wine bar & kitchen • cellars
1/7 MURRAY STREET HOBART TASMANIA
open wednesday-sunday or by appointment
(please note we are closed on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 September)
as featured in
The New York Times
‘Uber-cool’ CNN Travel
‘best small cellar door
Gourmet Traveller Wine
‘best small wine list’
Australia’s wine list of the year awards
‘James bond in Antarctica’
The Lonely Planet
WINE BAR & KITCHEN
Tasmania's coolest locale. Settle by the fire in the snowy interior of marble and plush grey leather at Institut Polaire.
This cold climate wine and spirits bar and kitchen embraces Tasmania’s long held status as the gateway to Antarctica with a passion for everything coldhearted.
Sip a signature Süd Polaire Antarctic dry martini, savour new wave Tasmanian pinot noir, alpine amaro or nurse your single malt whisky. Look out for the mystery wine challenge and specialty G&T flights.
Enjoy a grazing dinner menu of plates featuring fresh and organic fare from local growers and artisan producers.
Wine bar snacks embrace provincial influences from further afield.
fine WINE • SPIRITS • cocktails
BEST SMALL WINE LIST (100 wines)
Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2019
- 2 glasses -
At Institut Polaire, you will fall in love with graceful wine, aromatic gin and artisan whisky from cool cats across Tasmania and beyond.
Dive into some of the world's most revered and challenging cold climate terroir with an emphasis on low input, organic, biodynamic farming and natural techniques. Think grower Champagne, ‘riesling to die for’ and pinot noir from emerging local talent alongside international icons. You will find cult names like Keller, Raveneau, Robinot, Ganevat, Mikulski and Weinbach along with our own Domaine Simha.
Masterfully crafted cocktails draw on classic roots inspired with Tasmanian flavour like smoked applewood salt, leatherwood honey and mountain pepperberry bitters. A highly curated spirit library showcases the best of Tasmania alongside English, Icelandic, Belgian and Nordic gin, alpine amaro, absinthe, aquavit and Islay, Japanese, Finnish and Alpine malt whiskies.
Try an økar spritz, cucumber infused icebreaker, aurora, yuzu sour, glacier, sazerac or smoky old fashioned.
Your choice of Antarctic dry, saffron, gibson, breakfast or vesper martini crafted with our own Süd Polaire gin is a house speciality.
Mojama, marcona almonds, yuzukoshō;
Lardo soldiers, leatherwood honey;
Bruny Island oyster, yuzu sorbet;
Whipped cod roe, radish, lavash;
Stracciatella, hemp oil, zucchini, toasted hazelnuts;
Hiramasa kingfish sashimi, ponzu, fennel pollen;
Monster prawn, tamari butter, peony capers;
Salumi plate; oscura, jamon, fuet anis;
Sassafras fried chicken, bang bang sauce;
Scottsdale pork katsu sando;
Spanner crab spaghetti;
King Island beef tataki
Crack dip: gruyere & artichoke gratin;
French fries, wakame salt, wasabi mayo;
Sourdough, cultured butter;
Apple tarte tatin, meander valley crème fraîche
Negroni sorbet, blood orange;
Coal River farm triple cream brie, kentish cherries, roasted almonds;
Comte gruyere, coaldale walnuts, pickled onions;
Parmigiano reggiano, truffled honey, muscatels.
- Gourmet Traveller Wine -
- Best Small Cellar Door 2019 -
- southern tasmania -
As the home of Süd Polaire spirits and Domaine Simha wine, we offer a range of coldhearted tasting experiences.
Sessions cater from 1 - 12 persons and include 5-6 tasting samples accompanied by notes and a cheese platter to share.
• Süd Polaire gin experience $45
Discover the thrill of transcendent flavour, glacial cut and bracing Antarctic dry spirit
• Domaine Simha wine experience $45
Unearth Tasmania's most compelling avant-garde wine
• Tasmanian whisky experience $99
Revel in the tales of craft and creation that make Tasmanian whisky our true pioneering spirit
Available from 3-5pm Saturday and Sunday, please book in advance and allow approximately 45 minutes.
Excellent for individuals or small luxury tours. For larger groups, please email us to reserve a private room.
Stay tuned for specialty themed classes from time to time.
We are hospitality professionals. We curate memorable tailored events.
cellar DOOR SALES
The full range of Süd Polaire gin and Domaine Simha wine are available for purchase at cellar door prices.
You can also explore Tasmania Bitters and our neat range of pocket concoctions, fine bottled cocktails and negroni flasks.
Easy Sunday grazing
Sundays from 3pm till late
See you there!
LATE NIGHT ABSINTHE SESSIONS
R u ready for monster absinthe sessions?!
Bohemian Absinthe, cocktails and fountains throughout the night.
8pm till late
wednesday to sunday
bookings not required
31 December 2019
new year's eve
$150 per person
Includes arrival cocktail, oyster bar, share plate menu plus midnight Champagne.
Great tunes and good times!
from 5pm, let us know what time you would like to arrive.
institut polaire badges $10
1 / 7 Murray Street
Hobart Tasmania Australia 7000
+61 (0) 432 925 895
wine bar & kitchen • cellars
cellar door sales & tasting experiences (fees apply)
Open wednesday- sunday or by appointment
Wednesday 3pm - close
Thursday 3pm - close
Friday 3pm - late
Saturday 3pm - late
Sunday 3pm - close
LIQUOR LICENCE 82238
THE SALE AND DELIVERY OF LIQUOR TO MINORS IS ILLEGAL. YOU MUST BE 18+ YEARS OF AGE TO PURCHASE LIQUOR. HEAVY PENALTIES APPLY.
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