Great Senior Lunch spots in Ipswich, Woodbridge, and Felixstowe

There are so many great senior lunch spots around Ipswich Woodbridge and Felixstowe that offer diverse menus with delicious food! Why not try one of our top 5 choices?

If the past few years have taught us anything it is that isolation is hard. Two years of having to hide away in our homes have left many parts of our communities more cut off and alone than ever before, and no demographic has been hit quite as hard as the elderly. Social interaction and exercise are crucial for our mental and physical health and it is vital to remain connected; especially to our elder loved ones.

To help you get out and about with your elderly relatives, why not take them out for a spot of lunch at one of these choices in Ipswich, Woodbridge and Felixstowe? Few things bring people together quite like a good meal, and we guarantee you will have a great time at one of these venues.

The Blitz 1940’s Tearoom - Ipswich

‘Keep calm and eat cake’ is the slogan across the door of the 1940s Tearoom here in Ipswich. Adorned in union jacks, wartime posters and photos, this quirky little tearoom takes you right back in time offering 3 floors of authentic 1940s memorabilia to look at whilst you enjoy something to eat and drink.

The owners here are ever so friendly and accommodating and even invite you to take along a copy of any photos that you may have of loved ones in the forces which they then put up on the wall.

Here you can enjoy freshly made sandwiches, sausage rolls, homemade soup and afternoon tea if you fancy. The issue here is accessibility, with the tearoom being over 3 floors meaning anyone with mobility uses would find it difficult to get the full experience. There is no parking onsite however there are pay and display car parks very nearby.

Located on St peters street, just a five-minute walk from the Butter Market shopping centre, this authentic tearoom makes for a fantastic trip down memory lane with your elders.

“We stumbled across this tearoom as part of a wider trip into town, I have to say our experience was truly wonderful. It opened up those conversations as we took a trip down memory lane and felt like we were in a 1940s time capsule.”

The Greyhound - Ipswich

If you are in the mood for a nice pub lunch, then you should consider visiting The Greyhound. Located opposite Christchurch Park and within walking distance from the Museum, this popular pub offers seasonal dishes with a £6-weekday lunch, cooked from fresh ingredients. A favourite here is the Sunday roast and the very friendly, warm, and welcoming atmosphere.

The Pub is located near Ipswich towns Portman Road and is a favourite with supporters before and after home games so match days could be busy. Onsite car parking is available although spaces are limited as there is a large outdoor seating area.

There is a lot of history surrounding the pub itself which has been operating since 1840 and is thought to have been named after the HMS Greyhound which was built in Ipswich. Excitingly one of Ipswich’s first public telephone boxes was stationed here.

The entrance is completely level with the street, providing clear and easy access, and the chairs can be easily moved around each table as required.

“All the staff are helpful and very pleasant. Attentive without being intrusive.” Says one of the guests.

The Angel Inn Coffee House - Felixstowe

We bring you back into Felixstowe to one of our smaller, quieter spots here at the Angel Inn coffee house. Situated along the Walton high road, next to the post office as you head west out of Felixstowe towards Trimley, this 16th-century building is a very popular little place that offers a lighter bite with a cup of tea or coffee.

Walk ins are welcome although you can book ahead if you wish and table service is provided. There are 2 steps down into the Inn therefore wheelchair access is an issue here, however, there is outside seating available. The overall feel is cosy, warm and relaxed and the staff are wonderful.

There is no parking at the Inn and spaces are limited nearby, however, you could park up in the town which is only a few minutes drive and catch one of the local buses.

 “A hidden gem,” says one of the guests.

SEA YOU, previously The Kitchen - Felixstowe

If you’re looking for something a little extra special after a stroll along the prom at Felixstowe, then we suggest you pay a visit to Sea You, previously The Kitchen. This brand-new restaurant opened in 2022 and offers great food from salads to local fish, to daily baked pastries and cakes, all whilst you sit and enjoy one of the best seafront views along the Suffolk coast.

The restaurant has floor-to-ceiling glass walls and panoramic views with plentiful lighting. It is accessible via the Martello Park entrance and a ramp leading up into the building, with large double doors, and plentiful seating all on one level. Booking is not required but is welcome via telephone or email. Find it at the end of Sea Road on the old Herman De stern home location.

“We are locals and have visited on two occasions. The staff here are lovely and very helpful, we recommend the crispy fishcakes.”

The Woodyard - Woodbridge

Located in a prime position on the riverside, right next to the Long Shed where the Sutton Hoo longship replica is being built, this pizzeria brings something different to the locals of Woodbridge. Sit and enjoy a rustic pizza experience whilst taking in the beautiful views of the Deben River and Tide Mill.

The entrance is street-level and accessible via Tide Mill way. There is plenty of parking at the station which is only a few minutes walk from the restaurant. The atmosphere is inclusive and with music playing makes this one of our busier and louder spots to dine.

The staff are incredibly attentive without being intrusive and dogs are welcomed too.

There is seating inside, but the décor is darker than most, however, there is ample lighting and an outside area if you prefer. The woodyard is a very relaxed setting so there are no booking requirements.

“I stopped here with a client as we walked along the river, we shared a pizza and enjoyed a drink outside as we looked out across the river. We had a wonderful time.”