The other side of Mona | Food & Wine

Written by St. Urban Wines

Eat and drink your way around MONA - Museum of Old and New Art.

If you haven't heard of Mona, it's quite likely you've been living under a rock. 

A bucket list experience situated in Hobart, Tasmania. Mona is known for pushing the boundaries with its art. Mona's subterranean architecture showcases the highlights (and lowlights) of David Walsh’s $110m private collection of art and antiquities, as well as hosting a busy exhibitions program.

But we'd like to introduce you to the other side of MONA - the food and wine experience.

Allow us

1) Faro 

Situated in the new wing of the museum, Faro encompasses a European flair. Think share plates whipped up by Executive Chef Vince Trim and his staff, signature sangria, black margaritas, a pig-slicing machine and thirteen-metre high ceilings. 



                                                                         Photo credit: MONA museum.

2) The Source Restaurant

Aptly named from the John Olsen painting that hangs from the ceiling of the foyer, The Source Restaurant has a focus on seasonal and local produce. The view alone is worth it, overlooking the museum grounds and did we mention the wine list? The wine list features over ten thousand bottles from all around the world.
Ask one of their sommeliers for their advice. 


Photo Credit: MONA Museum.

3) Wine Bar

Surprisingly we have left our favourite till last - Wine Bar.

Here houses a place to fill up on the seasonal treats, house made bread and most importantly: the wine. 

Peer into the inner workings of the winery or book yourself a Moorilla Winery Tour, you won't regret it. 


Wine Bar_Mona

Photo Credit: MONA Museum. 



Mona is located at 655 Main Road, Berriedale, Tasmania, Australia; a 15-minute drive from Hobart's centre, or a 30-minute ride on our MR-1 fast ferry from Hobart's Brooke Street Pier (Posh Pit: $55 per person return/Cattle Class: $22 per person return). For more information, or to book transport, please visit the Mona website.