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.
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.
clean and well presented will use again if one down side the drinks service was sporadic and slow but otherwise an overall great night out
Lovely atmosphere. Amazing food. Amazing service. Good value for money. Welcoming and friendly staff. Something for everyone. Fair prices. Would always recommend to anyone looking for a Chinese buffet restaurant.
lovely friendly staff food is always great. will be going back very soon
Lovely staff, great food and nice ambience made this a great meal for myself and my wife. We will defiantly return and next time with the family !
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.
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.
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.
Not a good visit this time although food was lovely. We were shown to our table and then was swiftly asked to move as it was the wrong table. We were not given prawn crackers as nibbles but we could see other people enjoying theirs. We ordered starters and when they were brought out, the waitress did not appear to know where to take them. She asked two other members of staff where they had to go. Drinks are really expensive.. £5 for a pint of shandy!
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.
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 ,