The Gourmand’s Guide to Tasmania

5 Sep, 2018 | Adagold Luxe, News, Travel and Tourism

Breathtaking natural beauty, exquisite wine and rich food culture have crafted Tasmania into a true gem of Australia.

The state’s crisp clean air and fertile soil make it the ideal location to grow some of the nations most extraordinary and sort-after produce. And with more than one-quarter of its land size committed to agriculture production, it’s no wonder Tasmania is fast becoming the food hub of Australia!

If you’re a foodie passionate about local produce, Tasmania is the place for you. And with a diverse range of restaurants, there’s something for everyone! In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the states best restaurants and although we can’t list them all, we’ve listed five below to give you a taste of what Tasmania is all about.

Fat Pig Farm

If you’ve ever watched Gourmet Farmer on SBS, you’ll have a great insight into the background to the fantastic food experience at Fat Pig Farm. The farm and the restaurant’s Friday Feasts take you back to basics, with an appreciation for growing as much food for the table in your backyard as you can. Located in the Huon Valley, the Fat Pig Farm Friday Feasts are a leisurely event lasting from 12.30pm until 4pm. With dishes served straight from the garden and paddock, and paired with Tasmanian beer, wine and cider this is a food celebration like no other.

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The Source Restaurant

Whoever said good food is like a work of art, has never been so accurate when discussing The Source Restaurant at MONA. The focus of this restaurant is on seasonal produce matched with your choice of over ten thousand bottles of wine from across the globe. Enjoy the simplicity of quality produce at MONA with shared plates overlooking the museum grounds.


One of Tasmania’s most recognised restaurants, Franklin lies in the heart of Hobart in an old Ford showroom. The bar-come-restaurant celebrates simplicity with a concrete bar, bespoke wooden stools, an indoor garden as well as cow hides and wood fires to bring warmth. At this hip and savvy restaurant, expect to indulge in modern cuisine featuring Tasmania’s best produce. Think dishes like ‘wood roasted Littlewood lamb with pickled kohlrabi, roasted tomatillo, wood-baked walnut and roasted greengage pudding with wild fennel ice cream’ – a sample of their current menu. If you’re looking for a unique experience, Franklin is for you.

Saffire Freycinet

Located on the East Coast of Tasmania, Saffire Freycinet is not merely known for its luxurious accommodation. Its restaurant has enviable access to some of the best food and wine in the country with aquaculture and agriculture at its doorstep. The restaurant ensures that not only your stay will be exquisite, but your food will be as well. When dining at Saffire Freycinet, you’ll be treated to a selection of plump oysters and mussels, grass-fed beef and lamb and fruit and vegetables chosen daily. The combination will take you on a journey of Tasmania’s finest produce.

Dier Makr

If you’re looking for a degustation menu, Dier Makr is Tasmania’s go-to restaurant. With a simple, yet deceptive menu, this six-course set offering will leave you questioning what is to come. However, a night of mesmerising flavours and fresh, local ingredients will leave you with a sense of awe and fulfilment. Take a look at their website here.

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Of course, we couldn’t feature every delicious Tasmanian restaurant because there’s too many! But with Adagold Aviation, you can treat yourself to a luxurious and intimate experience. One of our Luxe experiences, the Great Southern Gastronomic Experience will take you on a journey around Tasmania’s most celebrated locations. However if you’d prefer to take your Tasmanian journey at your own pace, we can create a customised itinerary to suit your needs.

Interested in great food, incredible wine and exquisite scenery? Contact Adagold Aviation today and talk to one of our friendly Charter Specialists to organise your Tasmanian escape via private jet.

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