Tel: 01473 286677

Tel: 01473 286677

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Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

From the 3rd of August we will be participating in the eat out to help out scheme. On Monday-Wednesday in August you will get a 50% discount up to £10 per person. The discount will be applied to your bill at the end of your meal - no need to bring a voucher in to be considered for the offer.

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


18:00 - 21:30 Monday - Friday

 17:30 - 21:30 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 upstairs room overlooks the Ipswich marina and is an ideal restaurant venue for corporate events and private dining for up to 30 people and is available most lunchtimes and every evening except Saturdays

The room is ideal for clubs or societies who wish to combine a relaxed dining experience with their more formal proceedings.

Alternatively customers wishing to celebrate a special occasion with friends and family will find the relaxed restaurant atmosphere and special service perfect for such an occasion.

We do offer a party menu. Please note that from 10 people or more we will require a £10 deposit per person and a pre-order.

If your function is for less than 30 persons the room can still be booked for your sole use but there may be a room surcharge depending on the number of guests.

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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 mainline 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.