With floor-to-ceiling views of the Derwent River, and a menu developed by some of the best hospitality experience in Tasmania, Aløft has developed a reputation for fine dining par excellence in Hobart. You’ll find Aløft on the top floor of the award-winning Brooke Street Pier, a floating four-story pontoon that bobs in Hobart’s picturesque harbour.
Aløft is owned and run by industry stalwarts, Christian Ryan, Heiki Stanley, William Priestley, and Paul and Asha McCartney. Christian is at the helm of the kitchen, alongside Glenn Byrnes and a team of talented chefs who work tirelessly to achieve the quality products that Aløft is renowned for. Pooling their extensive hospitality experience from across the globe, and their in-depth understanding of the demands of modern cooking, Christian and Glenn have crafted an innovative menu that showcases Tasmania’s rich natural stores and unique cool-climate qualities.
As such, the menu is subject to seasonal changes and focuses on the finest local produce. All meat is free-range and sourced from local farmers. Locally caught and harvested seafood serves a large portion of the menu, which seems only fitting considering the restaurant’s location in one of Australia’s booming seafood farming regions.
Kingfish sashimi with mango, basil and wasabi is a popular dish to start the dining experience, combining seafood specialty with flavoursome fruity hints. Smaller dishes such as local Spring Bay mussels with XO sauce, or sticky pork belly with zucchini kimchi and sesame dressing, will begin to arrive on your table, soon joined by larger options such as the yellow fish curry with beetroot and fennel, or the chargrilled koji beef with miso and eggplant. Enjoy sweet finishes like the yuzu berry sorbet with yoghurt mousse, or the condensed milk and coffee ice cream.
Every good dish needs a good glass of wine by its side, and Aløft has you well catered for, thanks to the expertise of the restaurant’s Sommelier, Alice Chugg. With a wine list built around sustainability, drawing bottles from both overseas and local vineyards, you can sip the evening away with the assurance that each drop is of the utmost quality.
Pop into a bar seat to overlook the open-plan kitchen, watching where all the magic happens as Christian, Glenn and the team are busy at work. Or sit at a polished, concrete table and gaze out to the stunning harbour.
Aløft prides itself not just as a restaurant, but as the provider of a unique culinary experience. From fresh regional flavours to waterfront views, Aløft has well and truly earned its place on the list of Hobart’s finest dining institutions.