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Wednesday 1 June 2016

Farewell to TQ on Elizabeth; hello Quartermasters Arms

TQ on Elizabeth has been one of Hobart's casual wining and dining hot spots over the past couple of years, but as of Saturday TQ is no more.

Owner Stuart Addison has shut the doors on TQ and unveiled a new persona in Quartermasters Arms, with a different menu and more pubby feel. 

Great news for people who work in hospitality, or are looking for a late night wining and dining establishment, is that he has secured a 3am licence. 

The Quartermasters Arms will be both a bar and eatery with a focus on Tasmania with regard to both the beers and ciders on tap - and the wines. 

Chef Blair Groenewege (ex Ethos and The New Sydney) will remain the driving force behind the food. 

Addison says guests can expect a list reflecting the best of Tasmania and the world. "You’ll see the great organic Ciders from Willie Smith's alongside German apfelwein and pinots from Peter Dredge along with examples from Burgundy and Central Otago."

The 1854 space that has been an apothecary, boot shop, brothel and Sri Lankan tea house in the past has been given a new look; with the first-floor lounge and open fire a popular destination. 

Addison describes the change as "an evolution" and the new-look lists feature brews from Bruny Island Beer Company, Morrisons and Hobart Brewing Company and wines by the glass from Stefano Lubiana, Beautiful Isle, Winstead and Dr Edge. 

Spirits range from Forty Spotted and McHenry gins to Lark and Hellyers Road whiskies.

Small plates will include the likes of southern free-range chicken wings, Bruny Island wallaby tacos, tempura Cygnet mushrooms and beetroot-cured Huon salmon, while there is a quirky selection of bigger plates and popular favourites like nachos and a Cape Grim rump fillet burger.     

Quartermasters Arms, 134 Elizabeth Street, Hobart. (03) 6236 9119

1 comment:

  1. A great stop at any time of day, in Hobart's burgeoning "mid-town" precinct.