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Best Ipswich dining

In recent years Ipswich has become something of a dining destination, with an increasing number of great casual and fine dining restaurants for both visitors and locals.

From gastropubs to fine dining in heritage buildings, here's our pick of the top 10 places to dine out in Ipswich:

The Cottage

The Cottage Restaurant Ipswich

The quintessential Ipswich fine dining experience in an 1860s heritage-listed colonial house with city views, here's the place to enjoy creative cuisine from local produce, surrounded by old world charm...more


Ipswich's first technical college has been given a new lease of life with the addition of this splendid bistro/bar in the old woodwork room - the go-to for top notch yet casual all day eats and drinks...more

Indian Mehfil

Indian Mehfil Ipswich

Not just another Indian restaurant, Indian Mehfil is a local institution, serving top notch authentic cuisine in its grand high-ceilinged and ornate dining room within an historic CBD building...more


Arcadia Ipswich

Located in an old converted corner store in one of Ipswich's inner suburbs is this oasis of contemporary Greek cuisine, where the best of Greek tradition and fresh local produce meet...more

J'Adore Dessert Lounge

J’Adore Dessert Lounge Booval

Tucked away in the most unassuming 1960's shopping strip on a busy thoroughfare is where you'll find mind-blowing desserts being served that wouldn't be out of place in Buckingham Palace...more 

Heisenberg Haus

Heisenberg Haus, Ipswich

Within the rustic brick walls of an historic Top of Town store is this lively German restaurant and bar with garden courtyard out back and industrial chic interior to enjoy beers, pretzels and schnitzels...more


A funky café by day, restaurant by night (from mid-week), also located in the Top of Town precinct I the place to dine on home-cooking style meals within street-art decorated old brick walls...more

Homage Restaurant

Scallops with a variation of Califlower and toasted Almonds

The glamazon that resides just outside of town, Homage, as part of gorgeous Spicers Hidden Vale, takes dining to another level, and is considered one of the best places to dine in South East Qld...more

Pumpyard Bar & Brewery

Pumpyard Bar & Brewery Ipswich

Ipswich's first operational brewery in 10 years is the go-to for delicious hearty pub grub in an historic setting, occupying the basement of the old Ipswich tech college and its rear laneway...more

Thai Emperor

The best Thai restaurant in Ipswich according to locals, who for years have been travelling across town to dine here - serving good traditional Thai food in a simple suburban shopping centre...more