Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Welcome to the Allen Gardiner, the River Cruise Restaurant offering Brunch, Lunch, Sunset & Candlelit Dinner Cruises for a maximum of twelve passengers on the River Orwell from Ipswich Wet Dock at the historic Ipswich Waterfront.

Sailing all year round, including Christmas Day, the Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant is designed to provide a different and exciting dining experience.

As the vessel cruises the calm waters of the River Orwell, we serve freshly-prepared fine foods, some dishes with a South African slant, reflecting her seventy years of service in that country. We can accommodate special dietary requirements with prior notice. A fully stocked bar is always available, and there is a small but comprehensive wine list, including a fine selection of fine South African wines, imported directly by ourselves. A ten percent service charge is added to the food and drinks service.

The Allen Gardiner is available for your own exclusive private charter, or individuals may book independently, sharing with other passengers.

The River Orwell is a river of contrasts from the tranquil Suffolk scenery to the bustling international ports at Ipswich, Felixstowe and Harwich. Every cruise includes an informative commentary on both the intriguing history of the river and its environs and the wildlife which now inhabits it.

09:30 – 11:30 Brunch or make it a champagne brunch

12:00 – 15:00 A la carte Lunch Cruise

16:00 – 19:00 Sunset Supper Cruise

19:30 – 22:30 Candlelit Dinner Cruise

At other times, we cater for cruises tailored to our customers’ requirements, such as sunset cruises, happy hours, after work get-togethers – talk to us.

So why not come and explore the River Orwell aboard the Allen Gardiner, or give a Gift Voucher to a friend?


O Berth, Ipswich Haven Marina, Ipswich, IP3 0EA


01473 558712



Monday 00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday 00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday 00:00 -00:00
Thursday 00:00 - 00:00
Friday 00:00 -00:00
Saturday 09:00 - 17:00
Sunday 00:00 - 00:00
Bank Holidays 00:00 - 00:00



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