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Beefeater Oyster Reach

Ipswich restaurant details

Bourne Hill




Opening times

Mon-Sat 11.30am - 11pm

Sun 12pm - 10.30pm


Outdoor dining

Breakfast serving times

Mon-Fri 6:30am - 10:30am

Sat-Sun 7am - 11am 

The menus



Enjoy fantastic food in our garden with a range of great dishes including steaks, grills and tasty puds. Our kids menu is full of favourites your kids will love. We offer a full range of drinks to complement your meal - choose from crisp beers and ciders to great gins and plenty more. Relax and let us serve up the perfect meal in our garden.

Oyster Reach Beefeater steak restaurant in Ipswich, Suffolk

Whether it’s on the rare side, somewhere in the middle, or even well-done, enjoy steak cooked to perfection at the Oyster Reach Beefeater. Fusing bespoke seasoning and flavours from around the world, our steak is sourced from the best eco-conscious suppliers we could find. And it doesn’t end at 30-day-matured steak. With everything else from pub classics to freshly caught seafood, there’s a perfect pairing for every guest at your table.

Our team
With years of in-house experience, our team is central to our success. Holidayers on short breaks in Suffolk and the local community love eating out at the Oyster Reach Beefeater. Offering friendly service that warms the heart, you’ll settle in with a smile and leave with your own Beefeater story. Whether it’s taking you through our Beefeater menu or guiding you to the best things to do in Suffolk, we’re here to make your Beefeater experience the best it can be – and then some.

We believe in giving back and being a force for good. So, we hold regular charity events, in the form of everything from live music to raffles.

Our location
Originally built in the 1500s, our restaurant’s name comes from the creek opposite us known as Oyster Creek. Now centuries-old, a visit here guarantees rustic appeal. Paired with modern furnishings and décor that’s laid out in iconic Beefeater styling, kick back, relax, and prepare for journeys of true gastro discovery. You can also go al fresco overlooking the marina, grab a drink at our bar, and park up with ease in our on-site car park. If you’re looking for steak restaurants in Ipswich to create special memories over honest food, the Oyster Reach Beefeater is the definitive choice. For breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

Make sure to take a look at our offers page for all our latest deals and promotions.     

Why we love Ipswich
Whether it’s river trips, year-round festivals and events, or simply beautiful sunsets, the Ipswich Waterfront is a must, and a firm family favourite. How about retail therapy of an independent kind? From fair-trade gifts to chic fashion, find indie gems aplenty in places like Dial Lane, the city centre, The Saints and the Buttermarket. For architecture, peep into the past on a fascinating tour of Christchurch Mansion. A Tudor manor with 500 years of history, you can also explore art and artefacts on its grounds at the Wolsey Art Gallery. How about highlights outside Ipswich? A 12-minute drive away from here, vehicle buffs will enjoy the Ipswich Transport Museum, housing over 100 engineering and transport marvels – made or used in Ipswich. You’ll see lorries, fire engines, cranes and much more. A walker’s paradise that offers wildlife and unspoilt views, blow off the cobwebs along the Shotley Peninsula – a 15-minute drive away. 

Frequently asked questions

Our steaks are always popular! Our 10oz ribeye steaks are one of our tastiest cuts and, like all our steaks, they’re aged for a minimum of 30 days, grilled to perfection, packed with flavour and served with chunky triple-cooked chips, crispy flat mushrooms, juicy grilled tomatoes and peppercorn sauce.

You can’t beat our Sunday lunches here at the Oyster Reach Beefeater. With our Sunday roasts you can choose from our specialty roast sirloin of beef, rump of lamb, half-roast chicken or butternut squash and ale pie, served with all the trimmings and our signature red wine gravy. You also get unlimited roast potatoes and other delicious extras.

It’s got to be our Premier Inn Breakfast, which we serve at the Oyster Reach Beefeater – featuring a diverse selection of options that truly showcases the best of an English breakfast. That’s bacon, eggs cooked just how you like them, hash browns, black pudding, tea and coffee, toast and more.   

We’re totally family friendly and we can make your next meal out hassle-free. Our kids’ menu is full of dishes your children will love and our team are great with kids. Best of all, up to two kids can eat breakfast for free when an adult orders a Premier Inn Breakfast!  

From mid-week meals to special occasions, we welcome all kinds of group bookings at the Oyster Reach Beefeater. You can book tables for up to 16 people online through our website, or call us on 01473 692 372 to find out more about Beefeater group bookings in Ipswich. If you’re booking for a group larger than 16, just give us a call or select ‘other’ as the number of guests you want to book for on our booking page to let us know.

If we have space, we’ll always try and find a table for you. But we recommend booking ahead, especially at the weekend when we’re at our busiest.  

Yes, we have a pub garden and outdoor dining, ideal for al fresco meals or simply a cool, refreshing drink in the sunshine!

Explore our Beefeater allergy and dietary information to find out everything about our menus before your visit.

If you’ve ever wondered what makes our food so delicious and where it comes from, go behind-the-scenes to learn all about our chefs and carefully selected producers. We’re passionate about our food at Beefeater, which is why we ensure only the best ingredients and care go into each and every recipe.  

Most of our Beefeater restaurants are accessible. As layouts and facilities can vary between restaurants, please contact our site directly if you have any specific questions about visiting this location – we’ll be happy to help.

Yes, we offer convenient parking facilities for our customers at the Oyster Reach Beefeater. Subject to location, pricing and parking durations may vary – so please check with us before arrival.  

Wi-Fi is easy to access at most of our Beefeater restaurants. Connection speeds can vary, dependent on your chosen location.   

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Yes, we have charging facilities on site at the Oyster Reach Beefeater. So, while you fuel up and recharge your batteries, your vehicle can too.