About Us


Sharing Our Island’s Harvest

Our food philosophy is simple – we are inspired by what grows here.

Our approach is innovative and imaginative, but we stay grounded, highlighting the bounty of Tasmania’s fertile soils and cold seas through the close connections that our Culinary Curator Ben Milbourne has made with farmers, fishers, growers and makers.

Ben curates the finest Tasmanian produce – our Head Chef Ishan Acharya transforms it into art on a plate. We keep food-miles to a minimum – Ishan works with local ingredients harvested at the peak of their quality, to bring you creative dishes that showcase the true essence of our island.

We love to share the stories of the people who create our produce – on our menu you’ll meet winemakers, market gardeners, oyster farmers, vegetable growers, graziers and more. Make the connection – join us in sharing our island’s harvest.

Meet Our Chefs

Ben Milbourne

Ben is our Culinary Curator at Peacock and Jones. A Tasmanian local, Ben is an experienced culinary communicator, author, producer and TV presenter with a passion for the island’s produce.

Ben delves into the untold stories, quirky producers and spectacular food of his home state that will become part of the experience that you’ll enjoy when you dine at Peacock and Jones. Ben curates the finest local produce, keeping food-miles low, ready for Ishan to work his magic on incredible seasonal menus.

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Ishan Acharya

Ishan is a passionate, dedicated professional, whose love for food blossoms every day. Classically-trained and with experience gained in prestigious restaurants such as Bisto Moncur and The Bathers’ Pavilion, he brings his skill, enthusiasm, and creative flair to the Peacock and Jones menu.

In our kitchen, Ish works with local ingredients harvested at the peak of their quality, to bring you a wonderful range of shareable dishes that showcase the true essence of our island.

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What makes Peacock and Jones Unique?

It starts with the finest Tasmanian produce, sourced from the island’s fields, farms, gardens and oceans by our Culinary Curator Ben Milbourne.

In our kitchen, Head Chef Ishan Acharya creates art on a plate, presenting imaginative dishes designed to share, matched with outstanding local wines.

You’ll dine in the unique surrounds of our historic sandstone building, with close connections to the rich stories of the past. Come and join us to share our island’s harvest.

Where we hide

Get directions to Peacock & Jones at 55 Hunter St, Hobart
33 Hunter Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000