Tombolo Love


With it’s outstanding view of the Hazards mountain range, Tombolo Freycinet is the perfect place to stop for some thing to eat and drink. Although they opened for their 4th season a few weeks ago, we only just managed to stop in for dinner last night, and as always, it was a pleasure.

Shannon is the hostess with the mostest, her special blend of warm welcome, efficiency and professionalism is always a pleasure to behold; and Andrew is back in the kitchen, whipping up deliciousness like a lucky charm.

We took advantage of the mild evening and sat outside. As luck would have it, we were the only ones out there, which meant that Miss 2 could stretch her legs a little while we waited for our order. Tim ordered the Salty Sea Dog, I can not remember the name of mine but it was the equivalent of something mild and tropical, suitable to share with little miss. We sipped some local red wine as we waited and were reminded, once again, how lucky we are to live in this place as we took a moment to watch the sun set on the Hazards.

While you may pay a little more at Tombolo for your pizzas than you would at a standard joint in the city, you will also get something far more worth eating. There will be no pre-packaged, over processed ham, or cheese coated in anti caking agents on these pizzas. Instead, Tasmanian local produce is favoured, Boks free range ham, quality cheeses and freshness abound. Your taste buds will thank you.

Tombolo also do breakfast and lunch and have a good selection of cakes and biscuits to choose from if you’re just after a snack. Coffee happens all day and is a beautiful blend from Villino Espresso, you will not be disappointed.

As an aside, they do usually have a little gluten free something for those of us with “special” needs, and I can personally vouch for their gluten free pizza bases. Thin, not too soggy, not too tough, I’d even go so far as to say they’ve got them just right. Well done guys, here’s to a bumper season!