One of my favourite lunch time light meals is the Great British jacket potato, filled with your choice of fillings and garnished with a side salad.
I’ve dined at a lot of Suffolk eateries over the years and I’ve eaten a lot of jacket potatoes laden with every filling known to man. From the traditional tuna mayo to beans and cheese to the more fancy chicken tikka or coronation chicken.
However when it comes to naming the best jacket potato in Suffolk in my opinion it’s not a place that you may expect like a fancy restaurant in Lavenham or a cafe in Southwold. In fact you’ve probably never even heard of the place because it doesn’t really advertise and primarily caters to the workers located in the very building it occupies, although it is open to the general public.
The name of the cafe is Truly Scrumptious and it is located in Felaw Maltings in Ipswich town centre a stones throw from the waterfront.
So why are their jacket potatoes so good? Well they start by slowly baking them early in the morning turning them occasionally and brushing the skins with oil and salt so that when they are ready they taste truly scrumptious. They also have a decent selection of fillings, and a generous helping of salad at no extra cost. In fact the overall cost is a lot less than your average high street prices.
Check them out next time you are in the area. www.tscafe.co.uk
Suffolk Places were not paid for this post and has no affiliation with TS Cafe.
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk.
The town center features two main high-streets running parallel to each other – Tavern St and The Buttermarket – each connected by small lanes home to a myriad of small independent shops. There are two shopping centres – Tower Ramparts and The Buttermarket, and plenty of parking and a park and ride bus service operates at both the south (A14) and east (A12) of the town.
In recent years the area around the marina known as the waterfront has witnessed a major redevelopment into a modern shopping and entertainment destination. The waterfront is home to cafes, restaurants, bars, luxury accommodation and entertainment hot-spots. During the day visitors to Ipswich can take in the beautiful views that the marina has to offer, while sampling the delicious food and drink in offer. At night the area comes alive with all the popular bars and restaurants overlooking the lit-up marina.
An old saying is that there is a public house and church on almost every street in Ipswich. While not exactly the case it often feels as if there are. A visitor could wander around Ipswich from pub to pub and not visit them all after a month! There are pubs down alleyways, in listed buildings and all over the town. Some cater to the younger crowd while others cater to the connoisseur of fine ales and single malt whiskey’s. Many pubs host live music and several have have won awards for their fine ales, An annual beer festival is held in the town.
Sites to see include the Ancient House and the many listed buildings within the town centre. There is Christchurch Mansion located within Christchurch Park, and Ipswich Museum, both are free to enter. Further afield there is the Transport Museum and the famous Orwell Bridge.