Six of the best lunches with a view

Whether you prefer water or countryside views, there's plenty of places to dine with a view in Ipswich. Here's six of the best.

Moselle’s Restaurant

Enjoy views across tranquil Spring Lake from the verandah at Moselle’s Restaurant.

Moselle’s offers a range of café and bistro food influenced by both Eastern and Western cuisine.

Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner (as well as anytime in between), it’s an ambient relaxing venue to enjoy a catchup with friends or take time out to rejuvenate.

Brookwater Golf and Country Club

Make your way to Brookwater Golf Club’s dining room for views over the eighteenth hole of this Greg Norman-designed course and natural bush land beyond.

With internationally trained executive chef Shaun Hunt at the helm, it’s a dining destination all its own, suitable for a special family celebration or wedding.

Specials include Friday night deals and the delicious 2-course weekday ‘business lunch’ for $29 including a drink.

Breakfast at Stephanie’s

With a view across a white picket fence to the Orion Lagoon and Robelle Domain, Breakfast at Stephanie’s provides a shady spot for families to share a meal after a swim, with all day breakfasts, pancakes, burgers, shakes, beer and wine all on the menu.

When you dine at Stephanie’s you will have lunch with the stars: Grace Kelly’s smashed avo on Turkish, John Wayne’s steak, sausages and bacon with mushrooms and eggs, or even Dr Seuss’ green eggs and ham.

Queens Park Cafe

High up on the hill looking out through trees to the park and croquet club, Queens Park Café is a much-loved family-friendly pit stop. There’s easy pram and wheelchair access via a ramp, and lots of dining space both inside as well as outside on the verandah.

The menu of family favourites includes all day breakfasts, burgers, sandwiches, nachos, salt and pepper calamari, fish and chips, or the house specialty, Chicken Parmigiana.

Choose a cake from the display to enjoy with your coffee or milkshake or have a freshly squeezed fruit juice if you’re looking to add a healthy touch to your meal.

Our tip: Spend some time with the kids in the park exploring the Environmental Education Centre beside the café or get up close to some of Australia’s native animals at the Ipswich Nature Centre.

Dovetails Restaurant

Dovetails is part of the 88 Limestone Street complex that houses the Pumpyard Brewery, Dovetails Restaurant and conference centre, Ungermann Bros ice creamery and several other businesses.

The restaurant, which overlooks the Memorial Gardens, draws inspiration from its former life as a technical college. Maintaining a sense of heritage, the large banquet table in the dining room shows off dovetail joints on its timber top; the skill after which the restaurant was named.


Homage occupies the crest of a ridge, giving it an eagle’s eye view of the 1200 acre working farm on which it is situated.

From this setting, the resort’s Head Chef Ash Martin pays homage to locally-sourced seasonal produce, including vegetables from the onsite garden, their own bees, and animals raised free range and organically. There’s also a smoke house and fermentation room to explore for a truly immersive experience.

With views across the Scenic Rim, diners are invited to share in a different take on dining.

A Caesar salad featuring estate-grown cos lettuce, is stuffed with Murray cod, served with a ‘dirt’ dipping bowl of caper bush, lemon and soft cheese crumb.

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