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Garagistes

103 Murray St, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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Ranked #106 of 441 restaurants in Hobart
Cuisines: Eclectic
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night
Description: Website is under construction. Luke Burgess is chef. e-mail is info@garagistes.com.au
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Everyone I spoke to who had visited Hobart said you must try Garagistes, but you will never get in. Fortunately they now do online bookings two weeks ahead of your desired date. All very civilized but they do the two seating thing which drives some nuts. And another observation to make is that it is a communal bar seating arrangement.... More

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

i've been here a few times. the food is always good. i have never been disappointed with the food, wine or service. great atmosphere. i hate the communal tables (thats just me). i will go here every time i visit Hobart

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Melbourne
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

Based on recommendations from TripAdvisor, blogs and newspaper articles, we shoes Garagistes as the restaurant to dine in for the first night of our four-night mini-break in Tasmania. We were underwhelmed by the food, although the waitstaff can teach a thing or two to waitstaff in some of the better restaurants in Melbourne for friendliness, engagement and helpfulness. The food... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Some of the offerings on our vegetarian degustation (5 courses) were superb, others were a little lacklustre or over powered by single flavour (liquorice). But definitely worth tasting. The service started promptly with plenty of zing but the second to last course took 30 minutes to arrive after previous plates were cleared giving the evening a bit of drag and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

First time we went to Tassie they didn't take bookings so my husband and I were determined to come back and enjoy. We managed to get in this time around when we returned to Tassie. I had high expectations and the food was amazing. The combinations of flavours were unimaginable and unique. The octopus dish was like coming across a... More

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Hobart, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Tried walking into this restaurant several times as they didn't take bookings. Was turned away each time as they were full. Disappointing, and hard to find anywhere else without a booking, so a couple of disappointing nights. They eventually started taking bookings (declining customers maybe?) so managed to get in with friends. One of our friends had eaten there before... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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29 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The food at Garagistes is wonderful, particularly the savory courses, with flavour combinations that we haven't seen elsewhere. The wine list also provided the right type of options to work with the food, particularly enabling us to order 375ml carafes of a good range of wines so that we could vary the wine throughout the night with the food. Service... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

The entrance to the restaurant is so inconspicuous from the street, looking almost like a warehouse, but once you enter the restaurant it immediately strikes you as almost a communal eating area of bench tables. The reputation of the food on offer had a lot to live up to and it did just that. We had the five course meal... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

From the minute you walk in the door it all becomes part of a great night out. A 'nothing' entrance leads to a great communal table setup. A greeting by a friendly staff member who takes you through the system instantly puts you into the comfort zone and the table staffers clearly have eyes everywhere. The 5 courses hit the... More

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Sydney
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34 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

If a popular place in the style of Garagistes is operating in the West Village in NYC (and I am sure it is), you would expect the staff to be snooty and oh-so cooler than their average customer. Not so in Garagistes, where a blend of style and modern food is matched beautifully with an old world Tasmanian welcome and... More

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