103 Murray St, Hobart 6231 0558
Smoked new season pink eye potatoes, sauce of whey, garlic scapes, herbs, flowers
Tartare of veal leg, uni and pine nut cream, nasturtium buds, speck and aged buffalo cheese
Green feast peas, lovage, samphire, lardo
Venerupis clams cooked in kombu butter, chicken and anise hyssop dashi
Garagistes smoked eel, poached rhubarb, laver and pickled hawthorn blossom
Lightly steamed Tasmanian blue eye trevalla and oyster mushrooms cooked over charcoal
West Hobart lime posset, iced fig leaf kefir, caraway and dill shortbread
Kunzea blossom ice cream, elderflower milk crisp, green almond cream
Garagistes offer an ever-changing five course set menu with optional artisanal sake to match. The food here is beautifully presented and has interesting flavours, however portions are quite small (I left still feeling a bit hungry). Service was friendly but slow, and the decor was simple (eg. plain wooden communal tables) and dark (eg. black walls, dark floors). Not a place I am likely to return to.
Note that this place opens Wednesday to Saturday from 6pm, and that reservations open two weeks in advance.