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Step back in time aboard the historic Mariners Waterside restaurant and bar, moored on Neptune Quay in the port of Ipswich. She is the sister restaurant to Maison Bleue at Bury St Edmunds and Great House at Lavenham.

Launched in 1899 as a Belgian gun boat she was sunk and then raised by the Germans in 1940; later she was transformed into a party boat, before becoming an Italian restaurant in 1990. In 1994 the current owner transformed her into a French brasserie - complete with alfresco dining on the patio deck.

Shining brass, subtle blue upholstery and sparkling mahogany set the scene for classic seafood dishes such as Mediterranean fish soup with rouille, roast whole sea bass with aniseed butter sauce, and fillet of halibut with scallops and beurre blanc. Meat eaters can choose ever-popular fillet of Aberdeen Angus beef with port and green peppercorn sauce or garlic-crusted rack of lamb, while desserts bring on tarte Normande or Amaretto crème brûlée. French names naturally dominate the lengthy wine list.

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Frederic Lebrun

Restaurant Opening Times

Lunch: 12.00 - 2.00pm Tue-Sat
Dinner: 6.30 - 9.30pm Tue-Sat

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Visa, Master Card, American Express

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Facilities at Mariners Restaurant

  • Pre theater meals
  • Alfresco dining
  • Private dining room
  • Private parties
  • Vegetarian menu
  • 80 covers


Mariners Restaurant
Neptune Quay

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