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The Waterfront

Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
+44 1473 226082
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef wellington” (39 reviews)
“seafood skewers” (21 reviews)
“steak” (38 reviews)
Closes in 7 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 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

A great meal.. very fresh good quality food! service was a bit quick but that is a minor flaw. I had the salmon and prawn skewer which was very tasty. Good wine and great coffee to finish. All round good value too !!

Thank Ipswich21
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Excellent service and food after one of our child's recent graduation. Very good lunchtime menu and reasonable prices. Well presented food and nice ambience in upstairs restaurant. Would definitely go back and also recommend. Thanks

Thank adesmith2016
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times now and each time the meal has been superb. Three of us dined, I opted for the fishcake starter, followed by the beef Wellington with the snickers cheesecake for dessert, each course was cooked/made to pretty much perfection, the other...More

Thank Marc R
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Staying overnight we missed eating here last year so made sure we could eat here this time round. The food was just fantastic - we had the fishcakes and I had the chicken and my husband had the pork belly- just stunning - melt in...More

Thank Chuck1072
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words, and really glad you enjoyed your meal and service with us after a years wait!! I apologise that you were uncomfortable with the meetings going on around you, unfortunately, our office is only big enough for one person (and...More

Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Me and my husband were joined by 12 friends to celebrate his 50th. We love this restaurant and bar. The staff are always so welcoming and helpful. Fantastic food and a lovely atmosphere every time

Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 22 October 2017

So glad your enjoyed your celebrations with us! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 14 October 2017

Had heard great reviews about The Waterfront so for my birthday it was a great choice. We went on a Saturday evening/night and the choice of menu is Al a carte, plenty of choice. We didn't have to wait too long for our meal. Nibbles,...More

Thank Paula D
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

So glad you enjoyed your birthday with us, I do hope we see you again soon. Our set menus during the week also have some lovely dishes on them and are very reasonably priced!

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

I booked a meal for my birthday with 5 family members and my newborn baby, I've eaten here many times before and always good so thought this would be a great location for the meal. When we booked I was told my baby was not...More

Thank clax1
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for leaving your thoughts, and again, sincere apologies for the result of your visit with us last weekend. In regards to our children's policy we do ask that there are no children under the age of ten during evening service. There are several...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

Fantastic food. All four of us in my party had very good meals. I had Moroccan stew which was very tasty although it could have done with couscous or something similar to make it a bit more substantial. Others meals we had were halibut which...More

Thank 8mrsh8
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit with us, I'm personally yet to try the Halibut so will definitely give that a go on your recommendation! You're quite right, we do struggle a little bit with our acoustics, but we...More

Reviewed 29 September 2017

I popped along on my own this week - staying in Ipswich on business - the first time in a number of years. A very pleasant atmosphere and great food - felt modern, and was buzzing. The special starter of pigeon was lovely. Then the...More

Thank Matt595
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 15 October 2017

Thank you for your kind words, I hope that next time you are in the area you pay us another visit, if you like seafood, then I can definitely recommend the King scallops with white pudding!

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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
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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