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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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Excellent Trip on a Hot Day

Not really being in to football and wanting a suitable alternative and having taken river cruises... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Richard G
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Excellent, Enjoyable River Brunch Cruise

What are lovely trip, friendly staff, excellent hosts, ships skipper (I think he was Mick?) gave... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Matt R
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Stowmarket, 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
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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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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+44 1473 558712
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Not really being in to football and wanting a suitable alternative and having taken river cruises and boat trips all over the world this seemed like a good choice. Namely a supper cruise on the Orwell. Certainly was a good choice with the weather this...More

Thank Richard G
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What are lovely trip, friendly staff, excellent hosts, ships skipper (I think he was Mick?) gave funny and informative commentary during the cruise, not constant just the right amount, and learnt several new facts. Brunch was lovely, and very good coffee. Also really nice company...More

Thank Matt R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Allen Gardiner Orwell river lunch cruise, belatedly celebrating Mum’s 90th. Fabulous experience with surprisingly good food. An impressive day out all round, excellent hospitality, service and trip commentary. Could not recommend highly enough!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were invited to join my very good friends father on this floating restaurant to honour him on his 9th birthday....and will just say if was a wonderful day. The crew were wonderful....The food was wonderful and served to us by the lovely crew. We...More

Thank Linnie100
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A last minute decision and what wonderful way to cruise the Orwell river enjoying superb cuisine. Excellent commentary as we sailed and first class food beautifully prepared and presented. A lovely experience which we will do again.

Thank Clive A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was great weather, with clear skies and excellent views all the way. Impeccable service and very tasty food - our Mum was celebrating her 84th birthday and the crew were attentive to her needs. We found the pricing to be very sensible - the...More

Thank clarebunno
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

4 of us set sail on the Allen Gardiner for brunch on Saturday morning. It was the most beautiful sunny say which obviously we were very lucky to have in the UK! Craig the maitre d was very attentive and polite and brought us drinks...More

Thank 996Chrissy
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

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

3  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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Kim P
23 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
1 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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