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Allen Gardiner River Cruise Restaurant

Ipswich Haven Marina New Cut East | Berth o, Ipswich IP3 0EA, England
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An enjoyable location for lunch

A maximum of 12 people can be accommodated on a cruise (ours had 10 as 5 couples). There are up... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dowaiyin
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Norwich
Dull and unprofessional

After paying £20 per head. We were greeted by the captain who was quite rude. He was on the... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2018
Paula W
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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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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  • 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 days ago

A maximum of 12 people can be accommodated on a cruise (ours had 10 as 5 couples). There are up to four cruises a day with a 2 hour brunch and a 3 hour cruises at noon, 1600 etc, however when booking there must be...More

Thank Dowaiyin
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

After paying £20 per head. We were greeted by the captain who was quite rude. He was on the telephone and we were trying to find where to find the boat. After asking a few people we finally found it by telephoning. The area is...More

2  Thank Paula W
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Was in a party of 12 so our group were the only passengers for our supper cruise. Unfortunately going in March it was chilly whilst outside but when you went inside to eat was lovely and toasty! The food was lovely and how fantastic that...More

Thank Justine S
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

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
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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.

Thank catgarden
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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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Kim P
24 March 2018|
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Response from Craig A | Property representative |
Hi yes we do run the cruise all year round please visit our website to make a booking.
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Smoky0104
2 May 2016|
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Response from Smoky0104 |
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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