Lanterns Restaurant

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Chinese, Dim Sum
  • 16 Falcon Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1SL
  • 01473 230185
  • £10 - £20 VISA MASTER CARD AMEX
Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday
12:00 - 14:00 & 17:30 - 22:00
Closed on Sunday
Alfresco Dining
Alfresco Dining
Bar
Bar
Child Friendly
Child Friendly
Parties Welcome
Parties Welcome
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
Weddings
Weddings
Wheelchair Access
Wheelchair Access
Free Wi-Fi
Free Wi-Fi

Lanterns Chinese Restaurant offers authentic Chinese food with an à la Carte menu, a superb lunch Dim Sum menu, as well as an 'eat as much as you like' buffet special (minimum for 2 people) that eat within the restaurant. All food is freshly cooked to order by experienced chefs and served by friendly waiting staff. There is a selection of over 80 dishes on the menu.

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by MrsEL on 14 Jun 2019

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Food was really good quality and fresh and service was great too, will be back

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by Hotspur62 on 13 Jun 2019

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Five of us visited Lanterns for a buffet meal. We couldn't fault any of the food, all dishes were excellent, and there was nothing left after all 3 courses which is the best compliment we could pay. The service was fast and friendly, recommended.

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by Stuart on 31 May 2019

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We visited Lanterns as a group of six for a family celebration lunch. We each had the fixed price, eat as much as you like buffet and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was brilliant - it was our first time in the restaurant and our waitress took time to explain everything very clearly for us, and advised how much we should order. Her advice on this was spot on. Being lunchtime there were not many other diners whilst we were there but the restaurant was warm and inviting and we didn't feel uncomfortable in anyway. The background music was at just the right volume and didn't intrude into conversation. The food, cooked to order, was served piping hot and portions were generous. We were able to order more of our favourites (satay chicken, and the salted shredded chicken). We started with the h'oeuvres and the crispy duck - with the portions worked out by the chef to be enough for 6. The duck portion was huge! For main course we found that one portion of rice and one of chow mien between us, plus one other dish we each chose was just right. Again, the quality and presentation was spot on. All in all this was a really good place and we all agreed that we would definitely like to return.

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by carewatch colleauges on 23 May 2019

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celebrated my birthday with work colleagues. had a lovely time and the food was really nice.

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This was our first visit to Lanterns and I was very impressed overall. We chose the set menu which was very good pricing (£23 for 3 courses) and all cooked to order with a lot of variety. The only criticism I had was the service did lack a little at the end of the night. We were in on a Saturday night so I am sure that the staff were pretty knackered. We missed out on desserts as there were no staff around but we were still impressed with our visit.