This April whet your appetite with more than 30 specially curated lunch and dinner menus for the Flavours of Ipswich program.
Up until Saturday 24 April head over to some of the region’s favourite restaurants to feed your curiosity and dine at award winning restaurants for $25 two course lunches and $35 three course dinners.
With 20 dining partners on board, Flavours of Ipswich features menus from award winners Bakehouse Steakhouse, The Prince Alfred Hotel, the Cottage Restaurant, Brothers Leagues Club and Club Services Ipswich, and much more.
Check out some of the highlights from the program here.
Parmigiana at Casa Mia
For Flavours of Ipswich, Casa Mia are offering a special dinner and lunch menu.
It’s on the lunch menu that you’ll be able to have your choice of a chicken or pork parmigiana crumbed with parmesan cheese and topped with a choice of Neapolitan or creamy mushroom sauce, served with chips and salad.
For dessert, you get to choose two scoops of their gelati – there’s 16 flavours on the menu.
Turkish inspired eggs at Raw Energy
Tuck into a light dish of two poached eggs, house-made hummus and Greek yoghurt served with a fresh minty avocado, tomato and cucumber salad at Raw Energy Springfield and finish with a house-made flourless chocolate brownie with ice cream for the Flavours of Ipswich $25 two course lunch, which also includes a small fresh juice.
Other options include their satay power bowl, and a half serve acai bowl.
Chilli Verde at Montezuma’s
One of the tasty dishes on offer at Montezuma’s Ipswich is prime chunks of pure beef steak, simmered with onions, spices, herbs, green capsicum, garnished with jalapeno sauce and cheese served with Spanish rice.
There’s also albondigas – Mexican meatballs with sauce, cheese and rice, enchiladas, nachos and a taco platter to choose from as your mains.
Montezuma’s is offering a two course lunch and three course dinner option with jalapeno poppers, taquitos, frijoles and nachos for entrees and Mexican date cake and churros for desserts.
Camel milk gelato at Summer Land Camels
Summer Land Camels are offering a $25 lunch menu with their award winning camel milk gelato on the menu.
For $25 you can try a camelcino, homestead burger with salad and fries and up to two flavours of their house-made gelato.
Wagyu cheeseburger at Bakehouse Steakhouse
Bakehouse Steakhouse’s Flavours of Ipswich menu includes a choice of four burgers, however the wagyu cheeseburger has got to be one of the best with a house made beef patty, cheese, pickles, caramelised onions, Bakehouse sauce and fries.
And your $25 also buys dessert, choose from Banoffee pie, New York cheesecake, lemon meringue tart or chocolate brownie.
Pork belly at Brothers Leagues Club
Brothers Leagues Club is offering a lunch and dinner menu for Flavours of Ipswich and it’s on the dinner menu that you can find this gem – a slow cooked pork belly with spiced apple relish and a green leaf salad entree.
The main is equally as good, with a 250g Angus rump with shallot mash and berry mousse tart with chocolate gelato for dessert.
Philly cheese steak sandwich at Cafe Kalina
Cafe Kalina’s Flavours of Ipswich lunch is a winner with marinated calamari on the menu and a selection of raw slices and desserts.
Their Kalina Philly Cheese Steak Sandwich is also going to win hearts with sliced grilled rib fillet steak, caramelized onion, melted gooey provolone cheese, bell peppers and mushrooms, served with fresh chips.
Nepalese wok noodles at Chai House
These delicious noodles are cooked with prawns, vegies and topped with a poached egg which creates a beautifully silky sauce which is just divine.
The Chai House Flavours of Ipswich lunch menu has a choice of five different mains for lunch including the noodles, grilled chicken burger, pesto chicken linguine, panko crumbed barramundi and warm beef salad and desserts like banoffee tart with ice cream, chocolate brownie and lemon tart.
Crumbed camembert at CSI
Club Services Ipswich’s Flavours of Ipswich menu has crumbed camembert as an entree. It is found on their dinner menu and the deep fried, crumbed gooey cheese will be a hit paired with a glass of delicious wine.
For mains you have the options of grilled barramundi served with potato rosti, broccolini and topped with a mango and macadamia nut chutney; or a char grilled pork steak with olive oil, sea salt and rosemary seasoned potato chats and crunchy green beans topped with honey mustard sauce.
Dessert is Belgium waffles with mixed berries, ice cream, chocolate sauce and berry coulis.
Slow cooked beef cheek at the Commercial Hotel Redbank
The Commercial Hotel Redbank has a great Flavours of Ipswich lunch menu with mouth-watering seafood or crispy skin pork belly for entree and a choice of either crispy skinned barramundi or 12-hour slow cooked beef cheeks for mains.
It’s the Diamantina beef cheeks that stand out,, served on a bed of creamy champ mash and buttered asparagus topped with house made red wine jus.
Charcoal kulfi at Essence of Indya
While Essence of Indya has a delicious chef’s tasting menu for lunch and dinner on offer, you’ll only find the charcoal kulfi (handmade Indian ice cream) on the dinner menu.
The homemade ice cream debuted at Essence of Indya’s sister restaurant Indian Tadka a couple of years ago and has been a favourite ever since.
It took the chef over 40 attempts to get it just right and now you can try the sweet and smokey dish in the heart of Ipswich at his new restaurant on Warwick Rd, as part of Flavours of Ipswich.
Baked cheesecake at Fourthchild
Sweet or savoury – Fourthchild’s Flavours of Ipswich menu has got the best of both.
Head in for the hearty salmon and camembert quiche with chef’s potato or chunky chips and garden salad, carefully handmade by the team at Fourthchild.
Then enjoy either a chocolate fudge brownie served with chocolate soil and raspberry sorbet or baked cheesecake with passionfruit coulis, cream Chantilly and vanilla bean ice cream for dessert.
Fish Methi Malai at Indian Mehfil
Indian Mehfil have embraced the Flavours of Ipswich concept and are offering a dinner banquet for $35 which includes an assortment of vegetarian and non-vegetarian appetizers and mains like butter chicken, lamb rogan josh and vegetable madras with a chef’s special dessert.
We’re loving the fish methi malai dish as it’s fish cooked in cream with dried fruit and fragrant spices and comes with steamed rice and naan bread.
Smoked BBQ ribs and wings at Jets Leagues Club
Jets Leagues Club have gone all out with their Flavours of Ipswich dinner menu. The smoked BBQ ribs and wings with housemade BBQ, hickory cola sauce served with crunchy apple slaw and sweet potato wedges has mouths watering all the way to Brisbane.
Also on the menu is herb crusted salmon that comes with creamy mash and garlic prawns, for entree choose from salt and pepper squid with sweet carrot and chilli slaw or a toasted quinoa vegetable stack.
Finish with a choice of banana fritter with ice cream, salted caramel and toasted coconut or a vanilla panna cotta with strawberry, raspberry, toasted coconut, passion fruit and mango puree.
Butter chicken at Memories of India
The Flavours of Ipswich banquet lunch menu at Memories of India includes their famous butter chicken, which is cooked in a traditional tandoori oven.
The succulent chicken and creamy sauce are one of the restaurant’s most popular items.
The lunch banquet also includes lamb masala and vegetable korma served with rice and naan breads.
Burger high tea at Ruby Chews
This three course menu includes a southern fried chicken tenders and wings with garlic aioli, the Ruby classic sliders and chicken sliders with fries and onion rings and sundaes including salted caramel, chocolate fudge, mixed merry or Nutella.
You’ll need a minimum of two people to order this one for $35 each.
Tuscan beef brisket at The Boulevard
The Boulevard’s Flavours of Ipswich menu is a cracker with housemade sourdough completed with maple bacon, confit garlic and aged cheddar cheese.
But it’s their main course which has us excited, an award-winning 200 gram brisket steak, slow smoked for 14 hours served with pumpkin mash, garlic beanettes, sweet potato crisps and red wine jus.
Parmesan and thyme gnocchi at The Cottage Restaurant
We’re super excited that The Cottage Restaurant is taking part in Flavours of Ipswich.
Their two course lunch options include a delectable parmesan and thyme gnocchi with homemade Italian sausage, cherry tomatoes and basil.
You could also choose the smoked baby beetroot risotto with goat’s cheese and wild rocket.
And for dessert pick from Mississippi mud cake with mixed berries and vanilla bean ice cream or creme brulee, macadamia baklava and Turkish delight.
Surf and turf at The Prince Alfred Hotel
Get your fork into smoked beef brisket, baby potatoes, cherry tomatoes, creamy garlic prawns and battered onion rings this Flavours of Ipswich.
The Prince Alfred Hotel is offering this classic surf and turf as a main on their lunch and dinner menu.
It comes with a smoked salmon nicoise salad for entree, and in the three course dinner option a Belgian waffle for dessert – served with Ungermann Brothers salted caramel, bacon and pecan ice cream, mixed berry compote, Nutella, maple syrup and crunchy granola.
Cupcake with a twist at The Retro Diner
For Flavours of Ipswich the Retro Diner has included eight different cupcake flavours as a dessert served infused with a pipette of your choice of alcohol – chocolate-Kahlua cupcake anyone?
The three-course $35 creative dinner menu also includes a cocktail, a glass of wine, or a milkshake.
You also get a choice of mains from Cuban steak sandwich, Hawaiian chicken parmi, outback fritters and The Retro beef burger; and a choice of desserts Canadian pancakes with crispy bacon, maple syrup, berries, ice cream and whipped cream, cheesecake, caramel slice, citrus tart or a gourmet boozy cupcake.
For lunch you can choose from either a drink and main, or entree and main from their $25 Flavours of Ipswich lunch menu.