wine bar & kitchen • cellars
opening september 17th - bookings available now
Thursday - Sunday from 4pm
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 bar and kitchen embraces Tasmania’s long held status as the gateway to Antarctica with a passion for everything coldhearted.
Enjoy a menu featuring fresh and organic plates from local growers, fishers and farmers. Think native angasi oysters, handmade pasta, stripey trumpeter sashimi, house cured salumi and charcuterie from the berkel slicer and mouthwatering King Island beef.
Sip a signature Süd Polaire Antarctic dry martini, savour new wave Tasmanian pinot noir, alpine amaro or nurse your single malt whisky.
Awarded Australia's best small wine list (100 wines) in Australia's wine list of the year awards. Look out for the mystery wine challenge and specialty G&T flights.
fine WINE • SPIRITS • cocktails
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.
Native angasi oyster, samphire, pepperberry;
Soft panko egg, anchovy, radicchio;
Asparagus, stracciatella, bottarga;
Stripey sashimi, kohlrabi, smoked creme, mustard oil, horseradish;
Jono's XO octopus;
Rabbit ragu mafaldine;
Whole flounder, miso butter jus;
Koji beef rib, bone marrow sauce, spigarello;
Poached apricots, whisky cream;
Negroni sorbet, candied grapefruit;
Coal River farm triple cream brie, mustard fruits;
Comte, coaldale walnuts, pickled onions;
Parmigiano reggiano, tamar valley truffled honey, muscatels.
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 4-5pm 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.
Master the ultimate martini in this engaging session at Institut Polaire. Uncover the secrets of our famous Antarctic dry martini and immerse yourself in the world's most infamous cocktail. Discover the thrill of transcendent flavour, glacial cut and bracing antarctic dry spirit that is Süd Polaire. Hear tales of the glory days when gin and James Bond were all the rage.
A top mixologist will show you how to tailor the perfect martini and its variations. Whether its shaken or stirred, super dry, dirty or with a twist, you will be mixing it like a pro in no time.
• Süd Polaire Martini Masterclass $99 per person
Includes bar snack plates.
Sessions cater for up to ten persons.
From 4-5pm Saturdays and Sundays. Approximately 45 minutes.
We are hospitality professionals. We curate memorable tailored events.
cellar DOOR SALES
Visit us for 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.
Shop online for a selection of our favourite coldhearted liquor to see you through isolation, with free delivery Australia wide.
Love from our small island community in Tasmania x
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Süd Polaire spirits
Gin & tonic packs
Domaine Simha wine
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 2020
new year's eve
See out 2020.
This end of year should be one helluva party!
$150 per person
Includes arrival cocktail,
Six course sharing menu.
Great tunes and good times!
Open from 5pm
please specify your arrival time
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
Friday 4pm - late
Saturday 4pm - late
THE SALE AND DELIVERY OF LIQUOR TO MINORS IS ILLEGAL.
UNDER THE LIQUOR LICENSING ACT 1990 IT IS AN OFFENCE FOR LIQUOR TO BE DELIVERED TO A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS. PENALTY FINE NOT EXCEEDING 20 PENALTY UNITS.
IT IS AN OFFENCE FOR A PERSON UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS TO PURCHASE LIQUOR. PENALTY FINE NOT EXCEEDING 10 PENALTY UNITS.
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