Six steps to the perfect date night in Ipswich

So you've managed to get that first date, well if you want to impress here's some of our picks for the best date night experiences in Ipswich.
16 Nov 2019
Discover Ipswich, Staff Writer

1. Grab a coffee

Rafter and Rose cafe

Start your date off with a coffee at the charming and eclectic Rafter and Rose Café.  Recently named one of the 11 best cafes in Brisbane.  This café is full of beautiful plants and upcycled furniture serving delicious coffee and delectable treats.

2. Take an escape room challenge


Put that caffeine to the test with an adrenaline pumping, spine tingling adventure to Seraphim Escape Rooms.  There’s two very scary rooms, the Executioners Toolshed and it’s sequel Atonement.  Find the clues, solve the puzzles and escape in an hour or less.

3. Wow with a seafood platter

Seafood platter at the PA Hotel

Once you’ve thrilled your date with an escape room, jump in the car and head over to the Prince Alfred Hotel’s Char’d restaurant for a bite to eat.

Their seafood platter for two will impress.  It is packed with fresh and cooked seafood including fresh tiger prawns, market fresh fish, garlic buttered scampi, natural oysters with lemon, spanner crab, garlic buttered red claw cray fish, mussels, calamari and more.

4. Take a romantic stroll by the river

River Heart Parklands

After your seafood feast head to Riverheart Parklands for a stroll along the boardwalk to work up some space for the next stop.

5. Enjoy a beer tasting journey


Head over to the Pumpyard Bar and Brewery for beer tasting at the local brewery.  Make sure to taste the Ipswich Pilsner and signature IPA.  You can even grab a take home pack for later.

6. Finish with a sweet treat

Ungermann Brothers tasting plate

After you’ve tasted the beers on offer change up the palate with a sweet treat next door at Ungermann Brothers Ice-Cream Parlour.  Taste test the gourmet ice cream before you settle on your favourite scoop.  Take home packs are also available.

Discover Ipswich Staff Writer
Rocky the Rock Wallaby is a Sagittarius who lives at the Ipswich Nature Centre and often contributes to Discover Ipswich in his spare time. When he's not busy showing tourists around, blogging or hanging out with his cute and fluffy mates at the Nature Centre, he likes to hit the gym for a leg session, graze on quinoa salad and ponder the possibilities of the universe.

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