FOOD & WINE

Country Style - - DEVONPORT TASMANIA ON THE MOVE -

BISTRO CAMILLE Chef Fa­bien Le­fran­cois of­fers clas­sic French dishes in­spired by Tas­ma­nia’s world class pro­duce. 140 North Fen­ton Street. 0439 227 374; bistro­camille.com.au CHAR­LOTTE JACK The restau­rant of celebrity chef Ben Mil­bourne is at Provi­dore Place. There’s an em­pha­sis on pad­dock-to-plate din­ing, low food miles and craft beers and wine. Watch Ben’s show, Food Lab — which airs on SBS Food — be­ing filmed in the glass stu­dio on-site. Vis­i­tors can book a farm tour, fol­lowed by a pri­vate din­ing ex­pe­ri­ence with Ben, too. char­lot­te­jack.com.au DRIFT CAFE RESTAU­RANT Opening onto Mersey Bluff Beach with a view to die for and a re­laxed at­mos­phere, Drift presents sea­sonal fare in share dishes, great burg­ers and a drinks list that goes from Tas­ma­nian craft beers to French cham­pagne. drift­de­von­port.com LANEWAY CAFE This café has great cof­fee to go with its all-day break­fast and a deli that sells fine lo­cal cheese. (03) 6424 4333; lane-way.com.au MRS JONES A restau­rant and bar set in a mod­ern ar­chi­tec­tural space with ocean views of­fer­ing an à la carte menu based on Tas­ma­nian seafood, with ve­gan, gluten- and dairy-free op­tions avail­able. (03) 6423 3881; mrsjones­rbl.com.au

PIZZI­RANI’S CUCINA The place for au­then­tic Ital­ian cui­sine like Nonna makes it. Try the home­made lasagna, or pump­kin gnoc­chi if you spot it on the spe­cials menu, and fin­ish with a de­li­cious dessert. 0456 783 158.

SOUTH­ERN WILD DIS­TILLERY Taste hand­crafted spirits made in a hand-built cop­per still at this award-win­ning gin dis­tillery. The prod­ucts are in­spired by the in­gre­di­ents avail­able from the Tas­ma­nian land­scape, in­clud­ing a straw­berry gin liqueur — the dis­tiller’s re­sponse to aid lo­cal grow­ers hit by the lo­cal fruit fly cri­sis. (03) 6423 5981; south­ern­wild­dis­tillery.com TAS­MA­NIAN FOOD AND WINE

CON­SER­VA­TORY The break­fast and lunch menu at this café in Sas­safras, 20 kilo­me­tres south of Devonport, pro­motes the best lo­cal pro­duce. The menu changes reg­u­larly to show­case what is in sea­son. Lo­cated in a beau­ti­ful old folly build­ing sur­rounded by gar­dens, visit for the gourmet plat­ters, sen­sa­tional desserts, Tas­ma­nian beer and wine and a range of take-home prod­ucts. 9 Con­ser­va­tory Road, Sas­safras. GHOST ROCK En­joy a tast­ing of cool-cli­mate reds, whites and sparkling wines at this fam­ily-owned vine­yard’s cel­lar door, which is nes­tled in the rolling hills of North­down, 10 min­utes east of Devonport, over­look­ing Bass Strait. Stay for a light lunch. Open seven days, book­ings rec­om­mended. (03) 6428 4005; ghostrock.com.au

EM­PRESS CRAFT BEER A new bar in Provi­dore Place, Em­press show­cases the best lo­cal craft brew­eries with some from the main­land and be­yond. It also serves char­cu­terie, cheeses, olives and pick­les. Shop 2, 48–54 Ol­daker Street. em­press­craft­beer.com.au

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