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48-hour pork belly, Chinese five-spice, wilted greens, taro and cucumber.

About The Cottage Restaurant

Set inside a charming heritage Queenslander on Limestone Street sits The Cottage Restaurant, an Ipswich establishment for delectable cuisine in distinctive surrounds. Once a home, converted bedrooms now serve as thoughtfully appointed dining spaces giving a touch of seclusion warmed by fireplaces, with extra room available out on a verandah, enjoyed best at dusk. Find seasonal and local cuisine with a Mediterranean influence, perhaps savouring an entrée of seared venison, leek and kale tart tatin and whipped feta; before mains such as rolled rabbit, roast pepper pudding, crushed peas and zucchini, or citrus-infused duck breast, grilled polenta, corn and eggplant. Steak lovers opt for spice-rubbed Wagyu rump to share, with fried onions, potatoes, baby vegetables and cracked pepper jus.

Location & Map

108 Limestone Street, Ipswich 4305 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Wed  10:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Thu  10:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 9:00:PM
Fri  10:00:AM - 2:00:PM
Fri  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sat  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Sun  Closed

Groups & Functions

  • Up to 50 Guests
  • Birthday Party
  • Christmas Party
  • Conference
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Degustation
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (75)


The meal was absolutely amazing and service was exceptional


A beautiful dining experience from start to finish.
We selected the Wagu beef for 2, it was absolutely delicious and cooked to perfection. The wait time for meals was acceptable, allowing us to enjoy the lovely ambience of the restaurant. The wait staff were attentive without being intrusive, overall a very enjoyable and pleasant dining experience. Well done to all concerned.


Amazing food, kind staff
Wonderful lookout on varanda


Best Food
The flavour combinations are amazing! I have never had a bad meal here. It is my favourite place to eat. Staff are all really lovely ??



Amazing Restaurant with great staff and talented chef that make fantastic fine dine meals. Great view over the city of Ipswich.
Highly recommend going here. Best Restaurant in Australia.


exceptional service and food...
This beautiful fine dining restaurant is set in a lovely cottage. The food was divine and you can tell that the head chef Mark and his team have years of culinary experience behind them.
Beautifully presented and tasting food with a great atmosphere all round.
Highly recommend the 7 course degustation with matching wines, you won't be disappointed!
From a former x chef.


Came here 3 times so far absolutely exquisite
Fine dining and old school family homesteading traditional fusion


Fabulous food with a wonderful atmosphere and friendly service


Degustation Delight
The food, ambience and class of this restaurant was next level. Almost too good for Ipswich :p



A wonderful experience
A great experience from the history, to the food, to the attention and to the beautiful verandah setting. We will be back. Thank you.


A wonderful


Fantastic culinary experience
Every single member of our party was immensely impressed with the food they've consumed. The chef certainly knows how to cook the protein well, and the flavour combinations are very creative, surprising and exciting. Atmosphere was wonderfully intimate. Considering the fine dining experience this place offers, the prices were acceptable. We can highly recommend this place to anyone who wants to challenge their taste buds and have a little dining adventure.


A five star experience! Exquisite food, and lovely service!


A magnificent meal



The Best Restaurant we have been to!
With a welcoming arrival, our numerous experiences have been above and beyond our expectations. If I could give The Cottage a 10 star rating on their exquisite food and service, I would! Will definitely return!!



Great service
Not only was the food perfection, but the service was fantastic. Young, attentive staff and they even humoured me on my cocktail order. We will definitely be coming back and working our way through the menu. Highly recommend a table on the front verandah, it makes for a great atmosphere with the historical St Mary’s church on the horizon.



Superfood excellent surroundings high quality restaurant
On my first visit to the cottage I was astounded to find a world class restaurant in suburban Ipswich. I have eaten and restaurants across the world of this restaurant can stand against any of them. In addition excellent surroundings and immaculately clean premises



Quality food and friendly staff!


Attentive waitresses, the food was a delicacy, the presentation on our plates was a special touch, the flavours of each item on the plate was exciting and delicious. .


Devine food, great service, beautiful place ??????


Devine food, great service, beautiful place ??



The most wonderful menu, flavours and presentation with exceptional personalised service
The Cottage has hosted our Christmas Party, Luncheon's with clients, and Evening meals with friends.
We have never been disappointed with the experience of indulging ourselves at the Cottage.
Local and just lovely. Thank you from Sort It Water Treatment Services.



Odette Best

Excellent service and food
Angela irs amasing


Always great food and friendly service, highly recommended.


A very special dinning experience- amazing food and service, and I've paid nearly as much to feed the family average take away!


Great food! A taste sensation and always served with just the right wine!
Very professional ! Great service and prices are very reasonable.



Been there a few times now for both degustation and regular menu.


It's hard to believe meat could be served any better than this. Beautifully tender and lovingly tended.


Atmosphere, Service, Food all Stellar
As a visitor to Australia from California I was charmed and delighted by the Cottage. And I decided I would try the smoked kangaroo--delicious.

Shay Chalmers

Amazing degustation!



Excellent service beautiful food, highly recommended


Has gluten free and dairy free options. beautiful house and fantastic food.


Simply the best cuisine and service in Brisbane. Love it.


We LOOOVE The Cottage our favourite place to eat. Always something new and exciting to try. We love this cuisine. The owners are beyond delightful and nothing is too much trouble. A taste of heaven in Ipswich :)


Incredible food
The biggest problem is what to pick off an amazing menu. Everything we ordered was incredible.


Beautiful ambience, Fantastic service and Exceptional food.



Wonderful food and Excellent Service!
The Cottage Restaurant where the food is cooked and presented perfectly. Mark and Angela opened their restaurant earlier to accommodate our family Saturday Lunch for our Mum's 90th birthday as i found out when I was leaving I mentioned how I couldn't understand why the place wasn't packed Angela said "We don't usually open for lunch" which made us feel so special. Thank you Mark and Angela so very much!


Exceptional food and service!
This restaurant is such a gem in Ipswich town!


Excellent food, wonderful staff, a gem


A First Class Experience
To Mark and Angela and staff
Thank you for amazing food and wonderful service again in 2018. Will return early in 2019. Love the Duck main meal!


It looks like a little cottage but it's anything but! When I wonder in I'm always greeted by with amazing hospitality a warm smile. Truly one of Ipswich's fine dining hidden treasures.


Intimate dining, amazing food and service
Chef Mark creates the most amazing meals from entrees, mains and desserts. My favourite so far was the Wagyu beef. It was cooked to perfection, and the sides were gorgeous. It is fantastic not to have to travel for the best steak! Also Angela makes a fantastic coffee, with perfect Crema. As a coffee snob she is one of very few Baristas who I give top marks to. I love the venue, the view over Ipswich and the intimate service style. Well done and hope you are here for many years to come.


Always amazing!
Food and service are always exceptional!



Ambience, Service, and a wonderful meal entre main and deserts wonderful
In this restaurant the Chef makes a meal that is all about treating all elements with care and skill in presentation. One melds into another for sheer dining pleasure.


Amazing! Peaceful! Delicious!
The experience was absolutely Devine!! The staff were friendly and accommodating. The food was stunningly presented and incredibly delicious. The atmosphere was peaceful and a great venue for any function.




Top class dining
We had dinner at The Cottage Restaurant last night and the food was excellent. Ange was a fantastic host and made it a thoroughly enjoyable night.


Beautiful heritage house, perfect customer service and the food mouthwatering amazing



Amazing food....pork belly has to tried to be believed....lovely decor....cosy...wines excellent....not cheap and nor should it be...everything well presented...friendly staff...been there several wife and I love it


Awesome cosy place to eat :)
Food was exceptional, setting throws you back to the 1800’s, and the staff are excellent!


Outstanding experience
Decadence at its best. Tantalizingly delicious from start to finish. Very special 40th birthday. Will never forget.


Fabulous food!!
TheCottage provides an amazing setting to enjoy fabulous food. Intimate dining and excellent food. The service is wonderful with the young ladies being extremely friendly.We will be back. Well done to The Cottage!!


Lovely experience.
Chef went out of his way to cater for my dietary needs. Very impressive.


Wonderful Evening
We had heard about The Cottage being one if not the best place in Ipswich to go for excellent food and great service. We were not disappointed, the food was exquisite and the service just as good. The relaxed atmosphere, very friendly and attentive service followed up by a beautiful meal made our wedding anniversary special. I would highly recommend The Cottage to anyone who is looking for an amazing place to dine in Ipswich.


80th Birthday Celebration
A big thank you to Angela, Mark and staff at The Cottage for making my mother's 80th birthday just perfect. The set up, food and service was outstanding. We had 30 guests ranging in age from 5-85 years with everyone accommodated for. I strongly recommend The Cottage Restaurant for your next function, special event or dining experience.


Great to have fine dining in Ipswich
We had lunch at this delightful restaurant and can only say it was an exceptional experience. Beautiful setting, exquisite food, exemplary service and a great wine selection. Will be back to try their dinner menu very soon.


Passionate perfection !
Wow! What a great experience coming here, do yourself a favour and try it. Mark's passion for food shines through every dish and the care and attention is reflected in the taste and presentation - the standard was equal to any we've tasted. Seriously, the service was great and the quality of the food just blew us away. Thanks for a memorable meal.


Beautiful food, beautiful service in a beautiful setting!!! An asset to Ipswich. Highly recommend to others.


Wonderful to have an excellent silver service restaurant with an interesting menu that promises to change on a regular basis. Staff are friendly but not intrusive. Will be back.


Finally a fine dining restaurant in Ipswich! What an experience. The Cottage itself is stunning. Then the food is even better. We were so impressed and after looking at some of the other dishes that were coming out means we will be coming back soon for more!


Well Worth A Visit!
We had our first meal at the Cottage Restaurant tonight and I am so pleased that it was a wonderful dining experience. The food was well presented and terrific. The service was attentive with no staff hovering by. We were seated on the verandah which added to our enjoyment. We would definitely recommend The Cottage and we will be returning there soon.


Great personal service, food is amazing, venue is beautiful.