88 Limestone Street‚ Ipswich

A contemporary makeover at Ipswich’s heritage Technical College gave the city a beautiful restaurant in Dovetails and a fab neighbour for 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 Suite.

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

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Recent Reviews

Katrina W

Feb 2019

Casual Sunday Brekky

I was visiting back home and neither of us had been here. We were so surprised by the beautiful interior and outdoor deck. We chose outdoor. Cold water on table. We were given time to decide from... more »


Feb 2019

Wonderful afternoon

Had friends come up from Brisbane to celebrate my birthday. Food was delicious, service great, music from a guitarist in the pumpyard courtyard who was so good so the ambience was perfect. You... more »


Jan 2019

Food was amazing

Every bite was a new wave of dopamine.. best food I’ve had I all of sth east QLD ..Service was also equally brilliant more »


Dec 2018

Work breakfast.

My boss asked me to book a nice place local to our office for a team Christmas breakfast. I had been looking forward to trying Dovetails for a while so took this opportunity. Myself and my colleagues... more »

Louise J

Dec 2018

Pleasant atmosphere

Lunch midweek service was ordinary for a quiet day although the meals were presented well were tasty and good quality. Value for money? a little on the expensive side. more »