Local Foodie GuideACtourism2021-03-17T12:08:53+10:00
Local foodies guide
This itinerary has been put together to give you a taste of some local foodie finds. Featuring classic pubs, industrial cafes, chic hatted restaurants and more, you’ll be sure to return home full of food and memories.
Arrive at your accommodation to check in and put your bags down.
Start the weekend with drinks at the bar at Zack’s before settling down to your table (enjoy free nibbles with your drink between 5-6pm on Fridays). Zack’s is perfect for feeding a crowd, with its extensive menu with something for everyone. It sits within the restored Burke & Wills Hotel, so if you’ve secured a room at the hotel, it’s even more convenient!
Enjoy breakfast at the bustling industrial café, The Finch, a local institution. Pull up a stool at the window to people-watch the street outside, or settle down into a booth for a long, overdue catch-up.
Inbound Brasserie keeps lunch quite simple – think club sandwiches – but the state-listed heritage building is a perfect setting for lunch with friends. For over a century, the Toowoomba Railway Station has kept refreshment rooms; Inbound Brasserie is the current custodian of these rooms.
A stop by The Bungalow & Basket is a must, for both tea and house-made cake as well as a shop around this dream gift shop. Come here with your Christmas list and you’ll be done!
Finish the evening with dinner at Zev’s Bistro, a jewel in the crown of Toowoomba’s dining scene. The restaurant is degustation-only with the option of matched wines. The menu is updated every six weeks or so and is full of creative dishes with locally-sourced produce.
After packing up at the hotel, finish your trip with breakfast at Café Valetta, opposite Queens Park. The verandah or al fresco pergola are the prime spots at this heritage icon, and there is something for everyone on the breakfast menu. A stroll through the Botanic Gardens afterwards is a must!