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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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71 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Decided to try this lovely place for lunch on a day trip to Ipswich and were so pleased we did. We had a lovely table with a view across the marina on a fabulous sunny day. Service was impeccable; we opted for the a la carte menu (although the fixed price lunch menu was very reasonable) and had a wonderful... More 

Thank Darryl R
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a family get-together for a birthday. There was a good choice food with a set three course menu for the more economically minded. It was delicious and the staff were friendly and attentive.

Thank Greg R
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Every time I visit this restaurant I have a very enjoyable time. Good selection of food and fabulous service. The staff are very good at understanding coeliac disease and provides gluten free options - very much appreciated.

Thank SuffolkBakers
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went with a group of friends for a pre-birthday meal. The booking was made in advanced, we had the dinner on the a Friday evening. It is definitely advisable to book a table for big and small groups. The ambiance is lovely when you sit at the window you look out over the dock and it almost makes you... More 

Thank surfchick67
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The marina at Ipswich has come a long way since it was a working dock on the Orwell. No more dirty British coasters with salt-caked smoke stacks: now it's sleek yachts and dining experiences in what used to be warehouses. One such is the Bistro on the Quay, where for a very reasonable price we had an excellent meal of... More 

Thank Ian M
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent meal at modest price with first rate service. I think it's adviseable to book, especially at weekends, because we were lucky to get a table for two earlyish Friday night.

Thank bingham2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a warm spring evening the Ipswich Waterfront is a magical location and the Bistro is just yards from the Marina. Myself and five friends went on a Friday night and it was very busy but that didn't effect the service which was swift and efficient. The menu was extensive and I would imagine would suit all tastes. The food... More 

Thank paddy1232017
London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place on the waterfront. Staff are very helpful. Good choice of food and is of good quality. Have been here with family and on business and haven't been disappointed.

Thank PoshNosh2011
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent. I phoned lunch time to book a table on the same evening. Food fantastic. Good choice from the menu. Staff politeness. Lovely location. Excellent value for money. Clean table service. I have been quite a few times to the bistro on numerous occasions. In fact I had my wedding reception upstairs a couple of years ago, every thing perfect.... More 

Thank malc1563
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bright and cosy restaurant with great views across the Quay. Service very attentive and excellent food and wine at reasonable prices. We mainly chose from the set lunch menu and found the food to be of a very high standard with generous portions.

Thank wideloadKent_uk

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Restaurant Details

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European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
View, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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?