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Reviewed 24 October 2021

Beautiful setting with the sliding glass doors open over the garden, magnificent 4 course dinner with amazing attentive service. Best fine dining restaurant in Toowoomba!

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 16 October 2021 via mobile

Beautiful food, great atmosphere and fabulous staff. Good location. We did three courses for $70. I would go back again.

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 23 September 2021

As always, does not disappoint. The extra few dollars are well spent to escalate your dining experience well above the mostly OK but ordinary dining experiences in this city. The two or three course menus are well priced, the food delicious, and as described on...the menu. Service is prompt, friendly and efficient, and the waiters are generally knowledgeable regarding details of dishes on offer. A fine dining experience too good to leave for special occasions.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 11 September 2021 via mobile

We had dinner at Encores. The setting is classy, the staff professional, and the food is excellent. The menu is quite small, with four each of starters, mains and dessert. The four dishes we tried were all excellent, generously sized, beautifully presented, and very tasty...with some original tweaks on classic combinations. The wine list is interesting, with a good selection by the glass. All in all, big city fine dining at regional city pricesMore

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

Serves were very small and just average quality. Enter and main was $60 that was $10 for the entree and $50 for the main. There was a big cockroach running around under our table but the waiter stood on it. Would not go back again.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Mark Rawlings, Owner at Encores at the Empire Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2021

Thanks for your review and sorry we couldn’t meet your standards expected however $70 for three course meal including a complimentary starter and house bread we don’t feel is poor value. Unfortunately we couldn’t meet your request on the night to sit on the open...More

Reviewed 31 May 2021

Hard not to like the place although I imagine on a show night it gets busy. Food was a good selection and everything we ate we enjoyed, service was very good. Price was reasonable. Booking would be near essential at the moment.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 9 March 2021

Great menu and wine list. Staff were attentive, helpful and polite. Meals were plentiful and delicious.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 14 February 2021 via mobile

The food is always amazing at Encores but they really excelled for the Valentines Day degustation. The food was superb and the service excellent with great matching wines. The ambiance is lovely with the full length glass windows that open out to the beautiful garden...and a view of the two churches. Whether it’s lunch or dinner, do yourself a favour and go to Encores.More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 31 January 2021 via mobile

What a lovely dining experience! Trip Advisor reviews sent us here...and we couldn’t be happier. Welcoming and calm, despite some large groups, the manager was on her game! Elegant service, knowledgeable and food to back it up! All standouts but corn and basil soup with...harissa prawn garnish 10/10! Steaks were tender and perfectly cooked. We hope for an encore performance very soon! Thanks Meredith!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 5 October 2020

Absolutely love this restaurant! Have been going to this restaurant for many years and for many different occasions. The food is delicious and the service is always on point! Do yourself a favour, you won’t regret it.

Date of visit: August 2020
rawlings00, Owner at Encores at the Empire Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2020

Thanks for your great review and your continued support it’s much appreciated.

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Sorry, just picked this up (probably not a lot of help now!), but smart casual is the go here. Meaning jeans are ok, but you need a collared shirt, dress shoes and if winter, a sports jacket wouldn't be out of place. The... More
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Encores at the Empire Theatre is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4