Chef Josh Phillips was on his dream hospitality trajectory. But after he reached head chef status, he decided to chuck it all in to try something new.
Cyclo Vietnamese Restaurant
Vietnamese restaurant249A Elizabeth St, North Hobart TAS 7000
"My favorite restaurant in Hobart is Cyclo Vietnamese Restaurant. The banh mi is top-notch, but the special pho is one of those meals you can have on a night before a night out. At the end of the night or when you're hungover the next day — it's always good, just street food. Excellent."
Street Eats @ Franko
Night marketFranklin Square, 70 Macquarie St, Hobart TAS 7000
"Another place to eat is our Street Eats @ Franko, an open-air market in Franklin Square. So if you get a rare balmy night between December and March, you have to go and stop in there for cocktails, beers, and international street food, and you get to sit on the lawn and see some live music."
New Sydney Hotel
Pub87 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000
"The New Sydney Hotel is just one of those classic pubs. There are Irish folk jams on weekends, and there's good Guinness by the pint, an excellent whisky range, and knowledgeable staff. I'd definitely read a book alone in a corner on a Monday afternoon in a pub. It's my quiet happy place."
SuburbTasmania 7004, Australia
"One of the things I recommend to do if you're walking around Hobart is to go and see Battery Point and take a walk through Tasmania's most exclusive historical suburb. The houses are old and right on the edge of the city. There are some nice eateries, pubs, and beautiful cafes and bakeries."
takara nipaluna – Blak Led Tours
Walking tourHobart TAS 7000, Australia
TMAG [Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery]
MuseumDunn Pl, Hobart TAS 7000
"An often overlooked place in Tasmania is the TMAG. It's free entry and it's down by the waterfront. You don't need a whole day. There's an excellent introduction to Tasmanian palawa culture and a cool, easy way to while away a couple of hours before you go out to dinner and feast again."