Given how many excellent venues there are in the city, the best seafood restaurant in Hobart is a hotly debated topic. Serving up exquisite dishes, that champion amazing local produce caught from the Bass Strait and Tasman Sea, we believe the following establishments are worthy of being awarded that label.
The Drunken Admiral is a fantastic eatery that has stood the test of time. A family run, waterfront restaurant that has been operating on Hobartâ€™s Old Wharf since 1979, they offer some of the freshest seafood you will get in Tasmania. Always busy, reservations are advised here, but once you get to your table, you will be presented with an innovative a la carte menu that includes such gastronomic delights as hot rock Tasmanian salad and chipotle calamari. If you are feeling ravenous be sure to try the magnificent seafood platter than includes the likes of marinated octopus, naked oysters and chilled Aussie tiger prawns.
When it comes to deciding the best seafood restaurant in Hobart its hard to go past Mures Upper Deck. An award winning restaurant based on Davey Street; this family owned business presents a sensational a la carte seafood menu that champions sustainably sourced and managed Australian seafood. Unique, in that the establishment that not only catches their own fish, but also sources and prepares it all too, their menu includes a share table and seafood platter that can be enjoyed with spectacular views of Victoria Dock. To wash it down they also offer a robust wine list that features labels from various regions across both Tasmania and Australia, as well as abroad.
Located in the heart of Salamanca Place, Blue Eye offers fresh, local seafood that is beautifully plated and cooked to perfection. A waterfront property, with charming dÃ©cor and a relaxed atmosphere, their contemporary menu specializes in a range of seafood platters, grilled fish dishes, and of course, good old fish and chips. Another venue where bookings are highly recommended, Blue Eye are known for its â€˜Afternoon Oyster Orgyâ€™ which offers freshly shucked oysters from the Tasmanian Oyster Company for only $2 each (at the time of writing) every Tuesday to Saturday. The restaurant also has a takeaway option for those who would rather eat at home or somewhere else.