What's the best meal you've had in Ipswich?

Well, that's the question we asked our readers on Facebook.

From hundreds of responses, here are seven eateries that came up time and time again...

Ocean Fish Platter

Ipswich Star: Cod and chips at Ocean Fish PlatterCod and chips at Ocean Fish Platter (Image: Newsquest)

Whenever we ask readers about food, Ocean Fish Platter is always among the most popular answers.

Found in Upper Brook Street, this town centre eaterie is the go-to spot for anyone who wants a "friendly and welcoming restaurant serving some great seafood".

Bistro on the Quay

Ipswich Star: Mussels at Bistro on the QuayMussels at Bistro on the Quay (Image: Tom Swindles, Newsquest)

For those in need of a restaurant for a special occasion, Bistro on the Quay is the answer to your questions.

Last year, it was included on the shortlist for the Cafe/Bistro of the Year category at the Food Awards England.

Kwan Thai

Ipswich Star: Kwan Thai in IpswichKwan Thai in Ipswich (Image: Newsquest)

It's no surprise that Kwan Thai was so popular with our readers considering just how busy the restaurant gets in the evenings.

Bringing the taste of Thailand to Ipswich, punters are spoiled for choice with a huge selection of dishes to try.

The Grazing Sheep

Ipswich Star: Cake at The Grazing SheepCake at The Grazing Sheep (Image: Sarah Lucy Brown)

Not every meal out has to be dinner, and in Ipswich, it's hard to find a better place for breakfast, lunch or brunch than The Grazing Sheep.

Whether you're after a light bite or a hearty sandwich, this Waterfront cafe has what you need.

16 Steakhouse

For those who love steak and chips, 16 Steakhouse is well worth a visit.

The menu offers a three-step process to choosing your perfect steak with customers selecting their desired cut, rub and sauce.


Ipswich Star: A bento box at TakayamaA bento box at Takayama (Image: Newsquest)

Takayama offers a unique dining experience in Ipswich and is very popular among foodies in the town.

Earlier this year, signs appeared on the vacant La Cueva site in St Nicholas Street stating that Takayama would be moving in.

The Greyhound

Ipswich Star: Punters at The GreyhoundPunters at The Greyhound (Image: Sonya Duncan)

The Greyhound is an Adnams public house with a small bar at the front and a much larger, more modern drinking and dining room to the side and rear.

Here, the specials board is ever-changing with seasonal dishes and the bar menu is also a hit with guests.