When we think of steakhouses we generally envisage a masculine setting, red-leather booths, moody timber finishes, perhaps a hide or two. When it comes to Bakehouse Steakhouse – think again. Taking over the heritage bakery on Darling Street, this Ipswich restaurant is a bright pink-and-white-hued space shaking up the traditional steakhouse concept. Bakehouse Steakhouse comes from brothers Nick, Alastair and Chris Stevenson, who acquired the heritage building a couple of years ago. The area holds particular significance to the trio – not only did they grow up there, but their grandfather was a regular at the neighbouring Commercial Hotel, the spot fondly known in his memory as Clarry’s Corner. Bakehouse Steakhouse takes its inspiration from classic French bistros, serving up steak frites (complete with bottomless fries and salad), one burger, a pork cutlet and rotating market specials. Five cuts of Stanbroke steak are available, plus selections from the dry-aging cabinet. The restaurant alsos feature a dessert bar – complete with a special soft-serve machine allowing mix-ins McFlurry style – and a breezy pastel-hued courtyard perfect for soaking up the sun with a spritz in hand.