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The Brasserie

16 Falcon Street, Ipswich, England
+44 1473 230185
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Ranked #53 of 312 restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French, British, Grill, Fish & Chips
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: True to the definition of the word, The Brasserie offers "simple and hearty food in an unpretentious atmosphere." We pride ourselves on our use of local ingredients, fresh fish and meats, and offer a variety of modern European dishes as well as traditional British favourites
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: True to the definition of the word, The Brasserie offers "simple and hearty food in an unpretentious atmosphere." We pride ourselves on our use of local ingredients, fresh fish and meats, and offer a variety of modern European dishes as well as traditional British favourites
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
In the sticks
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

It's little things that make the difference. Went in at lunchtime, wanted something quick and no fuss-saw special offer menu in window, walked in. Stood there, no one said hello / greeted me and so thought ok I will move on and try something else (didn't want the fuss). Walked out the door and someone actually noticed and spoke to... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Wonderful set menu lunch at a great price and generous portions. Food was fresh, tasty and excellently presented.

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Ipswich
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The welcome we received was very friendly and that approach stayed for the entire evening. The staff were happy to be there and that showed in their service which was second to none. The atmosphere was relaxed and the table positions just right so you didn't feel isolated but could be intimate meaning it's ideal for romantic couples or groups... More

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Suffolk UK
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53 reviews 53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I have been here a few times I enjoyed it. This week not the case. We had checked the menu on line...BUT it was not the same menu on arrival. I queried this and was told change of owner..OK but why not change website then.? Ordered wine.... took a while and was told it was being chilled....when it did arrive... More

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Paul L, Manager at The Brasserie, responded to this review

I'm sorry about your experiance with the website, as we also have problems updating it as the previous owner couldn't transfer it over... The website now is not our website anymore so sorry for the confusing . We are now creating a new website. Which will be fresh and updated. Since we have taken over the brasserie we have improved... More

Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Dad and I went for lunch here today and what a nice surprise. I understand its under new management, who have already made some alterations. I had camembert and cranberry sauce, Dad had prawn and crayfish salad. Both were really very good. I had ravioli which was a good size portion and very very nice. Dad had T bone steak... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We had a table of 8 on a Thursday night,and we all wanted proper food instead of all these pub menus around nowadays which they sell like junk food! when we walked in there we could feel this place was something special already! We all had a 3 course meal, and can't believe it was so good quality proper English... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Visited at easter as a couple. The service and welcome was excellent. It wasn't too crowded despite it being a Saturday evening. Nice food and wine. Overall very enjoyable.

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Ipswich
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77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We have been coming here off and on over the years since it opened and have never been disappointed. Latest visit was for lunch with Granddaughter on one of her school holiday stopovers and we came away satisfied. Good Calamari and Sweet Potato and Pepper Soup for Starters followed by Mussels, Steak and Chicken Caesar Salad which went down a... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

One of my favourites in Ipswich, don't forget to bring your Tastecard, as you might get an extraordinary meal for not much more than £25. The food is fantastic, with a lot of choices and it is very well located, just next to the Buttermarket shopping centre.

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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Good portion sizes, attentive service. Restaurant was full of largish groups on our visit. Restaurant is basically one large room, so lacks a little atmosphere.

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