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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Centre
“This restaurant has a very good reputation for its Thai food. They do all the classic Thai dishes as good as anything I have had in Thailand. The restaurant is small would suggest you book ph 07 46380447 ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
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“ust a short drive from the city's CBD, the State heritage-listed parklands provide breathtaking panoramic views eastward to Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley. At night, the glow of Brisbane city lights can be seen from the iconic Picnic Point Lookout, perched high on the crest of the Great Dividing Range.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Museum
“There is a lot of Queensland/Australian history at Cobb & Co. Plus it has a nice café and they also do a number of workshops from there as well. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Park
“Walk or cycle to this beautiful park. Children can enjoy the playground or you might prefer to stroll around the Botanic Gardens”
  • 18 locals recommend
Park
“The best kept secret in Toowoomba. Not very big, but full of interest for those who like gardens. Also great for wedding photos.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Theatre
“The Largest performing arts precinct in regional Australia, renowned for its classic art deco architecture this heritage listed theatre is one of the jewels of the darling downs. Checkout their website to see what performances are currently on offer. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
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“Sofra Turkish Cuisine is repeatedly voted one of the most popular restaurants in Toowoomba. Using only the freshest ingredients, often times delivered straight to our door from local growers, our chefs will dazzle your palate and provide an unforgettable Toowoomba dining experience. With our deliciously diverse menu selection, impressive wine list, and friendly helpful staff, magical atmosphere and colourful entertainment Sofra Turkish Cuisine has been the setting for countless romantic dinners, work functions, fundraisers and parties.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Great coffee, inner city about a 10minute walk on the other side of Grand Central”
  • 13 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Take a journey through the many rooms and areas, each decorated to a different style and host to a choice of tastes, music and liquid refreshment. The ultimate patchwork of lounges, bars, dining nooks and places to meet. Your choice of function rooms, from small gatherings to 100-strong events and more – each with its own unique charm. This is Fitzy’s, a bold, sophisticated venue for you to explore.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
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“Leave your worries at ground level, find a spot in our version of the great outdoors and get comfortable. Apart from being Toowoomba's first open air rooftop bar, we think that our clientele is what makes us speal. So to make sure that you're pleased, we'll offer you cocktails, beer and wine on tap, top shelf spirits, a classy list of wines and champagnes, internationally acclaimed liquors and Genovese barista coffees from open to late. We'll also serve up an eclectic small plates and platters menu our chefs designed especially for you to share. Rooftop bars around the world all have an allure that indoor bars just can't replicate... light-hearted, detached from the daily grind, fashionable. You must admint, it's a bit special sitting on a rooftop listening to tunes and breathing in fresh air while enjoying a beverage and a bite in the sunshine. But when the weather gets chilly, we close the Roof, put on the heaters, and the fun keeps going.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Nature
“Popular park, restaurant and viewing area over the Toowoomba region. Has two great park equipment play areas for children as well as big spaces to kick the ball. You can also embark on numerous bushwalks with signed tracks from here, some like the one past the waterfall are quite short, others quite long. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“Lovely coffee, good selection of pastries and an amazing deli for some take home or a picnic.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
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“ A collaborative venture between two pioneer hospitality families in Toowoomba- the speciality coffee of Ground Up Espresso and the artisan sourdough and pastries of The Bakers Duck. Only open to the public Saturday morn. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Nature
“Tranquility... This is a great place to enjoy the delights of a Japanese Garden. Bridges, ponds and streams, hidden nooks and authentic plantings, make this a must visit place for those that like this style of garden.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery was established in 1937, making it the oldest public art gallery in regional Queensland. In 1994, the gallery relocated from Toowoomba City Hall into its own purposely-refurbished, award-winning facility next door. Owned and operated by Toowoomba Regional Council, the gallery is located in the heart of the city and is surrounded by attractive inner-city parks with only a short stroll across the Civic green to Toowoomba's new City Library.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Cinema
“A truly unique place to see a great movie - atmosphere plus food & drinks served whilst you're being entertained - we love it ! ”
  • 6 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“ust a short drive from the city's CBD, the State heritage-listed parklands provide breathtaking panoramic views eastward to Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley. At night, the glow of Brisbane city lights can be seen from the iconic Picnic Point Lookout, perched high on the crest of the Great Dividing Range.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Eastern European Restaurant
“Sofra Turkish Cuisine is repeatedly voted one of the most popular restaurants in Toowoomba. Using only the freshest ingredients, often times delivered straight to our door from local growers, our chefs will dazzle your palate and provide an unforgettable Toowoomba dining experience. With our deliciously diverse menu selection, impressive wine list, and friendly helpful staff, magical atmosphere and colourful entertainment Sofra Turkish Cuisine has been the setting for countless romantic dinners, work functions, fundraisers and parties.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Take a journey through the many rooms and areas, each decorated to a different style and host to a choice of tastes, music and liquid refreshment. The ultimate patchwork of lounges, bars, dining nooks and places to meet. Your choice of function rooms, from small gatherings to 100-strong events and more – each with its own unique charm. This is Fitzy’s, a bold, sophisticated venue for you to explore.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Brazilian Restaurant
“Leave your worries at ground level, find a spot in our version of the great outdoors and get comfortable. Apart from being Toowoomba's first open air rooftop bar, we think that our clientele is what makes us speal. So to make sure that you're pleased, we'll offer you cocktails, beer and wine on tap, top shelf spirits, a classy list of wines and champagnes, internationally acclaimed liquors and Genovese barista coffees from open to late. We'll also serve up an eclectic small plates and platters menu our chefs designed especially for you to share. Rooftop bars around the world all have an allure that indoor bars just can't replicate... light-hearted, detached from the daily grind, fashionable. You must admint, it's a bit special sitting on a rooftop listening to tunes and breathing in fresh air while enjoying a beverage and a bite in the sunshine. But when the weather gets chilly, we close the Roof, put on the heaters, and the fun keeps going.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Store
“Lovely coffee, good selection of pastries and an amazing deli for some take home or a picnic.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Café
“it is just around the corner and overlooks the Park, food and service is excellent, all day breakfast.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Café
“Great food, good menu selection and afterwards you only need to cross the road for the kids to have a play in Queens Park!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just around the corner at High Street Plaza. Arguably the best pizza in town! ”
  • 6 locals recommend

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