Shelley's Restaurant

Welcome to Shelley's Restaurant

Our College is fortunate to have a modern 100-seater restaurant open to the public. This cosmopolitan environment gives our students an opportunity to experience what it is like to work within a real restaurant. As well as having students front of house serving and looking after our guests, our students are also preparing and presenting outstanding food. The students will be on a range of courses including front of house, professional cookery and patisserie.

It cannot be underestimated what impact serving real customers has on their confidence and skills, and so we welcome members of the public coming into Shelley’s. The restaurant is fully licensed and uses lots of local products. The students are able to accommodate specific dietary requirements and guests are able to enjoy drinks served from the McCoys’ bar area.

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Opening Times

We are open for service during term time.

Lunchtimes - Lunch Menu

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

  • Buffet on Friday
  • £7.95 for two courses or £9.50 for three courses

Evenings - Dinner Menu

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

  • £15.00 for two courses or £18.00 for three courses

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 fundraising and private hire. If this is something you are interested in please make contact with us and we can discuss with you the packages and options available.

During the year the students host a series of special events, including dinners with guest local chefs, pudding evenings, and afternoon teas.

These are very popular and we strongly advise you book early to reserve your space. Contact us now on 01473 382500 or

Anyone booking with Shelley’s will be automatically entered onto our client database that will provide you with opportunities to hear about special offers. This information is not shared with any third parties.


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