Accessible Dining and Nightlife

Treat Your Taste buds

Enjoy a steak at an iconic Rockhampton hotel, international cuisine, your favourite fast foods, fine dining, cocktails... you name it, we've got it! And they're all within the city reach.

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Fine dining in the CBD

Dine out at Pacinos Restaurant

5 East Street, Rockhampton (Empire Apartment Hotel complex) | 1km from CBD

Treat yourself to traditional Italian cuisine and fine dining in the heart of the CBD and Riverside Precinct. Pacinos is all on one level and convenient to riverside accommodation, the Pilbeam Theatre and the beautiful Rockhampton Riverside Precinct that glistens at night with magnificent lighting, heritage buildings and water features.

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Lived experience

A local institution located on the ground floor of Empire Apartment Hotel and a mix of both indoor and outdoor a la carte service. When making a booking, make your access requirements known as the inside dining can get busy, as you would expect from a popular restaurant. There are no steps in the transition from outside and inside. The Italian styled intimate table arrangements outside, although befitting of the décor, can be a nuisance positioning your mobility equipment under the table.

Rarely do restaurants with the charm of Pacino's have the best amenities, however clean, accessible shower and toilet facilities are found in this precinct and it is worthwhile keeping in mind when leisurely exploring the Rockhampton Riverfront.

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A man and a woman enjoying a delicious breakfast in a modern cafe that is spacious and bright
Delicious cafe style food and coffee in the Rockhampton Museum of Art

Hummingbird Cafe

220 Quay Street, Rockhampton (Rockhampton Museum of Art) | Rockhampton CBD

This delightful cafe is located on the ground floor of the Rockhampton Museum of Art and serves up delicious breakfast, lunch, morning tea delights and coffee.

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Lived experience

Either before or after your visit to the Rockhampton Museum of Modern Art (RMOA), Hummingbird’s café offers a tasteful a la carte menu with both indoor and outdoor accessible seating lay outs. There is plenty of room in the venue unlike what you would expect in bustling cafés, situated in the RMOA building, Hummingbird’s has convenient access to ultra-modern disability bathroom facilities.

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Traditional Indian cuisine and amazing pre-dinner cocktails

Trufusion Indian Bar & Grill

102-108 Victoria Parade, Rockhampton (Edge Apartment Hotel) | 1km from the CBD

Indian subcontinental dining in the heart of Rockhampton’s CBD overlooking the beautiful Fitzroy River (Tunuba). Their bar offers a huge range of top shelf whiskeys, local and imported beers, fine wines and delicious cocktails.

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Lived experience

A vibrant and friendly cocktail and dining experience. The access ramp is left of the main entrance, which enters the outside dining area. The table arrangements at the top of the access ramp permits approximately 80cm width and there is a slight step (5-7cm) in the transition from the outside seating area to inside. With these covered, the accessible bathrooms are at the back of the restaurant and the layout provides for both table and couch seating options. It is a relaxed atmosphere, which makes for an enjoyable evening of creative cocktails and authentic Indian cuisine.

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An all rounder sports club with excellent accessible facilities

Frenchville Sports Club

105 Clifton St, Berserker | 4.5km from the CBD

Offering great value food, drinks, entertainment, gaming and events, the Frenchville Sports Club is a great all rounder with comfortable facilities, easy access and a spacious design.

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Lived experience

An all-ground level establishment that encompasses sports, entertainment and dining. There are plenty of accessible off-street parking options, although marginally larger than standard accessible car parks. For convenience, there is an undercover pick-up and drop-off at the front entrance. Inside there are modern accessible bathrooms, lowered bar areas to assist in patron service, and a mixture of tiles, carpet and wooden flooring which are easy to traverse. The food and food service far surpasses expectations, and you could easily spend an afternoon into the evening enjoying what Frenchville has to offer.

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