Ipswich enjoys a wonderful position on the meandering River Orwell and is known as East Anglia’s premier waterfront town.

For centuries, the river has been the lifeblood of the town; even today it acts as the social focal point for residents and visitors alike. The waterfront is a beautiful ‘jewel in the crown’ of Ipswich and seamlessly blends moored yachts, the iconic university building, a working port, modern apartments and the nationally renowned Jerwood DanceHouse alongside a lively mix of retail, bars and restaurants. Beyond this, Ipswich has three theatres, a thriving retail area and an abundance of independent boutiques and eateries in some of the most historic and architectural buildings in Suffolk. So much to enjoy, so little time!


Whether you are looking for a three course A la Carte meal, a quick lunch, exotic foreign cuisine or anything in between, the Food and Drink sector in Ipswich is diverse enough to meet your needs. Simply use the search feature below to find out exactly what Ipswich has to offer.



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As the county town of Suffolk, Ipswich offers a fantastic variety of things to do including events, from all singing, all dancing theatrical and musical productions through to a selection of relaxing guided tours. Browse through the events below to see just what Ipswich has to offer.