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The Arbor House

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43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
+44 1473 219660
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012 via mobile

Would not normally have thought of going here but went via Groupon offer. All three courses were excellent and the service was very good and made to feel welcome. We did look at the main menu which had a great selection but may be a touch expensive for some as there are a lot of chain pubs nearby.

Thank David-Tractor-Boy
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2012

Having visited The Arb last month for a Groupon luncheon where we were bitterly disappointed, on 25th October we decided to try dinner. A really pleasant experience. The atmosphere was bistro-like: all the well polished wooden tables were marked "reserved" and simply set. The menu was displayed on a blackboard and we were also told there was Chef's Special of... More 

Thank SuffolkSophisticat
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012 via mobile

Everything fell short of expectation, except there being 2 Czech lagers! The set menu is very restricted and it didn't show a&e what the restaurant is capable of. The meals we had were ok, they definitely didn't do justice to the ingredients. So close...!

Thank Dani H
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

I have eatern at the Arboretum a number of time and always remember why I come back - the food is so tasty, well cooked, interesting, always changing, fresh and basically delicious! I really like the informal atmosphere -there is usually a mix of diners and drinkers on any given evening which makes is relaxed - the candles and music... More 

Thank Fluffychuffy
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2012

The title says it all. Had we paid full whack we would have been appalled. There were only three couples in for lunch today (while we were there). The one member of staff on duty was helpful and courteous. However, the wait for our three courses was appalling - undoubtedly not the fault of the young man, but probably the... More 

Thank SuffolkSophisticat
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
58 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2012 via mobile

We took advantage of a Groupon deal and booked a table at The Arboretum in Ipswich. We had heard good things but this was our first visit. We were greeted in our arrival and ordered our drinks. The choice of food was good and was delivered in good time and piping hot. The quality of the food was excellent, well... More 

Thank Anthony M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Used our Groupon voucher today for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed all 3 courses, very tasty well cooked and presented food, couldn't fault anything. Looking forward to visiting The Arboretum at Fynn Valley with another Groupon voucher soon. Will definitely eat there again.

2 Thank Janet R
suffolk england
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012 via mobile

Just returned from lunch,on a groupon deal,absolutely excellent meal,unassuming pub,good real ales ,the food was imaginative,hot,and well presented,we will defo be back,well done.

Thank kopite96
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Came here on a "Groupon" deal and so glad I didn’t pay full price. I booked 2 weeks in advance and they couldn’t find my booking on Saturday night (Great start) We followed the waitress upstairs who stopped before we got to our table to answer another guests request leaving us stood there like a spare part at a wedding!... More 

Thank stuart72
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

The food is understated but delicious and reasonably priced. Have eaten there on several occasions and never been disappointed. Great service. A real hidden gem.

Thank Janet R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Mediterranean, Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 219660
Located a stone's throw from the Town Center we are most welcoming of locals, tourists, students and dogs with well behaved owners.

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