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12 Northgate Street, Ipswich IP1 3DB, England
+44 1473 221252
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good21%
  • Average23%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Sep 12, 2015
“TaTa to RaRas - now CLOSED”
Jul 31, 2015
“Ice Cream! So much Ice Cream”
Restaurant Hours Closed
12 Northgate Street, Ipswich IP1 3DB, England
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11 - 20 of 38 reviews

Reviewed August 27, 2014

I love RaRa's, the menu is so varied and imaginative and the staff are all eager to help with the tricky task of what to order.

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed August 26, 2014

I like RaRa's, but it didn't live up to my expectations. I know that they only do desserts and their sundaes are great, but I was disappointed to find that they serve instant coffee and microwave the pancakes! It just took the shine off it...More

1  Thank Radioface
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent place to visit. The service is excellent. The ice cream sundaes are sublime. It would be good if they also did other food other than sweet. But what they have on offer is excellent value for money. Well worth a visit.

2  Thank EmmaH21
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

I come here all the time with my friends for milkshakes they're the best!!! Whenever were in Ipswich we always make sure we stop at raras for a treat :] i think I've tried most of the flavours they have now!!!! Amazing food and I...More

1  Thank hannahfisher99
Reviewed May 25, 2014

I absolutely love this place. The atmosphere is relaxed, the decor is all fitting with the theme, and the staff are all cheery and helpful. I personally understand why they don't serve hot food - it makes the place stand out from every other restaurant...More

1  Thank scarlettsnaps
Reviewed May 21, 2014

I don't think the owner realises what a gold mine they're sitting on. It's such a shame to have such a beautifully and intricately decorated restaurant, and not use it to it's full potential. "USA mania" has taken over the entire country, BBQ food is...More

4  Thank Princess C
Reviewed May 3, 2014

A cold, wet, grey, overcast late afternoon wandering around Ipswich. We had already had lunch and I decided I was going to treat my wife (American) to some sticky, sweet, calorie ridden and unforgettable dessert to complement that fine pub lunch. We turned a corner...More

3  Thank John S
Reviewed April 9, 2014 via mobile

Really nice 50's theme, great choice of ice cream, waffles, and pancakes as well as floats! The juke box and quirky posters really add to the vintage vibe

2  Thank Jarred F
Reviewed March 18, 2014

good quality ice cream, nice diner themed venue. the music is good and the jukebox looks cool. will definitely come again.

1  Thank foodfootballbeer
Reviewed February 1, 2014

A lovely coffee at £1.20 and ice cream sundaes put together of your choice. Very reasonable cost and a lovely atmosphere. The staff are lovely and every time we go into town we make for this lovely place. What a good find

2  Thank Maureen B
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Northgate Street, Ipswich IP1 3DB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 221252
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