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Alaturka

9 Great Colman Street, Ipswich IP4 2AA, England
+44 1473 233448
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Ranked #4 of 314 restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $77
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional yet modern!Alaturka Restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy a meal in the friendly and relaxing atmosphere or to host your special event whatever it is…We serve good quality food at affordable prices. We have a wide selection of meals of Turkish cuisine the heritage of Ottoman Empire. Come to Alaturka for a delicious meal with great service.Alaturka PromiseThe secret of Turkish cuisine is a mixture between the spices and the main ingredients, achieving a delicate balance that enhances the taste of each. At Alaturka we have fresh local produce delivered every day and our food is all made with natural ingredients.
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Traditional yet modern!Alaturka Restaurant is a perfect place to enjoy a meal in the friendly and relaxing atmosphere or to host your special event whatever it is…We serve good quality food at affordable prices. We have a wide selection of meals of Turkish cuisine the heritage of Ottoman Empire. Come to Alaturka for a delicious meal with great service.Alaturka PromiseThe secret of Turkish cuisine is a mixture between the spices and the main ingredients, achieving a delicate balance that enhances the taste of each. At Alaturka we have fresh local produce delivered every day and our food is all made with natural ingredients.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

A fantastic evening - on arrival greeted with a very warm welcome- a very hot evening but fan was placed near table to try and keep us cool- staff attentive and chatty which was great. The food was fantastic- very fresh- well presented - and tasted lovely. Would really recommend you finish your evening with a raki which was served... More

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Beijing, China
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We went as a large group and the lady at the door was very accommodating for us... She gave our group great recommendations on what to order and she and the other staff were brilliant throughout our meal. Absolutely beautiful starter mezze that we shared- I would definitively recommend this! The whole menu was appealing and hard to choose from... More

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We knew about this restaurant but had not previously visited, big mistake! Managed to book a table for dinner at short notice on Saturday night and had a lovely evening, good Turkish beer and wine, and very good Turkish food we only managed a few starters and a main course each, we will have to wait till next time to... More

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TeamAlaturka, Manager at Alaturka, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind feedback; it was a pleasure serving you. We are glad you enjoyed our traditional Turkish beer and wine, which hopefully created an all-round traditional Turkish experience for you, when accompanied with the food and decoration. We greatly look forward to the next time you dine with us, hopefully with room saved for dessert,... More

2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Another fantastic meal, have been to Alaturka on several occasions and have never been disappointed with meals, Very welcoming and friendly atmosphere, service fast but not pushy and love the complimentary Olive and breads. Have recommended Alaturka to my friends and family.

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TeamAlaturka, Manager at Alaturka, responded to this review

Thanks for such positive feedback; Team Alaturka is delighted to know you had such a good experience. Thank you again for the comments on the friendly atmosphere, we feel Team Alaturka is only part of the reason for this atmosphere; it is also created by our wonderful customers, such as yourselves whom are always a pleasure to serve. We are... More

Ipswich
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I ate here for the first time on a Saturday after hearing good things about it. We had a reservation, arrived before most diners, and there were only 4 of us, but it took half an hour for our order to be taken and 1.5 hours to be served our mains - we didn't get to eat til 9.30 which... More

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TeamAlaturka, Manager at Alaturka, responded to this review

I can only apologise for what you experienced on Saturday night. On that particular evening we had a large amount of diners ordering at the same time, which meant the kitchen was not able to perform as productively as it normally would. However, we understand there is no excuse for us in not meeting your expectations. As a result of... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

14 of us arrived to a wonderful welcome and great attention. Everything was explained clearly, and no quibbles about giving extra olives or bread. We had a choice from a set menu. The person who was eating gluten free products was very well catered for and complimented that the restaurant was willing to meet their needs. Even the person who... More

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TeamAlaturka, Manager at Alaturka, responded to this review

Thank you for this feedback, we were more than happy to accommodate for the dietary needs of your party. We are aware of the importance of our customers dietary requirements and have created separate menus for non-gluten, onion free, dairy free, as well as a host of other dietary needs, to ensure our customers are well looked after. As well... More

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

What a pleasant surprise this restaurant was and the staff were so helpful and friendly. As I had not been to a Turkish restaurant before and I was not sure what to expect but our waitress made a point of helping us choose our food by explaining what each course was . We went for the £20 a head meal... More

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TeamAlaturka, Manager at Alaturka, responded to this review

Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. We are delighted that you had your first Turkish food experience with us, and more so that you enjoyed it! Our staff are aware that not everyone is familiar with traditional Turkish cuisine, so we consciously make the extra effort to introduce our customers to the menu, so that they can have... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Beware of their off menu house wine. A 2 euro a bottle plonk. Food lacked complete imagination. The fish option was salmon on mashed potatoes and over salted.

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TeamAlaturka, Manager at Alaturka, responded to this review

Team Alaturka was extremely surprised to receive this comment as we all were given the impression that your party of 14 had really enjoyed themselves. Your party organiser had chosen what we think is a very good value, albeit restricted, menu available for business groups. This includes a glass of wine. It is not a 2 euro plonk and this... More

London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Came here on a first date which proved to be the best I've been on, and not just because of the company! We sat upstairs and were the first ones up there as it was still early in the evening, from start to finish service was on hand at all times, even when busy, and the staff were very friendly.... More

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TeamAlaturka, Manager at Alaturka, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment, and congratulations on your date. We aim to provide the best service possible, to match the high standards of the food and the traditional Turkish authenticity of our restaurant, we can only thank you for choosing our restaurant for your special evening. Thank you again for such lovely feedback, Team Alaturka wishes you and your... More

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Booked this for a party of 12 colleagues. Good and service and the food was great. Will be coming back for private dining.

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TeamAlaturka, Manager at Alaturka, responded to this review

Thank you for your review both online and positive comments on the night, which were passed onto the Team Alaturka serving you on Monday. Our staff were extremely pleased to be waiting on such happy, lovely costumers. Due to the unique layout of our restaurant we can accommodate both large parties, like yours, and more intimate smaller parties all under... More

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