Facets Restaurant and Bar
The best assets of Tasmania’s summery east coast are on show in this restaurant’s beautiful ocean vistas over Diamond Island and Bicheno’s sparkling beaches. The spotlight is on seafood – no surprises there – but there’s poultry and beef too, all allowed to shine amid light and tangy flavours. Start with oysters dressed with zingy chilli and lemongrass or rosé-steamed mussels. Expect mains like duck breast sautéed in nut brown butter with orange polenta, tamarind-glazed trevalla or smoked quail with roasted red onion and marinated cherry tomatoes. But the dish to order here is local crayfish, perfectly grilled and enjoyed with a glass of chilled white wine. Most dishes are gluten-free so coeliac sufferers are especially welcome.
Diamond Island Resort, 69 Tasman Hwy; (03) 6375 0100; open daily for lunch and dinner