Ipswich's Favourite Food & Drink 2019

POSTED ON: 04/11/2019

Independents triumph in Ipswich’s Favourite Food & Drink Awards!

From cosy Suffolk pubs to cool waterfront bars, rustic vegan cafes to atmospheric restaurants, Ipswich is a great place to eat and drink.

Every year we celebrate Ipswich's wonderful food & drink scene by getting the public (that's YOU guys) to vote for your favourite places to eat and drink in town. The four categories are Favourite RestaurantFavourite Pub/BarFavourite Cafe and Favourite Dish; and this year every single award-winning business is an independent! 

Here are the winners, YOUR favourite places to eat and drink in Ipswich:

FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS

FAVOURITE RESTAURANTS


1st The Forge Kitchen
Industrial-style smokehouse and bar, with carefully created seasonal meals and cocktail concoctions. No fuss, no frills, just good ingredients cooked over smoke and fire.

2nd Aqua Eight
Creative pan-Asian restaurant and bar with an award-winning menu of beautiful dishes made with local, fresh and organic produce.

3rd Mariners
Unique floating restaurant on the waterfront serving classic French cuisine aboard a 100 year old renovated Belgium Gun Boat.

FAVOURITE PUB/BAR

FAVOURITE PUB/BAR


1st
The Greyhound
A proper Suffolk pub just a stones-throw away from Christchurch Park. Pouring locally-brewed Adnams beers, ales and award-winning gins; and serving delicious home-cooked pub food with a contemporary twist.

2nd Isaacs
Popular waterfront bar with amazing views over the marina. Enjoy great drinks, live music and sport and delicious food from breakfast through to dinner.

3rd Arcade Street Tavern
Award-winning pub in the heart of the town centre, a unique beer house in a beautiful Georgian townhouse serving over 100 craft beers and a huge collection of local and international gins.

FAVOURITE CAFE

FAVOURITE CAFE


1st Applaud
Cosy coffee shop in the The Saints area of Ipswich with delicious locally-blended coffee and scrumptious sandwiches, cakes and lunches made by their friendly team in their little kitchen.

2nd Hullabaloo
Rustic vegan cafe on St Peters Street serving an amazing selection of plant-based lunches, cakes and sweet treats.

3rd Hank's Deli
Vegan cafe and deli with a great selection of breakfast and lunch meals and snacks, plus shelves of exclusive plant-based ingredients, produce and snacks.

FAVOURITE DISH

FAVOURITE DISH


1st TFI Vegan's The Stack
Vegan burger stall in the Queens Street 'Food Quarter', serving proper burger-van style food with plant-based patties and sauces. 'The Stack' is their most popular burger, an imitation Big Mac with gherkins and TFI Vegan's secret burger sauce.

2nd The Greyhound's Chilli Nachos
Winner of Ipswich's Favourite Pub/Bar also have one of the town's favourite dishes! The Greyhound are famous for their chilli con carne and it's delicious on baked nachos with cheese, salsa, avocado and jalapeños.

3rd Alaturka's Alaturka Spesiyal
Ipswich's best Turkish restaurant, located on Great Colman Street, serve delicious traditional Turkish food including their famous Spesiyal dish made from fresh kebab meatballs, homemade breads and their homemade red sauce.


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