88 Limestone Street‚ Ipswich

A contemporary makeover at Ipswich’s heritage Technical College gave the city a beautiful restaurant in Dovetails and a fab sister restaurant to Pumpyard Bar and Brewery – the home of 4Hearts Brewing.

Another neighbour at this precinct, known as 88 Limestone, is Ungermann Brothers Icecream Parlour.

Here at Dovetails, it all about relaxed dining in an elegant setting with a menu of modern classics to satisfy breakfast, lunch and dinner crowds.

You can take a table inside or out on the deck presided over by a magnificent old Poinciana tree. A pleasant wine list completes the offering.

The old brick walls and windows provide a beautiful backdrop and there’s some clever detailing at play, such as the names of former teachers and students, taken from early Technical College enrolments, etched into timber feature panels and stylised engineers’ tools creating a patterned print on the ceiling.

Upstairs, above Dovetails, is a charming event space known as the Lord Lamington Function Suite.

  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Private Dining Area
  • Suitable for Functions

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Recent Reviews

kim g

Aug 2019

Blown away by the high standard of food

Booked in to this restaurant for lunch after a weekend away and this turned out to be the highlight. Had one of the best scallop dishes I have ever had, followed by a generous, delicious seafood... more »


May 2019

Excellent venue

Took my mother and her brother to Dovetails for a birthday lunch. Loved the simple but elegant décor with the polished wooden floors. Excellent menu selection. Everyone enjoyed their food. Nice view... more »


Dec 2018


We went for breakfast At dovetails it was delicious very filling meal would highly recommend beautiful atmosphere and prompt service more »


Jul 2019


We both ordered eggs benny with ham. The muffin was cold and barely shown the toaster or grill so we both left it and just ate the eggs and ham. Mugs of flat white were weak and took forever to come... more »


Jul 2019

What a gorgeous place.

Fabulous and generous serving of halloumi salad in an open verandah setting in historic Ipswich. Great service and live music from the co-establishment next door. What's not to love? more »