Had a lovely evening on Wednesday at a wine tasting event at Arlingtons (www.arlingtonsbrasserie.co.uk). There are lots of events going on at this lovely brasserie including poetry nights, a book group and retro vinyl nights as well as wine tasting. The building was the original museum in Ipswich but the collections soon outgrew the space and the museum in High Street was built instead. The lovely big staircase that you take to get up to the restaurant was rescued from a Tudor house. Arlingtons was also used as a ballroom and dance school. The name for the restaurant comes from the name of the old ballroom. It was left derelict for years after the ballroom closed so it is great to see a really good use for this historic building.
The restaurant area has a lovely airy atmosphere and the food is delicious too. We had the most amazing chocolate eclairs with caramel ice cream for dessert!