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The Waterfront

Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
+44 1473 226082
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sea bass” (22 reviews)
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European, British, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Key Street, Ipswich IP4 1FH, England
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is the third time I've been to this restaurant. Always excellent service and food. Thoroughly recommend. I had delicious chicken satay starter and then steak. All cooked to perfection. Our group of 12 all loved what they had. I Will definitely return.

Thank Maisy22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were a little spoiled for choice wandering along the harbour but this place caught our eye. It looks lovely fro outside and was just as nice inside, we didn't gave a reservation but they managed to get us a table. The interior decor is...More

Thank Debra R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just been for the second time, this time with my wife, first time business lunch. I have to say what a spot on venue. I have yet to find a venue that serves as good a quality of food on a set menu for the...More

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

Thank you so much for such a glowing review, it was an absolute pleasure to meet you both and to be part of your wife's birthday celebrations. I do hope next time we have the Sea Bass for you to order, it's a great dish...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a long standing fan of this restaurant and whilst I would definitely regard this venue as reliable as in I've never had a bad meal or time, I feel it maybe time for some change. I believe the same dishes have been on the...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to tell us your thoughts and for acknowledging the good as well as giving your constructive feedback. Whilst we can understand your point of view, our staple dishes are still so incredibly popular that it is hard to take...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner her for our anniversary, the atmosphere was great. We reserved a table and it was a good thing to. The restaurant was fully booked. The food we had was great. I had the Chicken Satay for main and the scallops for starter,...More

Thank surfchick67
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is lovely to see and hear of so many people choosing us as the venue for them to celebrate their special occasion. We always try to make it special and personal where we can and am glad you enjoyed your evening. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal here for two on a chilled Saturday night, we initially tried Bistro on the Quay but when we called they had no spare tables so we came here and were not disappointed. In fact, I doubt it could/would have been any better...More

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

We certainly do our best to provide great food with great service and really appreciate the time you've taken to tell us how well we did. Whilst the Bistro on the Quay is an excellent restaurant, and I highly recommend you go there one day,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi there, thank you for your comments! I sincerely hope we continue the vibe into the evening and look forward to seeing you again soon to find out your thoughts!

Reviewed 14 July 2017 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 4 weeks 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 12 July 2017 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

2  Thank sleepybexhill
Lianne_Willis, Manager at The Waterfront, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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 12 July 2017 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 4 weeks ago

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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17:30 - 23:00
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 23:00
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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