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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 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A large party of us ate here for a birthday dinner. Most of us chose from the set menu, which offers great value meals. We were all very pleased with our food which arrived in good time considering we were a large group and had not preordered. The waitress was very attentive and made sure we were happy and had... More 

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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a great birthday meal with old friends. A warm welcome from happy staff and a good menu selection that should accommodate all. Was not rushed at all with excellent food served hot. What's not enjoy. It was our first visit and will not be our last.

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Thank Tony B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here a few times and I have to say it's unbelievable. So so good. The food is modern English/European and everytime is just spot on. Service is great, amazing atmosphere, perfect for special occasions.

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Thank Petar V
Melton Constable
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was quite exceptional, both on the fixed menu and on the a la carte, with a lot of sourcing of local produce. Service was very good indeed and we will certainly visit again when we are next in Ipswich

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my absolute favorite restaurant in Ipswich. I have had both family meals and business meals here. The good is superb, staff attentive and decor is good. Make sure you book as you will be disappointed if you don't

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Thank sarahhart9
London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tried it for lunch with my mother. Service was excellent and food quality was good without being outstanding. Quality of the bread was exceptional. Overall an enjoyable meal and I will certainly consider a return visit to explore the menu further.

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Thank Androyd55
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked Bistro on the Quay for a work lunch and had a lovely meal. The decor in the restaurant is a little dated, but the food and service made up for it. Our waitress was very helpful throughout the meal and made sure that my colleague was aware of the dishes that might be a risk given her nut... More 

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Thank Adam P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to the Bistro on the Quay on the 8th February. It's in an interesting old building in a nice location on Ipswich's over-hyped waterfront. It wasn't busy - fortunately, as they'd messed up our booking. There were three of us, but only two places were set at our table. The young waitress tried to be helpful by adding... More 

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Thank eastcoasthost
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place in a great location, but on a Thursday night was busy, but with little atmosphere. The food was good, rather than excellent

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Thank Neil F
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Visited for a birthday at lunchtime, the food was really lovely but not a lot of it. Highly recommended but have something before

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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, Vegetarian Friendly
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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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?