FOOD & WINE
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