Here in Tasmania's capital city you'll be spoiled for choice when it comes to places to eat. Whether you're a local resident arranging a night out with friends or family or you're a visitor looking to use the city as a base to explore nearby Wellington Park, Hobart's Chinese restaurants in particular are ideal places to enjoy an evening out. And there's a real variety of dishes on offer here, too, with dishes drawn from culinary traditions as diverse as Hunan, Cantonese and Sichuan. It's easy to see why Hobart's Chinese restaurants enjoy a reputation as some of the best in the region, and with Quandoo it's simpler than ever to browse menus, check opening hours and book a table online.
As the largest city on the fascinating island of Tasmania, there's lots to see here when you head out in the morning and start exploring. The Salamanca Market near St David's Park is a creative hub for the state's artisans and craft makers with everything from unusual ceramics to locally-made jewellery available for you to pick up. Meanwhile, the Museum of Old and New Art just over the water exhibits a clever mixture of artistic eras and even has an on-site winery! Then, after a day of sightseeing, there's nothing better than a gorgeous meal at one of Hobart's many Chinese restaurants. For one of the jewels in the crown of Hobart’s Chinese restaurants, try AWU Delicious Food on Hunter Street. Tasmania is an island, after all, so the seafood available here is to die for. Popular Chinese classics like fried prawns with salt and pepper are available, while vegetarians can treat themselves to hand-split cabbage, a classic Hunan dish with a crisp texture and a dash of spice.
Although Hobart is a small city, it’s still a thriving place with many different types of Chinese food on offer. In the suburb of Sandy Bay there are favourites and local specialities from across the world on offer for discerning diners, and the Chinese restaurants here, particularly Flavours Chinese Restaurant on Sandy Bay Road, is especially known for fusing the classic Western favourites with less well-known Sichuan delicacies. An injection of heat is definitely on the menu here thanks to the Sichuan tendency to add chilli to everything, so if you're a fan of spice then you're in luck. The Sichuan classic deep-fried peppery chicken is not to be missed, while vegetarians can tuck into stir-fried eggplant with thick broad bean and garlic sauce. This is a jewel in the crown worn by Hobart's Chinese restaurants.
While many quite rightly associate Chinese food with gorgeous savoury dishes like dim sum and dumplings, it's often forgotten that China is home to some damn tasty desserts. Here in Tasmania, Hobart's Chinese restaurants are serving up some pretty delicious sweet treats, so if dessert is an important part of your meal it's definitely worth trying Will's House Asian Cuisine on Elizabeth Street where delicious puddings are the order of the day. From rich coffee-infused chocolate extravaganzas like mocha pudding to the more traditional sweet fare of China like banana fritters, this favourite among Hobart's Chinese restaurants is not to be missed. Don't forget, though, that Chinese restaurants like these in Hobart can quickly get booked up, so it's wise to head over to Quandoo and book well in advance to avoid disappointment.