Some of the finest food and wine you will come across in a wide-ranging tour of Australia can be found in Tasmania. And as consistently excellent as the dining is throughout the island, there are also a few gems that stand out from the pack as truly world class.
One of those might just be The Banc, situated in the heart of Tasmania’s oldest seaside town Swansea.
Tucked away in a restored heritage marvel – the original Commercial Bank of Australia from the 1930s – this award-winning restaurant offers guests an exquisite culinary experience from fresh local seafood to game. The regional creations highlight the variety and quality of Tasmania’s east coast produce.
It is an ideal setting for a cosy winter meal, while in summer the outdoor garden seating makes for a picturesque lunch.
Swansea is about 135 km from both Hobart and Launceston. Located right on the coastline, the area is a hidden treasure for travellers who delight in discovering charming buildings as they wander the countryside.
The town is a perfect example of one of the island state’s greatest advantages over so many other destinations – everything is reachable and so many discoveries can be made simply by hopping from town to town.