Carrier's Restaurant at Hintlesham Hall Hotel

George Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP8 3NS
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Opening Information

Restaurant Lunch: 12pm – 2pm
Restaurant Dinner: 6.30pm – 9pm
Afternoon Tea Daily: 2pm – 5pm
Room Service and Lounge Service Menu
available: 12.00noon – 10.00pm

Facilities
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Carrier's Restaurant at Hintlesham Hall Hotel

Fresh – Seasonal – Local
Fine dining to everyday dining
Welcome to Ipswich’s Carrier’s Restaurant at Hintlesham Hall. We offer guests and local residents a taste of history and passion through our seasonal menus filled with rich flavours, designed for maximum enjoyment for our guests while remaining at reasonable prices. The restaurant offers a menu full of options and flavour, perfect for any formal and informal occasion from birthday celebrations to family meals out.

The re-naming of the restaurant also includes a full restoration of Robert’s old herb garden and vegetable patch, which is now in full swing once more, producing a mass of vegetables for the Kitchen including: Fine Beans, Broad Beans, Peas, Heritage Carrots, Courgettes, Swiss Chard, Radishes, along with a variety of Salads and Herbs appearing on our seasonal menus.

Hintlesham Hall’s Head Chef demands the best quality ingredients to build a well-balanced carte which appeals to gourmet and health-conscious alike. Many of the dishes encompass fresh herbs from the Hall’s famous garden, and our extensive wine list ranges the world from France to Australia, and includes a marvellous selection of half-bottles.

Our Head Chef is passionate about offering the best cuisine possible, appealing to all tastes and encompassing all dietary requirements. We have a full a la carte menu running alongside our Table d’Hote Dinner menu and we also have our informal lounge menu (available daily from 7.00am to 10.30pm) offering lighter bites to enjoy in any of our lounges, bedrooms or within our beautiful gardens.

Cuisine: Afternoon Tea, British, Cocktails, European, Fine Dining, Set Menu, Sunday Lunch
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Monday, 21 December 2020

Just lovely. Good was beautiful. Service was courteous and friendly. Christmas decorations were so perfect. We had such a wonderful time.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 December 2020

Found the discretionary service charge too expensive as the staff are carrying out a fraction of their normal duties due to Covid. Otherwise as usual a lovely lunch, ambience little low again due to Covid but would recommend to others.

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Visited On Friday, 23 October 2020

Fabulous! Food was incredible, staff were so friendly and helpful. Lovely atmosphere and the most beautiful setting. We look forward to the next time we visit 😊

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Visited On Sunday, 04 October 2020

The food was amazing, I was very surprised. I was expecting good standard British lunch and we had a delicate and palatable fish starter, a well seasons main and adequate desert Good job the kitchen team and chef The reception staff was not very welcoming, the receptionist was seating down at the desk in not even standing up to say hello and the entrance was dark and Gloomy. No atmosphere thru out and in the dinning room. The CD (music) was in repeat so we must have heard the same songs at 2 to 3 times, the room was cold and univiting. We saw the other dinning room and the tables were already nicely done and it looked warm. Our dinning room was cold and the table were not set. We will come back for the food but Not for sleeping or the atmosphere. When you have such a big space like this, you need to make sure it has an atmosphere otherwise it looks pretty sad very quickly....

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Visited On Sunday, 27 September 2020

We have been coming every year for our anniversary since our honeymoon with you on 27th Sept 1986! Despite the Covid measures which are excellent, the experience, food and service was thankfully just the same and the reason we come back year after year! Thank you!

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Visited On Friday, 25 September 2020

We had the most delicious meal yesterday, everything was perfect, thank you to Olivia for her excellent service, she was very helpful and efficient. We will be back soon.

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Visited On Saturday, 19 September 2020

Nice birthday lunch, good value set menu

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Visited On Thursday, 17 September 2020

Excellent as always!

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Visited On Saturday, 12 September 2020

Nothing to fault food and service were excellent. Tables well spaced out in lovely surroundings, excellent.

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Visited On Sunday, 13 September 2020

We are not fans of inclusive service charge so that is always a minus for us. The food was nice but not outstanding, a little underwhelming / lacking in real flavour we felt.

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Visited On Tuesday, 08 September 2020

In the climate of Covid, this was a great experience as all care was taken by staff and in the whole set up of the hotel and restaurant. We will certainly return at some time in the future. Also - food was excellent!

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Visited On Saturday, 29 August 2020

I think the whole afternoon tea experience would have benefitted from some background music. The service was quite poor. My mum got served the wrong tea, nobody asked if everything was OK for us. My mum hadto go and look for a staff member to inform them of the wrong tea. By the time her tea arrived, I had finished my coffee. I also found a small bone in my chicken sandwich which could have been a potential choking hazard. When mentioning this to a staff member, nothing was done, apart from a quick apology. We were then left waiting for an age to finalise payment. The whole experience was meant to be a special treat, I cannot complain about the food as it was lovely, apart from the bone. But we were not given a choice of bread etc. Slightly disappointing to be honest.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 August 2020

It was a lovely lunch and we could not fault it! Look forward to coming back and actually staying next time.

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Visited On Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Three delicious courses, with friendly but unobtrusive service. Our fixed price lunch, inclusive of wine and coffee, was simply excellent value.

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

Such a wonderful lunch we had celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary here. Hintlesham is so lovely, the staff are first class and also so welcoming. Head chef Jon’s food is always amazing. I can’t recommend Hintlesham enough for their outstanding food and service. Thank you Xxx

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Visited On Monday, 24 August 2020

Excellent service, lovely food and all very Covid safe and well organised.

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Visited On Sunday, 23 August 2020

We had a hugely enjoyable family Sunday Lunch at Hintlesham Hall. We received excellent produce and hospitality in surroundings we are very fond of. Good to see the Hotel are working hard to protect their customers and staff in the current challenging conditions. Cannot wait to return.

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Visited On Friday, 21 August 2020

Excellent meal We will come back soon

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Visited On Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Surprised to see the 12.5% service charge added to bill, albeit discretionary

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Visited On Tuesday, 18 August 2020

Pleasant and quite meal

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Visited On Sunday, 16 August 2020

Everything was up to your usual extremely high standard but it just lacked the atmosphere in the dining room,despite the efforts of your great staff the tables looked if service had finished.That accepted looking foward to joining you all again very soon

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Visited On Sunday, 16 August 2020

We very much enjoyed our afternoon tea but did feel that others we had tried were better value for money. We had to wait quite some time for service when we had to move inside because of the rain. Outside was lovely but when we had to move inside there was no real atmosphere as we were alone in the room and I felt guilty being there as we had waited some time to be told whee to go and then just sat at a table. We brought our food in but waited a long time for a fresh tea although this was recognised at check out. We were also confused as to whether coffees such as lattes were included in the price or extra and whilst we were not charged we felt it should have been made clearer. Overall though it was very nice.

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Visited On Saturday, 15 August 2020

Food and service first class

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Visited On Wednesday, 12 August 2020

A lovely afternoon spent in delightful surroundings. Friendly professional staff provided a delicious afternoon tea treat.

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Visited On Monday, 10 August 2020

The set lunch menu is excellent value for money and even better during August's 'Eat out to help out' scheme. Good food in a lovely setting with attentive service. Many thanks.

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