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“Great experience.”
Review of Josie Bones - CLOSED

Josie Bones
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Hobart, Australia
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59 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great experience.”
Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed the busy atmosphere, great food and wine. Our service staff were very helpful and obviously enjoy their work. We missed out on the pigs head but would have needed a few helpers to do justice to it anyway. As it was, the croquettes and the black pudding and other entree serves were fabulous. Looking forward to going back but with some hungry foodies next time.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank WallabyStu
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English first
Newcastle, Australia
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257 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Something for the adventurous”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Being big Masterchef fans we were keen to try this and were really pleased we did. The menu is not overly large although the drinks menu is! The dishes ranged across unusual meat offerings like pigs trotters, pigs head and sweetbreads, but also included vegetarian dishes. We tried Lamb scrumpet ( a croquette of lamb), crumbed sweetbreads, beef cheeks in a wine sauce, beetroot carpaccio, and roast smoked pork hock. All delicious! The food is made to share and our only complaint is that the dishes arrived fairly fast giving us a lot of food in a short period of time. But all delicious.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank emdeme
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Sao Paulo - SP
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88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Cool, trendy, with an overwhelming craft beer menu and exotic food”
Reviewed July 31, 2013

I loved Josie Bones. Just enter the place inadvertently, as the street it sits in is busy with a vast array of restaurants and bars. Was blown away by the humongous variety of beers all listed in a separate beer menu. Upon being requested advice, the bartender was prompt to recommend a number of them based on my hints. I guess I had a few in two different visits, such as an oyster beer, smoky beer from 5 different aromatic woods, pumpking beer (crafted exclusively for the Halloween and so on.
Food was also something else. I had eel croquetes with beetroot and vodka sauce, Tasmanian fresh oysters, then the kangaroo carpaccion and I don´t remeber what else, but the fact is, everything tasted good.
Really enjoyed this place and will definetely go back when in Melbourne, hopefully with friends wo appreciate beer.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank LGPBRASIL
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Footscray, Australia
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532 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“wonderful experience again”
Reviewed July 5, 2013

we had not been to josie bones for close to 3 years, but read recently that there has been a change in chef and menu, so decided to check it out again.
naturally, you go to josie bones for beer and meat. their stock of beer has always been impressive (they now have more melbourne boutique beers on offer) and so is their current menu - their tapas style dishes of modern australian are for share.
the new chef having worked in michellin star retaurant in london, you see a strong english influence in the new menu. we had crackers with very mild rubharb sauce, super moist boudin noir with sunny side up egg on a nest of crisply coleslaw of cabbage and onions, swede and turnips braised in butter, lightly crumbed with nettle emulsion and special of the night, pigs trotter with carmalised baby carrots which was so tender, it fell apart when we dug a fork in.
we ate too much, we drank too much! well done josie bones for keeping up the tradition!
our only complaint is the long hike to the freezing toilets upstairs.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank 1mightymouse
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Melbourne, Australia
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

The food and servicehere are excellent. The adventurous must try their pig's head. A fantastic collection of beers. Best to share meals here. A must visit for any food lover.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank Selrahc49
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