Over the last few years we have seen several new dining places pop up in the Ipswich region. From specialty beers to indulgent triple choc brownies, there is truly something for everyone right here. Here is a list we have compiled, all within an hour of the Ipswich CBD




The recent restoration and renovation has transformed this historic former Technical College into a social hub for wining and dining. You are spoilt for choice, with various dining options and atmospheres.


4 Hearts Pumpyard Brewery

If you are on the hunt for that perfect brew, wander down to the Pumpyard bar and Brewery. Here you will find a plethora of craft beers on tap, gourmet burgers, pizzas and tasty share plates. It is the perfect place to kick back and relax with a few mates. Continue the party at home with a take-home growler of your new favourite brew.

Instagram: @4heartsbewing


Dovetails Restaurant

If you are a bit of a food connoisseur Dovetails will most definitely be your cup of tea. With 5-star services and a beautiful atmosphere, the food isn’t the only thing that will have you running back to this standout restaurant. Serving modern Australian cuisine using the finest local ingredients, Dovetails Restaurant will dazzle your tastebuds and have you running back for more.

Instagram: @dovetailsrestaurant

Ungermann Brothers Ice-Cream 

Skipping dinner and heading straight for dessert? You can’t go past the gourmet flavours of The Ungermann Brothers Ice-Cream Parlour. Owned by former Masterchef contestant Ben Ungermann this retro-themed ice-cream parlour will take you back to the 1950s, with neon signs, swing music and black and white cartoons on display.  Trick your tongue with flavours such as lavender honeycomb, pumpkin seed oil and fairy-bread.  If you are feeling adventurous, opt for a scoop of roasted garlic or salted caramel & bacon.

    Instagram: @ungermannbrothers



Heisenberg Haus

Feeling hungry? Why not conquer Heisenberg Haus’ famous Pork Knuckle. Wash down the authentic German flavours with one of the many German beers the restaurant has on tap. This amazing family-owned restaurant has reached the perfect medium, combining the German culture and food with the Australian love and atmosphere. If you are looking for a good hearty meal, made with lot’s of love, Heisenberg will be your go to!

Instagram: @heisenberghaus


Rafter & Rose 

If you are on the hunt for a great coffee, look no further than Rafter and Rose. This eclectic café has something for everyone! Even those with allergies or food intolerances. With an amazing menu of gourmet café food and a cabinet overflowing with homemade, decadent sweet treats, Rafter & Rose has become a weekend favourite for all Ipswich locals. Take home the signature Rafter & Rose flavours with a jar of their house-made jam, so you can have the café experience each and every day.

Instagram: @rafterandrose


Bakehouse Steakhouse 

Reviving an Ipswich Classic has paid off for this family-owned restaurant. Behind the iconic pastel pink door lies a dining experience that is a feast to both the eyes (and the stomach). Priding themselves on producing the perfect steak, the Bakehouse Steakhouse truly exceeds expectations. With endless shoestring fries and a cocktail menu that is to die for, make sure you visit this new city gem ASAP.

Instagram: @bakehousesteakhouse



The Kooroomba Kitchen

If you are wanting to take the scenic route, why not take a drive out to The Kooroomba Kitchen. Look over a sea of lavender while you enjoy the rustic flavours of the Scenic Rim. With plenty on offer, there is surely a dish to suit even the fussiest eater. Head chef, Daniel Groneberg showcases his skill with fresh, local produce. Experience the flavours of the lavender by ordering one of the restaurant’s signature lavender desserts.


Instagram: @kooroomba_kitchen


Homage Restaurant at Spicers Hidden Vale

It can’t get fresher than this! From paddock to plate, Homage Restaurant at Spicers prides itself of using ingredients they can source within arms-reach. Take in the amazing serenity and scenery whilst you enjoy the gourmet delights. Why not even make a day of it and experience what else Spicers has to offer! Maybe even book a room, you won’t regret it.


Instagram: @spicershiddenvale


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