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 have been created by Executive Chef, Ben Davies, a three times recipient of a Michelin Star.

A wood fired oven & grill are at the heart of The Workshop Kitchen. Both are fired up daily with the finest Pilliga Western Red Ironbark which imparts a unique smoked flavour. All our beef is sourced locally where possible from Paul Avery's Mountain View Farm at Piallamore to Jack's Creek at Willow Tree - two time winner of the World's Best Steak.

The Workshop Kitchen achieved a 2 Glass rating for its extensive wine list in the 2017 Australia's Wine List of the Year Awards. 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 2 Glass rating with 184 wines on the menu and 42 wines by the glass.

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 is renowned for being the only place in town to offer all day dining - serving breakfast, lunch & dinner every day. A visit to Tamworth is not complete until you've dined at The Workshop Kitchen.

Opening hours:

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


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.


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 2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence & 2 Glass Award.

Head Chef

Widely travelled & with a wealth of experience in the United Kingdom, David Hill’s career began in the kitchen of the Llangoed Hall Hotel in 1995.  David has worked at several award winning, three rosettes standard restaurants at luxurious hotels such as Ettington Park Hotel & The Welcombe Hotel in England. His most recent stint was at the exclusive Angel Hotel in Abergavenny, Wales as Head Chef.

In July 2014, David moved to Australia as Head Chef at The Powerhouse Armidale where he developed his appreciation for simple, fresh ingredients from the New England region. In a nod to his culinary excellence & inventiveness, he was chosen to launch the new Workshop Kitchen at The Powerhouse Tamworth in late 2016.

Whatever the occasion, whatever the dish, David creates flavour first and foremost, backed by style & plenty of substance. The Workshop Kitchen is regional dining to the core, interlinked with the producers of the area & a highly skilled & creative chef at the helm.


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 split 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.
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