Restaurant Reviews

Frank: Restaurant review



1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart, TAS


Lunch daily noon-3pm
Dinner daily 5.30pm-11pm


E $20-$29
M $26-$48
D $13-$15


Smolt's younger funkier sibling is all about the share. The open converted office foyer space offers multiple configurations for socialising and a festive mood, so bag some friends for best results. Start with a vibrant cocktail or let the knowledgeable bartender recommend a wine from the South American and Tasmanian selection. Small plates, like a coconut-flavoured white fish and prawn ceviche, are appealing, but save space for the meat. This is as close as you'll get to a Buenos Aires parrilla in Hobart - the meat tender, perfectly rosy and served with chimichurri and salsa picante. The good work continues with desserts. A chocolate parfait with strawberry gel meets the elusive cacao tipping point between sweet and bitter, while charred banana with almond and caramel ice-cream is simple and moreish. Best of all, Frank comes with an access-all-areas view of the Hobart waterfront.

(03) 6231 5005

Bookings recommended


  • Licensed
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian-friendly
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Outdoor dining
  • Impressive Wine List

Accepted card types:

  • American Express
  • Eftpos
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Scott Heffernan

This review was made independently for the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide. The guide's reviewers visit unannounced and pay their way.