Taste Of The North Hobart Streets
by Stephanie Williams, Peta Hen
Side-step the famous North Hobart restaurant strip and explore the back streets to find some cracking good eats
342 Argyle St, North Hobart
This diner has gotten off to a blistering start. After sharing their yummy donuts with Hobart at the Farm Gate Market each Sunday, James and Rose have branched out into a bricks-and-morter venue, with more than just baked goods. Almost everything is made in house with beautiful pastries, pasta, brioche, pizetta, bacon, everything you could want in a neighbourhood bistro/ cafe. The mortadella cruller – peppery pastry filled with sliced mortadella – alone is worth heading here for. They’ve just started opening on Friday nights (book ahead), so now you can enjoy more of chef James’ menu, with a drink or two.
374 Murray St, North Hobart
With Matt Breen cooking, it’s a sure bet it’s going to be delicious. Having been open for a year now, this neighbourhood bar is exactly what you’d want to have within walking distance – interesting wines, share plates, good bread and my favourite dish, brioche icecream. The room is cosy with a perfect bar for perching at. The menu responds to what is in season and available – gildas are always a tasty way to get started, the raw beef is a menu standard and perfectly simple, pasta is handmade and the fish and dressed leaves is always a good idea.
381 Elizabeth St, North Hobart
While technically on the North Hobart strip, The Winston sits at the top for both location and great food. This place is Americana all the way with some of the best wings, tacos, mac and cheese sticks and burgers in Hobart. The buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce are juicy, spicy and super morish, especially when paired with the massive selection of craft beers and ciders on tap. Vegans are in for a treat too. The broccoli ‘buffalo wings’ are just as delicious.