Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

Search

The pigs have arrived. See the latest

Pigs Gone Wild

news here.

Ipswich: Waterfront floating restaurant Mariners reopens following redecoration

06:00 01 February 2014

Mariners, at Neptune Quay
, Ipswich.

Mariners, at Neptune Quay , Ipswich.

Mariners, the floating restaurant on the Ipswich Waterfront, has reopend for business following a temporary closure for redecoration.

The restaurant, formerly known as Il Punto, is based on a former Belgian gunboat which later also served as a Dutch-flagged hospital ship, and has been owned since 1994 by Regis Crepy, who also owns The Great House at Lavenham. .

The vessel, built in Bruges in 1899 and commissioned the following year, was originally known as the SS Argus. It was requisitioned by the Belgian navy in 1940, later being sunk and then raised and repaird by the Germans.

It was handed back to it owners in Antwerp in 1945 and re-entered service as the Flandria VII, before being renamed again as the Florence Nightingale in 1953 after being converted into a hospital ship.

From the early 1970s it operated for 18 years as a party boat before arriving in Harwich and then Ipswich in 1990 after being acquired by Contship Ltd.

As Il Punto, it initially specialised in Italian food although since its acquisition by Mr Crepy it has operated as a French-style brasserie. Its reopening following redecoration also sees the introduction of a new menu

0 comments

Stoke Street, where the incident happened

Three men arrested on suspicion of attempted murder in Ipswich have been told they will not be charged.

Tracy Garwood's car parked on her drive in Saturn Road, Ipswich

A woman has been left fuming after she was given a ticket for a car parked on her drive, which was deemed to be on double yellow lines.

The Maggie Playbus.

Ipswich’s popular playbus Maggie has been forced off the road by vandals – but she could have a more secure future, for the rest of the summer at least.

Thomas Wolsey wearing a woolly hat.

A statue of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey took on a more colourful appearance after he was “yarn-bombed” by an Ipswich art group.

South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court

An Ipswich man who grabbed the keys to a car after a drunken night out before crashing it into two other vehicles has been jailed.

Child Abuse

Child cruelty cases have more than doubled in Suffolk over the past three years, while Essex has seen a 50% increase in offences, figures show.

Boris Johnson leaves his home in north London, as Theresa May overtook him in the race to become the next prime minister, according to polling. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday June 28, 2016. The Home Secretary and former London mayor are among leading Tories who are expected to spend the day drumming up support for potential leadership bids ahead of nominations opening on Wednesday. See PA story POLITICS Conservatives. Photo credit should read: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Suffolk MP Dan Poulter has backed Boris Johnson to be the next prime minister in an early move in the Tory leadership contest.

The scene of the multi vehicle accident on the A14 by the Rougham Industrial Estate

Three motorists who filmed the scene of a seven-vehicle crash which left a lorry driver in a critical condition have attended courses to avoid being fined.

Duncan Innes, Regional Development Director of Crest Nicholson at the Henley Gate exhibition at Ipswich Sport Club talk to visitors.

A formal planning application for the first phase of development of the Northern Fringe – or Ipswich Garden Suburb – has been submitted by developers Crest Nicholson.

Morrisons Petrol Station at Sproughton.

We list the five cheapest petrol prices in Ipswich for today, Thursday, June 23.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24