Restaurants in Ipswich

Restaurants in Ipswich

There is no shortage of places to eat out in Ipswich, so you can always find somewhere, but in case you needed a bit of guidance we’ve put together some of them for you to try out.

The Buttermarket

The buttermarket is great for an evening out, with a cinema and an arcade with a bowling alley and plenty of restaurants to choose from it’s a great way to spend your time with friends and family.


A stylish Italian restaurant serving up delicious pasta, pizza and vino, they have something for everyone. With range of gluten free recipes, vegan and vegetarian dishes and lower calorie options, there’s plenty to choose from.

Byron Burger

If you’re a burger and milkshake or craft beer kind of person, Byron is for you. Made from fresh British sourced meat, they aim to create the best burgers you can buy. Probably not the best option if you’re not a meat eater, but they do have some vegetarian and vegan options.


Inspired by fast-paced Japanese ramen bars and a celebration of Asian food, Wagamama brings the flavours of Asia to all.  With plenty of vegan friendly, and diet friendly options, a great selection of healthy smoothies, beers, and other drinks and a wide set of desserts, Wagamama is a crowd pleaser all round.

Coast to Coast

Coast to Coast is a UK-based American restaurant chain specialising in American foods. They have a great range of burgers, pizzas, chicken, steak, and a great choice of desserts and cocktails- it’s great for when you just need that good old plate of comfort food.

Cardinal Park

Whilst known for a cinema and one of Ipswich’s most popular night clubs, cardinal park is also home to a string of restaurants all along one strip, great if you can’t quite decide what you all fancy.

Frankie and Benny’s


Chain restaurant serving Italian and American comfort-food classics in a family-friendly atmosphere. With great food and great portion sizes, you won’t go hungry. They also offer a great vegan range, including vegan desserts.

Ask Italian

Modern Italian restaurant chain serving long, stone-baked pizzas and antipasto on wooden boards. Perfect if you want something a little more stylish, it has a great atmosphere and a sophisticated taste.



Harvester Restaurants is a family farmhouse-style restaurant chain serving British meat with chips and side salads. With refills on soft drinks, and unlimited side salad, it’s great value for money and also comes with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.



Afro-Portuguese chain restaurant serving flame-grilled chicken in spicy chilli sauce. Eat your chicken the way you want it, as hot as you want it.

Close to the Uni

For those last minute eating out plans after your lectures, or just somewhere closer to your accommodation, check out these recommendations.

Passage to India

They offer a wide selection of Indian, Bangladeshi and English Cuisine and a good selection of fine wines. If Indian is your thing, you’ll love a passage to India.


Serving delicious authentic, affordable Korean and Japanese food, you don’t want to miss out on this. They have plenty of choice, from rice dishes to noodles to some of the best sushi you’ve ever tasted, it’ll have you coming back for more.  


Mahzen Restaurant offers simple yet brilliantly executed Mediterranean dishes in the heart of Ipswich. It is the culmination of simple creative ideas and a passion for food, drink and entertainment. Carefully chosen fresh marinated meats, fish and vegetables skewered and grilled over hot charcoals by their experienced chefs.

Bella Napoli

With over 20 years of experience, Bella Napoli showcases traditional Italian cooking using fresh ingredients. They provide a choice of foods from pasta, to pizza and risotto. Perfect for families. They have great prices and a friendly and likable ambiance. They also do take away, for those takeaway nights you want something just a little bit more. 


Whilst there are plenty more great restaurants in Ipswich to try out, these are a few to get you started! Happy Dining.