Freshly showered and re-energised we wandered a couple of hundred metres down to the Tarkine Hotel for dinner. We were warmly welcomed into the large rustic chic Tannin Restaurant that sits to one side of the bar. The photo below comes from the Corinna Wilderness Resort’s website and gives you a good idea of the scale of the place.
Our hospitality staff members were backpackers from South America who chose to live in Corinna for the summer months when the majority of tourists visit the Pieman River. Excellent service started when they directed us to a table beside the windows. From here we could overlook the parking lot to see the sun sparkling on the vehicle ferry, the Pieman River and the ever present grand landscape.
The menu offered a range of tantalising options with the emphasis on fresh Tasmanian produce. The photo on the website here shows an example of a dish. The Best Restaurants of Australia website says “Tannin offers a Modern Australian menu that features local Tasmanian produce such as ocean trout from Strahan, eggs and pepper berries from Waratah, and red meat from the Derwent Valley.”
My friend ordered a steak; this was cooked to perfection and arrived with an array of vegetables. I chose a lean lamb dish which was cooked until the inside was appropriately pink. Both dishes melted in the mouth. Our food looked classy, made for delightful eating and was a hearty reward for our day’s efforts. The quantity of food was more than adequate. We would have no hesitation to enjoy food there again; heavens we might even go out of our way (and Corinna is a long way out of anywhere) to eat there again.
After finishing drinking a couple of wines, we strolled back to our cottage passing various historical buildings and interpretative panels. Quickly I was into an exceptionally comfortable bed with a good book that took me to the end of a very satisfying day.