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 us at our table (which was ready) but then told us we wouldn't be able to order any food till 8.30 which the time of our booking! We thought that rather strange but went along with it but someone else came over and took our order and served us anyway. I ordered a Bellini but was brought a Buck's Fizz. When I pointed that out, I was brought a pear Bellini - but was too embarrassed to ask for a proper Bellini.
Overall we had a good meal. The portions were generous and well presented. My husband had the lamb which he says was excellent. My tofu stir fry and mash potato were far too salty. The restaurant's called Mariners and I expected it to be a specialist fish restaurant but the fish dishes on the menu sounded mediocre and uninspiring as was my fish dish.