Innkeepers have delved into the depths of Tasmania, to reveal where you can sample the best of our mouthwatering foods.
We’ve decided to reveal one of our island’s most premium secrets: the mouth-watering Tasmanian black truffle. Tasmania’s black truffles are renowned for their depth of flavour, exhilarating perfume, and premium quality. When touring Tasmania, ensure you visit a truffle farm, and experience the best our southern hemisphere has to offer.
Based in Tasmania’s North, Tasmania Truffles Pty Ltd is the home of Australia’s first black truffle. With 20 years of experience, the family business has perfected the art of growing the exquisite fungi. Grown in the foothills of the great western tiers mountain range near Deloraine, the farm experiences year-round fresh, clean air, and regular snow falls during winter.
The cool Tasmanian climate is ideal, with the cold conditions making for a slow grown truffle, rich in aroma and flavour. Truffles are harvested from June until mid-September, all products hand-picked and processed, to ensure they are the best possible quality.
A good truffle has a strong, sweet aroma, and a smooth, rounded shape. Black truffles are incredibly versatile, with Tasmania Pty Ltd hand-crafting unique products, including oil, honey, salt, mustard, balsamic vinegar, and crème. Find these premium products every Saturday at Salamanca Market.
With our organic farming, clean water, rich soil, and low food miles, Tasmania produces beautiful farm to table dining experiences. Whether you’re searching for wild abalone in a premium waterfront setting, or you want to watch the sun set over Mt Wellington while enjoying a fine pinot noir, Tasmanian restaurants will have something to send your taste buds tingling. Our top picks?
Garagistes has become established as one of the top restaurant attractions in Hobart. With produce sourced from local growers, fishermen, and farmers, its menu reflects the changing seasons of Tasmania. In keeping with the menu, the wines featured are organic or bio-dynamic, made naturally from vignerons who grow their own grapes.
Top tip: if you’re touring Tasmania and want to drop by Garagistes, reservations are recommended, as the restaurant is incredibly popular. Relax, and soak up the ambience as you enjoy a five course meal of the best produce Hobart has to offer.
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Your Tasmanian holiday would be incomplete without a visit to Elizabeth Street Food and Wine.
Based in North Hobart, the Café and Provedore features locally sourced, premium produce, which is made seasonally, allowing you to enjoy the best from Tasmania’s backyard. Drop in for a coffee or a meal, and browse the pantry, overflowing with Tasmanian produced goodies, including fruits, jams, chutneys, honey, olive oil, and chocolates.
Sit on one of the high stools overlooking Elizabeth Street, let the sun wash over you, and watch the world go by, while enjoying a delicious potato rosti with smoked salmon and poached eggs. The ultimate way to spend a lazy Sunday brunch.
Based in the beautiful Salamanca, Rockwall Bar and Grill offers a sophisticated dining experience, with the best produce Tasmania has to offer. The menu reflects Tasmania’s reputation of ”four seasons in one day” with a delicious variety of choices, including freshly shucked oysters from the waters of Bruny Island, spiced quail, and duck with orange and pepper sauce. Enjoy a gentle stroll along the cobbled streets of Salamanca, as fairy lights glisten overhead, before dropping in for a relaxed, modern dinner.
Located in Swansea, on the picturesque East Coast of Tasmania, the Ugly Duck Out specialises in premium, organic food. Enjoy a casual dining experience, knowing that the food on your fork is GM free, organic, and follows fair trade guidelines. Produce is sourced from around Tasmania, including seafood, fresh local meat, and vegetables harvested for their own gardens. The globally inspired menu is friendly to dietary requirements, offering choices to cater to your specific needs, whether you be coeliac, gluten free, or vegetarian. Enjoy with a local wine, beer, or cider. Not only a restaurant, the Ugly Duck Out is also available for educational workshops, discussing “This Business of Sustainability” and leads community projects which encourage healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
Nestled away among the shopping centre of Sandy Bay’s Magnet Court, this hidden treasure offers a range of Chinese dishes. Be prepared for fresh and tasy local Tasmanian ingredients. Prefer dining with friends? Me Wah’s trademark banquet is perfect for serving up an array of dishes, conversation and that fight to eat the last dumpling.If you’re in the mood for a bit of everything, be sure to look no further than their Yum Cha menu with a range of bite sized, edible concotions including duck san choy bao, wagyu beef cheek and for all you adventurous folk, chicken feet. There’s something for everyone as the locally owned restaurant, with several awards under it’s belt, including 2012 Tasmania’s Restaurant of the Year award.
Searching for premium, up market steak? Look no further. Located in Launceston, the Black Cow Bistro specialises in tender, grass-fed beef. The meat is hormone free, and the dishes are designed to incorporate fresh, local produce. The mouth-watering menu includes a range of protein fuelled options, including lean Eye Fillet, hearty Rib-Eye, and a flavorsome Porterhouse. Cleanse your palate with the finest of Tasmanian wines. The wine list has been carefully perfected, and includes local gems sourced from the Tamar Valley, Pipers River, and Coal Valley.
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