Tasmania’s capital city of Hobart has an exciting drinking and dining scene, so what better place to start your gourmet adventure through the island state. Begin your day in Battery Point, a historic suburb just a 10-minute walk from Hobart city centre. This neighborhood is known for its perfectly preserved cottages and for the most delicious bakery in town. Jackman & McRoss is part shop and part café, with shelves full of loaves and tarts, cabinets of sweet treats, and a delicious brunch menu.
If you are lucky enough to be in Hobart on a Saturday, then a stop at the famous Salamanca Market is a must. The market is on Salamanca Place, a cobblestone square in Sullivans Cove, on Hobart's waterfront. Stock up on fresh produce and gourmet delicatessen treats for the ultimate picnic or indulge in the delicious hot breakfast and lunch options at the market or surrounding cafés.
A unique way to enjoy the ferry to the Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) is to upgrade your regular ticket to Posh Pit access. Travel to Mona in style and feel like a VIP on the private deck as you are treated to champagne, beer, wine, and canapés, plus dessert on the ferry ride back to Hobart.
Dinner options are endless, as Hobart punches above its weight with a wide range of restaurants offering various cuisine options and price points. Our favourites include the Asian-accented Tasmanian dishes at Aloft, Italian tasting menus at Fico, and the classic pub dishes at trendy and modern The Brick Factory.
For a nightcap try a single malt whisky at Lark Distillery, the first licensed distillery in Tasmania since 1839, or an award-winning craft beer at Shambles Brewery.
Enjoy Hobart’s vibrant food scene whilst staying in the state’s capital on our 10 Day Wonders of Tasmania Self Drive itinerary.