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Bistro on the Quay

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3 Wherry Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AS, England
+44 1473 286677
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Suffolk UK
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133 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2016

Ate here as a party of four back in January when staying at the nearby Salthouse Harbour Hotel. We had pre-booked which was just as well as the place was quite full by 8pm. The menu isn't extensive in size but offers some very delicious dishes, there is also a fixed price 2 or 3 course menu which is what... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

The Bistro never fails to please. We celebrated our daughter's 21st Birthday with friends. The menu of the day offered a great selection at a very reasonable price. The food was served quickly, was generous and delicious. Prosecco and other wines including desert wine were great and good value. Service was excellent. The setting at the Waterfront is the icing... More 

Thank Peter L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Lovely meal, good service, reasonable prices and had a good wine menu, we would go there again good for couples, friends or a family occasion

Thank Lairy2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

We went to the Bistro as 2 families, 4 adults and 4 children ranging from 10 to baby. We had pre booked, it was a fabulous day weather wise and the view on the quay was stunning. Service was very attentive but not intrusive, they were great with the children. We ordered a mixture from the lunch menu and the... More 

Thank C P
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

I ate here on a Tuesday evening and ordered from the set menu. Amazing value. No wonder the restaurant was so busy Portion size generous, with a good choice of wines by the glass available. Food was delicious. If you're thinking of visiting..I'd suggest you need to book. Enjoy :-)

Thank Welshmole
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We have now been to this restaurant on a couple of occasions and I have to say that in our opinion it's the best in town. Top quality food friendly service and good atmosphere just top the evening off. Can't recommend highly enough.

Thank chris d
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We went out for my partners birthday and found the food and service ok, but not what we were being charged. Overpriced a little for the quality on offer

Thank markket73
London, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

A very nice meal for Valentines night - first time visit and would definitely return. Service, atmosphere and food all excellent - would recommend booking ahead is it's a popular place.

Thank phil_sllvn
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016

Had a lovely meal on Friday evening. Good choice of dishes, every course was excellent, good service, reasonable price. Our best meal so far in Ipswich. Highly recommended.

Thank Colin S
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48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2016

Four of us arrived to have a quick supper before a concert. They made sure we were served quickly. The food was very good, well cooked and tasty.

Thank tummypassion

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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
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Wherry Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 286677

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?