Mount Nelson Signal Station
12 November 15
It’s positively balmy in contrast to the icy gusts on Mount Wellington, features a brasserie with a tasty menu, showcases the colonial history of Tasmania in the well-preserved signal station and offers a number of well-formed trail walks in all directions.
The Signal Station Brasserie is open seven days, but not in the evenings. Most items on their menu are made from scratch in the kitchen under the supervision of head chef David Netherly (who trained at Quay in Sydney). Does that sound fancy to you? Well, it tastes pretty good.
Well-behaved kids are well-tolerated, and the kids’ menu offerings are basically as tasty as the adults’. Fish and chips turned out to be salmon dipped in handmade batter and freshly cooked, and the chips are more cubes of potatoes than the fingers that poke out of paper cups from lesser establishments.
When choosing what to eat, I think you can just randomly select any item without being disappointed. We ordered six different dishes and every plate was polished clean. If it hadn’t been quite so fancy, we would have licked the plates too!
Come for the view, stay for the food! The Mount Nelson Signal Station will be high on our list of places to return to with friends.