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Encores at the Empire Theatre

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56 Neil Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
4639 6900
Today
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner Club outing

I had an enjoyable night out at Encores for our second dinner club meeting with a group of around 20 ladies. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, but the service didn't quite live up to Encores reputation. That being said, I'd happily return to Encores in the future.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 10, 2015
Erin P
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Highfields, Australia
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Highfields, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

I had an enjoyable night out at Encores for our second dinner club meeting with a group of around 20 ladies. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meals, but the service didn't quite live up to Encores reputation. That being said, I'd happily return to Encores in the future.

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Toowoomba, Australia
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Encores has had a reputation of excellence for 20 years or more. Always first class meals and often has 'specials'. But regardless of price the quality is ALWAYS tops in presentation and enjoyment. When we are stuck with 'where to go' we always come back to Encores. We have never had a questionable meal here.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Never leave disappointed. Beautiful combinations of flavours. Desserts - one is really not enough! Great, friendly and prompt service.

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Toowoomba, Australia
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

My friend & I came here for dinner last week. The setting & the atmosphere is absolutely lovely. The lantern candles on the tables, the floodlights overlooking the greenery from the cathedral gardens next door...all lovely. The tables & chairs in my opinion are wonderful. The staff overall were very friendly & helpful. I enjoyed my meal on the whole... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed our dini9ng experience at Encores. The atmosphere was relaxed overlooking the floodlite lawns of the cathedral next door. The food was cooked to perfection and presentation was superb. The wine list was reasonable.

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We really enjoyed our evening here. The food was delicious and well presented. The choice could be a little more extensive but still very good. The staff are friendly, engaging and authentic in their communication. It was a bit hard to pay the bill. We had to line up like a tuck shop line at the cash register, not flash.... More 

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encores, Owner at Encores at the Empire Theatre, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Glad you enjoyed your night out in regards to a little limited in choice of meals we are trialling a new menu idea of a new menu every 2 months to offer more choice to our regular patrons so will take your comments on board. Your bill should have been settled at the table please accept... More 

Toowoomba, Australia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

How Encores is only rated #27 in Toowoomba mystifies me. This restaurant is always consistent in its food, its presentation, the staff, the menu. Sure it's a bit expensive for what you get, but I'd rather pay a bit more when you know that the food is great than pay for something that is only average. We had a large... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dined at Encores last night before a show and I can only say that our expectations based on the fabulous reputation this restaurant has were even surpassed! The meals, service and friendliness of the staff were all first class. Fine dining at its absolute best and a great credit to the industry!

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Sydney, Australia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I came here with a friend before the Kitty Flanagan show in October, and at first I thought the prices seemed quite high, but now I realise that it was definitely worth it. The service we received was superb, and we were given delicious dinner rolls to start with (I usually hate the dry, stale dinner rolls that you are... More 

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encores, Owner at Encores at the Empire Theatre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review I am very pleased you enjoyed your night out and look forward to seeing you again Regards Mark More 

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I had attended this restaurant prior to last month on one occasion and been quite satisfied. The prior occasion was in the capacity of an invited guest to the graduation ceremonies held at the theatre, while the latter that I now refer to was for a family engagement, and was treated as far less valuable by the staff - one... More 

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encores, Owner at Encores at the Empire Theatre, responded to this review

Again, we were disappointed to hear about your family's experience at Encores. As already noted to the other two reviewers ("The worst of all worlds" and "Very Disappointed") from your group, and in our response to the personal emails through our website that they have also sent, we have taken note of the complaints you have made and will be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Toowoomba
  • Phone Number: 4639 6900
Open Hours
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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