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Franklin Restaurant Bar
Franklin Restaurant Bar

Franklin Restaurant Bar

10.04 reviews
Australian
Ranked #4 in Hobart restaurants
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28 Argyle Street, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6234 3375
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Seafood is front and centre on the Franklin menu, the wines predominantly European in origin, and the aesthetic is unashamedly modern.

The former, understandable and perhaps even inevitable given Tasmania’s proximity to pescetarian delights and head chef David Moyle's affinity for the ocean’s bounty. The latter, a breath of architectural fresh air that will set the standard for years to come.

It was our anniversary and we found Franklin to present the full package. Adventurous, perfectly prepared food, with numerous dishes we had never had the opportunity to try anywhere else. The service was exemplary and we really enjoyed exploring some of their very unusual natural wines.

If you love food and the joy that it can bring to both your taste buds and the people around you, then you owe it to yourself to book a meal at Franklin. It doesn’t matter if it’s only a single dish at the bar, or a multi-course sit down meal, you’re going to participate in an experience to remember!

Without a doubt Franklin is at the pinnacle of fine dining in Hobart, and I strongly recommend that you place yourselves in the immensely capable hands of Ben, David and the team for one evening of pure pleasure!

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New York City, New York State, USA

For our last night in Hobart, we wanted a great meal. Franklin was amazing. The restaurant, located just a few blocks inland from the waterfront, has a cool, modern space with a high ceiling, a concrete floor, animal-skin rugs, and an open kitchen. We were given the option between a little wooden table or barstools. By taking the barstools, we got to watch the chefs in action at the wood-fired oven and grills. The menu, which changes regularly, is small and deceptively simple. My mussels, cooked with olive oil in the oven, were easily the best mussels I've ever eaten and will probably be remembered as one of the best dishes I eat all year. Foodies, add Franklin to your wish list. It's a perfect excuse to travel to Hobart.

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Melbourne, Australia

Stopped in here for lunch after seeing lots of good reviews online for restaurant. On a Friday it was already busy with a mixed crowd of suits, tourists and young professionals. Slick interior (if a little cool, with lots of exposed concrete and metal finishings) and very attentive service. Slim but creative menu sourcing local ingredients and all sounding delicious. Had a simple lentil, carrot and goats cheese salad which was excellent. Great option to come for an early evening drink. Also do breakfast.

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Oceanside, California, USA
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The NOMA of Tasmania! Chef David Moyle’s sophisticated food was sublime. He drew from local delicacies to showcase his inventive and distinctive cuisine. We enjoyed the artfully presented duck liver parfait with toasted pepitas and fingerling potato. Next up was the house signature dish: Tasmanian abalone prepared flawlessly in minimal sauce and sliced into buttery slivers of seafood bliss. We sat at the bar and were thoroughly entertained by the open kitchen theater.

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