Tel: 01473 286677

Tel: 01473 286677

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Covid-19 update

From Thursday 24th September onward, Bistro On The Quay will be closing at 10pm.

In accordance to the latest government’s guidance we kindly ask you to:

  • Wear a face covering any time you move around the restaurant
  • Follow the one way system
  • Stay seated as much as possible and do not mingle with other tables
  • Sanitize your hands when you enter the restaurant

Bistro on the Quay

The Bistro is situated on the historic waterfront of Ipswich, Suffolk. The restaurant is housed in a former salt warehouse overlooking the new marina and is easily accessible by foot, car or sail. Bistro on the Quay is ideally placed in the heart of the Ipswich Waterfront Regeneration area which includes galleries, cafes, shops, hotels and the new East of England Dance Studio as well as the prestigious University Campus Suffolk.

At the Bistro we aim to serve excellent food and wine at sensible prices in a relaxed and friendly dining room. We specialize in fresh local produce which changes with the seasons.



Table reservations are available as follows 


12:00 - 14:00  Monday - Saturday

12:00 - 15:00 Sunday

brunch served from 10:00 - 11:30 on Saturday & Sunday


17:30 - 20:00 Monday - Friday

 17:00 - 20:00 Saturday

(closed Sunday evenings)

For reservations today or tomorrow please call
01473 286677

For advance reservations (more than 2 days) either call 01473 286677 or use our
Advance Booking Enquiry Form


Private Dining

Our private dining room is situated upstairs in the restaurant. The room is ideal for any special occasion. If you would like to enquire about hiring out the room, please contact us on 01473 286677.

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How to find the restaurant


The restaurant is situated on Wherry Quay in Ipswich and can be reached by road via Salthouse Street and Key Street. Follow the brown tourist information road signs marked “Ipswich Historic Waterfront” until you reach central Ipswich. Once on the one-way system follow the tourist sign with a bed for the Salthouse Hotel this will take you past the front of the restaurant.

Limited car parking is available on the waterfront, otherwise there is plenty of parking in the Ipswich Borough Council “pay & display” Waterfront car park situated off Duke Street, which is a short walk along the quay to the restaurant.

For satellite navigation systems use Neptune Quay which is a continuation of Wherry Quay.


The restaurant is a short cab ride or a 15 minute walk from Ipswich train station. By foot, turn right out of the station and walk along Burrell Road until you reach Stoke Bridge, turn left and cross the bridge, take the immediate right hand turn after the bridge you should now be able to see the marina. The road ahead forks, stay to the left hand side of the water, the Bistro is 300 yards along the waterfront.


The restaurant is next to Neptune marina and opposite and only a few minutes walk from Haven marina. Both are in and around the old wet dock of Ipswich Suffolk, accessed via the river Orwell.