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Bistro on the Quay


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
European, British
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Duck salad was superb as were the desserts. Attentive staff made the evening as they were helpful but not intrusive.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank naomia391
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for a light lunch on Easter Saturday in the glorious sunshine. Great friendly surroundings with a good choice of food. I ordered a chicken, bacon and avocado salad which was well presented and very tasty even though there was a distinct lack...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank nosmadanai
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is nowhere near as good as some reviews lead you to believe. Food is average at best. The front of house is poor, and not trained to high standards. One half of the restaurant is pleasant, the other half is not - cramped...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was wondering the marina, looking for somewhere to eat. Most places have extensive fish menus (well it is a marina), but I didn’t want a fish dish. I happened upon the Bistro on the Quay, and ended up talking to a lady from the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mikex882
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met with a friend and her two year old in a buggy outside this restaurant. Were met by pleasant and helpful staff . Orders taken promptly and food shortly after . We chose the set menu . Food was delicious , well presented and tasty...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 670carolinel
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ten of us thoroughly enjoyed evening meals here at this attractively decorated restaurant which has a prime marina frontage spot.The use of wall mirrors helped give the impression of a larger sized room and area.Food was excellent as were the many bottles of wine which...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Alan W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Average food in a restaurant that is just average. Service was good , food was ok but lacked imagination. Had cod in a sauce both of which lacked any great taste. 3 small potatoes hardly make a veg portion. €45 for two mains and 2...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank thomasq479
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was my husband's birthday so I thought we would eat in our town, he likes nice food, we have never tried the bistro before. The restaurant was fairly full, however the waitresses need to smile & try & be human, instead they are stuck...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank happycouplewhodrink
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled upon this place whilst visiting Ipswich. Really impressed with the fixed menu at under £20 per person for a three course meal. Every course was excellent. The service was very efficient and friendly. Very professional. Thoroughly recommend a visit if you are looking...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank ses2uk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I last visited the Bistro on the Quay about 5 years ago when I was working in the area with friends. It was good then and one of the guys who was with me wanted to go back as we all had fond memories of...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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February 6, 2019|
Response from 566carriew | Reviewed this property |
No idea, sorry. They should have a menu online.
Sandra B
August 22, 2017|
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Response from timfrommersea | Reviewed this property |
Pay and display just off the Ipswich Haven Marina turn in
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