Where to eat British food in Ipswich: The Best Restaurants and Bars

February 20, 2020 Malia Yoakum

Best British restaurants nearby. Discover the best British food in Ipswich. View Menus, Photos and Reviews for British restaurants near you.. Ipswich (/ˈɪpswɪtʃ/ ( listen)) is the county town of Suffolk, England, located on the estuary of the River Orwell, about 60 miles (97 km) north east of London. The town has been continuously occupied since the Saxon period, and its port has been one of England's most important for the whole of its history.
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10. The Waterfront Bistro

Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH England European, British, International Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music [email protected] +44 1473 226082 http://www.waterfrontbistroipswich.co.uk
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4 based on 659 reviews

The Waterfront Bistro

Restaurant with stunning Waterfront location serving locally sourced fresh products and fantastic service. Live music in our bar every Sunday from 3pm.

Reviewed By rico37377373

Been here a few times and so far has been superb everytime, 6 of us had Sunday lunch and every one of us thoroughly enjoyed it, nice atmosphere, good service, very nice placeI'm so pleased to hear you enjoyed you afternoon with us. We have live music every Sunday from 3pm so hopefully we'll see you again soon!Kind RegardsThe Waterfront Bistro

9. The Fountain

The Street, Tuddenham St. Martin, Ipswich IP6 9BT England Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service [email protected] +44 1473 785377 http://www.tuddenhamfountain.co.uk/
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4 based on 383 reviews

The Fountain

Reviewed By David E

We were visiting the area for the day and pretty much stumbled on this amazing place.Our first impression was the outside area, particularly the beer garden, looked fantastic with perfectly manicured lawns and ample, comfortable seating.We went inside and ordered and said we would be outside. As it was such a fabulous day, the lady behind the bar asked if wanted a table which stayed in the sun for the longest and directed us to a particular table.So, onto the food. We were spoilt for choice and I ordered the Adnams beer battered fish and chips and my wife had the chicken tagliatelle. Let me say that both dishes were fantastic, very big portions and great value for money. It is just a shame that we live too far away to revisit again in the near future, but wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

8. The Greyhound

9 Henley Road, Ipswich IP1 3SE England Bar, British, Pub Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Dog Friendly [email protected] +44 1473 252862 http://thegreyhoundipswich.co.uk
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4 based on 292 reviews

The Greyhound

Reviewed By Crowgen

We had a great dinner at The Greyhound. Along with the standard menu there is a wide selection of specials and the food is of excellent quality, of a good size and well priced. Lots of beers and ciders to choose from to go with the great food and the staff were excellent with us. There’s not much not to like and it’s definitely worth a visit if you are staying in or visiting Ipswich town centre.

7. The Brook Inn

The Street Washbrook, Ipswich IP8 3HR England Bar, British, Pub Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Reservations, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wh [email protected] +44 1473 730531 http://thebrookinnwashbrook.co.uk/
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4 based on 256 reviews

The Brook Inn

Community-owned pub serving British and foreign food, specialising in gluten-free meals. Recently renovated, the free house has an extensive menu, wine and real ales with garden space, free parking and dog-friendly environment. Surrounded by beautiful Suf

Reviewed By MrsFoodintolerence

We came for lunch after reading the reviews and looking at all the gluten free choices on their menu. We were not disappointed, the choice was amazing, the food was delicious and the dessert menu was completely gluten free, I was actually overwhelmed by the choice. In the end I had a chocolate fondant which was perfectly cooked and tasted divine. Whether you are a coeliac, gluten intolerant or just enjoy good food then the Brook Inn is worth a visit

6. At Twenty5

25 St. Nicholas Street, Ipswich IP1 1TW England European, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Wine and Beer [email protected] +44 1473 287625 http://www.facebook.com/AtTwenty5/timeline
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4 based on 749 reviews

At Twenty5

Reviewed By JustRandomDarren

We ate here as a group of 3 and were warmly greeted and seated. This is a small restaurant therefore advanced booking is advisable, especially for larger groups. We were seated downstairs near a coffee grinder, but on the two occasions that it was used, staff apologised for the noise when they had to use it in short bursts.The menu is relatively compact, and priced towards the top end of the scale, but is all freshly cooked to order in the open kitchen area downstairs and we felt it provided value for money.Service was prompt, attentive and very friendly throughout our visit - nothing was too much trouble. We wouldn't hesitate to book and eat here again.

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5. Bistro on the Quay

3 Wherry Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AS England European, British Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront [email protected] +44 1473 286677 http://www.bistroonthequay.co.uk/
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4 based on 960 reviews

Bistro on the Quay

Reviewed By STR675

Tried to get into the other larger restaurants along the Quay at 18:15 on a Saturday night saying that we had no booking and we'd be gone in time for their 19:30 covers but couldn't get in (even though both were empty). Tried this place as the last resort, but thinking that as it's a bit smaller we'd be eating at McDonald's instead, but the owner who greeted us at the door found a table for us, slotting us in amongst her other bookings, without any trouble (although other walk-ins were turned away soon after we got there). The food and service was fantastic and I'm really glad we went. They're flexible with their menus (you can mix the fixed price and a la carte menus) and the price was really good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. It would be our first choice next time.

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4. The Vegetarian Red Lion

Greenstreet Green, Great Bricett, Ipswich IP7 7DD England Bar, British, Pub, Healthy Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Brunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi [email protected] +44 1473 657863 http://www.vegredlion.co.uk
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5 based on 154 reviews

The Vegetarian Red Lion

Under new management and reopened as of the 7th of March 2017. We are still 100% vegetarian however if you are looking for the previous occupants they have moved to the 'Walnut tree'. We hope to see you soon!

Reviewed By 478lizs

We visited here whilst on holiday for a weekday lunch as a party predominantly made up of vegetarians, including three young children. We were quite excited about the prospect of a vegetarian pub where everyone would have a full choice of dishes. It's fair to say the pub could do with a bit of a face-lift: the décor and toilets are a bit tired. However, don't let that put you off because the food is absolutely fantastic.We ordered some starters to share and then a main course each. All the dishes were really tasty and good size portions. The favourite dish was the cottage pie, which was like a hearty warm food hug. Children are also well catered for, and there's even a little playground in the garden (though sadly we didn't discover it until we were leaving!) There only appeared to be one man doing the front of house/waiting, but he was excellent: really friendly and helpful and service was prompt considering we were a party of nine.All in all a very enjoyable experience, and if we're in the area again we will definitely return.

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3. The Ocean Fish Platter

43 Upper Brook Street, Ipswich IP4 1DU England Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Grill, Bar Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Table Service, Serves Alcohol [email protected] +44 1473 225018 http://www.oceanfishplatter.co.uk
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5 based on 90 reviews

The Ocean Fish Platter

MOST LOVED SEAFOOD RESTAURANT FISH&CHIPS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT Friendly family back ground You just cant beat

Reviewed By Tinytigeress

A newly refirbished restaurant has a lovely atmosphere.. staff were very lovely couldn't be more helpfulThe food was to an excellent standard, I was introduced to my lobster before it was prepared.I must say really delicious..I've never has Turkish red wine before, try it, pleasantly surprised.Hi Tiny good morning Thanks for sharing! Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal at the ocean We always appreciate honest feedback, and it does indeed get pretty lively in here.  We look forward seeing you soon Warm regards Have a excellent day The ocean team

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2. Arlingtons

13 Museum Street, Ipswich IP1 1HE England British, Healthy, Wine Bar Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Digital Payments [email protected] +44 1473 230293 http://www.arlingtons-ipswich.co.uk
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4 based on 54 reviews

Arlingtons

Arlingtons Restaurant and Cafe is located in the most beautiful, historic and iconic building in the heart of Ipswich, Arlingtons is a great destination any time of day, from a relaxing morning coffee through to evening dining and drinks. Our “small plate

Reviewed By pickleonion

Nice place but overpriced. £7 for a granary roll with very little filling apart from a stack of mayonnaise accompanied by a tiny pot of coleslaw. Don't think I will be visiting again.

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1. Turks Head Pub

Low Road Hasketon, Woodbridge IP13 6JG England European, Pub, Gastropub, Bar, British Lunch, Dinner, Drinks Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and B [email protected] +44 1394 610343 http://theturksheadhasketon.co.uk/
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4 based on 441 reviews

Turks Head Pub

The Turks Head is a traditional pub and dining room. We serve excellent ales. We have an extensive wine list and a large selection of gins, with a dining room serving wonderful local seasonal produce. We are in the Good Food Guide. We welcome dogs in our

Reviewed By Judge21uk

This is a beautiful pub, offering superb food and fantastic service for a very fair price. Went at the weekend for a birthday meal and all of us were very impressed. Three courses for £25 with a lovely selection of starters. I had pakora and would have that again. We all had a roast for main, loads of veg and the beef was cooked to perfection. Desserts were delicious, with plenty of tasty options. All the staff were very friendly and accommodating to our needs, which made the visit all the more enjoyable. Cannot wait to go back! Dear Judge21uk,Thank you very much for your comments.We are very proud of our Sunday roast, using the finest local ingredients and I'm really pleased that you enjoyed it.We look forward to seeing you again soon.All the bestJemima

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