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Aqua Eight

8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
01473 218989
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Ranked #7 of 314 restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $40
Cuisines: Asian fusion
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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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Suffolk
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We came here for a nice meal, we entered and were shown straight upstairs and seated. First the starter we chose they had "ran out of", then I had problems ordering, the waiter couldn't understand that I didn't want milk/cream in my dish. After finally getting a dish ordered, he returned 5 minutes later saying they couldn't make it without... More

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ipswich
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I've been here a few times recently and each time it has been just as delicious, if not better! Easily my favourite restaurant! Every dish is very unique and full of different flavours, definitely something for everyone. All staff work very hard and mostly all are very friendly making a comfortable atmosphere for a lovely evening. My only disadvantage is... More

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Essex
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

I've been to Aqua Eight three times now and they have never failed to disappoint. The service is fantastic and the staff are very friendly without being overbearing. I've been with a friend, my husband (both times for dinner) and for a work meal (at lunch time). The atmosphere in the restaurant was perfect for all three meals and we... More

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

I've been here a few times for dinner over the past few years and it hasn't changed one bit which is great as the service, quality of food and value is brilliant. It is slightly more expensive than similar restaurants but do not be afraid to pay extra because what you receive is more than worth it. We went for... More

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Aqua Eight is very much a type of place that you choose for a special occasion, the fushion style food is quite unique and the only type of restaurant offering this style of cuisine. Unfortunately this niche is also the restarants downfall. There is a overwhelming feeling of arrogance in the establishment. This 'niche' has allowed them to over price... More

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Colchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A lot of deep fried food but it is all delicious..... We often have the vegetarian set menu and always come away full and feeling very well looked after. We are regulars and love it!

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Otley, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited on the 28th of June with a group of friends for my Birthday, I was really impressed with the fantastic service and food, nothing was too much trouble and after finishing our main we moved to the private VIP area downstairs and was made to feel very special. The Manager was fantastic and a real credit to the... More

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Simon C We're glad you had such a good birthday at Aqua Eight and were delighted to treat you as a VIP on your special day. More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This restaurant was a really nice surprise. We went there for my birthday and had a great time. The food was lovely though more "interesting" Chinese than fusion: whatever fusion is meant to be.

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Gordon L A happy belated birthday and we're glad you enjoyed your birthday meal at Aqua Eight. Your comment about "interesting" Chinese made us smile and we take the compliment! Our family is originally from Hong Kong so our Chinese heritage is evident in many of the dishes we serve. You'll see plenty of authentic Pan Asian dishes on... More

Suffolk
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Visited for the 4th time and was looking forward to a great evening however the restaurant is so noisy, we couldn't hear each other without shouting, the food was bland and everything is covered in sugar. The bill came to over £200 for four of us including extra drinks which we didn't have and this is not the first time... More

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Beachorpool We're so sorry to hear that your visit this time didn't go well enough for you. If the volume in the restaurant was a little too much, the chances are you came on a Friday or Saturday at peak time, when it's the most popular (and therefore the liveliest) night at Aqua Eight. We hope you will return... More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I visited Aqua 8 for the first time with a group of friends who had all been there before. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and will definitely be returning with my husband. Not only did the food taste wonderful but it was presented beautifully. The staff were very attentive and nothing was too much trouble for them. There is also... More

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Elaine P So glad to read that you enjoyed your first visit to Aqua Eight. Not everyone knows about our courtyard garden and it's one of those "hidden gem" places that those in the know really love. The Aqua Garden is always open after 6 pm for outside dining and relaxation over drinks, and it is a lovely place... More

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