13 Romantic Restaurants in Ipswich for Date Night

POSTED ON: 23/01/2020


Salt House Eaterie

If you're looking for a romantic place to eat, you'll be spoilt for choice in Ipswich! 

Here's our top picks for the perfect date night in Ipswich. 

Aqua Eight

Aqua Eight offers destination dining with its ultra-stylish design and its fusion of cuisine from across Asia. Bring your loved one here and escape together.


Tucked away in the impressive, Grade II listed, former Ipswich Museum building, Arlingtons provides a romantic setting. With a passion for international cuisine, all of their food is locally produced and prepared. Book to avoid disappointment.

The Forge Kitchen


A short stroll along the waterfront, you'll find the fantastic Aurora bar and restaurant, the perfect spot to enjoy drinks and dinner as you watch the boats on the water. The unparalleled view, modern British cuisine and intimate atmosphere ensures that the Aurora experience will be one to remember.

Bistro on the Quay

Housed in a former salt warehouse overlooking the marina, this restaurant is easily accessible by foot, car or sail. Serving excellent food and wine at reasonable prices, they specialise in local produce which changes with the seasons. If you can, request a seat by the window so you can watch the world go by as you dine.

K Bar & Grill

A local restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere, specialising in mouth-watering steaks and burgers with an extensive bar offering all your favourites, makes a perfect spot to grab dinner with a loved one.

Aurora Bar and Restaurant

Kwan Thai

Enjoy authentic Thai food in an unrivalled atmosphere where the chefs cater to all tastes. Whether you prefer seafood, red meat or vegetarian dishes, spicy or mild cuisine, there's something for everyone on the menu. We recommend asking the team what they would choose. You won't be disappointed.



Pentahotel's restaurant and bar provide a beautifully lit intimate setting to have that perfect romantic date. It's also close to the train station and bus routes so you can enjoy a few drinks without having to worry about driving, or alternatively you could stay the night and enjoy a great breakfast too.

The Forge Kitchen

This unique Blacksmith’s setting will immediately help set the scene and ignite your hunger with smoky aromas. Specialising in steak and fish, they cook over smoke and fire just as nature intended. Simply choose your meat and then select your sauce and side.

The Salthouse Eaterie

Set on the stunning waterfront, The Salthouse serves some of the best food around. We recommend prolonging your time there by enjoying a few drinks on the comfy sofas and over-looking Ipswich Marina through the windows. Extend your stay without leaving the building by stopping over at The Salthouse Hotel.

Aqua Eight

The Waterfront Bar and Bistro

The philosophy behind this restaurant is one of a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and a place to meet and enjoy some French inspired food. Their aim is not to be too formal but ensure that people feel special and enjoy themselves.


Found in the popular Saints are of the town, Trongs serves delicious Chinese cuisine in a romantic setting. There are several corners in this restaurant to hide away in and feel like you're the only two people there. We recommend booking in advance.

Salt House Harbour Hotel


This small but perfectly formed venue is a wonderful setting for a romantic meal. The friendly staff are only too happy to help you select their most delicious recipes from their extensive menu of fine Indian cuisine.


This family run business serves fine English food in an intimate setting, perfect for a special occasion. We recommend calling to reserve your table in advance as they get booked up quickly.

For details of all the places to eat and drink in Ipswich, click here.

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