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A modern twist on native ingredients, featuring crocodile, native herbs and spices.

About Dovetails Restaurant

Enjoy life's simple pleasures at Dovetails Restaurant on Limestone Street in Ipswich, where every day is a special occasion. This relaxed Mod Oz diner, nestled inside 4 Hearts Brewing, boasts a contemporary space where polished wood, a marble bar and intimate table settings create an ideal spot to linger over a meal from early until late. Take a seat on the sunny terrace under the canopy of a large tree to savour breaky delights of crispy pork belly Benedict, with apple butter, onion rings, toasted ciabatta and Hollandaise. For those dining later, expect entrees of lemon myrtle crocodile, plantain banana chips and chilli Davidson plum sauce; before charred mountain pepper lamb rack, spiced carrot purée, seasonal market vegetables and jus, or perfectly cooked Wagyu and truffle aioli sauce.

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Shannon Ellison – Head Chef Dovetails Restaurant:

Born and raised in Darwin, Northern Territory, Shannon has a 20 year exceptional background in culinary expertise. Shannon's working background includes 5 star hotels and resorts and his passion for food has been demonstrated through leading his teams to successful back to back AHA Gold Plate Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Shannon's food ethos is based around creating ‘simple' yet sophisticated food that speaks for itself. Combining the best local produce with Australian native bush ingredients, Shannon and his talented brigade – Tabytha, Sarah, Paris & Blair - create a truly magical, creative and unique culinary experience for Dovetails diners.

Location & Map

88 Limestone Street, Ipswich 4305 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Tue  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Wed  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Wed  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Thu  5:30:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Fri  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  7:30:AM - 10:30:AM
Sat  11:30:AM - 3:00:PM
Sat  5:30:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  7:30:AM - 10:30:AM
Sun  11:30:AM - 2:30:PM

Groups & Functions

Our Lord Lamington Suite is located above Dovetails Restaurant and is the perfect space to host your next special occasion. Specializing in engagement parties, milestone events and casual weddings, the room is equipped with everything to make your event memorable. Catering is supplied by the expert Dovetails team, with a seasonal menu to match. We also cater to corporate events such as workshops, seminars and networking nights.

  • Up to 80 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Charity Event
  • Christmas Party
  • Cocktail Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Product Launch
  • Wedding
  • Buffets
  • Canapes
  • Cocktails
  • Finger Food
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (2)


another fantastic restaurant
the service was great and so was the food. they were really accomodating for our dietary requirements.


Really good food and service