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Mariners Restaurant of Ipswich

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Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
+44 1473 289748
Tue - Thu 18:30 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 18:30 - 21:30
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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426 reviews
273 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was our first visit here and will certainly not be our last. The boat does not look much from the outside, but once inside it is lovely. Certainly one of the best places in Ipswich if you want a romantic candlelit dinner. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. Service was really good and very friendly. I chose the... More 

Thank daveinkent44
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

With my birthday approaching, and always desiring to dine on a boat, my boyfriend booked the mariners in celebration of my 22nd birthday. When we arrived, the staff were very welcoming, taking our coats and showing us to our seats. The setting is idyllic and very romantic. It's one of those places where you can imagine engagements may take place... More 

Thank Siân B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food cooked to a high standard good value food, not cheap, but great quality. Highly Recommended if you visit Ipswich Waterfront.

Thank GARY S
Colchester, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So, this is a very old gun boat which has been converted into a floating restaurant on the Ipswich Waterfront. Be warned- it gets busy, but we took a chance last Friday and got lucky. It is a wonderful experience inside - please do not be fooled by its external appearance. The staff are wonderful and really attentive without being... More 

Thank Tim R
W Sussex.
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were treated to lunch by friends for our silver wedding anniversary. The staff looked after us well from start to finish. The food was very well prepared and presented, delicious. Some bread and butter whilst ordering would have been a nice touch.

Thank templeWSussex_
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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280 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restored late 19th Century gunboat was a perfect location for a leisurely lunch on a balmy, early Autumn day. We chose to eat on deck with extensive views of the marina opposite and dined from the set menu which has two and three course options. The food and wine were both very good and this was matched by the... More 

Thank Swetrat
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food very good. Bread or more toast shoul be provided with pate / mussels! No issues other than it needs cleaning. Blinds very dusty and other places. Normally wouldn't care but paid 40 pound a head for lunch and in Ipswich that's a lot!! But overall very good!

Thank 820Wendy_P820
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Busy, but they found us a table. Having been disappointed by ou hotel dining the night before were were looking for somewhere to redress the balance - and found it. The food was great, the service attentive and the atmosphere engaging. Booking advised, though as I think we got lucky,

Thank Andrew K
Brentwood, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying at the nearby Salthouse hotel we were recommended to the Mariners for dinner - a beautifully reconditioned boat with an interesting history stretching back before WW1. The setting in Ipswich's splendid marina was excellent and the food more than matched the surrounds. I would thoroughly recommend it

Thank Mike H
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77 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took my mom for a belated Mothers day Saturday lunch. Superb food, excellent service and unique setting. Well impressed all round for somewhere special but not rediculously expensive

Thank BoytonBoyAbroad

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$22 - US$51
French, Mediterranean, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, View
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:00
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
18:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Neptune Quay, Ipswich IP4 1AX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 289748
Within easy walking distance of the town centre, Ipswich's most original restaurant, Mariners, is an antique Dutch customs gunboat, moored along Neptune Quay. You can relax in its wonderful atmosphere and its polished brass ambience. From a quick snack for lunch on the upper deck to a romantic dinner on the lower deck, it is the perfect place for an evening on the sea front.

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