Author: Sue Dyson and Roger McShane


Sweetwheat – Indulgent bread and pastries

Sweetwheat – Introduction We were first alerted to this bakery in Perth by the staff at the Princes Square Bar where we often have our first coffee of the day when visiting Launceston. We enjoyed the pastries that they served at the Princes Square Bar that were sourced from this […]

breü broth

breü broth – wonderful bone broth

breü broth – Introduction Many of our stories on this site follow pleasant experiences in restaurants, bars or food shops. We have definitely been fortunate over the many years that we have been maintaining this site and it is one of the longest running food sites on the Internet having […]

Organic producers

Best organic producers in Tasmania

Organic producers This page is dedicated to highlighting the best organic producers and produce in Tasmania. Why have we restricted ourselves to organic produce? Well, we have explained that elsewhere on this site (here) where we give the reasons why we spend a lot of time searching for organic produce […]

Broom and Brine

Broom and Brine Farm – Great vegetables

Broom and Brine – Introduction Broom and Brine Farm is an excellent purveyor of delicious, fresh, organic vegetables of the highest quality. Many of the vegetables they specialise in are not the common types but rather rare examples of considerable interest. For example, recently on the fortnightly deliveries we receive, […]

Lucinda Bar

Interesting Tasmanian Bars

Interesting Tasmanian bars We often get asked by interstate visitors which bars, restaurants and other food and wine places they should experience while they are in Tasmania. This list includes places that we think provide a good representation of the best Tasmania has to offer. We have also provided a […]

Chefs for hire

Tasmanian chefs for hire

Chefs for hire We are very lucky in Tasmania to have access to a number of highly skilled and experienced chefs who can be hired for one-off events or over a short period. There are also some great spaces that can be hired such as the dining space in the […]


R. D’Meure – Stunning Natural Wines

R. D’Meure – Introduction This is a story about one of Tasmania’s finest winemakers, Rory Duggan from R. D’Meure. But first we need to open the story by talking about some other serious players who have contributed to the success that Rory has achieved. The first person to acknowledge is […]


Banda – Natural and Flavoursome Cider and Wine

Banda Cider and Wine – Introduction Banda Cider is a relatively new producer of interesting and very tasty ciders and apple wines that have been made using natural and organic processes. They source their fruit from some of the very best organic producers. Their apples come from Our Mates Farm […]

Trophy Room

Trophy Room

Trophy Room – Great food and service Trophy Room in North Hobart has burst onto the scene and been busy from Day 1! The owners, Rose and James have a winning formula with interesting breakfast options, very good pastries, excellent bread and a variety of lunch options. They also do […]

Ogee front door

Ogee – Strong food and wine program

Ogee – Introduction Ogee is a welcome addition to the Hobart dining scene and it has certainly garnered a strong following in its first year of operation. Led by owner/chef Matt Breen the restaurant has settled into a solid menu which offers interesting choices within ten savoury dishes and one […]