Tasting Tasmania host Ben Milbourne shares his top picks for the best eateries in Tassie.
Tasmania is definitely the foodie capital of Australia. With unique, world-class produce and and a rapidly maturing dining scene, the little island is becoming a go-to for food-lovers from across the world.
Here are the favourite restaurants of celebrity chef and Tasmanian local Ben Milbourne.
What Ben says: "The head chef, David Moyle, makes great connections with local growers, they bring in the best produce they can and he builds a menu based on the produce he’s give. It’s a produce-driven menu."
What to expect: The menu changes daily and incorporates a range of Tasmanian produce, so expect more than your ordinary your meat and two veg dish. The restaurant serves up breakfast and dinner in its stunning industrial space.
28-30 Argyle St, Hobart
What Ben says: "This place is only 12 seats. The chef is in the restaurant, so you can sit around the bar and he cooks while you can chat to him. You get dinner and a show at the same time!"
What to expect: Small-Fry is primarily an beloved breakfast spot, but the craft beer and wine list also makes it a top location for a cool and casual lunch.
3/129 Bathurst St, Hobart
What Ben says: "I have gone to and trusted this place for over ten years."
What to expect: Stillwater is more of a fine-dining experience, even for breakfast. Therefore, some may find its smaller portions a bit pricey. However, the dishes are tasty, well-cooked and almost as gorgeous as the view.
2 Bridge Rd, Launceston
Thirty Three Cups
What Ben says: "I just love this little cafe. If you're up north, you have to go."
What to expect: Thirty Three Cups has some of the most visually pleasing desserts on the island! In true Tasmanian style, they also use locally sourced coffee beans.
27 King Edward St, Ulverstone
You can catch the first episode of Tasting Tasmania on LifeStyle FOOD on August 31 at 8:30PM.
[Main image: Small-Fry Hobart]