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“Excellent value for money” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bistro on the Quay

Bistro on the Quay
3 Wherry Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AS, England
+44 (0)1473 286677
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Ranked #17 of 313 restaurants in Ipswich
Price range: $1 - $67
Cuisines: English
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Excellent value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

The restaurant is on the quay of the old Ipswich Dock in an old building which has been tastefully renovated. On Tuesday they offer a 3 course meal for £13.95 a head .
We had prompt attention from the charming French Maitre D, who showed us to our table and explained the menu. The subsequent service was efficient and friendly and the food well presented and well cooked and above all very tasty.
Our table was booked for 7.00 pm and by 8.00 there were no tables free, so it would appear that it is important to book.
The whole meal with a beer to begin and a glass of merlot each came to £42.00 pretty good value for money we thought.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
149 reviews 149 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
“Quality food with decent portions too.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Called in without a booking early Saturday evening. We were lucky, suggest booking as they turned away loads of people.
We both had scallops with chorizo for starters. The sweet scallops were cooked to perfection and were complimented well by the vibrant pieces of chorizo. The salad leaves were fresh and perfect and the dressing was good too. Luckily they gave us some more of their delicious bread as we ate the first lot in a few minutes.
My wife's swordfish was the best either of us had tasted. Lovely and moist it tasted like it had just come out of the sea. The home made chips were also some of the best we've had. The vegetables tasted fresh and were cooked to perfection.
My duck was cooked just right with a good sauce. Decent portions, no room for their appetising puds. Faultless cooking throughout

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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wellingborough
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Very nice restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Very nice restaurant. Good food, served in a nice envionment. Scallops and chorizo cooked very well. Steak, served rare. Tasty but not very hot. Finished with cheese board. Three quality cheeses.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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London, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Always a great place to visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013 via mobile

Such a great restaurant . Warm welcome from staff, took to the table which was nice an spacious as there was 4 of us. Menus were well balanced and great value for money. The food came out quickly considering for a Thursday night they were very busy. Good had great flavour and looked good. A place a would highly recommend if visiting Ipswich .

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ipswich, England
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“This restaurant NEVER disappoints”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We visit this restaurant several times a year and have never been disappointed. The food is always well presented, tasty and served in portions that leave you comfortably full. The prices are pitched at the correct level for the quality of food served; with a set menu meal deal providing a good selection & value for money for those dining on a budget. We have always found the service to be good & friendly. In fact on our last visit we arrived at 6.20pm had a three course meal and left at 7.40pm. Our Starters were in front of us within five minutes of ordering them.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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