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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
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Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
About
Within easy walking distance of the town centre, Ipswich's most original restaurant, Mariners 1900, is an antique Dutch customs gunboat, moored along Neptune Quay. You can enjoy wonderful food in a relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy an evening on the sea front with one of the best value for money in town!
PRICE RANGE
US$23 - US$60
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
CUISINES
French, Mediterranean, European, International
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place...the food was amazing and it had a really nice atmosphere. The staff were really good. I would give it six stars if I could

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ironically the most expensive steak we ever experienced turned out to be the very worst ever. Second bite was pure sinew and grissle hidden by the not so good oeppercorn sauce which instantly killed my appetite. My wife had a good try at it but...the sinew was more than the meat and got her too. The olives were nice around six each and the chips were okay but who pays £140 for olives? Seems we didMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 22 October 2021 via mobile

Lovely waitress, otherwise, wrong lager given to one member of the party, starter soup lukewarm, steak fatty and not cooked as requested. Informed by unpleasant staff member when leaving in front of the rest of the restaurant (not our waitress) that we had not paid...the correct amount of money on the bill. We had ! Due to disappointing food we chose not to pay the service charge which we are told was opinional by the waitress when she handed us the bill ( it is not documented on their website or informed about about when booking, that tables more than 6 have a service charge). Instead had choose to leave cash tip which hopefully the waitress will get. This slightly dampened a day that we were celebrating my daughters graduation and birthday.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021

Had a brilliant evening here with friends. The food was delicious and the staff were helpful and polite. Would definitely go again.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021 via mobile

Good food, steak was excellent, fish cakes were fabulous, service good but not rushed, good balanced atmosphere. Not as formal now, which is good and bad, depending on who you are and what the occasion is... will be going back soon.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 3 October 2021

A much awaited return. Amazing food and ambience. Staff are so attentive and friendly. Great gluten free and vegetarian choices. Would highly recommend! Looking forward to our next visit.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 October 2021

We had a great night at Mariners Restaurant. We went there as a group of 15. Making the initial booking online was very straight forward. The food and service on the night was excellent and everyone had a great time. We made a special dietary...request for one member of our group prior to booking. This request was accommodated with minimal fuss. All in all, very impressed with the Mariners Restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 2 October 2021 via mobile

Lovely restaurant experience, the service was fantastic the food was amazing best seafood I’ve tasted in UK in a long time. The ambiance on the boat was special. And was lovely to visit the wine bar across the street after! Would definitely recommend and have...done since being back home!More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 30 September 2021

A returning visit to the restaurant with friends. The Staff are friendly and attentive. Food is absolutely amazing.. I never have three courses but once again couldn't resist. Still thinking about the pinacolada desert, definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 30 September 2021 via mobile

Amazing food......already looking forward to next visit......ie. working my way through the menu x Staff brilliant and managed to get several hugs from Top Chef

Date of visit: September 2021
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sheilamstorey
7 October 2021|
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Response from Stephen B | Reviewed this property |
Do not know contact directly
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23 August 2021|
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Response from David K | Reviewed this property |
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17 June 2021|
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We parked in the holiday inn Car park which is over the road to the marina it’s pay-and-display
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mariners

Yes, Mariners is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Mariners is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5