Popped into Tasman Quartermasters new Elizabeth Street digs this afternoon for a bite to eat with my mum and brother, Matt.
It was fairly busy when we arrived, so we were shown to a table upstairs by the window looking out over Elizabeth Street and the Melville Street site of Sunday’s Farm Gate Market.
My dining partners started with a couple of coffees, but I went straight for a bottle of Willie Smith’s Organic Apple Cider from Tasmania’s Huon Valley.
We had plenty of time to peruse the Tasman Quartermasters burger menu, as service was a little slow (teething problems, I expect, as this was only the third day of lunch service). But, as we were in no hurry, this wasn’t an issue.
I eventually decided on both of the sliders: slow roast pork and apple, and the wallaby chorizo, with a side of shoestring fries.
I adored the pork slider – the buns were briochey and soft, and the pork was really tasty. The addition of the smooth apple sauce was fantastic. The wallaby chorizo, however, was a little disappointing. It was simply a slice of chorizo in a bun with a dab of some kind of aioli/mayo. For $6 I expected a little more. But, it was delicious all the same.
My brother was the clear winner, with the St Peter’s Pass Venison burger. It was melt-in-the-mouth tender and full of flavour. Better value too, getting a larger burger as opposed to the smaller sliders (plus, it comes with fries).
Overall, it wasn’t a bad lunch. It did take us around an hour between being seated and actually eating, which was a bit of a hassle (my brother was starving!), but I’d say it was worth the wait.
Tasman Quartermasters – 132-134 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, TAS 7001