The Drunken Admiral Seafarers Restaurant is one of Hobart's iconic restaurants, located on the waterfront. It had a maritime atmosphere and the dishes were presented very innovatively. We went there because my mum wanted to try the famous Drunken Admiral Fish Stew. The warning about making a reservation was totally valid. We had to sit at the bar counter because the place was fully booked. Service was surprisingly fast despite the crowd.
The presentation of Hot Rock Salmon was very unique, consisting of a salmon fillet served on top of a hot rock as suggested by the name. The Salmon was cooked perfectly and the two sauces, an aioli and what seems to be a soy sauce based sauce complemented it perfectly.
Fisherman's Selection was pretty ordinary, not very different from what we had eaten at other seafood places around Hobart. It did have a unique presentation with the deep fried seafood being served in an abalone shell and the mussels were cooked in their shells.
We also decided to try some Cascade Apple Cider, one of the products brewed at the brewery with the same name. It is located in Hobart and known to be the oldest operating brewery in Australia. It was enjoyable to drink, as the alcohol taste was not too overpowering.