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The Waterfront

Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
+44 1473 226082
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sea bass” (22 reviews)
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CUISINES
European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
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1 - 10 of 496 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had a 3 course lunch here recently and the food and service were both very good. The bar and overall decor is very nice too and the experience was positive. Would be happy to return at night to see if the same vibe persists. So...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful succulent scallops with duck, amazing chicken salad, followed by mouth watering sea bass fillets and seafood skewers, so juicy and a brilliant find, nestled on the water front as the name suggests it's fab, sadly as the first two courses were filling simply not...More

Thank oddjob30
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You're making me hungry! I hope next time you skip the starter and save room for the dessert, there's so many delicious desserts to chose from, my particular favourite is the snickers cheesecake! Try and visit us again during the quieter months, romance is well...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The second time we have visited in a year. The food is just as good - the menu being quite creative, quality ingredients and a good chef. Prices are high, unless you go for the set menu during the week, but you are on the...More

Thank sleepybexhill
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a second review, I'm really glad you enjoyed your experience again and the food and service were just as good as last time. I do understand that it can become quite noisy and we have...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food, fish was perfect! Main course and dessert were amazing! Friendly staff and the best waiter! Strongly recommended!

Thank Ksenia K
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What more can be said, I think you've covered everything! Thank you :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had never been to the Waterfront before yet my wife had and enjoyed it a lot. Therefore I booked a large table for friends as a surprise meal for a special birthday. From the word go, communication was great and I was comfortable that...More

Thank tms1001
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We do work very hard to ensure that group bookings are catered for and the customers needs are met, we understand that importance and stress of organising events like these and hope to take as much of that stress off you as possible. A pre...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal at The Waterfront, and I'd recommend eating here if you are visiting Ipswich. It's a nice bistro, and all the staff are pleasant, professional, attentive, talkative and didn't bother us whilst we were enjoying our food! There are very good...More

Thank redjasper
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the recommendation and yes the fish skewer is amazing! It's one of my favourite dishes and I love serving it to all our new customers and enjoy hearing the gasps of awe! I don't like to brag, but I do also think...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good friend’s favourite restaurant so I go here quite often. The food is consistently good and the service usually excellent although the menu doesnt get changed that much so if your a regular it can get a bit “samey” (to be fair the stable...More

Thank Andrew S
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your thoughts and I'm glad you're a frequent visitor of ours despite the loud noise sometimes. You are right, the construction of the building does not help with the sound but we are constantly trying to come up with new ways to...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had lunch here on Tuesday. A nice welcome when we arrived. We went upstairs and sat at a window table overlooking the marina. It was an extremely hot day but inside the restaurant was fine and a nice gentle breeze coming in the window....More

Thank 1147GG
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm very glad to hear you were looked after so well on your visit with us. We are so lucky to have such fantastic views from our upstairs windows, it's just a shame we don't have more windows for people to take advantage of! I...More

Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

A warm welcome - service a little slow but food was excellent and well proved. Portions were of a generous size and the food came out quickly. Also the food was served hot which I love. Tap water provided and no pushing of expensive sparkling...More

Thank manstondrive
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm so sorry you felt you had slow service on Sunday, there should have been no reason for that, but I'm glad it was made up for with quick delivery of food and a delicious, well portioned hot meal! We hope to see you back...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

The Waterfront has become our restaurant of choice for work lunches. The food and service is always fantastic, likewise the views of the marina from the top floor. I said it in a previous review, but £14.95 for a two-course lunch (£17.95 for three courses)...More

1  Thank Adam P
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to tell others about our restaurant. We enjoy having you all lunch with us and look forward to welcoming you back time and time again!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 226082
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