings essential
  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
Accepted card types:
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
Kobi Ruzicka
This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.