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The Waterfront

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Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
+44 1473 226082
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Going out one Gluten free and one veggie can be a challenge. This place was great. Friendly staff. Happy to check the menu with the chef

Thank Claire P
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's my second visit to this restaurant. The belly of pork was as good as if my wife had made it. ( and she is an excellent cook ). The dessert was equally good and the service second to none. I will be back.

Thank Dominique M
East Anglia, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

For an area producing some of the UK's finest food, Ipswich is surprisingly devoid of excellent restaurants. The pubs rule the food scene in Suffolk but this excellent spot is the exception: the cannon of lamb was deliciously crisp on the outside and succulently pink on the inside, whilst the steak was full of flavour and perfectly cooked. The young... More 

Thank Williebobs
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a unpleasant lunch experience in a local pub the other day we had lunch here today and was very impressed not a mobile to be seen in sight. Great food its a must go to restaurant

Thank buddy3003
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem of a restaurant, I would recommend a visit to everyone, lovely staff , Food was excellent, They certainly have a great chief, presentation of the food was excellent, All served piping hot, Great value, Thank you guys great job very well done, you should be proud of yourselves, In an age when standard and expectation of food... More 

Thank micksmith200
London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to go for a pleasant atmosphere, good food and polite staff. Always been very happy with our meals here from start to finish.

Thank Christal H
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been regular customers of this restaurant for many years We decided yesterday as it was such a lovely day to take a walk down by the Marina and have lunch. The waitress at our table was lovely. Many of the items on the menu were unavailable but in the end my Husband decided e would have the Sirloin... More 

5 Thank Trevor B
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was surprisingly good, definitely recommend it. Dishes are big so be prepared to eat more than average!

Thank Hann K
Leiston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We celebrated our Wedding Anniversary in The Waterfront, today, Sunday 18th December and our food was, as ever, excellent. Mussels for starters and roast beef for main. I usually choose a fish dish and my husband likes his roast but today I choose the roast and it was the best I have eaten. Perfection I would say. Lovely smiley, helpful... More 

Thank Deborah69
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been choosing the Waterfront for the last 7 years, we always have our Christmas Meal there and it has become a much looked forward to part of our Christmas Tradition, this year unfortunately may well be our last, we booked our table well in advance, as we always do, despite booking early we were told we would be... More 

4 Thank ZooPip1979

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
European, British, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 226082

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?