Author: Sue Dyson and Roger McShane

Faba Gelateria

Faba Gelateria – Excellent Ice Creams

Faba Gelateria – Introduction Campbell Town is one of the few towns on the Midland Highway that hasn’t been bypassed. It is therefore a popular stopping place for a coffee or to peruse the interesting bookshop or for a wander to admire some of the colonial buildings. But now there […]

Waterloo Inn in Country Tasmania

Country Tasmania – Exciting Food Treasures

Country Tasmania – Finding interesting food Let’s start this story with a warning! There is a lot of publicity promulgated in the press and tourism literature about Tasmania being a foodie haven. This is only partly true. There are many great places to eat in Tasmania, but you may not […]

Peppina @ Tasman Hotel

Peppina – Great Produce

Peppina – Introduction Peppina in the luxury Tasman Hotel is an important addition to the Hobart dining scene. The Italian-inflected menu is based on Tasmania’s best produce. It’s hard to imagine a more difficult time to open a restaurant than in the week Tasmania’s borders were opened to welcome not […]

Pop's Garden

Pop’s Garden – Fresh Strong Produce

Pop’s Garden – Introduction When we are driving back to Hobart after eating our way along the East Coast, we usually take the short deviation to Pop’s Garden stall on the side of the road between Orford and Spring Bay. There is usually a good choice of vegetables here and […]

Waterloo Inn

Waterloo Inn – Fresh local food

Waterloo Inn – Introduction The dining room at Swansea’s Waterloo Inn is a welcome arrival on the Tasmanian dining scene. Chef Zac Green and front-of-house Alex Sumner are, together, delivering a great dining experience in this East Coast town. During our many years of travelling throughout Tasmania, we have often […]

Xai Vegetables

Xai Vegetables – Excellent Fresh Produce

Xai Vegetables – Introduction Xai and her team grow and sell some of the best fresh vegetables in Tasmania. Everything she sells is presented beautifully on her stall. We are lucky in Tasmania that vegetables grow more slowly than in the rest of Australia. we are also lucky that our […]

The Confessional

The Confessional – A Quirky Truck Stop

The Confessional – Introduction The Confessional is normally a place we would avoid due to the name, however we were intrigued when this place opened beside a (presumably) no longer required church on the Midland Highway. We arrived without any great expectations, partly because the car park here is absolutely […]

CWA Gift Shop

CWA Gift Shop – Bounteous Offerings

CWA Gift Shop -Launceston We must have walked past the CWA Gift Shop hundreds of times over the past decades and never walked inside. However on a recent trip we stopped and marvelled at the range of biscuits and cakes lined up in the window. So we went in and […]

Turkish Tukka

Turkish Tukka – Delicious Food

Turkish Tukka – Introduction Turkish Tukka is a welcome addition to the Launceston dining scene. It is informal, it has friendly staff and the food is very good. The meats are chicken and lamb which are marinated overnight and then cooked over charcoal. You can order a plate or a […]