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

TripAdvisor Ratings

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Recent Reviews


Jul 2021

Everything was perfect - 3 courses and wine

I have been wanting to visit Dovetails for a long time but had never gotten around to it. So glad I finally visited! My partner and I had an early evening booking, as we wanted to have a longer... more »


Jul 2021


There were 4 of us 2 enjoyed their meals 2 we’re disappointed. I let the staff person know my fish was horrible, seemed soggy or undercooked not nice at all, he said he would let the kitchen know... more »


May 2021

Overpriced and nowhere near the quality they claim.

Hubby planned date night. The night didn’t start off well when we were met by a rude woman with an accent. Told us to complete the QLD Check In. I replied “sure have, I’ve taken a screen shot if you... more »


Jun 2021

Not so ipswich

Up market style dinner venue for ipswich. Prices are quite high for the menu on offer, more reflective of Sydney than little ol ipswich. Take a fistfuls of cash. more »


May 2021

Mothers day breakfast

Absolutely beautiful food, wonderful service. Even the kids enjoyed the food. Very fast food service more »