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“Sundae service”
Review of RaRa's - CLOSED

RaRa's
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Sundae service”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

Great idea: ice cream parlour based on fifties Americana. Incongruously situated in the middle of Ipswich, decor is authentically chromed, bright and pastel shaded - including the waitresses. Service friendly and efficient; menu centred around selection of interestingly flavoured ice creams, but includes cakes and waffles. Selection of suggested sundaes or you can build your own, with variety of toppings and sauces. Two generous scoops of excellent ice cream topped with cream and meringue pieces was £2.50: great value. Well worth a visit: no doubt will increase in popularity as the weather improves.

  • Visited April 2013
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3 Thank Peter H
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English first
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Needs a little work”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

The waitresses were lovely, but service was slow despite there only bein about 5 people in there. The Sundaes did look good however I was disappointed it was not homemade icecream, for a store that has committed itself to desserts only I expected a little bit more.

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1 Thank Purpleturtledove
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Ipswich
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Super Sundaes”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Since Rara's opened we have been there countless times.
The decor is great, done to look like 50s dinner with real attention to detail. All the waitresses are dressed in a 50s style too and there is 50s music coming from the juke box.
The sundaes are magnificent, and I can say this having sampled most of them. You can either chose sundaes from the menu of create your own from the extensive range of topping and extras. Create your own costs no more than a menu Sundae and gives you the chance to have a slightly smaller ice cream if you want.
All sundaes are hand crafted and finished to look just wonderful.
The staff are all warm and friendly and you always feel well looked after in the way a small family run independent can.
Added to all this there is bottomless tea and coffee!
At the time of writing, winter with snow on the ground, they are open 11 to 5, but I'm sure that will change in the summer.

Visited January 2013
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2 Thank liveinaryokan
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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178 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Great sundae menu-very tasty for dessert”
Reviewed January 24, 2013

This is a really cute idea, in the 50’s theme serving ice cream sundaes and desserts. The décor is based on a 50’s diner, with booths and a jukebox. Staff are dressed in period style and the music is 50’s all the way. The range of cakes is quite small (they had 4 when we went) but it’s the sundaes that are the highlight-around 10 different options plus a “make your own” version. I went for the “Dial C for Chocolate” which was a mix of 3 different choc ice creams, brownie pieces, fudge sauce, marshmallows and nuts. It was delicious! There are lots of different flavours from cherry to coconut/lime, plus classics such as Knickerbocker Glory. They also serve soda floats and yummy hot chocolate, with cream and marshmallows. Prices are reasonable and staff friendly. Its quite a niche place as they only serve dessert and drinks, but if you are looking for a sweet treat this is a good place to try!

  • Visited January 2013
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1 Thank naomi1739
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