Ipswich pub unveils new restaurant

The Racehorse Hotel has a new restaurant with a cool contemporary fit-out and new menus.
19 Oct 2018
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

A new Ipswich restaurant, The Grillhouse, has been unveiled at the Racehorse Hotel. It has a cool contemporary fit-out, a fresh menu and a whole new wine list.

New Ipswich Restaurant - The Grillhouse, Racehorse Hotel

The Grillhouse offers modern dining in fabulous surrounds with indoor and outdoor seating. By night, over-sized copper pendant lighting over the main dining area and fairy lights over the deck, impart a welcoming ambience.


The menu includes grain-fed grazier’s cuts on the steak listing but also modern dining crowd-pleasers such as pan-fried barramundi and chicken schnitzel. There’s an an Angus beef ragu (pictured) and Portuguese roast chicken on the ample list of mains.



A clean, green list offers up healthy fare with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. There’s a Buddha bowl, for example, and a loaded baked potato (pictured).




The Grillhouse is the first such restaurant in Queensland under the ALH group of hotels. The opening follows launches already under the same name in Melbourne and Sydney.




The Racehorse Hotel at Booval is also known for its huge sports bar with giant screen. The bar attracts regular crowds of up to 700 who come to see touring international and national artists.

Upcoming shows for the rest of 2018 include Troy Kinne on November 16, and a double bill, 1927 & Pseudo Echo, on December 1.

The Grillhouse is open daily with all-day dining Friday to Sunday.

For more to eat and drink, check out these Ipswich restaurants.

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 cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, 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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