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“Good food, well cooked, nicely served at reasonable prices.”

Oyster Reach Beefeater
Ranked #281 of 441 Restaurants in Ipswich
Cuisines: Bar, British, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Good food, well cooked, nicely served at reasonable prices.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2013

The pub restaurant is part of the Beefeater chain but the steak my companion ordered is just right, cooked to perfection and tender. My order of lamb was also excellent and neither plate was overfilled. Good balance. Good selection of seating, well designed not to feel crowded even when full. Decent size car park which it shares with an hotel so parking can be difficult. It is always worth while phoning for a reservation as this is a very popular eatery.

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Shanghai, China
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Quiet Saturday Lunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

Plenty of outdoor tables to enjoy the summer weather; opposite the marina and near the Orwell Bridge.
Note the road which runs in front of the restaurant is quite busy in the daytime so if you sit outside it may find it noisy.
Service was good and we ordered a large variety of dishes. Favourites were the chicken nachos and the trifle sundae.
We all had a little of both of these!

Visited July 2013
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Not as good as it used to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

We've always enjoyed our trips to the Oyster Reach, not that frequent, probably 2 or 3 times a year, but recent visits have been a bit disappointing. The food always used to be of a good and reliable standard, these days its at best average. Nothing really wrong with it, just not as tasty, well presented and as enjoyable as in the past. A steak served with a single bit of tomato and mushroom on a plate, a separate bowl of chips, and another bowl of salad, well its just all a bit bland looking. The menu had a new side on it this time, macaroni cheese topped so the menu said, with cheese "grilled to perfection" So when it arrived it had a few bits of grated cheese on it, didn't look like it had been anywhere near a grille, the waitress took it away at my request, and when it came back at least the cheese was now melted, but hardly what I had expected. The place also seems to be getting a bit tired looking, the tables are not exactly the cleanest, and I have to say we have experienced more than one staff member on recent visits who is just way to familiar. OK, I don't expect to be referred to as sir but when you and various member of your party are called; love, babe, and numerous other like expressions it all seems a bit too much and a bit in your face! I will add we did have a voucher for 50% off the cost of our meal, which we got for being part of the Beefeater card scheme, so overall the meal was very good value of course, but the place just ain't what it used to be. It will take a similar offer to get us back...

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank mmmjaycee
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Richmond, NSW
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Fast Service, Good Pub Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2013

Good pub food served at this restaurant on the outskirts of Ipswich.

Although we visited on a busy Friday lunchtime, the service was still fast and friendly and there was a good and varied menu to suit most tastes.

Will visit again if in the area.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Norman H
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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“Brilliant meal brilliant service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We are regular diners at the oyster reach and have been for 4 and half years and I can honestly say we have never had a bad meal or any problems what so ever. The service is always professional and friendly would recommend to anyibe

  • Visited July 2013
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