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


Jul 2020

Great breakfast

A friend and I went for breakfast. Both our meals were of a good size and very tasty. Good variety to choose from. Shame they don't have freshly squeezed juices or individually bottled juices from... more »

Matt L

Jun 2020

Great service

Great service and first class food. Enjoyed a wonderful meal and wine. Service was attentive and first class. Meals were sizeable and absolutely delicious. more »


Mar 2020

Top Class

Recently moved to Ipswich and was excited to stumble across Dovetails restaurant. Visited on a Friday Night had no problem getting a table. Staff were polite and attentive, atmosphere was... more »


Sep 2019

Great find in Ipswich

Had dinner here with family and friends. Food and service were excellent. Highly recommended- a great find in Ipswich. more »


Feb 2020

Lack of staff

Family gathering.basic food for $$. Restaurant not even 1/2 full but lack of staff made it a long wait for breakfast. Coffees...Luke warm by the time they came out again lack of staff. If you know it... more »