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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Ipswich Haven Marina New Cut East | Berth o, Ipswich IP3 0EA, England
+44 1473 558712
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GREAT GIFT

My Parents loved it. So much so they are going again. Aside from that I didn't go as it was a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcus F
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Limassol, Cyprus
A pleasant few hours on the water.

Having sailed on the Orwell many times over the years in our own boat, when friends suggested that... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2017
John_C_1956
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Essex
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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant provides a unique and exciting dining experience offering 2 Brunch (Breakfast) and 3 hour A la Carte Lunch, Sunset Supper and Candlelit Dinner Cruises. Serving freshly prepared on board wholesome food and a good selection of drinks. Leaving from Ipswich Haven Marina cruising the calm waters of the Orwell River. Taking up to 12 passengers on this historic 63 foot air/sea rescue launch built in 1942 with ample space on deck and in the wheelhouse and a comfortable dining saloon. Private dining alongside up to 20 guests
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Ipswich Haven Marina New Cut East | Berth o, Ipswich IP3 0EA, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My Parents loved it. So much so they are going again. Aside from that I didn't go as it was a Christmas present, but they loved it, loved the personal service and relaxed on the trip.

Thank Marcus F
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Having sailed on the Orwell many times over the years in our own boat, when friends suggested that we do a lunch cruise on the 'Allen Gardiner' we said "Why not!" Joining instructions were very straightforward and we met the boat at Ipswich Haven Marina....More

1  Thank John_C_1956
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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Excellent way to celebrate a special birthday.We had excellent meal.The vegetarians were well catered for,best lasagne ever!also great brownies.Staff friendly and helpful plus good information on area.Highly recommended and hope to do another trip soon.

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Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Lovely evening cruise and meal. Good food especially in the small space in the galley for cooking. Beautiful views and sunsets on the Orwell. A different experience for an evening meal, would recommend this Captain has a good sense of humour during his explanation of...More

Thank Markchess1969
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Yes we had great weather (should have been cloudy). Yes we had the two owners running the boat. Yes it was a Friday off work - our Xmas party 2016 (dont ask) but it was great fun, well organised and good food. The trip was...More

1  Thank leanng2013
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

we were lucky enough to be in a party of people on the Allen Gardiner River Cruise, we had a lovely meal on Board and most items on the menu were available as a gluten free option. The captain and staff were friendly and polite,...More

1  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

The cruise was nice and the full English brunch with homemade cakes was very good. However, I went on the cruise wanting to see the pretty side of the River Orwell. We sat outside on deck watching the docks and industry then were called inside...More

Thank suffolksalami
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Reviewed 27 May 2017

This was a very enjoyable breakfast on a Sunday morning for a friends birthday treat and I have to say the weather was sunny and warm and river was blue and breakfast was well cocked and plenty of it and we had a very nice...More

Thank Kalvin F
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

Just returned from a three hour trip on the Allen Gardiner River cruise. Everything was perfect, from the weather to the food to the company of fellow travellers, In particular the staff were were very friendly and attentive throughout. There was a large choice of...More

Thank Margaret G
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Reviewed 14 May 2017

Everything promised. Informative, interesting and spectacular views of the river. The food was good and reasonably priced and we drank a good malbec wine. The malva pudding was soooo good. We were entertaining friends from Hull and it was great that they appreciated the trip...More

Thank frequentdiner405
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Craig, I'm so sorry, I think I may have registered your answer as "not so helpful" instead of "helpful" by mistake Just to reiterate, your answer was very informative and thank you for your prompt response. Best wishes
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