Smolt | Restaurant Review | Salamanca Square | Hobart | Tasmania Restaurants, Wine, Travel, Opinions

Restaurants and bars
Open: Lunch and dinner daily
Price: Moderate
Score (/20): 14.5

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +61 3 6224 2554
Address: 2 Salamanca Square
Hobart, Tasmania, 7000
Country: Australia

Smolt is one of our favourite restaurants in Tasmania. It seamlessly combines the functions of café and restaurant serving great coffee, excellent doughnuts, great wood-fired pizzas, snappy tapas dishes as well as more robust fare.
Our days in Hobart are defined by Smolt. When the need for coffee calls it is the excellent Smolt coffee that draws us to the smart Salamanca Square precinct. Sometimes when we need a sugar hit one of their light-as-a-feather jam doughnuts is a must. If we need bread then we head here for a loaf of their first-rate ciabatta which can be bought at the Tassal shop next door.
As lunch beckons we head to Smolt for a black pudding and Italian sausage wood-fired pizza. Their thin-base pizzas are the best in the state with toppings that make sense and which are not marred by using too many ingredients.
Evenings might see us sipping a glass of Spanish wine and grazing on some light tapas-style dishes or joining friends for a full-scale meal with dishes such as slow cooked lamb ragout with house made tagliatelle or rabbit served with quince and witlof.
The wine list has some interesting selections such as Romate sherry, some Telmo Rodriguez reds and whites, the local Sinapius Chardonnay and Frogmore Creek Riesling and the Salomon Gruner Veltliner.
Service is always friendly and relaxed.

Disclaimer: Through an associated business, we import natural wines to Australia and are now supplying this establishment with some lines.

A description of the wines we are importing can be found here:

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