Ipswich has recently blossomed as a cultural hub, and has much to delight even the most discerning visitor when it come to eating out. Art galleries and theatres sit side by side with the newly developed waterfront, where smart flats, shops and bistros are the order of the day. Restaurants in Ipswich include an abundance of smart chains, and many creative independent cafes and gastro pubs.
For fine dining amongst Ipswich restaurants, head over to the 2 AA Rosette-awarded Salthouse Eaterie. In elegant and atmospheric surroundings, the team serve modern British cuisine with continental influences. On Sundays, the Eaterie treats its guests to a special roast menu, with tempting meat and vegetable choices. Should you have room, desserts here are especially rich and delicious, featuring options like white chocolate profiteroles, and vanilla panna cotta.
For ultra-fresh seafood treats in a rustic fishing harbour location, head to the Butt and Oyster. Right by the River Orwell, this is an old fashioned pub with the feel of a “smugglers’ retreat”. Besides a lengthy repertoire of seafood dishes, the Butt and Oyster presents extensive tapas, steak, and vegetarian menus. Their fish is landed, and often sourced, locally. The meats are from a local butchery and smokehouse, who in turn source from Suffolk farms.