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Relax: Franklin

One of Australia’s most acclaimed restaurants happens to be in Hobart, where chef Analiese Gregory plays with local, foraged, and home-grown ingredients in her daily-changing menu. One night, you might find burrata curd tossed with saltbush and fermented Jerusalem artichoke. On another, it’ll be licorice-seasoned lamb ribs, grilled for everyone to see in the 10-ton Scotch oven, which emits the smell of burnt honey. The modern concrete dining room, housed in a 1923 Ford showroom next to the old Mercury newspaper offices that have been reimagined as The Press Hall, is outfitted with blond wood tables and animal-hide rugs. House-made wines and tangy desserts—perhaps strawberry gum milk sorbet scooped over rhubarb and damson plum sauce—add to the fun.

This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue. See our full list of Where to Go 2016

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This industrial-style restaurant with polished concrete floors and an open kitchen serves up the best of Tasmania's amazing produce with an emphasis on just-caught seafood. While you feast, watch the chefs sweat it out in front of the 10-ton Scotch oven cooking fish and meat over a wood fire. The menu changes daily, so you’ll always get the freshest of what’s in season.

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28-30 Argyle St, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 3375
Tue - Sat 11:30am - 11pm