Class of 2017! Top picks for a graduation meal and stay in Ipswich

POSTED ON: 03/10/2017

The University of Suffolk Graduation is coming up on Tuesday 17th and Wednesday 18th October 2017 and we have put together a list of top places to eat and stay in Ipswich. Whether you’re after a celebratory meal or just a bite to eat during your Graduation Day, there’s lots of restaurants in Ipswich to choose from…

Aurora Bar and Restaurant

Helena Road


With idyllic views across the Waterfront, exotic cocktails and modern British cuisine, Aurora offers a luxury dining experience.

Bistro on the Quay

Wherry Quay

The restaurant is housed in a former salt warehouse and set by the waterside. It delivers fresh, local produce, along with a friendly atmosphere.

Isaacs on the Quay

Wherry Quay

Experience a vibrant atmosphere, with a wide range of food and 4 bars, right on Ipswich’s Waterfront.

Arlingtons Café, Bar & Restaurant

Museum Street


Situated in the heart of the town in a Grade II listed, former Museum Building, Arlingtons offers a mixture of French and English cuisine. Private rooms are available to book and you can customise your own menu for special occasions and events.

Cosy Club

The Buttermarket

A quirky setting with unique cocktails and excellent food suitable for the whole family. Plus all Graduates get a free glass of Fizz between 17t h- 19th October!

The Salthouse Harbour Eaterie

Neptune Quay


With an award winning selection of food and drink, this restaurant is perfect for Graduation Day. From a relaxing Bar and Lounge to the Waterside restaurant, it has everything ready for a celebration.

If you’re staying over during Graduation or have family that are, check out the lovely places available in Ipswich…

Giraffe House

Spring Road


An easy walk from the University, the house is well accommodated with a quirky style and is like a home away from home.


Grey Friars Road

A 4 star hotel close to campus which provides a bright and modern stay with plenty of space, including a luxury terrace.

The Station Hotel

Burrell Road


Directly opposite the Train Station, this hotel is perfect for travelling families that are looking for a convenient stay.

Salthouse Harbour Hotel

Neptune Quay

This artfully designed 4 star boutique hotel and restaurant reflects luxury and dazzles in the waterfront of Ipswich's vibrant harbour quayside at night.


Ranelagh Road

Their signature pentalounge makes this hotel a relaxing stay for Graduates that are just looking to chill out. Its close location to Ipswich’s attractions also makes it perfect for days out.

The Old Neptune

Fore Street


This magnificent 15th Century Grade II listed, medieval house with 13 bedrooms is available to hire “for your graduation celebration!”


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