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Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
+44 1473 226082
Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in town for a show and needed an early dinner but wanted some quality as well. We found both here. We arrived at 18.15 and said we needed to be out by 19.00 and we're told that this would be no problem. We opted for the two course menu for £17.50. We both had the smoked haddock and... More 

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Thank james b
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you so much for such a glowing review, it is lovely to hear that we made such an impact you came again the very next day and felt confident enough to share it with your family, we hope to see you all again very soon. We have made a few adjustments to the menu so there's more for you... More 

Ipswich
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Waterfront serves Sunday lunch between 12 & 2, to be fair we hadn't booked but it was a last ditch decision and we were lucky they could fit us inK we were the first couple in there. We were refused a table by the window as someone had reserved it, they didn't turn up! I was leaving on business... More 

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Thank LabrettaMod
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

I sincerely apologise that the wait for your food was so long and will be looking into the circumstances. Unfortunately you were let down by both our front of house team and kitchen team on this occasion which i hope will not happen again. I am sorry that we were not able to allow you a window table on this... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic event. The Waterfront put on a really enjoyable evening: great food, great company and all for a really important cause. This is a lovely restaurant and I would thoroughly recommend it for both couples and families.

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Thank Lee3232
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you so much for leaving us a review and for taking the time to be a part of something so important. We raised £2000 for the Help for Heroes charity and couldn't have done it without your support. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Essex, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here on the 5th March 2017 and had a lovely 3 course meal! The mussels to start, pork belly for main and snickers cheesecake for pudding! Each of what I had was excellent. Thanks very much!

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Thank LoisEvelyn
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Sounds delicious, I congratulate you on your excellent ordering skills! Thank you for taking the time to post such great feedback, we have some very talented chefs. I do hope we see you return soon, I can highly recommend the fishcakes for your next visit! More 

London
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful Saturday lunch at this restaurant on 8/4/17 - five of us enjoyed high quality, delicious food at a reasonable price, lovely British wine and friendly, attentive service, all in a lovely setting. Highly recommended.

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Thank LizzieDB
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for posting such praise, I am very glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope to see you again soon, look out for some changes in our menu for you try at the end of the month. More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on 6/4/17. Food was amazing and the staff was super friendly! I had the Camembert to start followed with Gnocchi and my mum had chicken salad and the steak which was spot on! Deffo go here for dinner with a cute view of the boats!

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Thank Gingercurl88
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

It is lovely to hear that you had such a nice time at our Bistro last week and thank you for taking the time to tell everyone about it. I will be sure to forward on your compliments to the staff working that afternoon and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future, the view just gets... More 

Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Prebooked for a colleagues party. Been previously and enjoyed it. However on this occasion one of my colleagues became unwell and couldn't attend. I knew I'd lose the 5 pound deposit but this is acceptable to me. To our surprise, the restaurant wanted us to pay for the whole two courses (17 pounds I think) despite the fact we had... More 

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Thank JBird1988
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to tell us your thoughts. I appreciate that our policy regarding late cancellations may seem extreme to you, however, this policy was explained to your colleague via email when she booked the table. Unfortunately, it is becoming a far too regular occurrence where people are not informing us of cancellations to their party before... More 

Corsham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Quite unexpectedly we dropped in for a late lunch at this bistro by the Quay. The position is great and the outlook fantastic. The food was of the highest quality and we know what we mean because we are constantly visiting restaurants throughout the country but this restaurant is by far the best. The staff were friendly , courteous and... More 

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Thank Margaret F
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Hi Margaret, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review from your visit with us this week. We do indeed have some very talented chefs who take a lot of pride in their work and I'm glad that shows in the food that we provide. I will forward on your compliments to all the staff and... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

I ate at The Waterfront for the third time today, and the food was superb, as it was on my previous two visits, one of which was a Christmas Party. The set menu is incredible value given the quantity and quality of food, and the views of the marina are fantastic from the top floor of the restaurant. The only... More 

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Thank Adam P
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is lovely to hear that you have enjoyed consistently good experiences with us, long may that continue. Don't ever be afraid to tell our staff that you need more time, we would be more than happy to accommodate. We looking forward to welcoming you again soon. More 

Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Visited on a Friday evening service was relaxed but efficient, the menu choice very good with specials on a chalk board. The presentation and quality of each dish (starters/mains/deserts) was outstanding, booking I'd say is essential.

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Thank Gossy-abroad
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments, it means a lot that people enjoy their experience with us! We're glad you were happy with both the food and service provided on Friday night and hope to see you again soon. 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 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
European, British, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 226082

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?