The Drunken Admiral is one of Hobart’s iconic restaurants and is popular with both locals and visitors to Hobart alike. It’s a family run restaurant that has been operating since 1979, offering the diner a unique experience and very fresh and tasty Tassie meals. The restaurant is world renowned, features in many global travel guides and is always popular – so reservations are advised!
Your hosts are Simon and Brierlie, who will welcome you to this nautically nostalgic establishment, along with a dedicated front of house team. It’s primarily an à la carte restaurant, but it also offers a selection of set menus. There is room for 130 diners at any one time with cosy nooks and crannies everywhere. There’s also an area that can comfortably seat a party of up to 50 to dine together.
The restaurant is crammed with maritime memorabilia to delight the diner and excite the enthusiast! With all the history and original artefacts it’s pretty much a museum in its own right. Make sure you explore when you visit – there’s a lot to check out.
The head chef, Jamison, and the kitchen team source the freshest local and interstate seafood, including Blue Eye cod, Huon salmon, Huon ocean trout, Blackman Bay Pacific oysters, Pittwater Pacific oysters, Huon dill cured salmon, Southern rock lobster, Moulting Bay clams, Black trevally, calamari, Spring Bay mussels and flathead. The restaurant also offers a selection of non-seafood, vegetarian and gluten free dishes to cater for all tastes and requirements. It’s open seven days a week.
The Drunken Admiral has an ideal location – right in the heart of Hobart’s beautiful waterfront overlooking the local fishing boat moorings and within easy walking distance of Hobart’s main conference centres and hotels. There is plenty of parking available in front of the restaurant and along Hunter Street. Hunter Street’s wharf precinct is an historically rich area and the building itself was constructed in 1825 – one of the very first to be built on what was originally Hunter Island and is now Hunter Street.