Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Four: Salamanca Market, Sorell Fruit Farm, AWU Delicious Food, Mako Seafood at Constitution Dock, Sweet Envy, Lark Distillery and Pier One Restaurant
What to do in Hobart on a weekend’s morning? The answer is direct and simple, Salamanca Market. The is not the common market in your neighbourhood.
Set between graceful plane trees and mellow sandstone warehouses, Hobart’s market attracts thousands each Saturday with its food, music, arts and crafts, collectables, books, curios, clothing and jewellery. Salamanca Place’s two street blocks are packed with stalls, and the aromas of coffee, freshly-baked treats and vibrant flowers are heavenly. Look for surprises, from chilli beer to bold ceramics, rare coins and vintage toys, with many cafés for refuelling.
The beauty of Salamanca Market is you can find most stalls selling Tasmanian products and unique products. It is hard to find two stalls selling the same product in Salamanca Market and most of the products have their own unique identity. It is a good place to find interesting items and souvenirs.
This is a must visit place in Hobart Tasmania. It is not just enjoyable but you can also drop by at the cafes for a cuppa of coffee or tea. Or savour the best local foods while enjoying the live bands around.
Salamanca Market Phone and Address:
Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone: 6238 2711
Email: [email protected]
After a walk at Salamanca Market, time for food. Australia might be known for its wine production but there is also an emerging demand for its fruits. For the best fruits in Tasmania, we visited the Sorell Fruit Farm.
Sorell Fruit Farm
Tasmania’s cool climate leads to slow ripening and extra depth of flavour and colour for berry fruits, the specialty of Sorell Fruit Farm. The range is astounding, from strawberries to raspberries, tayberries, boysenberries, loganberries, sylvan berries and blackcurrants – at least some are in season from November-May. Pick your own, take a self-guided tour, then stop at the café for a Devonshire tea or berry ice cream.
See, feel and eat the fruits in Sorrell Fruit Farm. Get the freshest and the best fruits from Australia here. You can spend hours here picking up your favourite fruits and savouring them.
Sorell Fruit Farm Address and Phone:
180 Pawleena Road, Sorell, Tasmania 7172
Phone: 6265 3100 Mobile: 0418 138 660
Contact: Elaine & Bob Hardy
Email: [email protected]
Fruits picking was fun and it was time to drive back to town for lunch. For lunch, we visited a Chinese restaurant for the first time in our trip. It was a great idea for a change of food selections.
AWU Delicious Food
AWU Delicious Food offers Northern Chinese cuisine which is normally spicier, more robust, deep and earthily flavored than Cantonese and Shanghai food. The style is epitomized in the traditional fiery beef with black pepper and braised pork belly – each rich, complex and wonderfully hearty dishes.
If you have enough of Tasmanian local food and wanted to switch to a Chinese food for a change, AWU Delicious Food is an option. It might not be as authentic as it is as the taste is localised for locals but it is one of the better Chinese restaurants in town.
AWU Delicious Food Phone andAddress:
Shop 1 15 Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone: 6234 4200 Mobile: 0435 077 108
We were supposed to do kayaking but due to the weather and the high tides, we detoured. We looked for local food instead of kayaking and why should we complained?
Mako Seafood at Constitution Dock, Hobart Tasmania
Constitution Dock is the Hobart’s version of Sydney’s Fish Market. The difference is it is relatively cheaper in Constitution Dock. There are more than half a dozen restaurants there and we chose the one that is recommended which is the Mako Seafood.
Mako Seafood Address:
Constitution Dock, Hobart
Tel: 6234 9884
We didn’t stop there and we continued our food trail to a famous dessert restaurant called the Sweet Envy. You should be envious of what you see we ate there.
Sweet Envy Review, Hobart Tasmania
The search was not over until we found a great place for dessert. There is no better place than Sweet Envy, we will tell you the reason. The café is indulged with white and decorated with classic wood furniture.
The fresh looking café gave us a very refreshing and comfort ambience. The desserts were top class, both in presentation and taste. The chef is an award winning chef and worked with celebrity chef like Gordon Ramsay. Read more at Sweet Envy Review, Hobart Tasmania
Sweet Envy Address, Tel, Details and Contact:
341 Elizabeth Street
North Hobart, Tasmania
Tel: (03) 6234 8805
Email: [email protected]
Deliciously Wonderfully Open
Tuesday – Friday 8:30am till 6pm
Saturday 8:30am till 5pm
Closed Sunday, Monday
and Public Holidays
Dessert was excellent and we continued to a single malt whisky distillery. It is one of the few whisky distilleries in Australia and a rare one in Tasmania.
Lark Distillery Tasmania Single Malt Whisky
If you are a single malt whisky lover, you must visit this place when you are in Hobart Tasmania. Located at 14 Davey Street, Hobart , Lark Distillery was the first licensed distillery in Tasmania since 1839. It was established in 1992 to produce Australian malt whisky, rich in character with a big finish using Tasmanian ingredients.
We heard so much about the wines in Australia and to be frank this was my first visiting a whisky distillery. It is a truly hidden gem and a must visit place in Hobart. Read more about Lark Distillery Tasmania Single Malt Whisky.
Lark Distillery Tasmania Address, Contact and Phone:
14 Davey Street, Hobart, Tasmania, 7000
Phone: 03 6231 9088
We went back to Wrest Point Hotel for a rest before dinner. Dinner was in the hotel at the posh Pier One Restaurant.
Pier One Restaurant
This is one of the most memorable dinners in Tasmania. Pier One Restaurant is located within the Wrest Point Hotel overlooks the beautiful pier.
Australia’s first casino, Wrest Point overlooks Hobart’s harbour and is a popular waterside venue for entertainment and dining. Refurbished rooms and suites are styled with natural timber; the gaming rooms break with tradition and feature windows with river views; and other facilities include the tower-top The Point Restaurant, dining in Pier One overlooking the Derwent River; a range of casual bistros and bars; evening entertainment; a heated pool and spas.
It was definitely the best fine dining dinner during my trip to Tasmania. The slow roasted pork belly and the marinated lamb rump were simply beautiful. It was simply a great restaurant to end a hectic day and day four of our Tasmania adventure!
Pier One Restaurant Address and Contact:
410 Sandy Bay Rd Sandy Bay TAS 7005, Australia
(03) 6221 1700
Read the Tasmania 2012 7D 6N Travelogue below:
Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day One: Cataract Gorge Reserve, Basin Café, Country Club Tasmania
Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Three: Honey Farm, Tasmanian Gourmet Sauce Company, Ross, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and Wrest Point
Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Five: Richmond, Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge and Wineglass Bay Walks
Tasmania 2012 Travelogue Day Six: Kate’s Berry Farm, Barilla Bay Oysters, Tas Live Abalone, The Deep and Burger Got Soul