Perfection plated up in the City of Ipswich

If you're looking for some lunch or dinner inspiration, look no further... it's perfection plated up!
28 Jun 2024
Weekender, Lifestyle and Travel Program

A progressive dinner is a great way to explore a region and discover new taste sensations and adventure. On the menu for this moving feast is the city of Ipswich, your new favourite eating location.

To get things started, why not try some pre-dinner drinks at the Pumpyard Bar and Brewery. They have an ever-changing selection from craft beers on tap. These range from a big on strength, mid-alcohol pale ale, a classic Aussie larger to more experimental flavours like a raspberry sour donut ale! Like the craft beers, the menu is ever changing and offering up meals to suit all tastes. To really indulge, why not try a cocktail. Recommended for the winter months is the chili espresso martini!

For a main course and unique atmosphere, step inside The Cottage Restaurant. This is fine dining at its best inside a classic Queenslander that was built in 1861, with the bedrooms transformed into cozy dinning spaces. The menu serves up dishes created with locally sourced ingredients from the Scenic Rim and Brisbane Valley. There are so many fantastic options to choose from but for a real taste sensation of rich, earthy flavours, the rolled rabbit with mushrooms, saffron emulsion, celeriac ravioli and puffed grains is the choice to make. The cravings are coming on just typing about it!

Dessert cannot be skipped, not when UB’s Milk Bar is just around the corner. This retro milk bar with a modern twist also has burger and shake options but the ultimate reason to visit is for an ice-cream experience like no other. Classic flavours are available but so are more unique offerings such as salted caramel and bacon, and fairy bread. These ice creams are also used to create stunning desserts like the pavlova poffertjes – fluffy Dutch mini pancakes loaded with ice-cream, fresh fruit, meringue pieces, ice-cream and drizzled in a choice of topping!

Three courses have been offered up here, but your progressive dinner can go on for as long as you choose to indulge. There is a varied range of accommodation on offer in the city. From Oaks Ipswich to Cumquat HouseQuest Ipswich to Urban Getaway, there’s a stay to suit every style.

For you next dining destination, choose the city of Ipswich the playground for an appetizing adventure!

Weekender Lifestyle and Travel Program
Weekender is Channel Seven’s Sunday afternoon lifestyle and travel program, showcasing the best of Brisbane, Gold and Sunshine Coasts, Toowoomba region and everything in between each Sunday at 5.30pm.

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