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Reviewed 9 March 2024 via mobile

We had an amazing meal at Encore in Toowoomba, the food is fresh & delicious, staff are friendly and helpful. The ambience is inviting and fun. If you are visiting Toowoomba I highly recommend this restaurant

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 23 February 2024

Had an absolutely fabulous dinner tonight at Encores. 10/10 for food, ambience and service. Special thanks to Andrew and Mon who looked after us so well. We were lucky to get a table without a booking as the restaurant was packed.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 August 2023 via mobile

Food and service top notch. One of the best restaurants in Toowoomba. Had the beef Wellington and qual. Also very nice atmosphere

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 5 August 2023

Apparently a well kept secret. This place is truly amazing! Relaxed, professional staff that absolutely know what they’re doing. Well thought out and brilliantly executed menu. Subtle music and lighting in a beautifully uncluttered dining room that doesn’t feel cramped or overcrowded. Very reasonably priced....Definitely will be back. Very much impressed. Thank you so much!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 4 February 2023 via mobile

After dining here quite a few years ago we were excited to be coming back. Ordered the eye fillet and was disappointed. Wasn't anywhere near as good as it was years ago and the portion sizes were actually pitiful. Pretty average when you leave a...restaurant hungry. Plain mineral water exorbitantly priced. Way over priced for the quality and quantity.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 10 September 2022 via mobile

We have eaten 3 times at Encores over a period of 4 years ( when we visit Toowoomba for the Food & Wine Festival) and I’m pleased to say the high standards have been maintained over that time. The food is beautifully presented, uses excellent...raw materials, and is full of interesting flavours. Serves are generous - an entree and main were plenty for us. One of the most impressive features is the interesting and very well priced list of wines by the glass—after capital city prices, it was surprising and refreshing. All up, a capital city experience at regional Australia prices !More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 1 July 2022 via mobile

Wonderful warm service, attentive and called us by our names; which was really nice. The food was incredible. I was really impressed that they had a non alcoholic white wine ….which was lovely and catering for a vegan dietary requirement was no issue.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

The food was simply incredible, the size of the portions were great, particularly the entrées… The menu choices were wonderful… The staff could not do enough for you… What a lovely experience and a fantastic meal… Even the wine list was incredibly reasonably priced… I...must admit that I was surprised with paper tablecloth‘s at such a beautiful restaurant for an evening meal… But that is certainly not enough to take away a deserved five star review… Definitely a must try…More

Date of visit: June 2022
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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ENCORES AT THE EMPIRE THEATRE, Toowoomba - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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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