88 Limestone Street‚ Ipswich City

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


Dec 2019

The food is quite good but rather expensive

It's a lovely old re-purposed red brick building, with lots of space so everyone's not jammed in next to tables of other people. And outside is a huge poinciana, currently flowering bright orange... more »


Nov 2019

Best of Ipswich

This is a gem in Ipswich! Lovely ambiance, friendly yet professional staff with excellent quality of food, this got to be the best restaurant in Ipswich. The beer from their brewery was crisp & clean... more »


May 2019

Ipswich Fine Dining

By far the best restaurant in Ipswich CBD for fine dining. It has amazing food options, great wine and very friendly staff. more »


Nov 2019

GP Business Dinner

The restaurant came highly recommend by some of my clients and we were not disappointed. 28 pax conference/educational dinner. From the moment of enquiry all the way through to the event night... more »


Nov 2019

Fantastic food and ambiance

Excellent quality food and the place looks awesome. Fast service and there is something for everyone. Highly recommended more »