Shelley's Restaurant

Welcome to Shelley's - the culinary heart of Suffolk New College

Our 100-seater restaurant opens to the public during College term times for lunch and dinner. The main room is modern, light and airy. The restaurant is fully licensed and guests can enjoy a drink in McCoy’s bar. Menus change each academic term and emphasise quality produce, classic and modern dishes, great service and value for money. Our menus feature plenty of local produce and we are able to accommodate specific dietary requirements.

Opening Times

We are open for service during term time.


Tuesday, Thursday & Friday*, 12 noon – 1.30pm (last sitting 1.15pm)

Lunch Menu

April Lunch offer - Front of House Synoptic Assessment Menu

*Please be aware that Friday is a fixed price buffet menu

Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 15 May and Wednesday 12th June, £12.50 per person

Served: 15:00 – 16:30

Group discounts available, please enquire.


Thursday, 6.30pm – 9.30pm (last sitting 7.30pm)

Dinner Menu

Themed Events

Throughout the year Shelley's hosts themed events including Asian and Italian Taster evenings plus renowned local chefs and restaurants are invited in to deliver an amazing culinary experience to Shelley's customers.

Themed Evenings for 2019

Italian Taster - 9th May 2019, £19 per person

Murder Mystery - 16th May 2019, £25 per person

Please click the image below to view the menu.

To Book

Call 01473 382500 or email to make a booking, or just turn up at the college’s site in Ipswich located at Rope Walk. We are always happy to have guests arrive wishing to experience our learning environment. As a guest of the restaurant if there are spaces available in the College’s car parks you are able to park there free of charge. Any Shelleys guests parking in the College car parks before 6.00pm, are required on arrival, to register their car details with Shelley’s.

Shelley’s is also available for hire for your private event, fundraiser or business meeting.


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