of the Hinchinbrook Way
The freshest daily seafood and Italian inspired delicatessens will delight and inspire you. Allow your senses to be indulged as you savour locally crafted delights that will make your taste buds dance.
Be immersed in the aromas of Inghams’ Italian inspired delicatessens. Fill your pantry with local produce and Italian delicacies.
JK’s Delicatessen – Italian Deli and Cafe
Jk’s Deli and Café is a locally owned and operated Italian Delicatessen & Café that has been proudly serving the Hinchinbrook region since 2000.
Jk’s mission is to serve high-quality food to everyone who wants to mix a lively ambience with expert cooking to create an unforgettable eating experience.
In addition to their breakfast and lunch set menus, Jk’s have 2 display fridges featuring items that change daily. Jk’s provide a large array of gourmet savoury meals and desserts to cater to all dietary requirements.
Jk’s Deli is a full-service gourmet delicatessen, offering an incredible selection of smallgoods from both Australian and Italian origins.
Showcasing unusually flavoured cheeses from around the world, dried veggies marinated in oils and vinegars, and shelves packed with Australian products such as crisp black olive flavoured breadsticks, real Italian cooking flour, sweet hibiscus glaze sauces, and much more.
Address: 78 Lannercost Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 2103 5800
Lou’s Food Emporium
Lou’s Food Emporium is an authentic Italian Delicatessen, located on Lannercost Street in Ingham. With the most unique assortment of Italian cuisine and a flavour and scent like no other, Lou’s offers a taste of Italy straight to your kitchen table!
Lou’s are proud to boast that they offer the largest range of olives, cheeses and salamis in North Queensland for you to tantalise your taste buds. The helpful staff at Lou’s are happy to satisfy customers’ personal preferences by cutting cheeses and salamis to their preferred choices.
Their superb and delicious range of products include;
- Continental smallgoods
- Imported and Australian cheeses
- Fresh and frozen pasta and sauces
- Olives and marinated vegetables
- Italian biscuits and cakes
- Gourmet and continental lines
- Imported chocolates
- Fresh local produce
Espiago’s is a local delicatessen offering an extensive range of smallgoods, including a large variety of salamis and cheeses. They also provide homemade pasta and sauces, locally grown fruit and vegetables, take away meals, Asian produce and much more.
Julies Pasta Shop
Julie, or Nonna to everyone in her family, was one of many Italian migrants who endured the staggering voyage from Italy to Australia and settled in Ingham.
With Julie, also came an amazing wealth of Italian heritage and traditional cooking flair. Nonna continues to cook and share her beautiful memories, techniques, recipes and secrets with her family, and with this wisdom; her son Paul Gatti opened “Julie’s Pasta Shop” in 1991, and shared the delicious flavours which he grew up enjoying. Despite the fact that cooking is a physically demanding task, Nonna continues to enjoy working in the family business doing what she loves with her family.
Tantalise your taste buds at Julie’s Pasta with freshly made pasta that has been frozen and packed so that you can prepare a delicious Italian meal at home.
- Pasta Sauces
Address: 1 Authurs Street, Ingham
Phone: 4776 3888
Hours: Opened Monday – Friday 7.30am – 4.00pm / Saturday 7.30am – 11.30am
Fishmongers and seafood cafés take pride in sourcing locally sustainably caught seafood – fresh from the pristine waters of our local estuaries, beaches and of course, the Great Barrier Reef.
With direct access to the Great Barrier Reef, local family, the Zaghini’s, have perfected the skill of catching wild seafood in the waters of Hinchinbrook while protecting the natural habitat.
Established in 2008, this very popular shop has been serving the freshest and the most impressive range of local seafood. With firm favourites like Freshly Cooked Prawns, Hinchinbrook Mudcrabs, Tasmanian Oysters shucked fresh daily and of course their beautiful range of fish.
Situated admist the pristine waterways of the Great Barrier Reef and our local Estuary systems, there is an abundance of sustainable fish species. Barramundi, King salmon, Grunter, Coral Trout, Red Emperor, Nannygai to name a few. All fish is carefully delivered by local fishermen and freshly filleted for you in our expansive 3 metre display.
Huge supermarket style freezers hold an impressive array of frozen seafood products including frozen Pizzas, Homemade Seafood Marinara, Garlic Prawns and Seafood Spring rolls.
A fantastic Fish and Chip menu allows you try this fresh seafood in Burgers, Wraps, Sandwiches and Wraps. They also do daily specials which might include Garlic Prawn Burgers or Lobster Rolls.
When they moved from Townsville Road to Herbert Street in 2022 they extended their business to include a cafe, ice creamery and gourmet pantry. Serving locally roasted Coffee, Organic/Bio- Dynamic milk and ice cream, Wild Local has been busy creating some amazing smoothies, Frappes and Milkshakes. Try their famous Dragonfruit and Mango Smoothie which is the perfect taste of tropical North Queensland.
Wild Local have also launched their Tasting Experiences. Choose between a Seafood Tasting Experience or a Bushtucker Tasting Experience and have avery special and unique opportunity to try some of our most freshest and unusual dishes.
To book you experience head to their website.
Address: 52 Herbert Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 2222
Johnny’s Fish Bar
Situated in the heart of Ingham, Johnny’s Fish Bar is a locally owned family business that prides themselves in having the best fish, chips and meals in town.
Conveniently located across the road from Rotary Park and children’s playground, Johnny’s Fish Bar is the perfect place to grab a picnic blanket, bring the kids to the park to let off some energy and enjoy a freshly cooked meal of fish and chips.
- Fresh fish and chips
- Crumbed seafood
- Burgers, wraps and sandwiches
- Meals including steak, spaghetti, crumbed steak, sweet and sour fish and garlic prawns
Address: 8 Herbert Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 1317
Forrest Beach Takeaway
Forrest Beach Takeaway is a family run business providing fresh, seasonal and locally sourced takeaway food options.
They pride themselves on using top quality, Australian wild caught Spanish Mackerel, as well as using locally sourced seafood in their meals. With a vast menu of all your traditional takeaway favourites, they also offer a range of sandwiches and wraps, hearty burgers, everyday meal options and old-fashioned milk shakes.
Monday to Thursday includes an ever-changing menu of chef’s meals. From traditional old-fashioned Aussie favourites (like Merle’s Old-Fashioned Rissoles) through to local Italian specialities and modern Asian fusion dishes; there’s sure to be something for everyone.
And if you’re looking for a sweet treat, there’s always a large range of home-made sweets and treats, as well as delicious cake and coffee deals too.
- Traditional fish and chips
- Sandwiches and Wraps
- Hearty burgers – our Reef n Beef Burger is almost 1kg!
- Meals – from Fish, Chips and Salad through to Lasagne, Chips and Salad, there’s options for everyone
- Coffee and Homemade Cakes and Sweet Treats
- Deli Items, Frozen Sauces and Pasta
- Chef Meals and Specials
Address: 14 Leichhardt Street, Forrest Beach
Phone: 07 4777 8918
High Tea among the Flowers and Wildlife
Fiori with Love
At Fiori with Love, you can experience the beautiful aroma of both fresh flowers and coffee as these two amazing spaces become one!
Fiori with Love can heighten your senses, thanks to their fresh and delightful Columbian coffee that has been locally roasted and ground to provide the perfect cup to enjoy. They also have a superb range of teas from across the world on hand. All sweets and savoury treats are locally sourced, adding to the delight of being amongst the flowers. Fiori with Love offers peaceful surrounds enabling you to be revived and tantalised while you thoroughly enjoy this unique experience.
Nothing beats the smell
of freshly baked bread
Filling up with delicious baked goods on a road trip, a lazy Saturday or a whirlwind afternoon picking up the kids… it is almost a rite of passage! Whether the kids are starving and you need to pick up a mouth-watering meat pie, or a vanilla slice to save for dessert, it’s got to be done! After all, a car ride is much more fun with a full stomach!
Micks Bread Kitchen
Mick’s Bread Kitchen is a true local favourite! Locally owned and operated for over 26 years, come and enjoy award-winning pies, cakes, sweets and coffee.
- Award winning pies
- Italian style bread
- Traditional Sourdough
- Spelt bread
- Gluten free sweets
- Mud cakes and sponges
- Birthday cakes can be made on request
Address: 1 Authurs Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 3932
Bakehouse on Central
Baking fresh bread and delicious savouries and sweets daily, Bakehouse on Central is perfectly situated in Hinchinbrook Central Shopping Complex, beside Woolworths, a butcher, a chemist and a bottle shop; making it the most convenient one stop shop!
Treat yourself to some fresh Italian sweets, savoury treats, coffee, hot food and more!
- Customised share boxes
- Crusty breads
- Cob loaf
- French sticks
Address: Shop 2, 86-92 Herbert Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 0803
Restaurants and Pubs
The Hotel Hinchinbrook – Harvest Restaurant
The Harvest Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.
Come and enjoy the laid back, family friendly atmosphere. Harvest is the ideal location for a quick (or long) business lunch or simply a leisurely meal with friends or family.
Their extensive menu features daily specials, roast of the day and a full a la carte selection including succulent steaks, pasta and seafood.
Address: 83 Lannercost Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 2227
The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel is your local function specialist in the Hinchinbrook Region.
Morning and afternoon teas, corporate functions, weddings and special events.
Looking to host a night time function? The Royal Hotel can cater from 30 to 300 in their fully air-conditioned function centre at the rear of the hotel. Tea and coffee for your guests is complimentary with your booking.
On Wednesdays through to Fridays, enjoy a delicious lunch from a diverse selction in the Bain Marie.
Address: Lannercost Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 2024
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Channel Inn Bar and Bistro
Channel Inn at Dungeness offers an experience for all ages.
The menu is seasonal and a mash-up of regional cuisines. Make sure to enquire about the daily specials! Enjoy a great lunch or dinner in the restaurant while watching the fishermen load and unload their boats at the Dungeness boat ramp. Encourage the children to play in the playground across the street, which is shaded by trees while you enjoy a cold beverage or two.
Address: 47 Dungeness Rd, Lucinda
Phone: 07 4777 8416
Lee’s Hotel – Herbert Valley Steakhouse
The Herbert Valley Steakhouse brings you quality produce from around the Hinchinbrook area.
Learn about the pub’s history as you enter through the Lee’s Hotel front doors. Discover how this establishment came to be known as the “Original Pub with No Beer.”
The award-winning steakhouse specialises in steaks, but they also serve Northern Queensland seafood, Chicken Schnitzel, and children’s dishes. From Monday through Saturday, the Herbert Valley Steakhouse is open for dinner and everyday for lunch.
Address: 58 Lannercost Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 15772
Herbert River RSL Club – Diggers Cove Restaurant
Diggers Cove Restaurant provide a friendly relaxing restaurant and bar.
Diggers Cove Restaurant is a great place to unwind with a cold drink, an ideal place to forget about the hustle and bustle while you enjoy a freshly brewed coffee, a snack or meal from their affordable specials menu.
Address: 4 Hawkins Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 1470
JU FU Chinese Restaurant
Family owned and operated, JuFu Chinese Restaurant is qualified in providing you with great service and great value for money.
Feel a sense of cultural background as you indulge yourself in tasty chinese food.
JuFu Chinese Restaurant is a fully licenced restaurant with seating available for more than 80 people. With the choice of buffet or items from their menu creating a great atmosphere for anyone to dine in, with fantastic customer service makes JuFu a great experience.
Address: 68 Lannercost Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 3522
The Halifax Hotel is a family run hotel catering to people of all ages.
Offering a diverse menu that includes burgers, steak and seafood meals, and much more made from fresh, locally produced ingredients, you will not be disappointed. Enjoy a lunch while taking in the fresh air in the beer garden. Sit in the unique restaurant area and browse throughout for all the décor items for sale.
Allow the kids to go about and play in the playground or pool while you relax with a drink or two.
Address: 26 Macrossan Street, Halifax
Phone: 07 4777 7436
Forrest Beach Hotel
Forrest Beach Hotel offers classic Australian meals paired with the seating and ambience of paradise make for an unforegttable dining experince at the family-friendly Pub.
Everyone is welcome, including visitors, residents, and guests. Enjoy a wonderful dinner while relaxing in the freshly remodelled area inside the Pub. Alternatively, you may sit outside and enjoy the stunning surroundings of Forrest Beach while enjoying a refreshing drink or two and a tasty meal.
Address: 1 Ash Street, Forrest Beach
Phone: 07 4777 8700
Lucinda Point Hotel Motel
The Lucinda Point Hotel offer a menu that is varied, family friendly and includes all time favourites.
Dine in the newly refurbished Keast Street Bar & Dinning Room, which features a delectable cuisine. Eat a fantastic lunch or dinner with your family and friends in the new Beer Garden, which features a pool for everyone’s enjoyment. Every Friday and Saturday, there is live entertainment.With lunch and dinner served seven days a week and a wide takeout menu, you may never want to cook again.
Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, and other parties can be held in the dining room and beer garden.
Address: Corner of Keast Street and Dungenss Road, Lucinda
Phone: 07 4777 8103
Eat On the Go
With Fast food and Takeaways
Looking for a delicious fast food or takeaway option? The Hinchinbrook Region can cater to all your needs.
Mitch’s Mini Mart & Takeaway
Address: 39 Herbert Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 3416
Address: 50 Herbert Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 5588
Dominos Pizza Ingham
Address: 102 Herbert Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 7420
Address: Shop 82 Herbert Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 1266
Cafés of The Hinchinbrook
Alfresco Café Ingham
Alfresco Café offers great quality food and service.
Come and relax, take a break and enjoy breakfast or lunch, our warm friendly staff will look after you!
They are an in and outdoor dining experience and the offer:
- Fresh Home Made Meals, Breakfast/Lunch
- Delicious Sweets
- Cappucino Bar
Address: 86-92 Herbert Street, Ingham Hinchinbrook Central Shopping Complex
Phone: 07 4776 2957
Brick’s and Penny’s
Brick’s and Penny’s is a small café located inside Ingham Health hub. Fresh coffee and snacks available daily from 6.00am to 11.30am.
Your taste buds will dance once you taste their healthy food and beverage options on offer.
Address: 82 Cartwright Street, Ingham
Phone: 0491 285 345
Oasis Coffee Shop
Oasis Coffee Shop is a fully licenced café and is the perfect place to relax and enjoy famous homemade hamburgers, a variety of Italian goods and the thickest thick-shakes in town.
Sit down, take as much time as you like; enjoy a cup of coffee and a homemade Canoli, or sample the Italian wares with a glass of wine and an antipasto platter.
Address: 88 Lannercost Street, Ingham QLD 4850
Phone: 07 4776 1522
Wild Local Cafe will warm you up with great coffee and cool you down with frozen treats.
This popular seafood shop has expanded to now include a cafe. Serving Locally roasted coffee, Local Organic icecream by the scoop and show stopping Smoothies. They pride themselves on using all local and natural fruit to create amazing fresh and colourful frozen Drinks. Bec makes her own frozen desserts including the famous cheesecake cannolis. Try the Nutella, the Baileys, Lemon and Pistachio or Caramel to name a few.
Address: 52 Herbert Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 2222
Locally run family friendly Café, the Majestic Café caters for any event, from conferences, special events, birthday parties and weddings.
This busy little Café has a wide range of food options, a relaxed atmosphere that caters to all ages and taste. Choose from their lunch specials every weekday or pick a delcious meal, burger or a good old toasted sandwhich from their menu.
Address: 26 Lannercost Street, Ingham
Phone: 07 4776 2347