Best Known For

Sicilian rabbit, wild mushrooms, prosciutto, carrots, raisins and olives.

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 a taster of duck liver pate with lavosh, before entrées like smoked kangaroo, cauliflower brulee, rosellas, bush dukkah and finger limes. Delve into a main of venison with sweet potato ravioli, chorizo stuffed Medjool date, creamed leeks and beurre noisette; while for an indulgent dessert try marbled chocolate tart and strawberry Cointreau ice cream.

Location & Map

108 Limestone Street, Ipswich 4305 QLD - See Map

Opening Hours

Mon  Closed
Tue  11:30:AM - 2:00:PM
Tue  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Wed  11:30:AM - 2:00:PM
Wed  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Thu  11:30:AM - 2:00:PM
Thu  6:00:PM - 10:00:PM
Fri  11:30: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
  • Corporate Function
  • Dinner Party
  • Engagement Party
  • Wedding
  • Canapes
  • Set Menu

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Member Reviews (29)



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.