20 reasons to take a bite at Flavours of Ipswich

This April 7-24 feed your curiosity at some of Ipswich's favourite restaurants serving scrumptious $25 two course lunches and $35 three course dinners!
10 Mar 2021
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

Flavours of Ipswich is Good to Go!

This April whet your appetite with 32 specially curated lunch and dinner menus for the Flavours of Ipswich program.

From April 7-24 head over to some of the region’s favourite restaurants to feed your curiosity and dine at award winning restaurants for $25 two course lunches and $35 three course dinners!

With 20 dining partners on board the Flavours of Ipswich campaign features menus from award winners Bakehouse Steakhouse, The Prince Alfred Hotel, the Cottage Restaurant, Brothers Leagues Club and Club Services Ipswich, and much more!

Sink your teeth into this delicious, or should we say ipswichilicious foodie adventure.

See all the Flavours of Ipswich menus here.

Parmigiana at Casa Mia

Parmigiana at Casa Mia

For Flavours Casa Mia are offering a special dinner and lunch menu.  It’s on the lunch menu that you’ll be able to have your choice of a chicken or pork parmigiana crumbed with parmesan cheese and topped with a choice of Neapolitan or creamy mushroom sauce, served with chips and salad.  And for dessert choose two scoops of their gelati – there’s 16 flavours on the menu!

Turkish inspired eggs at Raw Energy

Turkish eggs at Raw Energy

Tuck into a light dish of two poached eggs, house-made hummus and Greek yoghurt served with a fresh minty avocado, tomato and cucumber salad at Raw Energy Springfield and finish with a house-made flourless chocolate brownie with ice cream for the Flavours of Ipswich $25 two course lunch, which also includes a small fresh juice!

Other options include their satay power bowl, and a half serve acai bowl.

Chilli Verde at Montezuma’s

Montezumas chilli verde

One of the tasty dishes on offer at Montezuma’s Ipswich is prime chunks of pure beef steak, simmered with onions, spices, herbs, green capsicum, garnished with jalapeno sauce and cheese served with Spanish rice… But there’s also albondigas – Mexican meatballs with sauce, cheese and rice, enchiladas, nachos and a taco platter to choose from as your mains.

Montezuma’s is offering a two course lunch and three course dinner option with jalapeno poppers, taquitos, frijoles and nachos for entrees and Mexican date cake and churros for desserts!

See the menu here.

Camel milk gelato at Summer Land Camels

Camel milk gelato

Summer Land Camels are offering a $25 lunch menu with their award winning camel milk gelato on the menu!  For $25 you can try a camelcino, homestead burger with salad and fries and up to two flavours of their house-made gelato.

Wagyu cheeseburger at Bakehouse Steakhouse

Bakehouse Steakhouse Wagyu cheeseburger

Bakehouse Steakhouse’s Flavours of Ipswich menu includes a choice of four burgers, however the wagyu cheeseburger has got to be one of the best with a house made beef patty, cheese, pickles, caramelized onions, Bakehouse sauce and fries.

And your $25 also buys dessert, choose from Banoffee pie, New York cheesecake, lemon meringue tart or chocolate brownie.

Pork belly at Brothers Leagues Club

Slow cooked pork belly off the Brothers Flavours dinner menu

Brothers Leagues club is offering a lunch and dinner menu for Flavours and it’s on the dinner menu that you can find this little gem.  For entree you can get a slow cooked pork belly with spiced apple relish and a green leaf salad!

The main is equally as good – a 250g Angus rump with shallot mash and berry mousse tart with chocolate gelato for dessert – yumo!

Philly cheese steak sandwich at Cafe Kalina

Philly Cheese steak at Cafe Kalina

Cafe Kalina’s Flavours lunch is a winner with marinated calamari on the menu and a selection of raw slices and desserts.  However, it’s their Kalina Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich that is going to win hearts with sliced grilled rib fillet steak, caramelized onion, melted gooey provolone cheese, bell peppers and mushrooms – served with fresh chips.

Nepalese wok noodles at Chai House

Chai House Nepaliese Wok Noodles

These delicious noodles are cooked with prawns, vegies and topped with a poached egg which creates a beautifully silky sauce which is just divine.

The Chai House Flavours lunch menu actually has a choice of five different mains for lunch including the noodles, grilled chicken burger, pesto chicken linguine, panko crumbed barramundi and warm beef salad and desserts like banoffee tart with ice cream, chocolate brownie and lemon tart!

Crumbed camembert at CSI

Crumbed camembert at CSI

Club Services Ipswich’s Flavours menu has crumbed camembert as an entree!  It is found on their dinner menu and the deep fried, crumbed gooey cheese will be a hit paired with a glass of delicious wine.

Of course you could pick the brushetta, not that we have anything against brushetta, just that we love cheese over here at Discover Ipswich HQ!

For mains you have the options of grilled barramundi served with potato rosti, broccolini and topped with a mango and macadamia nut chutney; or a char grilled pork steak with olive oil, sea salt and rosemary seasoned potato chats and crunchy green beans topped with honey mustard sauce.  Dessert is Belgium waffles with mixed berries, ice cream, chocolate sauce and berry coulis…yummm

12 hour slow cooked beef cheek at the Commercial Hotel Redbank

Beef cheeks at The Commercial Hotel Redbank

The Commercial Hotel Redbank has a great Flavours of Ipswich lunch menu with mouth-watering seafood or crispy skin pork belly for entree and a choice of either crispy skinned barramundi or 12 hour slow cooked beef cheeks for mains.

It’s the Diamantina beef cheeks that stand out – served on a bed of creamy champ mash and buttered asparagus topped with house made red wine jus – delish!

Charcoal Kulfi at Essence of Indya

Essence of Indya Charcoal Kulfi

While Essence of Indya has a beautiful chef’s tasting menu for lunch and dinner on offer, you’ll only find the charcoal kulfi (handmade Indian ice cream) on the dinner menu.

The homemade ice cream debuted at Essence of Indya’s sister restaurant Indian Tadka a couple of years ago and has been a favourite ever since.  It took the chef over 40 attempts to get it just right and now you can try the sweet and smokey dish in the heart of Ipswich at his new restaurant on Warwick Rd, as part of Flavours of Ipswich.

Baked cheesecake at Fourthchild

Fourthchild baked cheesecake

We say we’ll head in for the hearty salmon and camembert quiche with chefs potato or chunky chips and garden salad, carefully handmade by the team at Fourthchild, but it’s the decadent desserts that we’re really looking forward too!

For Flavours you can choose either a chocolate fudge brownie served with chocolate soil and raspberry sorbet or baked cheesecake with passionfruit coulis, cream Chantilly and vanilla bean ice cream!

See their full menu here.

Fish Methi Malai at Indian Mehfil

Indian Mehfil dinner banquet

Indian Mehfil have embraced the Flavours of Ipswich concept and are offering a dinner banquet for $35 which includes an assortment of vegetarian and non-vegetarian appetizers and mains like butter chicken, lamb rogan josh and vegetable madras with a chef’s special dessert.

We’re loving the fish methi malai dish as it’s fish cooked in cream with dried fruit and fragrant spices and comes with steamed rice and naan bread!

See the menu here.

Smoked BBQ ribs and wings at Jets Leagues Club

Wings and ribs at Jets

Jets Leagues Club have gone all out with their Flavours of Ipswich dinner menu – the smoked BBQ ribs and wings with housemade BBQ, hickory cola sauce served with crunchy apple slaw and sweet potato wedges has mouths watering all the way to Brisbane!

Also on the menu is herb crusted salmon that comes with creamy mash and garlic prawns, for entree choose from salt and pepper squid with sweet carrot and chilli slaw or a toasted quinoa vegetable stack.  And finish with a choice of banana fritter with ice cream, salted caramel and toasted coconut or a vanilla panna cotta with strawberry, raspberry, toasted coconut, passion fruit and mango puree.

Butter chicken at Memories of India

Memories of India banquet with butter chicken

The Flavours of Ipswich banquet lunch menu at Memories of India includes their famous butter chicken, which is cooked in a traditional tandoori oven.  The succulent chicken and creamy sauce are one of the restaurant’s most popular items.   The lunch banquet also includes lamb masala and vegetable korma served with rice and naan breads.

Burger high tea at Ruby Chews

Ruby Chews burger tower

This three course menu includes a southern fried chicken tenders and wings with garlic aioli, The Ruby classic sliders and chicken sliders with fries and onion rings and sundaes including salted caramel, chocolate fudge, mixed merry or Nutella.  You’ll need a minimum of two people to order this one though folks, $35 each.

Full Flavours menu here.

Tuscan beef brisket at The Boulevard

BLVD 14hr brisket from the Flavours menu

The Boulevard’s Flavours of Ipswich menu is a cracker with housemade sourdough completed with maple bacon, confit garlic and aged cheddar cheese… But it’s their main course which has us excited, an award-winning 200g brisket steak, slow smoked for 14 hours served with pumpkin mash, garlic beanettes, sweet potato crisps and red wine jus.

 

Parmesan and thyme gnocchi at The Cottage Restaurant

Parmesan and Thyme Gnocchi at The Cottage

We’re super excited that The Cottage Restaurant is taking part in Flavours of Ipswich!  Their two course lunch options include a delectable parmesan and thyme gnocchi with homemade Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes and basil.

You could also choose the smoked baby beetroot risotto with goat’s cheese and wild rocket.

And for dessert pick from Mississippi mud cake with mixed berries and vanilla bean ice cream or creme brulee, macadamia baklava and Turkish delight.

Surf and turf at The Prince Alfred Hotel

Flavours of Ipswich 2021

Get your fork into smoked beef brisket, baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes, creamy garlic prawns and battered onion rings this Flavours of Ipswich.  The Prince Alfred Hotel is offering this classic surf and turf as a main on their lunch and dinner menu.

It comes with a smoked salmon nicoise salad for entree, and in the three course dinner option a Belgian waffle for dessert – served with Ungermann Brothers salted caramel, bacon and pecan ice cream, mixed berry compote, Nutella, maple syrup and crunchy granola.

See more details here.

Alcohol infused cupcake at The Retro Diner

Boozy cupcakes with a pippet of your choice of alcohol are available at The Retro Diner for Flavours of Ipswich

For Flavours of Ipswich the Retro Diner has included eight different cupcake flavours as a dessert served infused with a pipette of your choice of alcohol!  Chocolate-Kahlua cupcake anyone?

The three course $35 creative dinner menu also includes a cocktail; a glass of wine; or a milkshake either Tim Tam cookies and cream or peanut butter, banana and chocolate .

You also get a choice of mains from Cuban steak sandwich, Hawaiian chicken parmi,  outback fritters and The Retro beef burger; and a choice of desserts Canadian pancakes with crispy bacon, maple syrup, berries, ice cream and whipped cream, cheesecake, caramel slice, citrus tart or a gourmet boozy cupcake!

For lunch you can choose from either a drink (wine, Spanish shandy, iced coffee and chocolate or old time spider) and main (cajun chicken burger, croissants, beef burger, waffles and more), or entree (garlic bread, Italian meatballs, loaded wedges) and main from their $25 Flavours menu.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his bestie Milly the Wombat, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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