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Address: 11 Grafton Way, Ipswich IP1 1AX, England
Phone Number: +44 871 200 2000
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11:00 - 23:00
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average because it is inside the cinema but shuts too early!!

We often visit the cinema in Cardinal Park and my hubby loves a flat white from Starbucks but we are often left either with only a choice of takeaway or find ourselves surrounded... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
waspygill
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Witham, United Kingdom
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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cardinal Park has a good variety of restaurants to choose from such as Nando's, Ask, Chimichanga and the Harvester. Good onsite parking Just 5 minutes from the town centre.

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Thank Rachel K
Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went to the cinema last night the cinema is ok but as for the parking well it's not cheap to park there before 6pm altho you do get a voucher on the back off your parking ticket which you can redeem your parking fee back at the cinema which is OK but I don't think many other places there redeem... More 

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Thank Wayne A
Witham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We often visit the cinema in Cardinal Park and my hubby loves a flat white from Starbucks but we are often left either with only a choice of takeaway or find ourselves surrounded by chairs on top of tables whilst we drink our tea and coffee because they are 'closing' I dont blame the staff as they are always very... More 

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Thank waspygill
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84 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

Cardinal Park is terrible & is full of rubbish from the surrounding fast food outlets. Parking is always a nightmare & I'm sure all drivers become a idiot when they pass through the entrance! People can be so rude!

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Thank Laura B
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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592 reviews
360 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015 via mobile

In the heart of Ipswich Cardinal park has a fab range of places to eat including harvester and Frankie & bennys. Also has a cinema, club and kids indoor play area too!

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Thank cg2792
suffolk uk
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154 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2014

This place is not a thing of beauty, there is a clone of it in every medium sized town. It came at a period when planners, not content with stripping day time trade out of town centres, decided to take over the evening as well. There is a Cine World my tip there, is only go to the morning showings.... More 

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3 Thank smartesthorse
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014 via mobile

Daytime visits are clean and simple/easy. Night time hard to find spaces and seems alot of rubbish about. Not pedestrian friendly once you are out of your car to get to a path is a mission in itself and as for the speed ramps you will need a 4x4!

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1 Thank Tom C
Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014

Finding a space to park is a nightmare and extremely expensive. Don't park on the fast food side as when you come to leave you can't get out for the cars queuing at the drive in, bad planning. Love going to the cinema but hate cardinal park

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Thank AJG46
Felixstowe
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38 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

Half occupied 'attraction' populated by chavs and littered with KFC wrappers and chewing gum

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1 Thank flbell
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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137 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2012

Cardinal Park serves a purpose it has a cinema and numerous resturants and bars however car parking is a bit of a nightmare as its very limited.

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