Restaurant Reviews

Where to eat and drink in regional Tasmania

Tasmania-bound? Make some time to get out of Hobart and see what the rest of the island has to offer. Between fine-diners and one-starred restaurants, here are the drinking and dining spots worth seeking out, as featured in our 2018 Restaurant Guide.

Palate, the restaurant at Saffire Freycinet
Palate, Saffire Freycinet

Sushi comes with freshly grated local wasabi at Masaaki's (20b Church St, Geeveston, 0408 712 340), while Peppermint Bay (3435 Channel Hwy, Woodbridge, 03 6267 4088) has the best waterfront dining south of Hobart.

In the Derwent, pasta rules at Stefano Lubiana's Osteria (60 Rowbottoms Rd, Granton, 03 6263 7457). Plan to be at Josef Chromy (370 Relbia Rd, Relbia, 03 6335 8700) for lunch but start the day with croque monsieur and doughnuts at Bryher Café (91 George St, Launceston, 03 6380 9893).

It's pan-Asian at Mud Bar & Restaurant (28 Seaport Blvd, Launceston, 03 6334 5066) and ribs and hot sauce at Smokey Joe's Creole Café (20 Lawrence St, Launceston, 03 6331 0530). In the north-west try Mrs Jones (41 Bluff Rd, Devonport, 03 6423 3881) for dinner.

On the east coast, eat oysters alfresco at Freycinet Marine Farm (1784 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay, 03 6257 0140); the best fine dining is at Palate (Saffire Freycinet, 2352 Coles Bay Rd, Coles Bay, 03 6256 7888), alas for guests only.