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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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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We came to the Bistro on the Quay on the 8th February. It's in an interesting old building in a nice location on Ipswich's over-hyped waterfront. It wasn't busy - fortunately, as they'd messed up our booking. There were three of us, but only two places were set at our table. The young waitress tried to be helpful by adding... More 

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Thank eastcoasthost
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice place in a great location, but on a Thursday night was busy, but with little atmosphere. The food was good, rather than excellent

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Thank Neil F
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71 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for a birthday at lunchtime, the food was really lovely but not a lot of it. Highly recommended but have something before

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Thank Thepregnantman
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I booked here as i was on a family visit down from yorkshire. Lovely place. The lady in charge wAs really nice. Food was excellent quality. Had a really enjoyable evening. Will definitely be returning. Thankyou, simon

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Thank Simon W
Henley, nr ipswich suffolk
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location and excellent food choice. We have been there several times either at lunch time or in the evening and never been disappointed. Sometimes for the evening you will need to book. Use the car parks either at the university or bridge street. The later is quite expensive but closer. Fish is always the best choice.

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Thank kevingriggs
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to this restaurant several times and food is always good, staff friendly and overall a nice atmosphere. Seems to be well run by the owner/manager and this is reflected by how busy it is. Location by the marina is also an attractive feature.

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Thank Mark C
Solihull, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I turned up without booking, the staff were happy to accommodate us. My wife had the avacado and prawn starter followed by the beef. I had the soup followed by the chicken. All of which was cooked and presented well, washed down with a nice prosecco cocktail. The surroundings were lovely and staff that were warm and... More 

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1 Thank Tinkerboospud
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great meal this evening. The menu was varied and interesting dishes throughout. Fishcake starter was really tasty followed by the venison super. Great atmosphere and friendly staff. Pricing was good for the food quality and service.

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1 Thank ChrisJanC
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place for a nice lunch time treat. Food was superb, staff were very good. Great location. Will definitely look forward to another visit.

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1 Thank Tina R
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff at the Bistro go about their business with confidence - they know what they're doing, they've done it many times before, and they do it well. From the first greeting, to taking drinks orders and food orders, the staff are totally professional. I like the way the menu is divided into a set menu and a la carte.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$67
Cuisine
European, British, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, View, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
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?