6 must-try dishes
1 FLINDERS ISLAND LAMB
Wild Flinders Island sits to the north-east of Tasmania and produces beautiful saltgrass and milk-fed lamb, beef, and seafood. Try the lamb at some of Tasmania’s acclaimed restaurants including Gabriel’s on the Bay in Port Arthur and Invernay’s Blue Café Bar, or pick some up from Wursthaus in Cambridge to cook for yourself.
2 GAME PIE
Tasmanians love their pies and eating a game pie should be top of the list for anyone visiting Tasmania’s north-west. Many local bakeries specialise in the delicious pastry and at the annual Taste of the North West festival in Sheffield you can try a range of versions from producers all over the region.
Tasmanians love this rich chocolate concoction and you can find it at cafés and sweet shops throughout the state. Have a piece with a coffee or buy a box for when you’re peckish on the road. Fudgey hand-made fudge is made in Eaglehawk Neck from Tasmanian butter and rich chocolate but you can find the sweet treat all over the island.
4 LEATHERWOOD HONEY
Only produced in Tasmania, Leatherwood honey is made from bees who gather pollen from Leatherwood trees, many of which are located in World Heritage areas. The unique, delicious flavour is perfect for smothering on fresh bread and butter, scones, toast, and crumpets.
5 FRESHLY SHUCKED OYSTERS
There’s nothing like eating an oyster plucked fresh out of the ocean and this delicacy from Tasmania’s pristine waters is sublime. You can find fresh oysters for sale where they are grown all over the island. For a great oyster experience head to Get Shucked on Bruny Island where Pacific oysters are served metres away from where they are harvested, sorted, and opened. Or seek them out at Barilla Bay Oysters where you can order the “Shucking Awesome” oyster platter, an indulgent selection of 30 cooked and natural oysters.
6 SCALLOP PIE FROM ROSS
Tasmanian Sea Scallops, sourced from local Bicheno scallop farmers on the east coast of Tasmania, are folded into a delicate and creamy curry sauce before being cooked in a light pastry. Pick up a supply from the Ross General Store or from Alps and Amici in Launceston.