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The Waterfront

Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
+44 1473 226082
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“beef wellington” (39 reviews)
“seafood skewers” (21 reviews)
“steak” (39 reviews)
Closes in 19 min
5:30 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family returned to the waterfront for the second time after reading that there was a menu change which looked very interesting. Certainly didn’t disappoint! My son is a vegetarian and although not a great variety of choice for him, he had the roulade -...More

Thank cfreeman12
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visited on the 11th Jan with a friend for lunch on my birthday. Wasn't aware the menu had changed but happy with the choices. We both went for the chicken main with mash. Sadly mine arrived with cold mash, I told the waitress who took...More

Thank k8ty29
Reviewed 3 days ago

I took some friends here that were from out of town as normally we have an excellent meal. Not this time. We sat downstairs due to the restaurant being full upstairs which was fine but I think they forgot about us . The service was...More

Thank lynb2000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are regulars at the waterfront, and over the last few years it has become one of our favourite restaurants in ipswich. Unfortunately our expectations were not met this friday night. We had a table downstairs in the bar, which was fine and we knew...More

Thank Leanne W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited on a quiet Monday and the steak was delicious and service was good too. Well worth a visit

Thank Terry D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant, limited menu for picky eaters! Service was fantastic and all food came out at the same time - which for a large party can be difficult!

Thank Teri C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Around 16 of us went for our office Christmas lunch at the Waterfront just before Christmas! I'll be brief, the food was lovely, but the service lacking and this had nothing to do with the speed of delivery! I'm not sure that Ipswich has got...More

Thank Adrian C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok but the service was very slow I have had better experiences before and there was a lot of us so forgiven on this occasion

Thank lemm0ny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can thoroughly recommend The Waterfront which lives up to its reputation as a superb eatery and one of the best in the area. I took a leap into the dark resisting the Sunday roast and going for the vegetable terrine which was delicious. The Sauvignon...More

Thank Stephen B
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

From the moment we walked in the staff were polite friendly and, without a booking, pleaded to see us. Lovely menu with good choices, value for money, great service. Highly recommend.

Thank Lozza63
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Response from LabrettaMod | Reviewed this property |
Lunch only 12 until 2
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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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Restaurant with stunning Waterfront location serving locally sourced fresh products. Fixed price menus available from Sunday to Thursday with an A La Carte menu on offer all week.
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