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Aqua Eight

8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
01473 218989
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Ranked #5 of 313 restaurants in Ipswich
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $26 - $40
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
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

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
1 review
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
2 helpful votes 2 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
45 reviews 45 reviews
19 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

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

This was our third visit and the quality and service was excellent as usual. Definitely becoming our family favorite place to eat in the area and looking forward to my sons birthday meal her next month. The Food is a high standard and lots of it. Would highly recommend

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear James K Thanks for paying us a third visit and we will also look forward to seeing you again next month for your son's birthday. More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Having eaten at Aqua several times before it seemed the perfect place to celebrate my parents Ruby wedding anniversary. The food, service and all round ambiences was excellent. The whole evening was great and everyone was of the same opinion that it was the best meal they could remember. I highly recommend Aqua Eight as the best restaurant around.

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind feedback, Adam, and congratulations again to your parents. A Ruby Wedding is a milestone to be proud of and we were happy to host your family celebrations. More

Ipswich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014 via mobile

As always a great evening of amazing food, wonderful staff attention & atmosphere. As a regular visitor to Aquaeight it's always a pleasure & an experience we greatly look forward to. If your looking for a special evening of food & drink & a setting that makes you feel special then here should be high on your list, & if... More

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Thanks for being a regular guest at Aqua Eight, Aaron. It's a great pleasure to know you feel so well looked after. More

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