Charcoal Lane I have generally had a poor hit rate in linking up with friends of friends and those “oh, you must look up…” connections in travels so far, so I crossed the threshold of today’s lunch venue, Charcoal Lane, in hopes of improving things. In this case my link was with chef Nic, who …

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Room for a Pony On my final morning in Hobart, I was in need of some breakfast and perhaps a light lunch also before heading to the airport and a flight back to Melbourne. Having been lured in by the name, I toddled up the road to Room for a Pony as I’d heard good …

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Tasmanian Coffee & Drinks My time in Tasmania was quite brief so I felt compelled to cram in as many bar and cafe trips as I could. I hit a rich vein of form from the outset. My first stop was at Amelia Espresso which was just around the corner from my extremely mediocre hotel …

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Old Wharf Restaurant I’d had a recommendation to check out the Old Wharf Restaurant at the Macq 1 Hotel so popped along on a bright and bracing lunchtime to give it a look. It had the feel of a new or recently refurbished place with some settling in still to do. I got the impression …

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Franklin A consensus recommendation from many sources had been that Franklin should be my primary fine dining port of call in Hobart. I was more than happy to take the advice although it was a hot ticket meaning I dined late on my second night rather than early on my first as I’d originally planned. …

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