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Mariners Restaurant of Ipswich

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Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
+44 1473 289748
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Delicious, beautifully presented food and excellent customer service. A lovely evening spent on board. 5 of us out to celebrate a birthday. There is plenty of choice on the menu and a very extensive wine list. We opted for the 3 course menu. The bread is tasty, fresh and extremely moreish. In fact we got through rather a lot of... More 

Thank Melsy1
Sudbury, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went here for lunch with friends--very reasonably priced for 3 courses.One disappointment was we ordered a selection of vegetables for 2 people which I believe was an extra £6.The portion when it came was ridiculously small --just a small dish which contained both portions--when it arrived we were expecting another to appear!! Having said that the food was good as... More 

Thank Sandra O
Thatcham, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I had a fantastic meal on this boat moored in the harbour. I had the pancake,stuffed with curry, ricotta and smoked salmon for starters. I wasn't sure about this but I'm glad I ordered it as it was very tasty. My main was beef carbonnade . The beef was so tender and delicious. The dessert was pear... More 

Thank Bridget B
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are looking for somewhere which is slightly different to eat in Ipswich then Mariners is it. Located on a 1899 launched permanently moored boat,a wonderful atmosphere is created by the authentic decor. This is enhanced by the French staff and comprehensive French themed menue. The service is exceptional and if you weren't looking across Ipswich marina you could... More 

Thank evo1944
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We returned to this restaurant for a fixed price lunch menu with friends. This menu represents excellent value for money, however not everybody in our party fully enjoyed their choices, perhaps the menu is too extensive! It is a great location on the waterfront and the ambience is very good.

Thank Chris E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lively setting on a boat moored up on the quayside at Ipswich. Slight rocking but nothing to much. Food fantastic, and very romantic

Thank popsicle411
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are searching for fine dining in Ipswich, then when you see this delightful looking boat moored in the marina, KEEP WALKING ! This is definitely NOT the restaurant for you. Having had an under-whelmingly average meal there about six months ago, I decided to give it a second try to cancel out the possibility of just having gone... More 

Thank Gourmand340
Stowmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Turned up for lunch on the offchance. We were promptly seated and made welcome. Service was very helpful and attentive without being over the top. Wonderful choice on the menu and amazing value at 3 courses for £19.95. Admittedly we splashed out on additional vegetables at £2! Probably needed them to be fair. Staggering portion of beef carbonnade. I'd have... More 

Thank Antoni G
Banbury, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lovely ambience, lovely food great wine list excellent service. I would highly recommend the dining experience, in this all French restaurant moored alongside Ipswich marina. very relaxing dinner with my partner all the dishes we had were well cooked and presented.

Thank carl b
Stamford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mariners is an unlikely place in two ways: First it is located in a restored Belgian gunboat moored in a yacht marina, and second it is (all too) rare to find a restaurant staffed exclusively by native French speakers anywhere in England outside London. For these reasons alone, my visit was going to be memorable... ...but the service was exemplary... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $55
French, Mediterranean, European, International, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 289748
Within easy walking distance of the town centre, Ipswich's most original restaurant, II Punto, is an antique Dutch customs gunboat, moored along Neptune Quay. You can relax in its wonderful atmosphere and its polished brass ambience. From a quick snack for lunch on the upper deck to a romantic dinner on the lower deck, it is the perfect place for an evening on the sea front.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?