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1 Rope Walk, Ipswich IP4 1LT, England
+44 1473 382500
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“cakes” (2 reviews)
British, European, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
1 Rope Walk, Ipswich IP4 1LT, England
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Reviewed 19 January 2018

You have to remember that the staff are trainees. The food is first-class, and the service too! Well worth a visit. Definite value for money.

Thank jant1172
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Just back from our work's Christmas meal at Shelley's. We had an excellent meal with good service. The food was really well presented and of restaurant standard. The place was full so they did well to ensure everyone got what they had ordered at the...More

Thank _j_stainer
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Visited this training restaurant for the Xmas menu. Fantastic value for money, £13 for a three course menu, and about £12 for a decent bottle of Merlot. Great food and perfect service. Well done to all the trainees , just remember it’s a training college...More

Thank suffolkmayhew
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Work Christmas lunch, booking was easier with food pre-ordered and deposits sorted. Arrived and everyone friendly and polite. Food was lovely, main course could have been slightly warmer but fed this back tot he waitress. Overall a lovely meal and experience and reasonably priced. Will...More

Thank l0uarn0ld
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Went with friends for Christmas lunch, very impressed with staff, greeted politely and coats taken, ordered from menu, good choices, lovely starters, smoked haddock with gruyere cheese was delicious, and friends that had parsnip and apple soup were impressed! Mains were excellent, salmons en croutes,...More

Thank subi212
Reviewed 26 October 2017

A very professional atmosphere with polite waiting staff and amazing food. We were greeted on a Friday to the buffet lunch which included a range of piping hot dishes to choose from.

Thank Craig S
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Attended as a family group of 4 adults and one child. Although not on the menu they did a child’s portion for us and even had a child’s high chair. All the students that both cook and wait at the tables are a credit to...More

Thank IpswichSteve
Reviewed 3 May 2017

We went for lunch and could not fault it. Someone came down to the lifts to greet us which was a relief as I am not good with stairs and the lifts needed special access. Everything was beautifully arranged, service and food excellent. There could...More

Thank maureen s
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Beautiful food and very well presented with lots of choices. The staff were very professional and helpful. Overall an excellent experience for me and my friends.

Thank Damien M
Reviewed 11 February 2017

We went to an Italian evening. It was a 6 course taster menu, and it was more than excellent, better than any Italian that we have ever visited. The young staff were very courteous and attentive, and the place although large had a nice ambience,...More

Thank DobbinSuffolk
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$24
Lunch, Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 13:30
12:00 - 13:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Rope Walk, Ipswich IP4 1LT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 382500
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Shelley’s is the culinary heart and soul of Suffolk New College. This modern, vibrant restaurant is a unique dining experience served by our Catering and Hospitality students. Our students have gone on to work at the Ritz and Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons. Work placements for our students have included the Michelin-starred Midsummer House in Cambridgeshire and Milsom’s in Essex. Come and be served by the food stars of tomorrow at Shelley’s. Open for lunch and dinner during term times. Booking advisable.
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