Ahoy the Drunken Admiral!

For Mr Iced Vovo’s birthday dinner this year he decided on a Hobart iconic restaurant, The Drunken Admiral.

Established in 1979 the restaurant prides itself on providing the very freshest Tasmanian seafood, (but there is a great range of produce on the menu) set against the vibrant maritime atmosphere of the Old Wharf in the heart of Hobart.

Our first time to the restaurant did not disappoint. We all opted to go for a Main and Dessert:
For main I had the Hotrock Salmon, which came boneless, seared with Japanese spices on a fired volcanic rock with wasabi, soy and mayo. It was succulent and delicious, although at one point I forgot about the wasabi and scooped a little too much onto my salmon and nearly blew my head off! Mr Iced Vovo had the Gunner’s Smoky Squid Fry, consisting of crispy squid in a crust of cumin, oregano, garlic and coriander with lime, served with red chilli and smoked paprika mayo and fries. Mum had the Marrakech Market Tagine Baked Salmon which was a filleted salmon steak rubbed with the flavours of Morocco served in a lovely clay pot baked with tomato, coriander and chickpea curry.

Hotrock Salmon
Hotrock Salmon

Marrakech Salmon
Marrakech Salmon
Gunner's Smoky Squid
Gunner’s Smoky Squid

Our dessert selection was: The Three Sheets to the Wind for me – an assortment of gelato and ice creams – I got a lovely specially designed glass plate with three large scoops one of Raspberry gelato, a rich dark chocolate ice-cream and a caramel crunch type ice-cream! Mr Iced Vovo had the Chocolate Merchant’s Mistress which is a velvety belgium chocolate fudge cake, served warm with a generous splosh of Tasmanian Whiskey chocolate sauce and a dollop of roast macadamia nut ice-cream (It was a very generous portion!). Whilst Mum had the Malt Mill Pannacotta – a dark sticky barley malt and creamy white chocolate pannacotta chilled and served with local raspberry puree and a baked hazelnut shortbread.
For drinks we shared a bottle of Ninth Island Pinot Grigio.
The Sheets to the Wind!
Three Sheets to the Wind!

Malt Mill Pannacotta
Malt Mill Pannacotta

The Chocolate Merchant's Mistress
The Chocolate Merchant’s Mistress

The décor is an eclectic mix of seafaring paraphernalia with little snugs and booths dotted about the restaurant. We had a thoroughly enjoyable evening and will definitely be back!
Popular with both locals and tourists alike, reservations are recommended.
You can find The Drunken Admiral at 17-19 Hunter St. Old Wharf, Hobart, Australia. Open from 6pm, 7 days a week.
 Ph: (03) 62 341 903.

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