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The Lounge by Frogmore Creek | Hobart Waterfront

The Lounge by Frogmore Creek | Hobart Waterfront

What:

The Lounge by Frogmore Creek waterfront restaurant

Where:

Franklin Wharf on Hobart's waterfront, Tasmania

When:

Make a booking or find more information on the Frogmore Creek website

The Experience:

The Lounge by Frogmore Creek boasts an incredible menu, harbour views, and a gorgeous, elegant fitout. It was the perfect destination for David and my wedding anniversary lunch.

enjoying the amazing dessert selection

From the minute we were seated we had a great time. David, Teddy and I felt so welcomed and well looked after. The Frogmore Creek team are particularly adept at combining sophisticated flavours and surrounds with a casual, fun atmosphere. Instead of trying to choose off the menu we let the kitchen choose dishes for us. Every dish was completely scrumptious and we had no idea what would be served next. The knowledgeable waiters were able to match our wines superbly so we didn’t have to make any decisions at all - which I love.

David holding a sleeping Teddy

It’s hard to choose a favourite dish as each one was delicious but I think the stand out was the scallops. The flavours, textures, and presentation were so beautiful. The desserts were pretty mind blowing so make sure you order one each - you won’t want to share!

Lounge by Frogmore Creek Scallop dish
The Lounge by Frogmore Creek dessert selection
close up of the dessert shaped like a rubber ducky

There were beautiful colours and textures in both the food and the plush surrounds. Executive Chef and Hospitality Director, Ruben, has a hand in both these elements. National Marketing Manager Shelley informed me that she and Ruben “designed the space from the base build, plus curated every inch of the interior - which included a trip to Shanghai to design the furniture, glassware, and cutlery, and to hand select the crockery. They have a fine eye for detail because the place looks amazing!

casual seating and beautiful glazed crockery
the orchid display in the centre of the restaurant
Big windows and green velvet chairs at The Lounge by Frogmore Creek
the bar and lounge area with blurry orchids in foreground

The Frogmore Creek brand has been around since 2002 and most Tasmanians would be familiar with the Frogmore Creek Cellar Door and Restaurant near Richmond. The brand is continuing to evolve and The Lounge by Frogmore Creek opened its doors on Hobart’s waterfront in October 2017.

A big thank you to Shelley for inviting us, and to Ruben, Erin, and the whole Frogmore Creek team for ensuring we had such an exceptional dining experience. You guys are amazing!

 

K xx

The dishes in order of appearance:

1. Sustainably sourced Mottra Caviar amuse bouche: 

caviar and matching sparkling wine
close up image of the caviar

 

2. Smoked salmon with prawn and potato salad, avocado creme, sour cream, lemon jelly, wasabi mayonnaise, and brioche croutons:

salmon dish side on
salmon dish close up

 

3. Steamed scallops with almond cream, celery, grapes, spring onions, and black garlic:

enjoying scallops and matching white wine

 

4. Grilled prawn with chilli rays, finger lime, flowers, and smoked dried oyster:

beautiful grilled prawn dish held up in the restaurant

 

5. Chargrilled octopus, chorizo, and pineapple skewers with tikka masala mayonnaise, and potato croutons:

octopus chorizo and pineapple skewers
octopus chorizo and pineapple skewers

 

6. Tataki of wagyu beef on mini steamed buns with soy and ginger glaze, and pickled carrot:

picture of the wagyu beef on the table showing cutlery and crockery
picture of the wagyu beef with matching red wine
top down picture of the wagyu beef

 

7. Beef tartare cones:

picture of the beef tartare

 

8. Then came our epic desserts (all three of them)!

top down photo of our 3 desserts
three desserts on our table
dessert in the shape of a key
Person holding the duck dessert
Ruben Koopman, Executive Chef and Director of Hospitality

Ruben Koopman, Executive Chef and Director of Hospitality

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Sexy husband award goes to...

Sexy husband award goes to...

David at The Lounge by Frogmore
Dessert wine and decor

Dessert wine and decor

Teddy asleep at The Lounge by Frogmore Creek
The Lounge by Frogmore Creek is located inside the Mac 1 building on Hobart's waterfront

The Lounge by Frogmore Creek is located inside the Mac 1 building on Hobart's waterfront

enjoying sparkling wine and caviar
outside The Lounge by Frogmore Creek
The views surrounding The Lounge by Frogmore Creek

The views surrounding The Lounge by Frogmore Creek

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