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IS Tapas Bar

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by E.V. Astle (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer trying to make my mark on the world, living in the beautiful town of Noosa, on the Sunshine Coast.
Published October 15th 2016
Food, Drink, and a wooden horse
You'd be forgiven for walking past IS Tapas bar and wondering what on earth was going on in there.

For starters, IS Tapas Bar is a small venue, but you can't really miss the rather large Troy-like horse greeting anyone who walks past.

IS Tapas Bar
An impressive front.

The truth is, it is a dark horse.

Set back off the busy Gympie Terrace, Noosa, and up some very steep steps IS Tapas Bar is Noosa's equivalent to a 'hole in the wall'. The atmosphere makes it feel like you've been accepted into a secret club where you are freely available to sample the delights from the menu set out especially for you.

While a little cramped, the restaurant is set out nicely and most weekend nights there is live music. The waitstaff are lovely and do all they can to provide you with a dining experience and the restaurant is fully licensed (which consequently means no BYO).

My friend and I chose three dishes to share: steamed prawn and pork dumplings with sesame and soy, peking duck rolls with shredded vegetables and soy and beef cheek empanadas.
While each were lovely in their own way, the duck rolls were divine.

The prices were a little high considering the size of the dishes, and that in order to be well fed, you have to order a few of them, but two of us paid around $60 for three tapas dishes, a Coke and a Royal Jamaican ginger beer.

Royal Jamaican ginger beer
Fully licensed, they even stock Royal Jamaican ginger beer

While our food was ordered and out to us in quick succession, it is known for being very busy on weekends, so expect to wait a while for your dishes. The truth is though, in an atmosphere like that, a little waiting isn't all that bad.
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Why? Great atmosphere. Great tapas. Fully licensed.
When: Lunch - Late
Phone: 0754471818
Where: 249 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville QLD 4566
Cost: $9 - $25 a dish
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