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20 July, 2023


Tara Bennett


Tara Bennett

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Hobart, Tasmania, is not only the home of Provider House but a city brimming with places and spaces to eat, drink and experience. Here are our top tips if you are staying at Provider House or are just in the neighbourhood. 



A cute little cafe in the city that makes a good sanga. 

Wide Awake

A cool little coffee window, with good coffee and infectious energy. 


Probably our favourite breakfast spot, offering delicious food and an interior that reminds us of a greenhouse. 

Pie at Tom McHugos.


Room For A Pony

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all a great option here, you can't go wrong. They have a big courtyard out the front or nestle in front of the fire inside. 

Tom McHugos

Our favourite pub in Hobart, it has a great wine list and the best chicken schnitty. 

Crescent Hotel

Good wines, delicious chippies and an excellent place to wait for your table to become available at Ogee. 

The Agrarian Kitchen interior.
Lunch at Fico.



This hatted restaurant focuses on using local, seasonal, and sustainable produce sourced from local growers and distributors. 

Osteria Vista

Inside Stefano Lubiana's cellar door, Osteria Vista offers a degustation lunch beautifully paired with Stefano's wines (our favourite).


This small little restaurant is tucked away in the back streets of Hobart. They celebrate seasonal and locally sourced produce and minimal intervention wines from small producers. 

The Agrarian Kitchen

This is our top recommendation! Located in New Norfolk, it's a big hall like building and the food is either picked and prepared from their garden on the grounds or sourced locally. If you can't get a booking, you can order food from their front kiosk and sit outside to enjoy. 

Lunch at The Agrarian Kitchen.
Dinner and wine at Sonny.



Natural wines and delicious snacks. Great for both a quick vino or a long boozy dinner. 


Sonny is the best! They open at 4pm so get there early as it's walk-ins only. The food is amazing and Al the host will take you on quite the wine and music journey. 


This is Sonny's second wine bar and it's just as good. You can't book so we would recommend going a little earlier. With food you can enjoy some starters or go all out and roll out feeling very full and content. 


Owned by Stefano Lubiana, this little wine bar is family run with an extensive wine list and tasty snacks. You can also get takeaway wine. 

Bar Wa

This izakaya serves ramen for lunch and shared dishes for dinner. They have an excellent whiskey and beer menu.

Early wines at Ogee.



Bruce is a designer re-sell store. Pick yourself up a Marni dress or Comme Des Garçons coat on your way to get a wine. 

Fullers Bookstore

Our favourite bookshop where we spend all our money. 

Find Your Feet

For those that want to start hiking but care about how they look at the same time. 

Wine tasting at Stefano Lubiana.
Ferry to Mona.



Everyone has to go to Mona. Even if the art isn't your style, it's still a fun day out. Mona is only a 15 min drive from Provider House or a short ferry from Battery Point (which is our favourite way of getting there). You can drink wine from their vineyard (yes they have a vineyard on the grounds) while you are feeling the fresh Tassie air in your lungs.  

Wine Tasting at Stefano Lubiana & Derwent Estate 

Not far from Provider House, these two wineries are super close to one another and very fun to stop by the cellardoor for a tasting. Stefano Lubiana is a biodynamic winery and they make our favourite Pinot. Derwent Estate is a fun to stop by and eat lunch. 

A trip to New Norfolk

A 30-40min drive from Provider House, New Norfolk has The Agrarian Kitchen, New Norfolk Distillery + lots of antique store. 

A bush walk to New Town Falls 

Across the road from Provider House you will find the trails that lead up to New Town Falls. You can go as hard or soft as you like as there are multiple trails you can follow. This is such a beautiful thing to do while staying at Provider House. 

A day trip to Bruny Island

This is a fun little day out to go on walks, eat oysters and hopefully see home penguins. 

New Town Falls.
A bush walk to New Town Falls.

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