There’s a hotel chain restaurant on Macquarie Street dishing up some pretty tasty Asian street food.
Mr Good Guy at Hobart’s Ibis Hotel is almost two years strong. With the plethora of dining options in this gangbuster eatery town, it may not be on the radar and it should be. Last year they won the Tasmanian Hospitality Association’s Best Asian Restaurant.
There’s been a change at the helm and we were pleased to accept an invitation to Mr Good Guy’s special, end of summer, Asian BBQ and beer last night. There was a choice of a small or large BBQ plate that included two or three meats, a salad and two sides which was $20 or $30 respectively for paying guests.
We enjoyed Asian-style spicy chicken, slow cooked pork and beef steaks with either a coleslaw and potato salad, grilled potato and a full-bodied green chilli chutney with a terrific heat. Guests were able to enjoy a drinks special with house wine and beers $5 from 5-6 pm, $6 at 6 pm and $7 between 7-8 pm.
Singaporean chef Charles, has been heading up the Mr Good Guy kitchen since December last year and works along side the new restaurant manager, Caylen. Last night he was overseeing the full menu experience from the restaurant’s central kitchen and chef Nick was presiding over the grill. Caylen and his team took good care of us.
Charles has a massive passion for food and his vision is to be true to the Asian street food approach and connect more deeply with local producers and supplies. Charles is currently sourcing Cape Grim Beef, Scottsdale Pork and Ashmore’s Seafood for example.
We expect to see his range of local suppliers expand with his evolving take on the menu which we’re reliably informed will push some new flavours and add a few new twist to the menu. South East Asian food is a broad church so we expect old favourites like bao buns, lamb ribs, salt and pepper squid and beef cheek rending will maintain a presence as well.
They’re looking to do more special events which are worth keeping your eye on and it’s worth just popping in.
Apart from an enjoying a lovely meal with great service in a stylish setting, the other stand out was the relaxed vibe. With tables spaciously positioned, you can enjoy your company and hear each other talk without inadvertently eavesdropping on your neighbours. Always a good thing in Hobart.
A few cruisy tunes in background would be the cherry on the cake.
They also do great cocktails.
Find them on Facebook – Mr Good Guy Hobart
Check out their menu on line and make a reservation – Mr Good Guy Bar and Asian Kitchen.
Here’s the last time we posted on their tasty treats – Living Loving Hobart’s Mr Good Guy.