Our hours, generally Tuesday to Saturday for dinner
Lebrina, an à la carte restaurant, offers a dining experience reminiscent of being in a private home. Remarkably little was needed to change the fabric of Lebrina, Thomas White’s gracious 1844 New Town townhouse to Lebrina, the restaurant, in 1994. Dinner guests still admire the triple Flemish Bond brickwork as they arrive, then the New South Wales flame cedar or Celery Top Pine woodwork as they enter one of the dining rooms; the classic simplicity of a Georgian Victorian house sets the scene for the food they will experience, the cuisine inspired by Northern France and Italy utilising the best of Tasmanian produce. Lebrina, the house and Lebrina, the restaurant, share a name; Lebrina is a Koori word meaning ‘house.’ The restaurant is imbued with the quiet charm of the house.
Lebrina is open, Tuesday to Saturday, for dinner only from 7pm, or sometimes a little earlier, by prior arrangement. Dinner groups of 6-10 diners have the possibility of securing one of the rooms in the older part of the house for their exclusive use; tables of 2-4 diners generally share one of the rooms, however there are never more than 3 tables in any of the rooms.
Lebrina is a fully licensed restaurant, with a comprehensive pre and after dinner drinks list as well as an extensive wine list from Tasmania, mainland Australia and Italy.
Our wine list encompasses sparkling, white and red table wines and dessert wines. We have some 210 individual wines on the list. Our philosophy is to feature wines that enhance the food and that represent the best of mainland Australia and Tasmania’s wine regions, with an eye to the best vintages and varietals; additionally, we’ve chosen some excellent Italian white and red wines that particularly suit our cuisine.
We regularly like to highlight wines that are new, worth noting or drinking well.
This month we’d like to highlight…
Arras Sparkling Chardonnay/Pinot 2004
great Tasmanian sparkling, arguably Australia’s finest
Clonakilla Shiraz/Viognier 2005
an estimable shiraz, with viognier for extended mouth feel – from the Canberra District in a close to perfect vintage
Rockford Black Shiraz (2008 disgorgement)
a rare and iconic Australian Sparkling from the Barossa
Delamere ‘Naissante’ Pinot Gris 2012
great value cool climate pinot gris from Fran Austen’s ‘second’ label
$39 or $14.50/150ml carafe
Kate Hill Pinot Noir 2011
elegant pinot from Southern Tasmania with a definite nod to Burgundy
Bookings accepted Tuesday to Saturday (dinner only) from 7pm, or sometimes a little earlier, by prior arrangement.
Address 155 New Town Road (we are on the corner of New Town Road & Cross Street)
Postal Address PO Box 58 New Town Hobart 7008
Phone (03) 6228 7775
Fax (03) 6228 6470