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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Open today: 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Superb lunch cruise

A 3 hour cruise on the river Orwell with a delicious 3 course lunch, good variety on the menu. Very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael B
via mobile
Excellent afternoon messing about on a boat!!

We booked a Supper Cruise for late afternoon, and imagined we would be 'messing about in boats... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Geddington, Northants
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  • Average5%
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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering 2 Brunch (Breakfast) and 3 hour A la Carte Lunch, Sunset Supper and Candlelit Dinner Cruises. Serving freshly prepared on board wholesome food and a...more
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Hours Today: 7:00 am - 12:00 am
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Ipswich Haven Marina New Cut East | Berth o, Ipswich IP3 0EA, England
+44 1473 558712
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A 3 hour cruise on the river Orwell with a delicious 3 course lunch, good variety on the menu. Very interesting commentary from the ships captain. Only 12 spaces on board so quite intimate.

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We booked a Supper Cruise for late afternoon, and imagined we would be 'messing about in boats' and thats just what we did !! We ordered our drinks (reasonably priced and varied) , selected our food choices , then sat back and enjoyed the slow...More

Thank oldfishwife
Reviewed 5 days ago

A simple package, a trip down a river and back with a skipper who gives you a guided points of interest commentary, a gentle pace with time to talk, take snaps, have a drink or two, and then be served a very nice lunch by...More

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Eight friends booked a supper cruise at 4.00pm. Had a very pleasant trip out on the River Orwell The food selection was good and we all throughly enjoyed all three courses and the accompanying alcohol Food was extremely good Would recommend this trip to any...More

Thank JMBunce
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I booked the Allen Gardiner dinner cruise for a birthday surprise for my daughter. I wanted something memorable for her 21st. You can hire the boat exclusively if you have 12 people for it, which I did. As it was for a Saturday it's £22.50...More

Thank Parrotlady1972
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not really being in to football and wanting a suitable alternative and having taken river cruises and boat trips all over the world this seemed like a good choice. Namely a supper cruise on the Orwell. Certainly was a good choice with the weather this...More

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

What are lovely trip, friendly staff, excellent hosts, ships skipper (I think he was Mick?) gave funny and informative commentary during the cruise, not constant just the right amount, and learnt several new facts. Brunch was lovely, and very good coffee. Also really nice company...More

Thank Matt R
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

Allen Gardiner Orwell river lunch cruise, belatedly celebrating Mum’s 90th. Fabulous experience with surprisingly good food. An impressive day out all round, excellent hospitality, service and trip commentary. Could not recommend highly enough!

Thank Tripreview117
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We were invited to join my very good friends father on this floating restaurant to honour him on his 9th birthday....and will just say if was a wonderful day. The crew were wonderful....The food was wonderful and served to us by the lovely crew. We...More

Thank Linnie100
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

A last minute decision and what wonderful way to cruise the Orwell river enjoying superb cuisine. Excellent commentary as we sailed and first class food beautifully prepared and presented. A lovely experience which we will do again.

Thank Clive A
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Kim P
24 March 2018|
Response from Craig A | Property representative |
Hi yes we do run the cruise all year round please visit our website to make a booking.
2 May 2016|
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Response from Smoky0104 |
Craig, I'm so sorry, I think I may have registered your answer as "not so helpful" instead of "helpful" by mistake Just to reiterate, your answer was very informative and thank you for your prompt response. Best wishes