Powerhouse Tamworth


The Workshop Kitchen 

An icon of the local dining scene, The Workshop Kitchen offers a relaxed atmosphere with a menu of beautifully cooked dishes that will appeal to every taste. All seasonal menus for The Workshop Kitchen have been created by Executive Chef, Ben Davies, a three times recipient of a Michelin Star and are accompanied by an outstanding wine list. 

The abundant menu, driven by fresh, local New England produce, is served by professional & engaging staff. Entrees are available in both small and large serves and dietary needs can be catered for with ease. 

The Workshop Kitchen achieved a 1 Glass rating for its extensive wine list in Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards in 2016. This global accolade recognises world class wine lists & establishments that are committed to presenting the best possible wine selection & service to their customers. The Workshop Kitchen is the first restaurant in the region to ever receive a 1 Glass rating with 188 wines on the menu and 66 wines by the glass.

The Workshop Kitchen is renowned for being the only place in town to offer all day dining and is open every public holiday. A visit to Tamworth is not complete until you have dined at The Workshop Kitchen.

Coal Bunker Bar

Escape into the intimate & refined Coal Bunker Bar open every day until late. With bespoke American oak timber furniture & stylish leather seating – sit on stools to sip cocktails or recline on lounges to sample craft beers & some of the best drops from around Australia & the globe. The bar caters as well to business as it does the special occasion with an understanding that the customer comes first.

Opening hours:

Breakfast: 6.30 - 10am weekdays, 6.30 - 11am weekends
Lunch: From 11.30am
Dinner: From 5.30pm – 10pm (last orders)
Open public holidays


Call (02) 6766 7000, email dining@qhptam.com.au or make an online reservation.

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Online Dining Reservations: We will contact you 24 hours prior to your reservation to re-confirm your details, however if this has not occurred, please contact us directly on (02) 6766 7000 to confirm your booking. We do reserve the right to cancel any unconfirmed reservations.

The Workshop Kitchen is the proud recipient of the 2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence & 1 Glass Award.



Join us for a celebration of regional produce during the Taste Tamworth Festival from 28 April to 7 May 2017. Take your tastebuds on a tour of the New England region with this exclusive three course meal with matching local wines & beer. A highlight is the Sirloin of Jack’s Creek Beef - Two time winner of the World’s Best Steak! Available for lunch and dinner during the Festival.

To book call 6776 7000.


Mother’s Day

On Sunday, 14 May we get the chance to celebrate our mums in a big way. Spoil yours this Mother’s Day with a relaxing lunch at The Powerhouse & all mums receive a personalised gift!

Indulge in a specially designed a la carte menu at the brand new Workshop Kitchen - 2 courses for $69 per person or 3 courses for $79 per person.

For something extraordinary, treat mum to an exquisite 5 course lunch at Monty’s that includes a glass of sparkling and canapés on arrival. $140 per person.

To book call 6766 7000.

Are you searching for a gift for mum that says ‘We love you on your special day’? Our Powerhouse Gift Certificate is the answer. You can choose the value of the gift certificate and mum can use it to dine or for the ultimate indulgence, purchase an overnight accommodation package so mum can enjoy a little ‘me time’.

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Capitol Theatre


The Quality Hotel Powerhouse is proud to be the 2017 Season Parter of the Capitol Theatre Tamworth

We invite you to experience delicious Pre & Post show dining at The Workshop Kitchen.
For your convenience we’re open 7 days until late.

To book, call 6766 7000.


Executive Chef

Specialising in classic European cuisine, Ben Davies has an impressive 20 year culinary career. Having worked at many leading hotels in Great Britain and France, he was awarded a Michelin star on three separate occasions. He also had the pleasure of cooking for a number of high profile personalities including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Tony Blair, Bill Clinton and U2.

Ben re-located to Tamworth, Australia in 2005 and joined the Quality Hotel Powerhouse. With a focus on creating honest, flavour driven food using locally sourced produce, Ben continues to inject a high level of creativity, knowledge and passion into the Powerhouse menus.


Become a member of the Powerhouse dining loyalty program, Privilege Card and enjoy the following rewards:

By signing up as a Privilege Card holder you will automatically become a Choice Hotel Privilege Card member, giving you points towards Free Accommodation at any Choice Hotel in Australia.

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Note: The Privilege Card cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion and cannot be used on public holidays & special events such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day & Christmas Day.

Members will also receive information about exclusive dining offers and events throughout the year.
*Conditions: To be eligible you must live in the local
 New England/North West area. Members can redeem only 1 offer per card. Cards cannot be used on public holidays & special events such as Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Christmas Day & UNE graduation. Purchase a lunch meal & receive another lunch meal up to equal or lesser value. The discounted meal will apply to children's meals. No spilt bills - only 1 bill per table. 10% dinner discount excludes all beverages & The Coal Bunker Bar. Free Function room hire is only applicable for functions with a minimum spend of $1,500 & excludes Azka Restaurant, Armidale.
Sign up for the Powerhouse Privilege card today!