We’ve recently returned to Hobart from a brief but eventful trip to Melbourne. We stayed with the Rydges Hotels and Resorts chain at their property on Swanston Street in Carlton, and truly had the most perfect few days. So when we arrived back in Hobart, we decided to give the local version of Rydges the once-over, and booked a table at their Manor Grill Restaurant in Argyle Street.

Manor Grill Restaurant - Rydges Hotels and Resorts Hobart
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Former school building: Argyle Street, Hobart

North Hobart Dining: Manor Grill Restaurant

Rydges Hobart is housed in a beautiful heritage building in North Hobart’s Argyle Street. The Manor Grill Restaurant is located at the end of a stylish, wood-lined passage that leads by the Manor Bar section.

Manor Grill Restaurant - Rydges Hobart
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Reception to Manor Grill Restaurant

Manor Grill Restaurant - Former School
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Rydges Hobart: former school building

New Menu at Rydges Hobart

After a short closure for a kitchen revamp, Rydges Hobart had just launched their new winter dinner menu in the Manor Grill Restaurant. We timed our visit beautifully, because we’ve heard it’s the best ever! We cleaned all our plates, so who are we to argue?

Manor Grill Restaurant - Duck Shanks
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Duck shanks for entree

Manor Grill Restaurant - Arancini Balls
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Pea, mint and feta arancini balls

We usually aim to sample a cross-section from the menu when we’re dining out in Tasmania, and this occasion was no different. You probably wouldn’t call the menu at Manor Grill Restaurant an extensive one. However, we found plenty to choose and have plans to try other options during our next visit.

Manor Grill Restaurant - Coq au Vin
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Coq a vin with seasonal vegetables

Our dish of the night was awarded to dessert. Who could resist a gooey Belgian chocolate caramel tart with peanut butter ice-cream and sesame crisp? The scorched meringue on the side was a very nice touch indeed. This one was perfect for sharing, but there’s always a lot of that at our table!

Manor Grill Restaurant - Chocolate Tart
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Belgian chocolate and caramel tart

Manor Grill Restaurant is located at 393 Argyle Street in North Hobart. Phone (03) 6231 1588 for details or follow Rydges Hotels & Resorts (Hobart) on Facebook.

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