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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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Today
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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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: Dinner, Dessert, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 58
    Very good
  • 27
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  • 18
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  • 13
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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
Amazing restaurant

We have been to Aqua Eight many times since they opened. They have never disappointed. Amazing food complete with fantastic presentation. The staff are wonderful, very attentive but not intrusive. A wonderful experience every time we go.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Bartfamily01
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We have been to Aqua Eight many times since they opened. They have never disappointed. Amazing food complete with fantastic presentation. The staff are wonderful, very attentive but not intrusive. A wonderful experience every time we go.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

An incredible experience to eat at Aqua 8 - quite expensive but worth every pound spent. Absolutely incredible place. The service and attentive staff are top notch - must book in advance especially at week-ends. We are extremely lucky to have this award winning restaurant in Ipswich. The food is superb.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Absolutely love this place, amazing food, amazing service. Lovely for a romantic meal. definitely 10/10

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My girlfriend and I ate here earlier this month - not our first meal here and we were looking forward to fantastic evening out. In our previous experience the service and food at Aqua Eight have always been first class and this visit was no different. It pains me to give such an establishment a poor review but I feel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

I ate here at the weekend, taking advantage of the lunch set menu - two/three courses for £12.50/£14.50 is excellent value for beautifully presented and tasty food. We arrived early, so enjoyed a drink outside in the courtyard first - imagine there's a great atmosphere there in the evenings (lots of seating, area for live music and patio heaters for... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We booked a table here on Friday 19th Jun. four of us went and right from the start we were not rushed and made to feel very welcome. Once we ordered the food arrived very quickly and was cooked to perfection, even the set menu was excellent according to those who had it. Everything was excellent, the staff were all... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I've been here 4 times now, each time impresses me more! The food is amazing, I've tried new and different things each time and I'm always impressed! The atmosphere is lovely, I like the fact you can have a drink before and after the meal in the bar! The staff are very helpful when choosing your food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Made a spare of the moment decision to dine here and it was the best decision. The staff were fantastic cheerful, polite and happy to help. However the food, well I have never see food so well presented and when you came to eat it well you just wanted more, not because the portions sizes were too small, they were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

Fantastic food. Very well presented and extremely tasty. Staff were very polite & courteous. My husband really enjoyed his 50 th birthday meal with 16 friends. An enjoyable meal had by all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The food here never fails to please. We had Soft Shell Crab, Monkfish, Sea bream and Quail. They were all mouth watering delicious. Good range of wines to suit the dishes. The staff are dedicated, attentive and friendly.

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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: Chinese, Seafood, Asian fusion

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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: Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic
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

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