13 Museum Street
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To book for the Fish Café or Afternoon Teas (2:30 PM—4:00 PM) you can phone us on 01473 230293, or contact us via email. You need not book for the Café Bar.

We are an independent restaurant in the heart of Ipswich.

We have great people working with us to give you a truly memorable experience. Find out more about us.

Please note that from now on, the upstairs of Arlingtons will be used for private meetings and events. If you wish to book for a large party (10+), please contact us and we will be able to accommodate you.

All menus available on the menus page.

Café & Bar Opening times


Lunch menu from 12:00 to 14:00.Other times counter and bar, or afternoon tea as below.

Monday-Saturday 10:00 to 20:00
Sunday Closed

Afternoon Tea

Monday -Saturday 14:30 to 16:00
Sunday Closed

Fish Café Opening times

Tuesday -Saturday 17:00 to 20:00
Sunday Closed

New Fish Cafe at Arlingtons

Ken, former Mortimers owner, has launched a new Fish Café in Arlingtons.

Tuesday to Saturday 17:00 to 20:00

Fish Café menu available on the menus page.

See coverage in East Anglian Daily Times

Our building has a fascinating past

Our building has evolved over the years. Once the Museum, then dance hall and now a thriving family-orientated restaurant.

We combine our building’s illustrious past with our passion for excellent British food to create a unique experience in the heart of Ipswich.

A fabulous setting for any occasion. We embrace its history and encourage our customers to discover our wonderful secrets. Take a look around.

New owners at Arlingtons

As of the 4th of February 2018 Arlingtons is under new ownership.
All bookings made prior to then will be accommodated.

Refunds from before that date are unable to be provided.
Gift vouchers issued prior to the 4th of February 2018 are unable to be accepted.

Arlingtons apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Events at Arlingtons

Due to Arlingtons’ grand setting and commitment to fantastic service, our venue is ideal for any party.

We regularly host weddings, baby showers, Afternoon Tea events, charity balls, hen parties and birthday celebrations.

If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us via our Bookings page. Alternatively, you can contact us on 01473 230293 or

Something for everyone

We hold regular classes, lectures and events to interest all our customers.

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