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Bistro on the Quay

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3 Wherry Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AS, England
+44 1473 286677
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138 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was very busy on the night that we went but they were able to fit us in by going a little earlier. The staff were friendly and efficient and the food was good with plenty of choice. We would certainly visit again if in the area and we liked the setting of the marina at night.

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Thank Abby1005
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love the Bistro! If you want great food then this is the place. I have visited on many occasions and have never been disappointed. With great seasonal menus and cooked with the best produce what more could you want?! I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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Thank lauradora2014
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Ipswich for business, not having been for many years, as not to keen on the area! Was, however, very pleasantly surprised at the changes that have taken place there. The Quay area has been transformed and is packed with very pleasant eateries, the Bistro on the Quay being one of them! Nice views of the water is somewhat limited,... More 

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Thank Kathy J
London, United Kingdom
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My mum and I decided to chose the Bistro on the Quay for dinner when in Ipswich last week and we were so glad that we did. We booked a table and had a delicious meal. For starters we had the special of scallops and chorizo with creme fraiche which just melted in the mouth. For mains I had the... More 

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Thank ZaraAndy
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a good atmosphere here and it is a good place to visit with friends. The food is bistro prices for what I call basic food however - I had what amounted to pork steak and mash which is what it would be called in a pub! The service was very good and all of the staff were very... More 

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Thank Stephen D
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love Bistro on the Quay. Food always tastes fresh, menu regularly updated. A reliable place to eat. Good value set menu often available.

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Thank KJ85
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late evening when the restaurant was busy and had no problem getting a table. We decided to share a starter had 2 fish mains and shared an Eton mess for dessert. Good quality food and a relaxing atmosphere. Including 2 beers the bill came to less than 40 pounds. Will definitely be back

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Thank scall92
Colchester, United Kingdom
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have visited on many occassions, always good food and excellent service. Menu varied, good choice of starters, mains and desserts. Will be back.

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Thank 986Richard
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have eaten here twice now and on both occassions have thouroughly enjoyed the food. The decor is very tastefull and the staff very pleasant. The Bistro has a varied menu and the prices are very reasonable, especially considering the standard of the food. I look forward to returning soon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend went here for her birthday and I have to say it was an extremely delightful meal. The staff were friendly, professional and easily approachable. The food came swiftly but that didn't diminish the quality. It was extremely tasteful. The starters, main courses and desserts were all lovely and extremely generous portion wise. To say the quality... More 

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 67
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Wherry Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 286677

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