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100 Rope Walk | Rope Walk, Ipswich, England
01473 382500
12:00 - 13:30
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 13:30
Wed - Thu 18:30 - 21:30
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, being dressed for an Italian meal, also the wine was first class. Cannot praise enough

Thank DobbinSuffolk
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am a little biased, as I am very familiar with the wonderful food served here. But if you are in the neighbourhood it is well worth discovering. Fantastic afternoon teas and really great dinners in term time. The granary has well priced student made cakes and patisserie to take away; but you may need to sign into reception for... More 

Thank Mark C
Halesworth, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

A first visit to Shelley's, with a warm welcome from the students. The open plan kitchen with large TV screen allowed us to watch our meal being prepared. A good range of wines were available at very reasonable prices. The breads & aperitif were good. The Cheese Soufflé was light & fluffy. Rump of Lamb & Duck Breast cooked to... More 

1 Thank Alan I
Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

Visited on afternoon of Thursday May 19th cooked and presented by year 3 students including our granddaughter Chloe All food was excellently prepared and presented and was enjoyed by all of our party Well done ladies and good luck with your exam results

Thank Anthony P
Suffolk, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

What can I say but beautifully presented tea by such talented polite students, the college should be very proud, not only did the students create the menu but also ran the kitchen listening and instructing other students on how to achieve this most flavourable skilled menu showing many skills. It was also very good value for money and would recommend... More 

Thank louiseestelledavies
Newmarket, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

Parking for the college is hit and miss,so have a backup plan:- there are cheap NCPs within a 5 min stroll. The restaurant ambience is probably better than you might expect for a teaching college, I liked it. The staff are students and are as friendly, helpful and as funny as you might expect. I had tea which was a... More 

Thank Peter B
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409 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Went to a cookery challenge evening. This is a beautifully presented, sparkling clean venue You can watch trainees from the TV in the restaurant. We were split into groups and shown how to cook selection of meals. It was great fun and informative as well as fun. The food was delicious, this should be used by more people as it... More 

Thank Jacqueline C
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

A lovely welcome from the young students, and a truly delicious and beautifully presented lunch. My main course fish was wonderful, and plentiful, as well as very tasty! Attention to detail by the students was first class. Thank you for a delightful lunch experience.

Thank KrisS100
Norfolk, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

We have visited many schools of catering in the past and finally had the opportunity to visit Shelleys. As this is a catering school we understand that our level of expectation should be lowered and we have always tried hard to do this. The staff were a delight as expected from these schools, eager to please and certainly efficient. Unfortunately... More 

1 Thank Delia P
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Food is great and you certainly get plenty of it. Price is amazing. Students serve and cook the food, it is lovely to see them getting first hand experience. Will certainly visit again

1 Thank janet r

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
European, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
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: 100 Rope Walk | Rope Walk, Ipswich, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: 01473 382500
Shelley's restaurant is located in the heart of Suffolk New College. The restaurant has a modern, vibrant and inspired learning environment which develops the Catering and Hospitality professions of the future. It is out aim to deliver a unique dining experience hosted by our students. Shelley's Restaurant is open for service during term time only. Lunch is available from 12noon to 1.30pm every day and dinner is served from 6.30pm Tuesday to Thursday.Shelley’s has a number of themed evenings and special afternoon tea sessions throughout the year.Booking is always advisable.

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