Tasmania: Macq01 – Old Wharf Restaurant – dessert

Old Wharf Restaurant at the Macq01 Hotel
18 Hunter St, Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6210 7600

As we were staying at the Macq01, we thought we would fit in a sneaky dessert. Downstairs is the Old Wharf Restaurant. We ordered the Bitter chocolate tart, yuzu sorbet and sesame crisp; and an Apple tarte tatin with double cream.

Both were pleasing desserts. The bitter chocolate tart delivered in flavour, it was quite a small portioning, not that deep or generous in the filling, but still quite nice. The yuzu sorbet is well done, and does cleanse the palate and cut richness and bitterness of the tart, but I’m not convinced it goes together. The sesame crisp is again quite well done… but again I’m not convinced the flavours all marry together. Not a bad dessert, but not the best.

The Apple Tart Tatin, was lovely and caramelised, the pastry was cooked well. Quite a thin dessert, again their desserts are very small portioned and not generous feeling, it’s probably just a nice ending to a full three course meal.

Not bad, not outstanding though.


Food: 7/10
Value for money: 7/10
Ambience: 7.5/10
Service: 7/10
Overall Score: 28.5/40

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