Raincheck Lounge | Restaurant | North Hobart | Tasmania

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Raincheck Lounge
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Open: Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily
Price: Moderate

Reviewed By

Sue Dyson and Roger McShane
Phone Number: +61 3 6234 5975
Address: 392-394 Elizabeth St
North Hobart, Tasmania, 7000
Country: Australia

Raincheck Lounge is a comfortable, inviting and accommodating café cum restaurant in North Hobart which serves some interesting food and the occasional unusual beverage. It is a cool place to hang out while you are waiting to go to a film at the State Theatre over the road or as a venue to catch up with friends over a drink or some tapas dishes.
We visited here after a week of less than satisfactory meals in venues where everything seemed to emanate from the freezer. We were delighted to find that they have a dish of "Ortiz anchovies, chilli dust & sourdough" where they serve a can of the famous Ortiz anchovies with a side of chilli flakes and some grilled bread. Cured, canned anchovies can be ethereal if they are sourced from the right producer. We fondly remember a restaurant in Barcelona run by the Adria brothers of El Bulli fame where one section of the menu was devoted to canned products - but, of course, only the highest quality canned products.
We also enjoyed fresh Tasmanian clams in a beer broth studded with pucks of chorizo and a dish of salted cod croquettes with a lovely smoked capsicum aioli. We also enjoyed a La Goya Manzanilla with these dishes.

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