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Aqua Eight

8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
+44 1473 218989
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Overview
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I ate here with my sister on a Sunday prior to going to the Regent. The staff are very polite and helpful. The food was excellent, we chose a set menu, the staff described what each of the dishes were and we were both very...More

Thank Martin L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is really classy and the food is tasty amd presented beautifully here. Our waitress was great. The only downside was that it was so loud that it was hard to talk to each other. Wouldn't recommend here for a date, better for groups...More

Thank EAAYR19
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear EAAYR19 Thanks for saying great things about our food, presentation and service. It sounds as if you were here at peak time on Saturday, when we had a charity fundraising DJ night from 9 pm in the Aqua Garden, directly below you. Yes, that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have previously visited a couple of years ago and loved it, so went last night with a friend. The standards are exactly the same as before - amazing amazing food and attentive staff. There was one lad that was quite rude on the downstairs bar...More

Thank littlepinkhearts
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear littlepinkhearts It's always an honour to receive the full five stars - thank you! It's Customer Service Week so we will use this time to review how to give everyone the very best experience from the moment you walk in. Did you hear that...More

Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We went here for a friends birthday party and they were so so accommodating of our group of 16 people! The staff were really helpful and the whole meal ran so smoothly, we ended up spending hours at the place. And most importantly the food...More

Thank Shereen H
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Shereen H It was our pleasure to serve your group and I'm pleased to read that you enjoyed yourselves so much that you'll definitely return. Ah yes, our Set Menus do offer great value and you may wish to try our Set Lunch menu...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017

Service at the bar was good, the food was excellent, as was the service!!! My only criticism would be the very loud "music" downstairs (but I am old!).More

Thank Stonesipswich
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Stonesipswich Thank you for the five star review. Very much appreciated. Regarding the music volume, it sounds as if you may have dined after 9 pm on a Saturday, which is when our DJ/live music sessions and house party begins. One suggestion is that...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017

Beautiful venue, atmosphere and totally amazing food. I could eat it all again and again, it was exquisite.More

Thank brookeska735
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Brookeska735 Wow, we hope we will see you "again and again" as it's always delightful to serve someone so enthusiastic about our food and venue! Did you know about our Set Lunch menus, which offer a chance to enjoy more of our Pan Asian...More

Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Went here for a drink. Great atmosphere. Mixed age group. Very good cocktail list. Efficient knowledgeable staff. Did not try eat here. But will be going back soon.More

Thank Keith H
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Keith H Thanks for choosing the Aqua Bar and for your positive review. If you'd like to sample some of our Pan Asian cuisine without having a full meal, we now have a Small Eats Menu (Pan Asian tapas-style dishes) which you can order...More

Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

The service was 5 starts, very kind and proffessional. Delicious food, amazing tastes, new flavours. Price is according to the place, not cheap but reasonable.

Thank Mari Pi Tres C
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Mari Pi Tres C So pleased to read that you found your night "delightful". Did you know that our lunchtime Set Menu offers a perfect opportunity to visit Aqua Eight more frequently, at a surprisingly affordable price for any two or three courses?

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We went to the restaurant with a load of our friends, we went early to the special low price meal but I have to say that there was no shortage of food. The menu here is great and I tried Squid for the first time....More

Thank Wendy P
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Wendy P Thank you for choosing Aqua Eight and it's a delight to read that you found your first experience to be "fabulous". Yes, our range of Set Menus (particularly at lunchtime) offers terrific value and an affordable chance to explore dishes that are...More

Reviewed 3 September 2017

Celebrated a friends birthday with a party of 8. Exquisite food , the very best of eastern cuisine. Drinks service at the table was a little slow but overall staff are very obliging. Choice and quality of food is outstanding. Well done Vincent and team.More

Thank Jane B
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Thank you, Jane B, for choosing Aqua Eight and for the kindness in your feedback. We were happy to serve you (and thanks for your patience! As you say, it can take a little while to serve eight drinks unless everyone is ordering the same...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$34 - US$53
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 218989
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