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Encores at the Empire Theatre

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$$$$
Australian, Gluten Free Options
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Empire Theatre Complex 56 Neil St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
4639 6900
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

The service at Encores is consistently good, food is only a 6 out of 10, and overpriced for what is on offer. Still, the wait staff do a great job keeping one plied with wine and they don't chase you out when you are having a relaxing and looooong girls' lunch. Lovely setting, too. But that menu needs a bit... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

I have dined at encores twice in recent times, both times the bill has been picked up by someone else, and I'm glad. The food is truly below average for a restaurant in such a beautiful setting, an opulent space, serving mediocre function style food. Boring run of the mill menu, poorly executed, under seasoned. Lamb rump was over cooked,... More 

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

Thanks for your review!! Not sure if I have answers for all your issues but are disappointed your visit was so terrible. After reading your other reviews on Toowoomba restaurants it sounds like your trip was a total disaster . Sorry we couldn't meet your expectations and lose you as a return customer. Mark More 

Toowoomba, Australia
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

Love coming to Encores the staff and food are always brilliant. Tuesday night deal is always a good one but you must book as its very popular.

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

The setting is beautiful . Food seems consistent. But certainly high end pricing for an overall middle range fare. You would expect a little more flare.

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

Thanks for your review. We will certainly take your comments on board and hopefully your next visit will have more flare. Regards Mark More 

Queensland, Australia
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354 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

stopped in for a pre show drink. Would suggest you do this and get the full experience of the theatre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a set 3 course meal before a show and it was superb. A very fancy setting but not really the over the top Price you would expect. Staff were very efficient and all three courses impressed us.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Went for a lovely dinner and wasn't disappointed. The service was fantastic and the staff very attentive, the food was amazing . Definitely will be going back

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

We had a fabulous lunch at Encores during the Carnival of Flowers. This has to be Toowoomba's best with a choice of 8 mains and a complimentary glass of fine wine for the princely sum of $28 per person. My wife had the fillet of barramundi with burnt orange and mango coconut cream, avocado and hazelnuts while I had the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

If you're wanting just that something a little bit extra, something a little bit more upmarket, for a special occasion or celebration then Encores is where you need to be. Whether it's for lunch or dinner, you won't be disappointed. Consistently good with a selection for everyone. Lunch is $28 which consists of freshly made bread, main & a glass... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent quality and service was spot on. Best dining experience in Toowoomba so far. Can't wait to come back

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Australian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Empire Theatre Complex 56 Neil St, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Toowoomba
  • Phone Number: 4639 6900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?