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A Foodie’s Guide to Tasmania: Food and Wine on the Apple Isle

18 Nov 2021

With over 3 million hectares of protected spaces, Tasmania is a nature lover's paradise.

This makes it a top destination for those wanting to escape the stress of modern-day living, but that doesn't mean it's short on foodie sophistication!

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If you love your food and picturesque places to enjoy it, you should pack your bags and head to Tasmania immediately.

The whole island offers a smorgasboard of gastronomic delights showcased at a wide range of eateries, gastropubs and restaurants dotted across this diverse little island.

Discover some of the most charming and rewarding Australian food and wine locations in this handy guide to Tasmania's food and wine scene.

Hobart Food and Wine Guide

No trip to Tasmania is complete without stopping off in the historic capital of Hobart. This gorgeous city is awash with aged sandstone buildings and enigmatic charm. It's also a stomping ground for those in search of some of Tasmania's trendiest haunts.


98 Patrick St. Hobart 7000

Templo sets the pace when it comes to Hobart restaurants. It epitomises minimalism and purity of purpose, with just 20 seats up for grabs. Everything you eat at this reservations-only outlet comes from within 50 kilometres of the kitchen. Every wine makes the grade thanks to a reputation for minimal intervention.

Templo serves an ever-changing seasonal set menu, and be warned, you'll need to book at least 60 days in advance! The food is simple yet staggeringly good and the chef matches each dish with the perfect pairing wine.


Franklin Wharf, Hobart

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At the other end of the scale, Frank dishes up huge slabs of expertly prepared Argentinian-style steak. It's a haven of slow-grilled, beautifully seasoned beef, including the 400g Scotch fillet.

The wine list includes some of Australia's finest vintages, and it's worth dabbling in the cocktail menu. Be sure to leave plenty of room for the charred banana with salted caramel ice cream dessert. Amazing!

Upon arrival, your server will guide you through the specials and help you craft a two-person platter comprising anything that catches your eye. Only trouble is, there's a lot to choose from - and it's all delicious!

Peacock and Jones

33 Hunter St. Hobart

Secluded behind vintage sandstone that looks onto Hobart's waterfront, Peacock and Jones offer another seasonal menu that flows with Tasmania's seasons. Every ingredient is local and the chefs inspiration is based directly on what Hobarts' best foodies love.

While you never really know what you'll eat until you arrive, some of the most acclaimed dishes include ocean trout gravlax, glazed duck breast, berkshire pork, and you can try grilled wallaby here!

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The wine menu is a who's who of Australian excellence. Peacock and Jones wine manager keeps around sixty bespoke bottles in stock at all times, meaning you should never run out of options.

Dier Makr

123 Collins Street, Hobart


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Artful in its delivery of good-old-fashioned flavour in dishes like seared kingfish with chickpea miso, and cauliflower cheese with a hazelnut raclette mousse, Die Makr is the epitomy of Hobart's contemporary hospitality scene.

Helmed by two 'Melbourne refugees', this popular bistro even has its own wine bar in front, Lucinda, giving you plenty to do while you wait for a table to become available.

Using a basic kitchen comprised of little more than a couple of hot plates and one hibachi, Dier Makr's chef's work their magic right in front of you!


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The wine menu here is another list of minimal-intervention producers from all over the world, and the staff are more than willing to help you pick one. There's sake too and great original cocktails! 

Discover Tasmania's North East

Filled with beautiful landscapes, charming villages, and home to the world famous Tamar Valley, it makes sense that there should also be amazing food experiences in Tasmania's northeast.. 

The Lobster Shack, Bicheno

40 Waubs Esplanade Bicheno

Every seafood item on this menu comes to you fresh from the ocean. It's caught that morning form the boat your can see from your seat on the panoramic deck, and pauses only for a few moments of careful preparation before arriving at your table.

Some not-to-miss eats at this acclaimed diner include the lobster doused in lemon and garlic sauce, anything featuring the local mussels, a char-grilled Tasmanian salmon, or the classic fish and chips.

And that's all without mentioning the lobster roll, for which this venue is famous!

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Can't make up your mind? Customise a Tasmanian seafood platter to fulfil all your seafood fantasies.

A selection of fine Tasmanian sparkling wines, Chardonnays, Rieslings, and Rosès is on hand to complete the picture. 

Goaty Hill, Kayena

530 Auburn Road, Kayena

On Tasmania's north coast not far from Beauty Point, Goaty Hill is far from your average wine and cheese place.

Nestling itself in the heart of the Tamar Valley, this premium winery offers glorious wine tastings combined with your selection of gourmet platter food.

Designed for sharing, these meticulously composed platters include a host of Tasmanian delicacies. Think charcuterie, mussels, sashimi salmon and liver pate. You can also opt for a version comprised of locally made cheeses, seasonal fruit, and home-baked bread.

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Feel your cares drift away as you savour this amazing farm-to-table fare surrounded by lush lawns, sprawling vineyards, and the sounds of nature. 

Discover Tasmania's Best Food and Wine

Are you ready to explore Tasmania's best food and wine locations?

There's no better way to experience Tasmania's epicurean charm than with a self-catered stay.

Our selection of holiday parks offer something to satisfy anyone's appetite. Browse our top Tasmanian parks now and book your accommodation today!


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