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Review of Hearth

Ranked #34 of 615 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $19
Cuisines: Australian, Contemporary, Bar
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Casual family friendly eatery serving pizza and small plates. We have a small boutique wine list and craft beers. Open fires and small intimate rooms make this a special place to dine.
Reviewed January 23, 2014

Ate here 5 years ago and couldn't wait to revisit it with friends this time. From the very first minute we arrived the service seemed less friendly and less inviting. The menu is interesting albeit limited. Two of us ordered the fish, one the lamb and the other the gnocchi. The meals are beautifully presented but very small and at $37 the fish would have cost about $300 a kilo. The lamb was declared a winner but the gnocchi was simply prepared and not very exciting. The biggest disappointment was the poor choice of wine we selected. After much discussion, which was obvious to the waiter, we decided upon a bottle of Riesling. It was not a label we knew and unbeknown to us it was a very sweet variety. My husband couldn't even drink it. We brought this to the attention of the waiter and was basically told we should have asked and maybe wait and drink it with dessert. The wines are not cheap and as a gesture of goodwill it would have been nice if they at least offered my husband a glass of something else. He ended up drinking water. In this competitive industry it's important that upmarket restaurants aim to please their customers as this sort of flippant response to our concerns will certainly not have us returning in a hurry.

3  Thank Deborah H
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

Monty's is in an old house on the Battery Point and has a very cozy atmosphere.

And the food and service live up to the atmosphere. This was one of the best meals I have had and would almost go back to Tasmania just to go to Monty's again. The food was modern australian with a French influence, with an excellent wine list to choose from.

Highly recommended as a night out in Hobart

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3  Thank Glenno11
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had a fantastic meal at Monty's. We ordered from the a la carte menu and had 3 courses. The food was creative, delicious and beautifully presented. The service was also excellent. It was one of the nicest meals we had while we were in Tasmania. Given the quality of the dishes, I also thought the prices were very reasonable. We also ate at Stillwater in Launceston and thought the experience at Monty's was better. Highly recommended!

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2  Thank Travelbuddy010
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Reviewed January 12, 2014

Our final dinner in Hobart was spent at Montys. We opted for the tasting menu with matching wines. We also decided to have a cocktail each prior to dinner. My partner had the cosmopolitan which was near perfect, I opted for the champagne cocktail (cant remember the name of it) but this was the single worst cocktail I have ever tasted. Not because of how it was prepared or anything, purely for the taste. It was like drinking a fizzy glass of bitters! Stay away at all costs.
The dinner itself got off to a good start. We were given out or wine before our first course was placed in front of us. The meal paired up well with the wine (in fact they all did) and our waiter was informative regarding the wines on offer. It went a bit pair shaped after the first course for a while though as their timing mustve been out a bit. We felt rushed over the next 3 courses, it felt like we had to skoll our wine back. It fixed itself again for the lamb course (which was the dish of the night, absolutely perfect) before going down the gurgler again in the dessert course where we were given our dessert but our wine didnt come until maybe 10mins after.

Overall it was a good night and I am sure that the mistakes we were dished (pardon the pun) up dont happen very frequently. I would give them another chance for sure.

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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Quiet and sophisticated this restaurant exceeded our expectations. It's intimate and very easy to settle in to. Service was excellent, food was very impressive and very classy. Wine choices very good and staff helpful in assisting us with choices. Overall - top class. If we lived here we would be regulars, as it is so good. At around $100 per person including wine for 2 courses plus it is highly recommended.

Thank Joanne P
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