A bar-cum-restaurant in an old Ford showroom (c. 1923) wedged between the former home of Hobart’s Mercury newspaper and a car park.
Once you’ve found the door (hot tip: it’s on Argyle Street, not Macquarie), pull up a pew at the concrete bar or find yourself a table. Be entertained by the usual stuff i.e. eating, drinking and being merry, or go nuts: press your cheek against the concrete floors, stroke a hide, or just watch the staff.
Our kitchen’s smack-bang in the centre of the restaurant and is totally exposed, meaning Analiese and her team prepare fine fare right before your eyes. And like that isn’t special enough, most of the cooking is done in a ten-tonne Scotch oven large enough to hold a small cow (or human).
Restaurant open Tuesday to Saturday, 5pm till late. Dinner bookings are recommended, but you’re welcome to try your luck as a walk in.
‘Feed Me’ option – $85 per person.
Accompanying drinks to match – $55 per person.
Blackman Bay pacific oyster
Chicken liver parfait with yeast crisp
Crispy octopus and saltbush dumpling
Abalone, shiitake and lardo skewer
Fresh burrata curds with heirloom tomatoes and tomatillos
Woodfired flat bread with zucchini, pecorino and anchovy dressing
Dry aged highland beef tartare with fermented mushroom and fresh horseradish
Local autumn vegetables with herbs and walnut satsivi
Wood roasted rosa bianca eggplant with xo sauce and pickled leek flowers
Wood roasted octopus with sweet and sour currants and almonds
King Edward potato galette with onion and vin jaune sauce
Whole pan roasted flounder with green garlic butter
Wood roasted pigeon with honey vinegar and pickled mulberry
Wood roasted Littlewood lamb with pickled kohlrabi and roasted tomatillo
Green leaf salad
Liquorice custard tart
Wood baked walnut and roasted greengage pudding with wild fennel icecream
Crispy potato with brown butter and salted caramel
Franklin blue cheese with honeycomb and fried bread