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Cafe Bencotto

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128 Hamilton Road | Town Centre, Felixstowe IP11 7AB, England
+44 1394 276745
09:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bencottos has been a favourite for a while now. Food and service consistently good. Good selection on (mostly) Italian food with some others such as Greek dishes and usually something different to try from the specials menu. Or you could just have an old standard or a pizza. Good selection of wines at both ends of the price range. Just... More 

Thank David P
Greater London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always enjoy lunch here as it is friendly, has a nice atmosphere and the food is always that little bit different and unique. Some may think its too quirky but it makes a great change to have original ingredients presented in an imaginative way. The only comment I would say on the negative side is that the pasta dishes... More 

Thank 597margaret
Wivenhoe, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only had a short amount of time to spend in Felixstowe sadly, and as it was my husband's birthday, I wanted to pick a good place for lunch. Cafe Bencotto impressed us on arrival by its chic and impeccably kept appearance. The ladies who served us were so friendly and welcoming, going as far as to bring my 15-month-old... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

£10 or so for spag blog, sat as a lump of pre-cooked mush on a big bowl & tasted like a five-year-old had just had a go at cooking. Menu designed to maximize profit for minimum preparation like so many places these days, and no imagination.

Thank blueport
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely evening meal outside in courtyard of this lovely restaurant. Enjoyed Pizzas, steak and risotto. Very pleasant and friendly staff.

Thank Commissioner2015
London, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were recommended this restaurant and I'm so glad we were as we really enjoyed it. Food was great, tapa's and antipasti for starters were brilliant. Bigger inside than expected. Food was lovely and decent price. Would definitely go back.

Thank Bonnie M
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On arriving in Felixstowe for the weekend with my parents and a well behaved Jack Russell we set out to find somewhere suitable for dinner. As it was a very mild night for the time of year we decided to sit outside with the dog. There were tables at the front of the restaurant so we asked if this was... More 

Thank Bridget L
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had originally tried to get a table in Prezzo on Saturday evening without realising Becotto's was across the road and how glad we were that Prezzo had no room and we got to try this beauty! We were quickly seated and enjoyed a glass of house white with both of us having a starter and main course. My mussel... More 

Thank KMRS88
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We visited at 8.30 on Sunday night as we were told that 9 would be too late to turn up only to find your serving till 9.30. There were only 3 tables eating when we arrived we were ignored for a couple of minutes while servers chatted then we were just waved from the girl from behind the bar to... More 

Thank Jess C
London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It took too long for service, not a great place for a quick work lunch. Service is not as good as it once was. if you are hoping to be served swiftly, good luck. Once food arrived, the order was wrong but very tasty. Such a shame that we felt a little let down by the service.

Thank Nicholas P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128 Hamilton Road | Town Centre, Felixstowe IP11 7AB, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Felixstowe
  • Phone Number: +44 1394 276745

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