Heads up, foodies! The City of Ipswich – or the “Swich” as it’s fondly known – is flush with fabulous dining experiences…. And fresh delights are being added to the menu all the time.
One of the new kids on the block is UB’s Milk Bar – a retro retake on a local success story.
Ipswich-based Ungermann Brothers earned fame for its unusually flavoured (and delicious) ice cream.
Now the business has expanded into hot food with the opening of a milk bar-slash-diner in the heritage heart of Ipswich – Brisbane Street.
Wagyu Beef Burgers, hand-cut chips, all-day waffles and monster milkshakes are just some of the mouth-watering options on the menu. Happy Days!
For a glass of something stronger, get yourself – sharpish – to The Rusty Nail. This speak-easy style bar is one of the opening salvos in transforming Nicholas Street Mall into the city’s new recreational heart.
The bar is named for the world’s oldest cocktail – The Rusty Nail – invented in pre-Prohibition America of the 20’s.
Signature tapas is the drawcard on the menu here – sensational chef-inspired delights that are made to share.
Next – a shout out to Italophiles!
If you’re craving authentic Italian pizza, pasta and desserts, then Mike’s Pizzeria – also in Brisbane Street – is the new temple to the best of Bella Italia.
The restaurant is under the culinary command of Chef Francesco – and features an authentic wood-fired pizza oven, shipped in from Italy.
Most of the pizzas on the menu reflect their Italian heritage – Margerita, Diavola, Primavera. But you’ll also find an unusual item called Not the Wurst – a German-inspired pizza with Bratwurst, Cheese Kransky, Frankfurter and German Mustard.
Prefer pasta? Try Gnocchi with creamy Gorgonzola sauce or Seafood Linguine. And dessert aficionados will adore the house-made Tiramisu, Cannoli and Pannacotta.
Food-lovers – one day in the City of Ipswich just won’t cut the mustard.
Why not make a staycation of it and check in at Quest Ipswich, right in the heart of things?
There are serviced studios and self-contained 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments.
Apartment facilities include a full kitchen (if you must cook for yourself) and the option to pre-order a pantry of groceries before you arrive.
But if you’re dining out – and why wouldn’t you? – there’s the option to hit a selection of Ipswich restaurants and cafes – and charge the bill straight back to the room!