March 2013

smolt

smolt, Battery Point

March 31, 2013

Back so soon, well yes and no. After our great evening on the Friday our waiter suggested we should come back in the morning for breakfast. We had already decided on Machine Laundry Cafe for the Saturday morning but beyond that we were open to suggestions for anything open on the Easter long weekend. Sunday […]

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Garagistes

Garagistes, Hobart (Closed)

March 30, 2013

From the moment we decided on hitting up Tasmania social media was our beacon, the best way to find out what the must visit places in Hobart are. There were a LOT of café suggestions, I think we need to head back for a week just to check them all out. Besides cafes there were […]

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Get Shucked

Get Shucked, Bruny Island

March 30, 2013

Get Shucked is a locally owned and operated company on Bruny Island. In 2004 Joe Bennett and his partner purchased the farm and have since turned it into a well known business. From October to May they’re open 10-5pm, 7 days a week. From June to September they’re open 10-4pm, Monday to Friday. Shucked oysters […]

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Bruny Island Premium Wines

Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bruny Island

March 30, 2013

At the last minute we decided to rent a car for our stay in Hobart which meant a road trip to Bruny Island was in order. Bruny Island is a small island off the south-east coast of Tasmania. It comprises North Bruny and South Bruny which are connected by a narrow isthmus. 100 kilometres in […]

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Machine Laundry Cafe

Machine Laundry Cafe, Battery Point

March 30, 2013

After our pretty massive feed at smolt the evening before we were ready the next morning to continue eating our way through Hobart. Next on the list was the highly recommended Machine Laundry Cafe. Situated in the eastern corner of Salamanca Square and as we approached we could see it was reamed. The Easter Long […]

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smolt

smolt, Battery Point

March 29, 2013

Planning our trip to Hobart the first thing we did was ask for restaurant recommendations. smolt was a name that popped up a number of times and dinner was booked in well in advance of our trip. smolt, meaning baby salmon, is a partnership between Kif Weber and Scott McMurray, owners of Tasmania’s largest salmon […]

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Tavern 42 Degrees South

Tavern 42 Degrees South, Hobart

March 29, 2013

We finally made it to Hobart. Late last year Mr O suggested we fly to Hobart for the Easter long weekend and surprisingly we all agreed within minutes. Flights were booked on New Year’s Eve between a few caprioska and negroni pre-drinks before our dinner at Bishop Sessa. We instantly knew there was an epic […]

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Jackie M

10 questions with… Jackie M

March 27, 2013

Where do chefs find inspiration? Do they cook at home? And who would they most like to have dinner with? These are just some of the questions running through my mind when I meet chefs. Yes they are just ordinary people but I love to know what makes them tick. Jackie M entered the restaurant […]

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Monopole

Monopole, Potts Point

March 22, 2013

Monopole is Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt’s newish restaurant and wine bar. The duo have taken the knowledge learnt from running the hugely successful Bentley Restaurant & Bar and carved out an impressive looking eatery in Potts Point. Somewhat of a recent change, the restaurant now takes limited reservations with half of the tables for […]

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Bondi Hardware

Bondi Hardware, Bondi Beach

March 13, 2013

We rarely venture over to Bondi but an invitation to Bondi Hardware’s first birthday lured us in. Half of my colleagues are Bondi locals and a few have mentioned Bondi Hardware on a number of occasions. Share plates and a funky vibe, sounds like fun to me! Although my family now lives North West of […]

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le petit deux

le petit deux, Newcastle (Closed)

March 10, 2013

le petit deux is relatively new to the Newcastle scene but its head chef and owner, Lesley Taylor, is not. le petit deux is the more casual bistro reincarnation of Restaurant Deux, a restaurant that received rave reviews in its two year life. The new restaurant is a French bistro to a tee with a […]

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Bacchus Restaurant

Bacchus Restaurant, Newcastle (Closed)

March 9, 2013

Heading to Newcastle for a sneaky weekend getaway, we were keen to check out a restaurant where a Sydney chef and Bacchus’ ex-restaurant manager were working. However as our trip approached everything changed when we heard both the chef and manager had resigned. Hmm where to now? It was only too easy to lock in […]

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subo

subo, Newcastle

March 8, 2013

subo is a tiny restaurant on Hunter Street in Newcastle that I heard about through Twitter and decided I would have to try out. Beau Vincent and his wife Suzie run the show with Beau on the pans and Suzie managing front of house. Beau has worked at many Sydney restaurants including Tetsuya’s, Guillaume at […]

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Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, Woolloomooloo

March 2, 2013

A Tweet about pies was all it took for Lex to organise lunch at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. Rain, wind and general miserable weather could not hold us away. We met Craig, Caroline, Mr O and Em for a bite to eat and here is what unfolded… Harry’s Tiger Pie ($6.20). Lex has an obsession […]

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