Somewhere special...

This iconic area is what makes Ipswich 'East Anglia's Waterfront Town'. This vibrant area of the town is alive with restaurants, cafes and bars; all perched on the waters edge. A great place day and night; watch world-class dance at DanceEast, hop on an Orwell River cruise or relax in the sumptuous Salthouse Harbour Hotel. 


Noah's Ark Museum

15/11/2019 - 28/03/2021

Orwell Quay, Ipswich Waterfront

The world's most unique floating "museum", with enchanting exhibitions of Biblical stories...

Global Events: Suffolk Stories

02/10/2020 - 10/01/2021

The Hold, Ipswich Waterfront

A unique exhibition exploring how communities of Suffolk responded to historical events...


20% OFF on Mondays

Isaacs on the Quay

Enjoy 20% OFF burgers and food at Isaacs every Monday!

Chilli Tuesday

Isaacs on the Quay

Spice-up your Tuesday! Enjoy Isaac's famous beef or vegan chilli for just a fiver every Tuesday...

Thursday Steak Nights

Isaacs on the Quay

Steaks and drinks for two for just £25 every Thursday at Isaacs...

Fish & Chip Friday

Isaacs on the Quay

Enjoy the British classic by the waterfront; fish & Chips for two for just £16!

Match Day Burger Deal

Isaacs on the Quay

Enjoy an Isaacs burger for just £6 when they're showing the footie...

Sunday Roast Family Platter

Isaacs on the Quay

Get the best of a Sunday roast without the washing-up!


Sailing Barge Victor

A majestic and historic sailing vessel. Sailing Barge Victor is a 19th-century barge with comfortable, modern facilities for boat trips and river cruises down the Orwell.  A sailing trip on...

Salthouse Harbour Hotel

Artsy boutique hotel and luxury eaterie with dazzling views over the waterfront. The Salthouse Harbour Hotel goes beyond what you expect and exudes its 4 star status in every curious...

Topsail Charters

Sailing Barge Cruises from Ipswich on board “Thistle” and “Hydrogen”.  Private Hire and Public Cruises. Up to 50 guests for a relaxed and memorable river sail from Ipswich Waterfront. ...

University of Suffolk

A university for a changing world The University of Suffolk is a transformational university, absorbing the best of UK university traditions and aligning them with a twenty first century audience...

University of Suffolk Student Union

A member-led organisation run by students for students. We exist to make student life better at the University of Suffolk. We ensure that students have an independent voice only for their interests....

Waterfront Bar Bistro

The Waterfront Bar Bistro is one of a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere and a place to meet and have some great French inspired food. Greg and Lorraine Morgan first entered the restaurant trade...

Wiff Waff

Eat. Drink. Play. Repeat.  Formerly Grand Central, Wiff Waff brings a new dynamic experience to Ipswich Waterfront featuring daily food, drink and entertainment offers. Including table...

Wolsey's Gate

A fascinating monument from a demolished Tudor college. Named after Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, Ipswich-born Chancellor to King Henry VIII, Wolsey's Gate is the final remains of an immense...