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Milsoms Kesgrave Hall

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Hall Road | Kesgrave, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 2PU, England
01473 333741
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Dining options: Coffee & Tea, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Our bistro restaurant has everything you would expect, inventive food...
Our bistro restaurant has everything you would expect, inventive food alongside classics such as the delightful fish and chips, a buzzing but relaxed atmosphere and wonderful service from a friendly and professional team. Although you cannot book at Kesgrave it is open all day! so you can arrive when you choose.
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  • 174
    Excellent
  • 148
    Very good
  • 82
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 21
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Milsoms get it right.....

Milsoms do know how to do it right...late lunch/early dinner (5:30) - very few people in. Beautiful grounds and buildings, Very good, reasonably priced food; a short menu that they know they can do well ( it's true in our experience, the longer the menu, the worse the food). Wine a bit over-priced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
Bill M
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Milsoms do know how to do it right...late lunch/early dinner (5:30) - very few people in. Beautiful grounds and buildings, Very good, reasonably priced food; a short menu that they know they can do well ( it's true in our experience, the longer the menu, the worse the food). Wine a bit over-priced, but a good list. Friendly unobtrusive service... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We have stayed here for my wifes birthday & our wedding night, we have eaten here a few times & we have walked here for breakfast or just a coffee. Every visit has been superb, the place is always clean, tidy & well presented, the food has always been first class & the staff are always very polite & helpfull.... More 

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Norwich
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Brilliant! Lovely, comfortable rooms with fab bathrooms, delicious food, friendly staff, beautiful grounds,, dog-friendly rooms - we've stayed several times & love it. Recommend it to anyone wanting tobexplore this beautiful part of Suffolk...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and surroundings, beautiful food. The side salad is so good I even ate it! (Usually avoid all green stuff!) expensive, but fine dining I think. As long as I am not paying its fantastic! Nice staff :)

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Ideal catch up with a best friend from school. Ended up having 3 courses as we were there all afternoon - a lovely long lunch. Loads of whitebait to start. She had the meat and i went vegetarian as it sounded so delicious. It was in a big ball and when you cut into it rice, vegetables and melted cheese... More 

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Ipswich
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10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I heard a lot about this place so me and the missus decided to give it a whirl and a Saturday. We called to see if we could book a table and I was surprised that they didn't take reservations. They just said if you turn up there'll be some tables free. When we got there we were taken back... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Had evening meal here on a Tuesday and no problems getting a table. Imagine there might be a wait at busy times, but there is plenty of space to have drinks beforehand if you're not in a rush. The restaurant itself is really spacious, but has a great atmosphere, busy, but not rushed, added to by the view into the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I visit Milsoms on quite a regular basis, the service is always excellent as is the food. The only things that let it down in my opinion are the limited choice of draught beers and lager and the fact that you can't book a table. Be prepared for a long wait especially at peak times and weekends.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very good food and pleasent surroundings ,service very slow,would come again if service was quicker .it appeared there were not sufficient kitchen staff to cope when serveral people turned up at the same time.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Very good food and excellent service. The only downside about not being able to book is the fact that you might turn up, get lucky, and get a table straight away; if they're busy, however, you could wait 2 hours for a table.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hall Road | Kesgrave, Kesgrave, Ipswich IP5 2PU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich  >  Kesgrave
  • Phone Number: 01473 333741

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 28 - 36
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

Our bistro restaurant has everything you would expect, inventive food alongside classics such as the delightful fish and chips, a buzzing but relaxed atmosphere and wonderful service from a friendly and professional team. Although you cannot book at Kesgrave it is open all day! so you can arrive when you choose.

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