09.00 pm to 18.00 Mon & Tues
09.00 am to 21.00 Wed & Thurs
09.00 am to 22.00 Friday & Saturday
09.00 am to 21.00 Sun
- Disabled Access
- Private Dining
- Free WiFi
- Families and Children Welcome
Why dine at Arlingtons?
Excellent food in wonderful surroundings. Tastes to suit all palates. If you're not sure what you want our 'Sharing Plates' menu solves the problem. Order two or three plates and get a range of flavours and textures to excite the palate. Feeling a little hungrier, then add a plate or two as you go. Nicknamed 'British Tapas' our food is fresh and local but with influences from around the world.
Dine wherever you want in our Grade 2 Listed Building - the original Ipswich Museum - enjoy the informal atmosphere of the Cafe / Cocktail Bar or relax in wonderfully calm Palm Court. Alternatively, enjoy a romantic dinner for two in the Gallery. There's something for everyone at Arlingtons.
Also, if you are looking to host a business lunch, family birthday party or just want some privacy, our Darwin Room will suit you perfectly and is available to hire for your sole use. It will accommodate up to 14 people to provide an intimate and self-contained space for your event.
A great breakfast experience!
It was quiet, but the food and service was excellent! Will definitely be back
A little slow on initial service. Drinks order not taken for 20 mins. Otherwise food excellent. Would eat there again.
Really nice staff, friendly welcome. Food was amazing. Very busy but service was quick. Had the small plates and a sandwich. Sandwich took a little longer but was still good. Definitely be back to try their dinner menu.
Excellent food, venue & staff service.
Excellent food and service. Highly recommended.
Wide variety of small dishes to share - almost tapas style in concept. Great value and very enjoyable. The venue was a little on the cold side of comfortable though.
The food and the room are great. One of the waitresses didn't seem very experienced as she forgot to bring us plates to eat from, but that wouldn't stop me going back.
The restaurant upstairs was closed for 'cleaning' still on Wednesday after mothering Sunday. The cafe was cold and the toilets were freezing. Service was slow despite not being busy. Three coffees were unpleasant and weak. The just of water we ordered never came. We had sharing plates, non of which were outstanding - the chicken thigh with couscous was nice, The king prawns were horrible, with a very strange and worrying texture. When pointed out this dish was removed from the bill. The spicy quinoa was quite bland and not at all spicy. Even the chips were disappointing. We will not be returning and cannot recommend.
My friend and I enjoyed the small plate fish pie and hand cut chips both of which were very tasty. The waitresses were helpful and friendly.
Very enjoyable experience. Food & wine superb. Staff very polite. Will return.
We had a lovely Mother's Day. Thank you for making it special for my mum and grandma.
Service was very good however I was a bit concerned about the standards concerning hair!! although the young lady was very polite she had very long hair that was hanging in her face over her shoulders and down her back I thought maybe she should have tied it up seeing she was serving my meal
Thank you for your review and helpful comments. We're pleased you had an enjoyable Mother's Day celebration. Our policy is for long hair to be tied appropriately. Unfortunately this was not adhered to on this occasion and all members of staff have been reminded of this. Thank you for bringing this to our attention.
We had an excellent meal at a unusual time of 16.30. Despite having a short time available the staff, particularly Maria, went out their way to facilitate us. The tapas choice of dishes are a great concept with diverse plates for all tastes. The Ipswich Piping Society.
I'd heard this was now the 'in' place to eat in Ipswich and my contacts weren't wrong. Excellent food, smallish A La Carte but it was gourmet standard and as good as what I've had in up market places in London. Service was excellent and they have a really interesting wine list too.
This was my second visit and I wasn't dissappointed. My partner went for the beef sandwich which was delicious. Soft and tender and a choice of mustard - English or wholegrain - wow! I had one of the starters from the a la carte menu which was a work of art (pigeon with black pudding and beetroot) and simply stunning. A really great place to eat. The staff were very helpful too.
Excellent food and service, made us very welcome, the restaurant was beautifully decorated for Valentines Day and they went to great lengths to make our little daughter very very happy. The live music was great, I would recommend this restaurant, we will be back
Excellent food served in a friendly, professional manner. The chef's recommended dessert was very much appreciated.
Excellent. Really enjoyed it. Delicious fresh food, cooked to order. Well done. We'll be back soon.
Many thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Please keep an eye on our website for live music events which are coming up.
It was our first time at Arlingtons and will be retuning very soon. We had a fabulous meal with very friendly staff and excellent service. Would highly recommend.
Thank you for your review. We're delighted you enjoyed yourself and we look forward to seeing you again.
This is the best place I've been to in Ipswich. The building is amazing - just so much character. The staff were very professional, friendly and really welcoming. Although I'm a confirmed carnivore, I had the autumn salad (and I'm not doing Vegan January either) which was just superb and my favourite. My friend (who is vegetarian) was really impressed by the range of veggie food (and not a nut roast in sight!) The sharing plates idea is excellent and we ended up having most of what was available on the menu - lots of different tastes and flavours. Brilliant. Definitely going back.
Thank you, Melissa. We're really pleased you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to seeing you again. Do look out for our special events coming up such as Valentines Day and Live Music events which are all on our website.
An interesting selection of menu choices - not sure that portion sizes are good value for money. Really liked the honey bread dessert. Does this mean that sharing plates are the only option now?
Many thanks for your feedback. Portion sizes have been designed to provide a healthy option so that if you wanted to count the calories you could just order one item from the menu but if you have a somewhat healthier appetite, you could order two or three or more plates - and many customers do - whilst also getting a variety of tastes too. Each item is freshly prepared by our trained chefs using the highest quality local ingredients and therefore we feel that the price charged is reasonable. Indeed, two people could eat with us for under £ 13 excluding drinks. We are soon going to be launching our fine dining, a la carte menu where you can have a traditional three course meal if you wish with an interesting and eclectic wine list to match. Therefore, customers will soon have a choice between the two menus and will be able to dine as their tastes, budget and appetite dictate.