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Encores at the Empire Theatre

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

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  • 8
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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
yes. I would go again.

Encores appears to have had a change of ownership. With new menu and wine selection. True, we hadn't been to encores for a few years but compared with the previous experience, we found the resturant changed for the better. the Matrie De was friendly and attentive as were the other wait staff. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
vicky j
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Toowoomba, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We went to Encores for an 18th birthday. The atmosphere was simply beautiful. The staff were simply amazing. The food was devine! The Tasmanian Salmon, fennel risotto and tempura cauliflower with burnt ornage jus is spectacular.

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Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Encores appears to have had a change of ownership. With new menu and wine selection. True, we hadn't been to encores for a few years but compared with the previous experience, we found the resturant changed for the better. the Matrie De was friendly and attentive as were the other wait staff. The food was elegant and filling. I would... More 

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Toowoomba Queensland
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44 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I really like this restaurant as a place go for a winter lunch. The seating area opens onto a lovely garden and the sun does its best to warm cold bones and bodies. The food is excellent as are the lunch time specials with a choice of main course, a glass of wine and optional soup and bread. I have... More 

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Highfields, Australia
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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
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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56 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 

Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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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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Additional Information about Encores at the Empire Theatre

Address: 56 Neil Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
Phone Number: 4639 6900
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Toowoomba
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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  • 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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