Enjoy the Best Local Eats in Toowoomba with Laguna Apartments

As well as its spectacular parks and gardens, Toowoomba has a wealth of exciting restaurants and cafés to discover in its laid-back city centre. Hailed as the origin of Australia’s favourite cake, the lamington, Toowoomba’s history of food dates back more than a hundred years, with numerous great local eats to find on historical streets and within stunning heritage-listed buildings.

With us at Laguna Apartments, explore Australia’s picturesque Garden City and take the opportunity to experience its abundance of must-visit restaurants and cafés. To get your mouth watering, here a few that you can have at the tip of your fingers with our central Toowoomba accommodation:

H2: Café Valetta Toowoomba

Just a short walk from our location on Hume Street central Toowoomba, Margaret Street boasts a fantastic selection of restaurants and cafes, with one being Café Valetta Toowoomba.

Stop by this local café after visiting Queens Park, where you can tuck into a superb choice of traditional breakfast and lunch options indoors, in the garden or on the veranda. For the best experience, visit Café Valetta from Monday to Saturday for a sophisticated three-tier high tea. With its historical features, Café Valetta is a great coffee and lunch spot in Toowoomba that also doubles as an ideal venue for celebrations and weddings.

Park House Café and Restaurant

Another unmissable café on Margaret Street is Park House Café. Open from 6 am every day, Park House Café offers a modern café experience directly opposite Queens Park, with professional chefs serving a range of culinary dishes produced daily from fresh regional ingredients.

Enjoy breakfast and lunch in the café with options that include traditional breakfast favourites, burgers, salads and light lunches, or take a seat inside Park House Restaurant for a filling evening dinner involving fresh starters, house platters for sharing, wagyu steaks and more. For all moods and preferences, Park House Café is a fantastic family-friendly restaurant and café in the heart of Toowoomba.   

Fitzy’s Toowoomba

If you’re seeking sophisticated dining in Toowoomba, make sure to visit Fitzy’s – also located on Margaret Street.

This stylish restaurant and bar is ideal for contemporary fine dining and alfresco socialising, offering lunch burgers, fresh seafood starters, pizzas and high-quality beef steaks. There are plenty of vegetarian dishes available at Fitzy’s, as well as a well-stocked bar menu that boasts Australian craft beer, fine wines and hand-prepared cocktails. For onsite entertainment, visit Fitzy’s Gaming Lounge, which has over forty games, including Keno, Dragon Links, Jackpot Carnival and more.

Sofra Turkish Cuisine

Sofra Turkish Cuisine on Margaret Street is the best taste of Turkey in central Toowoomba, providing a memorable culinary experience that blends the best regional produce with an exotic taste of the Mediterranean.

Large breakfast platters and mouth-watering Turkish à la carte cuisine are what Sofra Toowoomba has to offer, to be enjoyed with Sofra’s extensive wine menu from both New Zealand and across Australia. Treat your tastebuds to spicy Turkish cured beef, Turkish pizzas and çorba soup, complete with Turkish kebab specialities, authentic falafel and exclusive Sofra specials that are sure to catch your eye.

Ice ’n’ Spice Toowoomba

In addition to Margaret Street, Ruthven Street is another popular dining hotspot in Toowoomba Queensland. For both dine-in and takeaway, Ice ’n’ Spice on Ruthven Street is a local Toowoomba restaurant that shouldn’t be ignored if Indian is at the top of your list of favourite cuisines, offering authentic Indian food prepared daily from fresh regional ingredients.

From spring rolls and samosa starters to a full main menu of tikka masala, lamb and korma curries, Ice ’n’ Spice Toowoomba has something to tickle all palates. There are plenty of gluten-free and vegetarian options on the menu, which can also be complemented by a flavoured naan bread and mixed Indian salads.

Gip’s Restaurant Clifford House

Clifford House is one of the many heritage-listed buildings in Toowoomba, and inside it, you can find Gip’s Restaurant. Complete with a shaded alfresco dining area, Gip’s Restaurant is a worthwhile visit in Toowoomba with historical surroundings and a contemporary menu for both foodies and gourmands.

Stop at Gip’s Restaurant, located on Russell Street near Grand Central Shopping Centre, for either lunch or dinner with a broad choice of international, light and large dishes. They also serve coffee and cocktails, which go down a treat in Gip’s picturesque garden setting.

El Attar Middle Eastern Grill

On Neil Street, just a short walk from our Toowoomba central accommodation, find El Attar for a delectable taste of the Middle East. El Attar Middle Eastern Grill offers a relaxed atmosphere and eye-catching cuisine from a chef trained in both Egypt and London.

Try El Attar’s mouthwatering mezze plates to start, followed by shish and shawarma wraps or a mains selection that includes traditional Egyptian koshari, moussaka and falafel. Round off your visit with one of the El Attar family recipe desserts and make sure to try middle eastern Egyptian or Turkish coffee to complete the experience.

Encores at the Empire

At Empire Theatre Toowoomba, visit Encores which is located onsite and open Tuesday to Saturday from 6 pm. Empire Theatre is another must-see heritage site in Toowoomba, and Encores won’t disappoint with its à la carte dinner menu which serves as the perfect complement before an evening live show.

Encores has fresh seafood starters and large main courses to follow, with a few succulent options that include Darling Downs eye-fillet steaks, duck breast, lamb rack, pork belly and more. Flavoured, seasoned and served with locally sourced vegetables and sauces, Encores offers a memorable dining experience just a stone’s throw away from our Toowoomba apartment accommodation at Laguna Apartments.

Laguna Central Apartments Toowoomba

Enjoy the best restaurants and cafés in Toowoomba with our affordable one and two bedroom Toowoomba apartments – fully self-contained, modern and located in the heart of Australia’s famous Garden City.

Save on your stay in Toowoomba – find more information today at Laguna Apartments Toowoomba.