The Duke’s deed and title are well-deserved.This classic Aussie pub has stood on the corner of Barrack and Macquarie Street in central Hobart since 1846, and has managed to retain its old school charm to this day, even though it’s now a bar and restaurant with modern trappings enough to make it a popular CBD destination for fine pub food and drink. The Duke’s lunch and dinner menus are full of solid proclamations on state of the art eating, from burgers and pizzas to some stelar modern Australian mains. With live music on the schedule and a great space for hosting private functions, The Duke is the holistic Hobart pub you’ve been looking for. Book some elbow space, a table or a larger event online now.
Excellent, creative meals, well above pub food standard. Live music. Warm, attentive hosts. Great range of local wine and spirits. Pool table in bar. And no pokies! What's not to like?
Great service, food was well cooked and tasty. Young waiter was very efficient and attentive. Good menu choices and priced well. All around good experience.
We always have a lovely time at The Duke. Food is delicious, music is the best and most importantly the staff are so friendly and helpful :) . There is a young guy who sings on Thursday evenings, his voice is amazing, the best voice that I have heard in a long time. Well worth a visit.
Everyone at the Duke couldn’t be more helpful and friendly. Really positive vibe and food was great. Dietary requirements handled very well, lots of vegetarian options and all the staff very knowledgeable about the menu. Can’t wait to go back!
We arrived on time but waited just over a hour for our meal, possibly because of steaks needing to be well done. I can cook steaks to be well done ie not pink inside, without charring the outside. My meal was mediocre, I also like my food hot and served on a hot plate. I chose the fish and the dish was lacking in a sauce choice. I do not put lemon juice on fish. My family who are vegans enjoyed their meals, they were the reason we chose the Duke after looking at the menu. I would not rush back. Disappointed.
Blues night @ The Duke is always an excellent night out. Whether with friends or solo, staff are great food is very well prepared & presented. The entertainment is second to none!
There was a good choice of good food with fine service in a spacious dining area with a pleasant atmosphere. I highly recommend The Duke.
Excellent friendly service, fantastic meals which catered for all of our dietary requirements. Good music and seating arranged so that the venue was not over-crowded. One of the best nights out we have had as a family for a long time. Will return!
The staff were not friendly. We had my 2 year old with us and were told there were no high chairs, though upon going to the restroom saw several high chairs and booster seats - obviously the staff member just didn't feel like going and getting one. The food was served quickly, but was not well done. Two of us had the mushroom arancini with salad - the mushroom balls were lovely, but the salad was a just handful of baby spinach and rocket with no dressing or filing. The other person had an open ham and cheese toastie and it was barely cooked, the bread wasn't even crispy, it was a sandwich with the same sad excuse for salad on the side. Overall it was very disappointing.
Best service and meal in an long time. We got there for an early booking and had the place to ourselves for a while. We were lavished attention by a friendly waitress recommending really good choices for us. Perfect evening!