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Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
+44 1473 226082
Today
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent food: we all had two courses for £14.95 and the cooking was superb! A fantastic experience and the best food I've eaten for that price ever! Thank you!

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Thank Murfkins
Suffolk
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, good service and lovely sunny day. However there were 12 adults trying to have a nice quiet lunch (upstairs) but the ambience was completely spoilt. One table in the middle of the room had 2 children who were allowed to scream, run around and bang cutlery on table etc. Even their own Grandmother was wincing and heard saying... More 

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Clarens, South Africa
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent location, right on the Waterfront. During summer we sit outside and "people-watch". During winter we sit inside and gaze at the Marina through the old warehouse windows. The food is super, with good variety and creative combinations. There are daily specials, and a lunch menu at very reasonable prices. The staff have always been friendly and... More 

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Thank 250ln2016
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

As always very pleasant and helpful staff combined with great food at a sensible price with the set menu. Also tried a bottle of the Essex Wine fabulous. Cannot recommend highly enough

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Thank Gary C
Letchworth, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Going out one Gluten free and one veggie can be a challenge. This place was great. Friendly staff. Happy to check the menu with the chef

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Thank Claire P
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

It's my second visit to this restaurant. The belly of pork was as good as if my wife had made it. ( and she is an excellent cook ). The dessert was equally good and the service second to none. I will be back.

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Thank Dominique M
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

For an area producing some of the UK's finest food, Ipswich is surprisingly devoid of excellent restaurants. The pubs rule the food scene in Suffolk but this excellent spot is the exception: the cannon of lamb was deliciously crisp on the outside and succulently pink on the inside, whilst the steak was full of flavour and perfectly cooked. The young... More 

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Thank Williebobs
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

After a unpleasant lunch experience in a local pub the other day we had lunch here today and was very impressed not a mobile to be seen in sight. Great food its a must go to restaurant

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Thank buddy3003
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

What a gem of a restaurant, I would recommend a visit to everyone, lovely staff , Food was excellent, They certainly have a great chief, presentation of the food was excellent, All served piping hot, Great value, Thank you guys great job very well done, you should be proud of yourselves, In an age when standard and expectation of food... More 

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Thank micksmith200
London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A nice place to go for a pleasant atmosphere, good food and polite staff. Always been very happy with our meals here from start to finish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 226082

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?