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Mariners Restaurant of Ipswich

Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
+44 1473 289748
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“cheese board” (19 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (8 reviews)
“monkfish” (9 reviews)
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French, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
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1 - 10 of 561 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to Mariners ever since it opened many years ago. It has been our favourite and we try to go at least once a month. The food is outstanding and always interesting at a reasonable price. The staff are lovely and very...More

2  Thank ride386
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its good that I find my boyfriend attractive, otherwise the unnecessary brightness on board would have been a real eye opener. I mean, for somewhere so ‘posh’ I felt overdressed in heels, I’d be more accustomed in waders as the floor was so unlevel I...More

2  Thank Charlotte B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were invited to Ipswich to visit family and friends and were recommended Mariners as one of the best restaurants in Ipswich. We had a table for 4 booked for 8pm. We arrived promptly and were seated. We had a drinks order taken, one bottle...More

1  Thank MrHirst
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at Mariners many times, this is my most favourite restaurant in Ipswich. However, we had not been there for a while & I didn’t like the changes! On a Saturday evening I would expect a romantic candle lit meal, instead there were...More

1  Thank 674victoriab77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to Ipswich. The Mariners Restaurant was a short walk from our hotel so it was booked. I had Fish Soup as a starter which was unusual for a French Restaurant in its spicing and flavours. I really liked it, a light brownish...More

5  Thank AlexWembley
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I were invited to a wedding. The after wedding meal was held here. What can I say. The setting, the staff and the ambiance were top class. After the party arrived we all sat down and baskets Of bread were brought to...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We turned up at Mariners last evening without a booking on the off chance that we could get a table. We were lucky and they were able to accommodated us.We had a fantactic meal which we could not fault. The atmosphere in the restaurant was...More

Thank growbag2010
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived late in Ipswich and checked out trip advisor for somewhere to eat. We found this place which had mixed reviews. We arrived 40 minutes too early but decided to see if there was a bar where we could get a drink. The waiter seated...More

Thank Auspicium
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We have visited many times over the years. But I am afraid thks was probably our last. They are trying to modernise things. Although the plastic plate mats don't do it for me, we loved the traditional fine dining experience it used to be. The...More

1  Thank Keith H
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This restaurant always manages to get it right! Excellent food and wine and competent and attentive staff . A restaurant not to be missed.

Thank Jeremy C
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8 February 2017|
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Response from Clive U | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge
24 February 2016|
Response from Derek S | Reviewed this property |
Smart casual would be very acceptable. Certainly no tie or jacket needed
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 22 - US$ 59
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 289748
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Within easy walking distance of the town centre, Ipswich's most original restaurant, Mariners, is an antique Dutch customs gunboat, moored along Neptune Quay. You can relax in its wonderful atmosphere and its polished brass ambience. From a quick snack for lunch on the upper deck to a romantic dinner on the lower deck, it is the perfect place for an evening on the sea front.
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