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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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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
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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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    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
Trying too hard to be different?

Excellent service and a really good atmosphere but slightly let down by the menu. Starters were fine, but the scallops (2) were rather small and the soup was somewhat under seasoned. I had the deconstructed beef Wellington. The fillet steak element was perfectly cooked, (which is a rarity) and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
redlockjack
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Food was nice but the service wasn't so great, it was very rushed even though it wasn't busy. My husband was still chewing his last bit of steak when the waitress took his plate away and asked if we wanted dessert. Also we asked if we could replace the black pudding in the starter with just 1 scallop and we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Excellent service and a really good atmosphere but slightly let down by the menu. Starters were fine, but the scallops (2) were rather small and the soup was somewhat under seasoned. I had the deconstructed beef Wellington. The fillet steak element was perfectly cooked, (which is a rarity) and the accompanying parts were also acceptable, but beef Wellington it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I've heard at lot of good things about Townhouse and have always meant to try it and tonight I finally went. I'm so glad I did. The food, the service and atmosphere were all sensational. We went early so we got a fabulous seat looking over the floor below. We were seen to quickly and efficiently. Every course was delicious.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Popped in for lunch. Had a really nice meal with my wife. Nice relaxing atmosphere and good service. For main course we had herb chicken which was really well cooked, potates and green beans served in a sweet sauce which was delicious. Desert of apricot bakewell with clotted cream ice cream was very moreish! Would very much recommend.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I had a great meal here with a friend, she had a tastecard which we used as it was midweek. This made a great meal incredibly good value. The food that we had was freshly cooked ans really tasty, the menu wasn't too extensive but everything on there sounded really good and there was a good variation of choice. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great atmosphere, great service and very tasty food! A little pricey but the food is very much worth it. We will definitely be going back!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It's hard to get my husband to try new restaurants, but on our anniversary I had the choice, and after walking past this restaurant many times on my way to the shops, wanted to give it a try. We were not disappointed. Great food, great staff, and delightful interior. My only issue was that I could not taste the coriander... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was our second visit, our first a year ago had been superb. We arrived early evening ,18.30 and were greeted warmly by the wonderfully charming manager. We were led upstairs to our table. The waitress, knowledgeable and friendly gave us the menus and explained the daily specials. My wife and I chose from the set menu ( two courses... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

If I want to go for a lovely meal the townhouse will always be my first choice. I do wish they would change the menu more often for a bit more variety but the quality of the food is always excellent.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Two of us ate here last week and were extremely satisfied with the service, the menu selection and the quality of food. I highly recommend it and look forward to the next visit.

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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 60
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, Large groups, Romantic

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?