Anyone planning a trip to Bruny Island's Hothouse Cafe will want to make sure they book their table ahead of time, according to writer Sam Vincent.
Writing for the Sydney Morning Herald, Vincent said he paid a visit to the charming eatery on the recommendation of a friend – and while he was able to find a table, it is wise to book in advance.
The quirky establishment, which is located near The Neck, is a former greenhouse-turned-restaurant and evidence of its former function is everywhere.
With a sand floor and garden furniture, the cafe may seem to be an unlikely place to enjoy a modern meal, but a warm welcome from owner Michael Morrison and delicious, hearty fare kept Vincent happy on a rainy Tasmanian night.
"Along with a glass of chardonnay from Bruny Island Premium Wines and a chunk of Morrison's legendary damper, it's the perfect accompaniment to the beating rain," Vincent wrote of his salmon meal.
Morrison and his wife Fiona also own Morella Island Retreats and visitors will find plenty to like about their character-filled property, according to the Australian Good Food & Travel Guide.
Bruny Island can easily be reached from Hobart – it is a short 30-minute drive (plus 15-minute car ferry ride) away from the Tasmanian capital city.