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The Salthouse Eaterie

Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1AX +44 1473559927

(((() British
  •  - Suffolk
  •  - Suffolk
Main course: £16
Food spend: £30

Excellent food loved by all

Richard Henry 19 August 2017
from Ipswich

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With 2 AA Rosettes, The Salthouse Eaterie is a boutique-style restaurant serving modern British cuisine. There is a picturesque patio with harbour views for al fresco dining.

In a stunning waterfront location, The Salthouse Eaterie is housed in the independent and luxurious Salthouse Harbour Hotel in Suffolk. Surrounded by modern artwork, sculptures and mementoes, diners at Salthouse Eaterie can experience the eclectic mix of vintage chic and contemporary design at this sleek quayside hotel.

Using fresh local produce, the Salthouse menu reveals delicious dishes like roast rump of lamb with smoked aubergine puree, Dingley Dell pork T-bone with Suffolk mud butter or fillet of Orford cod with greens and new season olive oil mayonnaise. There are regularly changing specials and the impressive wine list has many options by the glass.

Close to the centre of Ipswich, The Salthouse specialises in superb contemporary British fare in the AA 4-star Salthouse Hotel.

The Salthouse Eaterie

Salthouse Harbour Hotel, Neptune Quay, Ipswich, IP4 1AX

Contact +44 1473226789
Reservations +44 1473559927

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Customer reviews for The Salthouse Eaterie

4.4 (((() (based on 405 reviews)
93% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • afternoon tea (223)
  • dinner (206)
  • lunch (155)
  • views (141)
  • luxury (131)
  • romantic (126)
  • trendy (116)
  • value (64)
  • private dining (63)
  • business (62)
  • breakfast (48)
  • large parties (34)
  • al fresco (24)
  • child friendly (16)
  • entertainment (13)
  • ((((( 20 August 2017 by Sue from Ipswich

    Afternoon tea was excellent, lovely to have cheese scone and sausage roll included with sandwiches. Box provided to take cakes home as we couldn't manage everything.

  • ((((( 20 August 2017 by Kathy Morton from Ipswich

    Sublime afternoon tea. Rocky road was my favourite but everything was fresh and beautifully presented. Continuous supply of teas and coffees and service was perfect.

  • ((((( 20 August 2017 by Claire Krickova from Ipswich

    Very pleasant evening, food good, service excellent

  • ((((( 19 August 2017 by Steve Barham from Colchester

    Stayed at The Salthouse and eaten here before. As always, excellent. Oysters and skate fantastic, waiter attentive and helpful.

  • ((((( 19 August 2017 by Richard Henry from Ipswich

    Excellent food loved by all

  • ((((( 18 August 2017 by Anita from Ipswich

    Very tasty lunch - chicken with chorizo, olives etc. We were not rushed at all. Very nice atmosphere and attentive but not obtrusive service.

  • ((((( 16 August 2017 by Ella Kidd from Ipswich

    I had afternoon tea at the Salthouse. The food was lovely, we had a great selection of sweet and savoury treats. The teas were great too, I was able to try and few different ones.

  • ((((( 14 August 2017 by Nicky Young from Manningtree

    I normally go to Grey Friars in Colchester for Afternoon Tea but went to the salt house due to the reviews. The service was excellent and setting really original. However my daughter is vegetarian and was given 4 egg sandwiches! I would have thought chef could have been a little more creative....... Also the cakes were not very delicate and were not special. In summary we had a lovely time but for me the food lacked the finesse I was expecting.

  • ((*** 14 August 2017 by Victoria Warmisham from Ipswich

    Good but slow service. Food was disappointing - cakes were dry, sausage roll greasy and just heated in microwave, ham was reformed with lots of water in and chewey fatty bits. Not what I expect for the price paid.

  • ((((( 14 August 2017 by Byron Jones from Ipswich

    Although it has been open for quite some time i have never eaten at The Salthouse Eaterie before but I can say that the meal I had there last night is the best meal I have had out so far this year and the overall dining experience was first class. Our waitress was really friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. The service was unhurried (but not slow) which was perfect for us and she regularly stopped at our table to ensure that we had all we needed and that everything was OK. Sometimes this can be irritating but in this instance she clearly cared that everything was alright and was not intrusive at all.
    As for the food itself, it was not only very very good but it had the added bonus of being hot rather than just warm as is so often the case. The only minor quibble I had about my starter of pigeon breast was that it was quite small, but then I guess pigeons are quite small. My main course of pan fried plaice was excellent as were the accompanying side dishes and the rich but very tasty sauce. My wife had steak as her main dish and she said that was very well cooked and very tasty. We shared a pudding of chocolate fondant and salted caramel ice-cream which was so good we ended up fighting over the last few mouthfuls.
    The bill for our meal, which included two non-alcoholic cocktails and two glasses of wine was £120 which is quite a lot but given the quality of the food and the overall dining experience seemed to me to be good value for money. it was a meal we will remember for some time and we will certainly be returning in the future.

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