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Aqua Eight

8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
01473 218989
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Ranked #9 of 353 Restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $40
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
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This is one of the best Chinese restaurant in UK I have ever visit. Traditional Chinese food, but decently "enhanced" with Western eating culture that me it a good restaurant for both East and the West. The only complaint is the price which is quite expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I booked a table online, I requested if anything can be done for my other halfs 25th birthday! We arrived with helium balloons and confetti which was a lovely surprise. The service , the. Food the atmosphere was perfect. Couldn't fault it one bit. highlY reccomended!

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Food was great but service was slow to begin with but rushed upon ordering. Standards has fallen dramatically since I last visited in June 2014, and staff were arrogant.

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Ipswich
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Although this visit was late December 2013, I recently returned and the food was still just as amazing. The presentation, selection and quality of the food was superb, along with the service. I received so many good comments about the food, I just had to share the experience.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is fast becoming my favourite restaurant in Ipswich after only two visits! The food is honestly amazing I cannot fault it. The service is good, which is all I can say, not the best around but I felt as if that's the atmosphere this place is supposed to have; not in your face waiters, they just leave you to... More 

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suffolk england
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

always wanted to dine here , it certainly did not disappoint Soft shell crab to start Wagu beef & duck with mango Washed down with a delicious Tinpot Hut Sauvignon Blanc Excellent service a joy to pay the bill ! We will be back thank you P&T

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I booked Aqua for a reunion meal over the Christmas period. There were 14 of us who were all seated comfortably in the restaurant. This number could cause a challenge to some restaurants but Vincent's team never fails to deliver. The champagne, wine and cocktails were superb and as ever the food was amazing. Service was excellent and all 14... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We have visited Aqua 8 many times now, but had not been for a while, booked last minute and took an early evening sitting. My Wife and I were really pleased to see that the quality of the food had not changed and that the overall experience remained excellent in our opinion. You get what you pay for, we had... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Derek D It's really heartening to read that you found the standards had remained so high at Aqua Eight since your last visit. Thank you for giving us such a positive review. We are very lucky that we have a team of such loyal and committed staff, so fortunately our team turnover is extremely low and that's why you... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We have eaten at Aqua Eight many times and never been disappointed with the food. We booked for a party of six as a post Christmas catch up. The food was lovely, however shortly after we started our meal an extremely loud party were shown to a table nearby. The constant shouting from a couple of the party totally drowned... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear theStones2011 We're glad to hear you enjoyed the food. Sorry that you felt the noise levels from a neighbouring table encroached on your party's conversation. As you said, they were asked several times if they could kindly keep the noise down; you can imagine that any large and lively group presents quite a challenge for the staff to keep... More 

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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

The team is friendly and attentive. They try hard to give you an "Asian" feeling which might however mean you end up sitting all evening in direct incense smoke. The dishes always look very appetising. The crispy duck if for a bigger part is separated at your table. Unfortunately food always takes long, rice is partially over cooked and some... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Miss B What a shame things here were not to your taste! Thank you for commending the appearance of the food as the chef team works very hard to deliver fantastic food presentation. Our menu is Pan Asian (i.e. our chefs are Pan Asian "fusion" specialists, so they draw on authentic recipes and ingredients from across Asia) but we're... More 

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Additional Information about Aqua Eight

Address: 8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
Phone Number: 01473 218989
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
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
Average Prices: USD 26 - 40
Cuisine: Asian fusion

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