Restaurant Guide

Fico restaurant Hobart Tasmania dish of corn and zucchini tart


You could argue that Fico is the quintessential, box-ticking Hobart restaurant.
Institut Polaire restaurant and bar in Hobart Tasmania. Photo of wagyu tartare and glass of pale pink wine

Institut Polaire

It's a rare and impressive feat for a restaurant to both rock a theme and look cool doing it.
Peppina Italian restaurant in Hobart, Tasmania


The Tasman hotel’s signature restaurant, Peppina, lives large – in both scale and ambition.
Van Bone restaurant in Marion Bay, Tasmania and its sleek dining room

Van Bone

Van Bone exemplifies destination dining, with every mouthful as uniquely Tasmanian as the stunning coastal views.
Pilot restaurant in Canberra, ACT "Hawaiian tart of 'nduja cream, fermented pineapple, tomatoes and crisp salami in a peppery pastry shell.


At Canberra's Pilot, there's boatloads of ambition at every turn.
Bar Rochford in Canberra ACT dish of  steamed snapper fillet sauced in smoked crème fraîche

Bar Rochford

Bar Rochford may have started as a wine bar with humble ambitions, but it has evolved into what many would call the capital's defining hangout.
Onzieme Canberra ACT dining room with timber chairs, tables and hanging pendant lights


Nothing appears to work too hard at this handsome 30-seater.
Restaurant Botanic in Adelaide, SA in the Adelaide Botanic Garden dish

Restaurant Botanic

At Restaurant Botanic, the line between the kitchen and the surrounding Adelaide Botanic Garden is all but invisible.
Arkhé restaurant in Adelaide snack dishes


Of course there's (very good) steak at a restaurant focused on cooking with fire, but the joys of Arkhé are in the unconventional.
Maxwell in the McLaren Vale, SA dining table setting overlooking vineyards


Fabian Lehmann’s tenure at Maxwell, and the German chef’s love for McLaren Vale has never been clearer.