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Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea

Mother’s Day at Isaacs – Sunday 31st March 2019

This Mother’s Day why not join us at Isaacs and treat your mum to afternoon tea. For just £15.95 per person, you can enjoy the following.

A selection of finger sandwiches, including coronation chicken, cream cheese and cucumber, ham and mustard and egg mayonnaise

Fruit scone with strawberry jam and whipped cream

A selection of cakes, including Victoria sponge, carrot cake and lemon drizzle

Served with shortbread biscuits and a pot of tea or coffee

Upgrade to a glass of Prosecco for £19.95 per person


Call us on 01473 284000 (option 2) to book your table. Bookings can be made between 12:30pm – 4:30pm on Sunday 31st March 2019.

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St Patrick’s Day at Isaacs 2019


Here at Isaacs we just love a St Patrick’s Day Celebration and this year is no different.

We’ll be serving a traditional Irish menu throughout the day, starting with breakfast at 7:00am. This will run alongside our main menu, so make sure you check out our specials board for details.

There will be Irish music playing, and of course, we will have live music too. Joining us at 3:00pm will be The Shamrock Brothers and instead of The Blarney Rovers at 7:00pm (who sadly can’t make it due to the lead singer having laryngitis) we will now be joined at 8:00pm by Jax & Co, a five-piece Johnny Cash tribute band.

Plus, we’ll also be running our ‘best St Patrick’s Day hat’ competition where the winner will receive a bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey*. It costs just £1 to enter, with all monies being donated to St Elizabeth Hospice. The competition will run throughout our live music, and the Isaacs manager will choose the winner. So, why not dig out your St Patrick’s Day hat, buy a new one, or even make your own! If you would like to take part, please pay your donation in the Isaacs Coffee Tavern, you’ll be asked a few details and given a raffle ticket. The winner will be announced after the live music has ended. Good luck!

This St Patrick’s Day why not join us at Isaacs and enjoy a great Irish atmosphere. It’s all set to be a great day, we’ll be open 7:00am until late.


*To win the bottle of Jameson Irish Whiskey you must be 18 years of age or over. Proof of ID may be requested.

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Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day, Thursday 14 February 2019, why not treat your loved one to a romantic meal overlooking the Ipswich Waterfront?

We will be running our special Valentine’s menu, where you can enjoy a three-course meal, a glass of Prosecco or a non-alcoholic fruit punch and table service for £35 per person.

Call us on 01473 284000 (option 2) and book your table today.

If you’re looking for something extra special this Valentine’s Day, why not book one of our igloo-style domes? For £200 you can enjoy a three-course meal for two, a bottle of Champagne and a rose for your partner to take away. Speak to our event coordinators today on 01473 284000 (option 2) to book your dome.

Our Valentine’s Day menu


Goats Cheese Bruschetta

Grilled Goats Cheese on a Garlic and Herb Focaccia with Crushed Baby Plum Tomatoes, Rocket and a Balsamic Syrup (V)

Shredded Confit Duck

Shredded Confit Duck  served on a bed of Ginger and Spring Onion Egg Noodles with a Plum and Hoi Sin Sauce

Prawn & Avocado Cocktail

Tiger Prawns coated in a Lemon and Dill Dressing on a Julienne Green Salad with Fanned Avocado

Tomato and Basil Soup

Plumb Tomato Soup scented with Fresh Purple Basil topped with Asparagus Spears (V)


Garlic and Asparagus Corn Fed Chicken

Corn Fed Chicken Breast filled with a Garlic and Asparagus Mousse served with a Selection of Seasonal Baby Vegetables and Pomme Puree

Wild Mushroom Pearl Barley Risotto (V)

Pearl barley and Wild Mushrooms in a Creamy Lemon Thyme Sauce with Wilted Baby Spinach

Medallions of Pork

Fillet of Pork Sautéed with Caramelised Banana Shallots and Madera Wine served with Spiced Sweet Potato and Roasted Root Vegetables

Thai Seared Tuna Steak

Lime Marinated Tuna Steak Seared and served on a Thai Broth with Potato Dumplings


Orange and Passion Fruit Cheesecake

Served with a Strawberry Compote and Cream

Chocolate Fondant

Hot Chocolate Fondant Served with Fresh Cream and Chocolate Sauce

Strawberry Mousse Tulip Cup

Chocolate Cup Filled with a Strawberry Mousse swirled with a Strawberry Puree

Accompanied with a Chantilly Cream

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New Year’s Eve 2018 at Isaacs

What are your plans for New Year’s Eve – why not come down to Isaacs and celebrate with us? We love a celebration, and this year we’ve got our New Year’s Eve Masquerade. Entry is free, we won’t charge you to come and celebrate with us. There will be a live DJ from 8:00pm till late, playing some great tunes to get you up dancing, plus, we will also have a bagpiper at midnight – what better way is there to see in 2019?

We will be open from 7:30am for breakfast till late, so whether Isaacs forms part of your celebrations or you spend the entire night with us, we’re looking forward to welcoming you to Isaacs and celebrating with you.

Please note, masks are optional.

Looking for something a little different?
Why not hire out one of our igloo-style domes – overlooking the Ipswich Waterfront.  Costing just £400 and seating up to eight, you will receive two bottles of prosecco and can choose between either our Classic Buffet or Something Warming. To book your New Year’s Eve celebration speak to our events team today on 01473 284000 (option 2) or email
Classic Buffet
Please choose seven of the below opt ions
(maximum of two wrap choices):
Chicken and Bacon in Mayonnaise Wraps
Suffolk Ham with Caramelised Onion Chutney Wraps
Prawn Marie Rose and Roquette Wraps (V)
Mozzarella Cheese and Tomato with Basil Pesto Wraps (V)
Chicken Goujons with Cajun Mayonnaise
Spiced Red Pepper Falafel (V)
Mixed Pizza Selection (V)
Vegetable Spring Rolls served with
Sweet Chilli Sauce (V)
Sausage Rolls
Honey Glazed Pork Belly Bites
Onion Bhajis (V)
Selection of Tortilla Chips and Dips (V)
Chicken and Chorizo Skewers
Crudité Selection and Dips (V)
Jalapeno Poppers (V)
Tempura Buttered Prawns

Something Warming
A hot buffet of the following:
Chilli Con Carne or Chicken Curry
Spanish Chickpea Stew (V)
Served with the following:
White Rice
Grated Cheese

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Meet Santa and his reindeers

Here at Isaacs, we’re excited to announce that on Sunday 23 December 2018, Santa and his reindeers will be with us for the afternoon.

Join us between 1:00pm – 4:45pm for what’s set to be a magical afternoon. There will be Christmas music playing throughout the day, and children’s entertainers, plus, you will, of course, get to meet Santa and his reindeers.

It costs just £2.00 per child, with all proceeds being donated to St Elizabeth Hospice.

We can’t wait and hope you can join us.

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Halloween 2018 at Isaacs

The Isaacs plague – can you escape this Halloween?

Halloween is only a few weeks away, and we can’t wait. This year, the plague doctor will be at Isaacs throughout the weekend of 26 – 28 October.

 Donning his beaked mask, the plague doctor will be taking groups on a scary tour through our spine-chilling maze – can you escape? With performance actors throughout and various frights, it’s set to be a thrilling weekend.

Tours will be taking place from Friday 26 October – Sunday 28 October, between 8.00pm – 11.00pm. It costs just £2.00 per person, with all proceeds being donated to St Elizabeth Hospice. No booking necessary, if you dare, just turn up and you’ll be met in the secret garden to begin your tour.

Now we know the small print isn’t the most interesting, but here are some key facts we’d urge you to read:

• The tours are taking place on Friday 26th October, Saturday 27th October and Sunday 28th October, between the hours of 8.00pm and 11.00pm

• It costs just £2 per person, with all proceeds being donated to St Elizabeth Hospice

• Over 18’s only

• Each group will contain a maximum of eight people

• Throughout the tour you will be met by performance actors and encounter various frights, therefore, for this reason, it’s advisable anyone who is pregnant or has a heart condition do not attend.

• There will be the use of different lighting effects – please ensure you read the warning signs throughout the building

• And finally, we hope you have a spookily thrilling time.

This is just one of a series of fundraising events being arranged by Isaacs on the Quay as a sponsor of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk 2019 and as part of the Early Herd Pledge to raise £3,500 for St Elizabeth Hospice.

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Heritage Open Day 16 September 2018

Heritage Open Days – Sunday 16th September 2018

We’re excited to say Isaacs on the Quay is taking part in this year’s Heritage Open Days. On Sunday 16th September we will be opening the doors to our fully restored corn-dressing machinery room, giving you the chance to see it in action – something which isn’t usually open.

Don’t miss out on seeing this and learning more about our Grade I and Grade II* listed buildings. As you walk through Isaacs, you’ll notice many original, historical features throughout, with each room having its own story.

We hope you can join us and find out more about our historic building.

When: Sunday 16th September

Times: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm

Where: Isaacs on the Quay. Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of your tour. You will be met by your tour guide in the Isaacs Griddle area, on the ground floor of Isaacs.

Our tours are free of charge and do not require booking.

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Curry, quiz and raffle

A Great Curry Night in Ipswich

If you love a quiz, you won’t want to miss this. As sponsors of Elmer’s Big Parade Suffolk, which is due to take place in the summer of 2019, Isaacs on the Quay and Ipswich Buses have joined forces to bring you a curry, quiz and raffle.

Taking place on Friday 21st September, at our sister venue, Venue 77, it’s set to be a great night, designed to test your knowledge, while having fun, and of course, raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice.

Entry into the quiz costs £10 per person, which also includes your curry and you can enter a team of up to eight people. Don’t worry if you can’t get eight people together though; we will be putting smaller teams together.

Entry to the quiz is by ticket only, don’t miss out, secure your place today by calling 01473 284000.

All proceeds go to St Elizabeth Hospice.

Here’s a recap of the details:

When: Friday 21st September 2018
Time: Arrive from 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start
Where: Venue 77, Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AB

We hope you can join us.

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Headline Sponsor of Ipswich Maritime 2018

It’s nearly time for the 2018 Ipswich Maritime Festival, and we can’t wait. We’re really excited to be playing a bigger role this year as headline sponsor of the event, plus sponsors of the free Foot Ferry, a new addition for 2018.

Ipswich Maritime Festival will take place on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August and will once again include a funfair, a street market, ships and vessels, fireworks and much more.

It’s set to be a great weekend. For more details on Ipswich Maritime visit

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Suffolk Day 2018

Join us at Isaacs on the Quay on Thursday, 21st June, and celebrate the second ever Suffolk Day. We’ve got a great day lined up, which kicks off as soon as we open at 7.30am.

Enjoy our Suffolk Day menu, from breakfast through to dinner.

BBC Radio Suffolk
will be with us between 10.00am – 1.00pm presenting the James Hazell show, live from our balcony.

Take a tour of our Machine Room. Tour times are 10.00am, 11.00am and 12.00pm and are free of charge.

Open brewery between 11.00am – 2.00pm. The Briarbank Bar and Brewery will be opening their doors for guests to see where they make their beer, plus, you’ll be able to chat with their brewer and ask questions.

Test your Suffolk knowledge in our Suffolk Day Quiz. Taking place at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start, it costs just £3.00 per person to enter, and you’ll get a free bowl of chilli to enjoy during the break. All money raised from the quiz will go into our Elmer fund, raising money for St Elizabeth Hospice. The winning team will receive a free tour of our very own Microbrewery, The Briarbank Bar and Brewery, for up to 10 people. During the tour, you’ll find out more about where and how our beer is made. Plus, afterwards why not make your way upstairs to the first-floor bar and sample some of our hand-crafted beers.

It’s set to be a great day.