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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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for a night out with friends. When we arrived we had a different menu to that published on website and with less choices. One of our party had raw chicken in her starter and had to take it downstairs to find a member of staff to return it. The meal was removed from bill and another starter provided, but... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Tuesday deal £15.50 for three delicious courses. Waitress checked menu for gluten free and only had to cross out the things that were clearly gluten like suet and tart. Fantastic. And great service.

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Thank Claire P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, lovely atmosphere and good prices for really tasty food. The staff are really friendly and you get the feel it is run like a family business. Book it and enjoy

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent service and high quality food well cooked and well presented. Very pleasant surroundings and staff very good

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Thank johnbaba
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We wondered in for a light lunch on a whim at the weekend and were very lucky to get the last table. So glad we did - excellent food (the Orford smoked prawns were a treat), cocktails and attentive friendly service. They even remembered us and opened up to help when we trooped back having left a bag there. Will... More 

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Thank Hazel71
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Night out with friends. Friendly atmosphere, good service. 3 of the party ordered bang bang chicken as a starter. It seemed only just warm when received and the chicken tasted wet and nothing like chicken. Unfortunately one of the starters was raw chicken and was returned to the kitchen immediately. The rest of the meal was ok. Chicken on main... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our party of 8 adults had a celebratory birthday dinner last night. The staff were attentive and the food was fantastic. All courses were very nicely presented and cooked to perfection. Having consumed a lovely bowl of French Onion Soup to start I opted for the Steak and Kidney Pudding for main. This was served with nice smooth potato mash... More 

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Thank Rumbellis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Husband and I came here for dinner and really enjoyed the food. Service a bit slow but good otherwise! Will return again.

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came to the Bistro for dinner with a group of friends. I had been before and from my last experience was happy to return. The Chicken dish was ok but not as tasty as when I had been before. The waitress was friendly enough and the ambiance was nice. Shame the high food standards I had received before we're not... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For such a wonderfully concise menu, I don't think I have ever experienced such bland and frankly basic food. This can only reflect on a chef who's skill is yet to reach the high standards of which the foods implied prices lead one to expect. For the starter, I ordered the sauté tiger prawns with chorizo sweet chilli sauce &... 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, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?