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The Townhouse Restaurant

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4a Orwell Place, Ipswich IP4 1BB, England
+44 1473 230254
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Sunday
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Description: Nestled in the heart of Ipswich, The Townhouse Restaurant is a relaxed and...
Nestled in the heart of Ipswich, The Townhouse Restaurant is a relaxed and intimate venue for however the mood takes you; from a simple coffee or a glass of wine from our extensive list; to light lunch or a full dinner, we are able and willing to meet all your needs.All of our food is prepared from fresh in situ by our outstanding kitchen team, led by our fabulous head chef, Jason. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
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Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 106
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely excellent in all respects

This was our first visit and we thoroughly recommend this restaurant. It was superb. My boyfriend and I booked a table for our anniversary. We had meant to try this place out for some time as we had walked past it regularly. We were very glad we did. The service was outstanding. Extremely friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
RKeveren
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This was our first visit and we thoroughly recommend this restaurant. It was superb. My boyfriend and I booked a table for our anniversary. We had meant to try this place out for some time as we had walked past it regularly. We were very glad we did. The service was outstanding. Extremely friendly and attentive staff took care of... More 

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Ipswich, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Most places can do nice food however many mess up on desert. I had the lemon meringue and it was divine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Went in with a couple of work colleagues for a meeting and wine down and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great welcome, had a few drinks and olives at the bar, the chef even had a quick chat with us. When we were ready we were taken to our table, given some food and wine recommendations (perfect scallops, yes the deconstructed beef... More 

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
93 reviews 93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I'd heard nothing but good reviews about The Townhouse, so glad to see it's re-opened and of a similar standard. Upon arrival, we enjoyed a drink in the bar, which was lovely and cosy. After perusing the menus, we were taken upstairs to our table and I was pleased to see the restaurant full. The atmosphere was really intimate and... More 

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London
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

It can be a struggle to find quality food outside London, but the Townhouse was a pleasant exception. The fish was particularly good and the wine list more than acceptable. A couple of issues arose with our side dishes not being delivered on time, but the staff handled it well and overall made a good fist of things. Recommended for... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Having eaten at the Townhouse several times before the fire my family and I had high expectations when we visited at the end of January.Pre-fire the food was outstanding and the service efficient and friendly. Since reopening however things seem to have gone downhill significantly. The most notable change was the service, this time it was aweful! Starting with a... More 

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Colchester, England, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My boyfriend had lunch here and said how nice it was so I thought I'd check it out alone as I'm comfortable with my own company (I am Billy No-mates). The modest and understated exterior to this lovely building belies its interior which is stylish and inviting with three levels from welcoming bar area to open Swiss-style roof lined mezzanine... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

I poped in on the off chance of a table for my boyfriend and I for lunch. We were seated as it wasn't busy, the waitress was very professional, we both had the burgers which were good but not amazing, but they were reasonably priced. It was lovely except for where we sat, the fans building outside was loose and... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always enjoyed eating at the Townhouse prior to the fire and pleased to say they are back with great food just as before. The dishes were beautifully presented and delicious. I had crispy Sea Bass with Patatas Bravas and my husband had the Chicken and Leek Pie from the set menu. My only suggestion for improvement would be a few... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Myself and my partner enjoyed eating at The Townhouse prior to the fire which left it closed for several months. Therefore we were eager to return to sample the delights and what a better opportunity than Valentines. My partner booked a table for 7.30pm, however due to an oversight we didn't get sat at our table until nearly 8.30pm. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4a Orwell Place, Ipswich IP4 1BB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 230254

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 39
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Nestled in the heart of Ipswich, The Townhouse Restaurant is a relaxed and intimate venue for however the mood takes you; from a simple coffee or a glass of wine from our extensive list; to light lunch or a full dinner, we are able and willing to meet all your needs.All of our food is prepared from fresh in situ by our outstanding kitchen team, led by our fabulous head chef, Jason. We look forward to welcoming you soon!
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?