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5.5 /6 Wonderful 34 Reviews


Town Centre Chinese £££ +100
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About Lanterns

When looking for that perfect business lunch spot or for a pre-theatre meal, romantic dinner for two or space for a large party with your nearest and dearest, Ipswich restaurant, Lanterns is of course, the best choice. This authentic Chinese restaurant boasts an extensive menu, offering both an a la carte menu alongside a special buffet selection so you can always be assured your guests will be satisfied. Located in the town centre, just along Falcon Street, this Chinese institution does get popular among locals so reserving a table ahead of time is recommended.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:00, 17:30 - 21:30
  • Sunday Closed
Lanterns, 16 Falcon Street, IP1 1SL Ipswich UK

Further Information

You know that restaurant that after visiting once becomes the go-to choice for every family occasion, work lunch and any special celebration? Well, Lanterns is that place. This Ipswich spot is brimming with delicious Chinese fare that even the fussiest of diners will be delighted in, and alongside their carefully curated wine list, you know you’re always in for a memorable affair when visiting the passionate team at Lanterns. With a choice between a la carte or their special buffet, the menu is clearly the star of the show at this town centre eatery, and all your favourite Cantonese classics are there packed with flavour and that delicious Chinese taste you know and love.

Try, for example, honey spare ribs, salt & pepper chilli prawns or grilled Peking dumplings to start, ideal for sharing between the table. Before the main event of king prawn chow mein, hot & spicy chicken or honey roast pork all packed with flavours that will leave your tastebuds dancing. Vegetarians need not fret though, Lanterns provides a range of delicious options including the tofu with black bean and chilli sauce and mushroom chow mein. Also serving a tasty dim sum lunch menu perfect for the business crowd, Lanterns is quite simply the perfect choice for a meal out in Ipswich. You’ll find this relaxed restaurant along Falcon Street in the town centre. Bookings are essential.


34 Reviews

5.5 /6 Wonderful 34 Reviews
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Noise: quiet
Quality/Price: cheap
Service: extraordinary
Atmosphere: excellent
Food: heavenly
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1 review so far 6
22.09.2017 21:28

Been here many times before, staff are amazing, service is quick and friendly and the food is outstanding! My number one choice for Chinese food in ipswich every time.

1 review so far 6
20.09.2017 13:17

The staff were welcoming and friendly. The food was delicious and was served in a timely manor. Would definatley recommend Lanterns to friends and family. We will be going back again at somepoint.

1 review so far 6
13.09.2017 09:19

Great service as always !! They serve delicious food which make me go there again and again . I have also recommended this restaurant to all my friends .

2 reviews so far 6
06.09.2017 21:02

As always the food was fantastic and the staff were very attentive and helpful. We would recommend them anytime always fresh food and plenty of it.

2 reviews so far 6
23.06.2017 07:58

We eat at Lanterns on a regular basis and to be honest we have never had a bad meal. The staff are attentive and very polite, the food is always 10 out of 10 and in all it is a very nice place to eat.

1 review so far 5
01.09.2017 09:59

My only slight criticism of Lanterns was although the staff were efficient throughout, they could have been a little more welcoming and friendly which would have enhanced our evening. The food was excellent and most enjoyable. Will return.

2 reviews so far 5
11.09.2017 22:10

Had a really lovely evening. The food was amazing and the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. The only reason I didn't give 6 stars was because it was very busy and the girls were rushed off their feet. We waited a long time for our drinks and food and then waited some more for the bill. Overall it was a lovely evening.

1 review so far 6
06.09.2017 15:37

Plenty of choice on both menus, happy staff , I particularly liked the fact that we were not rushed , some places just want to get you fed as fast as possible, pay the bill & get you out as quick as they can ,

1 review so far 5
08.09.2017 12:26

Second visit and it didn't disappoint. Nice ambiance & lovely food. Polite, knowledgeable and smiling staff. Didn't give the highest rating as we needed to wait for dirty plates from mains to be taken away for longer that I would have liked, apart from this, all good. Will be visiting again.

1 review so far 5
31.07.2017 08:27

Great food and good value. Service too was very good until the end of the meal (which often happens) when staff seem too busy clearing up and resetting tables to look after needs of customers still there. Was over-charged for drinks - but hope that was purely accidental.

1 review so far 6
13.08.2017 17:47

Fantastic experience! The food was out of this world and there was plenty of it. The ambience was lovely, the whole restaurant was full and lively, the only thing I would change make would be it needs some background music.

1 review so far 6
24.07.2017 22:33

Excellent food, fast service, comfortable surroundings and polite, friendly helpful staff, would thoroughly recommend for an enjoyable and reason priced meal out with family, friends or a loved one. Will be coming back on many more ocassions

1 review so far 6
28.07.2017 08:43

The food is fantastic, freshly cooked to order unlike other chinese buffets and the service is fast. The online reservation was easy and convenient to use. We love this restaurant. Perfect for our wedding anniversary.

1 review so far 6
01.09.2017 07:49

Possibly the best Chinese we have ever had! Staff were lovely, Anna even went out and got some squirty cream for us. Bless her. Really good food great experience would recommend. Will definitely go back.

1 review so far 6
10.07.2017 16:31

We came in on a Saturday night, and the staff were very friendly and there was always someone available to help. Food was great, no typical Chinese food it was very fresh and tasted amazing!

1 review so far 6
23.07.2017 06:55

Service was great, food was even better. With the buffet I would recommend ordering lots of starters and enjoying them as by the time the mains arrive you're too full to actually enjoy them.

1 review so far 6
25.07.2017 10:46

Food was very nice and the service was excellent . Only Chinese open on a Monday but worth it. Will be going again. Buffet is good value for money and food was perfectly proportioned.

1 review so far 6
20.08.2017 13:18

As usual excellent food, great staff very enjoyable experience. The restaurant is creates a great setting to enjoy your evening at this wonderful place. Always worth a visit and will return again soon.

1 review so far 6
14.08.2017 22:23

Lovely meal, great food and friendly staff. First time here and will definitely be returning. I only wish I had more room in my belly to try some if the other dishes!

1 review so far 6
29.08.2017 16:45

Very good food , staffs our very lovely and accomodating, service is quick! everything you need when you eating out really, so cant ask for more! Will be back again next time!