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Aqua Eight

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$$$
Chinese, Seafood, Asian fusion
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8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
01473 218989
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Sunday
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Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 293
    Excellent
  • 58
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent as always.

Our favourite place to dine. My husband and I have never had a bad meal here, the food and hospitality is outstanding. My gluten free requirements are met 100% and the gluten free menu is always ready and waiting for me. The staff are very attentive without being intrusive. Truly a wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Suzi S
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
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407 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Our favourite place to dine. My husband and I have never had a bad meal here, the food and hospitality is outstanding. My gluten free requirements are met 100% and the gluten free menu is always ready and waiting for me. The staff are very attentive without being intrusive. Truly a wonderful evening to be had in this amazing restaurant.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We go to Aqua8 several times a year and it never disappoints , the welcome and service is second to none, and having lived in the far east I can assure you that the food is fantastic and the staff are happy to advise you on the dishes and explain them to you. There is a lovely semi outdoor area... More 

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Suffolk england
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Was there for a friends birthday, have to book well in advance but worth it. Service and food beautiful. Lovely cocktail menu as well. Will be visiting again.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We tend to go at least once a year and have always had excellent food.The Scallops and Soft Shell Crab are awesome. It is rather expensive, but worth it for the quality of the food. even the kids love it.

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Ian J, Thanks so much for your lovely review,We're particularly happy to hear that your kids love it as we all love having kids in the restaurant too. We try to keep our prices as low as possible but we do cook with fresh ingredients that are as local as possible so this does effect our pricing. But we... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We went as two couples on a Sunday evening. Had a 20% off voucher as part of for knight offer. Had some lovely starters- duck rolls, chicken skewers and spicy pork chunks then had main- lemon chicken, chargrilled chicken, venison, noodles, rice and duck in a mango sauce. All were absolutely gorgeous so tasty! The staff and service was very... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Chloecook, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a good review, We all thought the ForkNight event was a great idea and we're glad you benefitted from the voucher! We try to keep our prices as low as possible but we know well never be the cheapest in town as we cook with fresh ingredients that... More 

Zaragoza, Spain
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

I have been to Aqua Eight on three different occasions now and my overall impression is that I am underwhelmed. The food is presented nicely but for the money this does not exceed expectations. It tastes pretty good too - although nothing special. (Many places in Ipswich can deliver to the same on higher standard on taste). It feels, from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I've given Aqua Eight a few visits now and the final impression is underwhelming. On all 3 occasions I had the same sort of experience- I left having spent a lot of money but for a slightly pretentious performance. Overall- I feel a little ripped off. The food is good but nothing special, it's presented in a nice way -... More 

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Ipswich
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4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

It was my birthday this week so some of us from work decided to go Aqua eight for lunch. We booked a table for 7 - 8 saying we are not certain if someone could make it. They was fine with this and they sat us on a 8 table although there was on 7 of us. When the bill... More 

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Stowmarket, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We visited last friday night as part of a 11 strong group. We started with drinks downstairs in the bar and then moved upstairs for dinner where we were greated by an array of helpful and friendly staff. We all chose from the set menu and there was something for everybody (even the pickiest of eaters amoungst us) and plenty... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Andy C, Thanks so much for your lovely review, I finished reading it with a smile on my face! I'm glad we managed to satisfy even the pickiest among you and look forward to doing so again! We think it's a great idea for people that work together to eat together, we do it here so that all the... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited Aqua Eight on a busy Saturday evening. Cocktails in the downstairs bar were fabulous and the restaurant itself made for a top notch dining experience. The service was spot on, friendly, upbeat and effortless and the food as gorgeous as ever. Stand out dishes, Thai flavoured Seabass and the aubergine with bean curd. A real treat.

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear hecandwell, Thanks so much for awarding us 5 points! It's good to hear that the whole experience was enjoyable and I'll let the head chef know that you loved the Thai flavoured Seabass and the aubergine with bean curd. I hope you come back and have another fabulous Saturday night with us soon (or any other night you fancy!) More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: 01473 218989

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 26 - 40
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?