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The Arbor House

$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Bar, British, Pub
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43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
+44 1473 219660
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Today
12:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Tue - Wed 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Ipswich, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2012 via mobile

Everything fell short of expectation, except there being 2 Czech lagers! The set menu is very restricted and it didn't show a&e what the restaurant is capable of. The meals we had were ok, they definitely didn't do justice to the ingredients. So close...!

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Thank Dani H
Suffolk
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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2012

I have eatern at the Arboretum a number of time and always remember why I come back - the food is so tasty, well cooked, interesting, always changing, fresh and basically delicious! I really like the informal atmosphere -there is usually a mix of diners and drinkers on any given evening which makes is relaxed - the candles and music... More 

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Thank Fluffychuffy
Suffolk
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101 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2012

The title says it all. Had we paid full whack we would have been appalled. There were only three couples in for lunch today (while we were there). The one member of staff on duty was helpful and courteous. However, the wait for our three courses was appalling - undoubtedly not the fault of the young man, but probably the... More 

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Thank SuffolkSophisticat
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2012 via mobile

We took advantage of a Groupon deal and booked a table at The Arboretum in Ipswich. We had heard good things but this was our first visit. We were greeted in our arrival and ordered our drinks. The choice of food was good and was delivered in good time and piping hot. The quality of the food was excellent, well... More 

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Thank Anthony M
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2012

Used our Groupon voucher today for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed all 3 courses, very tasty well cooked and presented food, couldn't fault anything. Looking forward to visiting The Arboretum at Fynn Valley with another Groupon voucher soon. Will definitely eat there again.

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2 Thank Janet R
suffolk england
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012 via mobile

Just returned from lunch,on a groupon deal,absolutely excellent meal,unassuming pub,good real ales ,the food was imaginative,hot,and well presented,we will defo be back,well done.

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Thank kopite96
Ipswich
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39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Came here on a "Groupon" deal and so glad I didn’t pay full price. I booked 2 weeks in advance and they couldn’t find my booking on Saturday night (Great start) We followed the waitress upstairs who stopped before we got to our table to answer another guests request leaving us stood there like a spare part at a wedding!... More 

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Thank stuart72
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2012

The food is understated but delicious and reasonably priced. Have eaten there on several occasions and never been disappointed. Great service. A real hidden gem.

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Thank Janet R
norfolk
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163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2012

We saw 'pie and pint' evening advertised outside and were tempted in. It was early, so the place was empty and we got a lovely table looking down the hill towards central Ipswich. The room is a bit sparse but this is relieved by some interesting art work. The pie was advertised as 'shortcrust' but was in fact puff pastry.... More 

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Thank fenflyer
Suffolk, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2012

Went for Valentines evening. The place had been tastefully decorated since our last visit. Great real Ale selection and the food was 1st class. 3 courses for £30 a head, which is the going price for Valentines day. All in all a great place with friendly staff. Nice job!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$23
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:30 - 23:30
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 High Street, Ipswich IP1 3QL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 219660
Description
Located a stone's throw from the Town Center we are most welcoming of locals, tourists, students and dogs with well behaved owners.

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