An intimate Tasmanian regional degustation restaurant.
Our set menu offering incorporates produce from Van Bone’s market garden and orchards, the surrounding land and sea, creating a unique Tasmanian cuisine.
Cut into the Tasmanian countryside, close to the panoramic coastal landscape of Marion Bay, is Van Bone. Set to become one of Australia’s most exciting dining destinations, Van Bone is a small-scale country restaurant with a minimal intervention ethos and carefully crafted architecture.
Leaving the main road, the sweeping views up the East Coast will grab your attention – until you meet Van Bone’s four-metre rammed earth walls which sets the scene for what’s to come as the transition from the towering walls flow down into a small entrance to gently remind the diner of their modest scale.
Guests are invited to enter through an enclosed foyer which designer, interior architect and Van Bone restaurant manager Laura Stucken said offered a “sneak peek into the kitchen”. “You look through right into the heart of the kitchen with an intimate view of the wood-fire grill,” Laura shared. The space is filled with warm Tasmanian oak with custom made dining tables and wood-fired cooking elements creating a setting for special, tangible moments.
At the heart of the building is the wood-fired oven, clad in a steel wall that continues through to the kitchen. And from the kitchen, head chef Timothy Hardy serves a set menu, with up to 14 courses. Van Bone sources produce from small-scale organic farmers nearby as well as harvesting their onsite orchards and evergreen vegetable gardens. The eclectic mix of seasonal produce is united by an ancient cooking method. “We cook with fire,” Tim said. “In our wood-oven and charcoal grill – everything is cooked over coals or kissed by fire in some way. We forage, preserve and utilise the changing season to create a ‘uniquely Tasmanian’ experience.”
We offer an intimate lunch experience at Van Bone restaurant and recommend you allow up to 4 hours. Please see the “Near here” page on our website for transport and local accommodation suggestions.
Bookings are essential.
Lunch: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Summer closure 2022/2023: 22nd of December till January 5th January