Tasmania: The Glass House

Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
Tel:(03) 6223 1032

The Glass House, what a lovely experience. David Ball does the fresh Tasmanian produce proud.

Good wine list. Classy decor and ambience. The only issue is that at night, you might be facing the water, as we were at our table, but the lighting is such that all you see is the bar reflection in the window pane. It is a very beautiful bar though. But I probably would have loved a sea-view. Minor detail though.

Now, on to the food! In Tasmania, you can’t not try the oysters.  We had:

2 fresh
2 pickled rhubarb, parsley & dill
2 tomato, smoked tobasco, prosciutto dust

You could pick between 2 types of oysters, we choose the oysters they described as smaller and creamier. What a delight. Fresh with lemon was delicious. Then the rhubarb parsley and dill was light and refreshing the parsley and dill were reduced to a light oil, and gel bubbles. The tomato, smoked tobasco and prociutto dust was also delicious, very restrained and still had punch and flavour but showcased the oyster so well and wasn’t over-powering. So well done.

Next, onto the Scottsdale pork, slow cooked sticky belly, chilli glass noodle salad,
coriander, pickles, cos, chilli peanuts. The pork was so well cooked, infused with flavour and indeed sticky and caramelised, just as promised in it’s description. Yum.

For main we ordered:Grass fed Cape Grim beef – Coal River Valley pinot cooked cheek, Elphin Grove celeriac puree, local roast savoy, pickled green walnuts; with a side of Huon Valley potatoes – pink eye & russian bananas, pickled local shallots, flat
leaf kale, roast purple garlic. The beef was literally melt in the mouth. Tender and flavourful jus. The two different types of roasted potatoes were crispy, and so tender on the inside, the creamy sauce, shallots, garlic and kale made you want to keep eating this by the forkful.

Overall great dining experience. I would recommend booking in advance, as they can get quite booked up especially on weekends.

Food: 9/10
Value for money: 8/10
Ambience: 8.5/10
Service: 9/10
Overall Score: 34.5/40

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