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.
by Sophie on 23 Nov 2018
The food is excellent and the service is lovely. The only thing I would say is maybe slightly dimmer lights just to set the scene a bit more? I’ve been here several times though and it’s consistently good. Thanks you :)
by zachary on 19 Nov 2018
food all good -service good- a little rushed to leave
by Emma White on 13 Nov 2018
Birthday celebrations on a Monday, were made perfect by the friendly and funny staff along with some fabulous food. Big thumbs up! I will be bringing my husband and son to taste their delights soon!
by Sam Knowles on 04 Nov 2018
Been a few times now and it never disappoints ☺️ Always great food and the staff are the best!!
by Disappointed on 23 Oct 2018
Arrived and we were told that there was a 2 hour limit on the table. As we’d come to Suffolk especially for a birthday celebration we didn’t have any alternative other than to stay however we were consistently pestered throughout our meal to rush us through even though it took over half an hour to bring out the first course. The manager was insistent that on our booking it would have said there was a limit so for the restaurants and other other customers/victims benefit here is a copy and paste from the confirmation... “We are delighted to provisionally confirm your Dinner booking at Lanterns Restaurant on Saturday, 20 Oct 2018 for 8 people at 17:30. We look forward to welcoming you to Lanterns Restaurant, if there is anything further we can help you with in the meantime, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Lanterns Restaurant 16 Falcon Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1 1SL Telephone: 01473 230185 Email: Web site: http://lanternsipswich.co.uk/ Should your plans change, you can use the following link to amend or cancel your reservation. “Alternatively, you can contact us directly on 01473 230185.” The food itself was mediocre at best and for the price definitely not good value for money. The starters were mainly salty and unflavoured and the crispy aromatic duck not crispy in the least. Certainly in London and Hampshire there are many around the £15 mark for similar order from the menu style buffets. I will give them a slight plus for the banana and pineapple fritters but that was about the extent of it for good food. The waitresses were pleasant enough although run ragged and too few to provide a quality service. Plates were placed on the tables for us to pass around and cutlery not laid. There is also a 10% service charge added to the bill but given our experience requested that this be removed. I will certainly not return and would not recommend this restaurant to anyone. I’m certain that there are better value for money Chinese eateries around Ipswich with much better customer service.