Monsoon Thai has hit Battery Point’s dining scene with a whole new wave of ideas. Gone are set distinctions between cuisine types, between classy and casual, between local and global, because this groovy new joint on Hampton Road hops between all of them. Monsoon Thai are, as the name suggests, experts in the subtleties of Thai cuisine, but instead of sticking to tried-and-true Thai staples they use this expertise to come up with a bunch of creative fusion dishes. Notwithstanding their mastery of Thai tastes, Monsoon Thai are proudly Tasmanian, and they champion locally sourced produce as strongly as anyone in Hobart, from freshly hauled seafood to free-range eggs. The menu changes constantly, but among the kind of things to expect are wild Tasmanian honey pork ribs, Paneng flathead and the incomparable rocky road chicken. Run by the same brains as renowned Hobart spot Thai Veggie Hutt, there is a huge range of vegetarian choices as well as plentiful vegan and gluten-free dishes.
Food was very enjoyable. Service staff were attentive, however for whatever reason the mains were delivered at different times, three meals came out at the same time, two came out more than five minutes later and a final meal (duck) was delivered well after the first three were eaten. Not sure why.
Very happy. Really quick service and I even got a free birthday drink ! Cannot fault the vegan options. Caters for everyone. Amazing all round. A++
Food was very good. Service was fair but could have been better given that the place was pretty quiet on a Wednesday evening. I still highly recommend.