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Sunday 5 November 2017

Frogmore Creek City: Hobart's newest destination dining venue

The reviews are starting to sneak out. Word of mouth is strong. 

Tasmanian winery Frogmore Creek has only just unveiled its much-anticipated second venue Frogmore Creek City on the Macquarie Point waterfront in Hobart. 

It is the culmination of a vision that started three years ago with the idea to create a night-time dining experience to expand on the success of the Frogmore Creek cellar door and restaurant in the nearby Coal River Valley. 

After a few false starts, the Frogmore Creek team located the perfect location in Hobart; a ground floor, corner position at the base of the new Maq01 building. 

"The site had everything we were looking for and most importantly it was a true reflection of our home base in Cambridge with stunning views and architecture," said executive chef Ruben Koopman. 

The space is essentially two venues in one; an elegant lounge and bar space along with the
signature dining experience called Atmosphere by Frogmore Creek.

"Nothing in this project has been left to chance," says marketing director Shelley Tamata. "Every piece of equipment, chair, knife, vessel and bench top has been selected to best reflect the brand and deliver an elegant yet relaxed space." 

A very strong kitchen team includes Kent Sullivan (ex Wrest Point head chef) Markella Koutalidi (ex The Fat Duck and The Source) and pastry specialist Ricky Stewart. Iain Todd (ex Ethos ) is leading The Lounge team.

Atmosphere by Frogmore Creek is described as a multi-sensory dining experience with three levels of experience to choose from; the all-inclusive Atmosphere Stealth or menu-only options Gold and Bronze. 

With no choice available, guests are asked to trust the team (a tricky proposition nowadays with so many allergies and avoidances). 

The Lounge is a casual space with a Tasmanian-focused lunch and dinner menu, all day snacks, concept cocktails, international and local beer and ciders which complement the full Frogmore Creek wine portfolio. 

I'll report back once I have sampled the fare. 

Frogmore Creek City is located at MACq01 Hotel, 7/ 18 Hunter Street, Hobart, Tasmania, with both venues overlooking Hobart City and Mount Wellington. 
The Lounge by Frogmore Creek - Wednesday to Sunday from 11.30am
Atmosphere by Frogmore Creek – Saturday to Saturday from 5.30pm, other days by appointment. Sunday from 11.30am ($85 per person)
Reservations (03) 6274 5876 or

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