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Smolt

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Spanish, Tapas
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2 Salamanca Square, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
+61 3 6224 2554
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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  • 271
    Excellent
  • 246
    Very good
  • 84
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Okay-ish!

The hotel recommended this restaurant as they were full. It's tucked away a bit at the back of the square but looks quite inviting when you arrive. It's a shame you don't get a friendly welcome. Service overall was not super friendly, it was slow and a bit hit and miss. The food was okay but... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
jacki_dee
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esher, surrey, UK
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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645 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
esher, surrey, UK
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

The hotel recommended this restaurant as they were full. It's tucked away a bit at the back of the square but looks quite inviting when you arrive. It's a shame you don't get a friendly welcome. Service overall was not super friendly, it was slow and a bit hit and miss. The food was okay but nothing to write home... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Haven't been to Hobart for three years so I was hoping Smolt was still in business. I had the fish of the day, blue eye trevally, which was coated in a crumbed hazelnut mix on a bed of little potatoes with fennel, tomato and peppers. Absolutely delicious

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We eat here in the middle of January and had an excellent meal. We had a venison main dish and it was superb although a little on the pricey side for the wine. Our waitress was chatty and we had really good service. We had to sit on a table looking out over the square which was a bit of... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

The food is the only thing holding Smolt together. After 4 times of terrible service, no greetings, being ignored, the fact you have to always walk up to the counter to be told its "table service", even when you have been sitting for 20 minutes. Arriving when breakfast is still on then waiting till they finally decide it would be... More 

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Shanghai, China
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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Attracted by the high ratings on TA, gave it a try and booked a table for dinner with friends. Service was good, fast and friendly, but the food was just average. The salmon was way to oily, bread was dry and so was the bread. Will not return and not recommend.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Recommended by a friend as the place to dine. Attended by Cilla who was a wonderful hostess. From the orgasmic sounds coming from the table the mussels were pretty good. I had the beetroot salad with a side of summer vege. I am not a vegetarian but the meal was sensational. A must if visiting Hobart.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We went here as a party of 6 on the recommendation of a Tassie friend, fantastic food and great service, I had the mixed plate of oysters and east coast mussels. The mussels with smokey bacon were to die for. Great night was had by all. Recommended and had to resist going every night if our long weekend.

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Perth, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We just arrived in Hobart and stumbled into this restaurant in Salamanca Square. We ordered dinner and it was just the best. You've really got to try the venison which was perfectly cooked, tender and tasty and the lamb shoulder, melt in the mouth delicious. Service was excellent and the venue was well patronised, so book or get there early.... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a work function for dinner with 26 people which was fantastic. The food kept coming and it was all delicious with a great selection of wines. The service was impeccable and the staff could not have been more accommodating and helpful. Dealing with large groups must be difficult, but they did it with great style and efficiency. Highly... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Never order pizza from here. I don't know why they have it on the menu. Terrible. Other choices probably okay, though.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Salamanca Square, Hobart, Tasmania 7000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Hobart
  • Phone Number: +61 3 6224 2554

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13 - 63
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?