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Best Things to do in Ascot

The gracious inner northside suburb of Ascot features tree-lined streets of beautifully preserved grand Queenslanders, Brisbane's oldest heritage-listed racecourse, historic old world parks and railway station and a bounty of cafes and restaurants, as well as cake & donut shops along its main avenue, Racecourse Rd. 

Here are 15+ of the best places to eat, drink and visit in the upmarket old world suburb.

A high-end winery-inspired dining establishment in a slick garden style pavilion setting
Taro’s Ramen is an authentic slice of Japan on Ascot’s Racecourse Rd, owned and run by chef Taro
A charming and chic tapas bar offering top notch service and food, occupying a white Queenslander cottage
This colourful playground and heritage parkland features a 1930s bandstand rotunda with adjacent BBQ facilities
Verandah on Racecourse feels much like a corner of Saigon with its wide, timber deck, plenty of greenery and all the flavors of Vietnam.
The food and drinks at Ascot's Swalk Cafe are indeed "sealed with a loving kiss" - to quote the World War II postal acronym,
Vito's Cucina & Bar is an al fresco breakfast, lunch and dinner venue filled with greenery and a cheerful vibe, serving modern Italian cuisine
5 Boroughs eatery and garden bar brings a taste of New York and good all day casual dining to an historic building
This picturesque long-established park is heavily shaded with figs, jacarandas and poinciettas and features Federation era picnic rotundas and a bamboo grove.
Bright & Early Books is a beautiful, independent bookstore that specialises in children's books and early childhood literacy
OMG! Decadent Donuts specialises in sugary sweet treats that are free from gluten, wheat, egg, dairy, nut, yeast & sulfites
Dicki's is a plant-based cafe on a corner of Ascot's leafy Racecourse Rd, a sibling for its first vegan cafe in New Farm
The Magnolia Kitchen is a charming bakery in the heart of Ascot offering a delicious selection of sweet treats
Hamlet on Charlton's cool black and white shop front can be found tucked in behind the Ascot laundromat
Brisbane's first mobile fine diner brings a bespoke elegant dining experience to the streets of the city
As a quaintly suitable accessory for the nearby historical race grounds, Racecourse (later Ascot) Railway Station was purpose built to bring in the crowds to the popular horse races.
Horseracing in Brisbane had its roots in the early settlement with the first settlers keen followers and punters, with the Queensland Turf Club being established in 1865.

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