Offering traditional salon-style dining, Scott Minervini’s Lebrina has long been one of Hobart’s most popular restaurants. Chef Minervini’s predominantly European menu showcases the quality of local produce. Built in 1844, the townhouse was converted into a restaurant in 1994. It retains the subdued charm of its previous incarnation, and is the ideal place for an intimate dinner for two.
The seasonal menu presents a wealth of hearty and rustic dishes largely inspired by the flavours of France and Italy. Crisp duck fillet with beetroot, pickled quince, slivers of sweet and sour cumquats and a citrus reduction is a marvellous medley of ingredients. The beetroot adds a delightful sweetness to the dish. Pan-fried kingfish fillet sourced from Tasmania’s Maria Island is covered in breadcrumbs and fried until crunchy. It comes with pickled cucumber, house-made preserved lemon and local olive oil.
PSST! For a small gathering of 10–14 people, opt to book the private dining pavilion complete with its own courtyard.