Best Hobart hotels and restaurants naturally implies the best of everything that Tasmania has to offer. Gourmet food and premium wine has made Tassie famous. Our pure water creates top shelf whiskies, gins, vodkas, rums and ales. As a result, there is a burgeoning distillery and micro-brewery industry.
However, would it surprise you to know that the best food in Tasmania is not found in Hobart, but in New Norfolk. In reality, New Norfolk is a satellite suburb of Hobart. It is only 30 minutes from the Hobart CBD, and only 20 minutes from MONA. Therefore, most people in New Norfolk work in Hobart proper.
New Norfolk is in one of Tasmania’s best food bowls, the fertile Derwent Valley. We are surrounded by market gardens, cherry and apple orchards, olive groves, raspberry and hop fields. Local specialty farms supply us with small farm sheep, pig, beef and poultry. We enjoy minimally processed milk and cheese from our valley. And our river is abundant with wild trout.
When stocking our bar we select from any number of fine local vineyards, local whisky, rum, gin and vodka producers and farm-based ales and beers.
Our guests usually dine at The Woodbridge in the evening and our new grazing menu celebrates our wonderful local produce. Guests love our goat cheese crostini with SDT, pesto and balsamic reduction. It doesn’t matter how often it is served, guests always rave about this dish.
However, our guests usually go out for lunch and they are spoilt for choice. Several cellar door eating options like Derwent Estate and Pooley wines are close by. Stefano Lubiana Wines is just 10 minutes from The Woodbridge and its osteria offers full lunchtime dining.
Alternatively, guests frequently choose the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery for lunch. It was recently named as the #9 restaurant in Australia, and #1 in Tasmania. The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery is just a 5 minute walk from The Woodbridge.