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Aqua Eight

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Chinese, Seafood, Fusion
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8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
01473 218989
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Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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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, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 27
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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
Stag meal

Went to Aqua eight for a stag meal with 25 friends on Saturday 25th of July, had the summer set menu and was out of this world, the starter had five different items, all lovely especially the satay skewers, then followed by crispy duck and pancakes, then three main meals, my favourite was the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
lukerutter11
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Went to Aqua eight for a stag meal with 25 friends on Saturday 25th of July, had the summer set menu and was out of this world, the starter had five different items, all lovely especially the satay skewers, then followed by crispy duck and pancakes, then three main meals, my favourite was the crispy fillet of sea bass, the... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I booked Aqua Eight for a family meal on my 21st birthday. Such a treat! We ordered a selection of starters and mains, and everything was really tasty. The service was fantastic, the waiting staff were attentive and helpful. They made the experience really special - the table was decorated beautifully with balloons, and at the end of the meal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went to Aqua 8 for my 18th birthday and it was amazing! Food was spectacular and service was very attentive! Quite expensive but worth it because the quality of food! Definitely would recommend to anyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I have been here for several special family occasions. The food has ways been delicious, the staff pleasant and has a vibrant atmosphere. I recommend the crab! Also the cocktails downstairs after dinner is a must! Very very good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very nice meal .food hot ,very clean would definitely eat here again a little pricey for food and drinks but for a treat worth it .staff helpful

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Stoke by Nayland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was one of the best quality Chinese food restaurants that I have visited. The salt & pepper squid starter was to die for and all mains of my entire party of four were fantastic! In fact it was so scrumptious that we ordered several additional mains as supplementary dishes because we were so impressed. The portions are not huge... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear MikeinStokeyByNayland, Really kind comments, thank you, and we're pleased to see that you have made good use of one of our £12 lunchtime set lunch offers. We'd love more people to join you! The evening when there is most "buzz" tends to be on a Friday or Saturday night. It gets very busy indeed and there is often live... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had the monkfish and beef and both were superb. Service was excellent. Can't fault the resturant at all. Unfortunately the view was spoilt by an impaled seagull on the wall with lots of poop down the wall. We informed one of the staff who smiled and advised that he was aware of it - been there for 2 months!... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear ByronsMummy, Thank you for the kind comments about the food and you're absolutely right, you ought not to have a dead bird within your view as you look out onto the street. We have reported this and made an urgent request to clear it, to the public body that maintains the street and to the management of that building.... More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Warm and friendly reception on arrival . Shown to a table in a corner and given a menu and wine list for our perusal. Offered water while we chose our food and wine . The service was quick once we had made our decision and the first course was served almost immediately. The main course was there almost as quick... More 

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Chris B, Thank you for writing such a comprehensive review, but even more for awarding us 5 out of 5. I will pass your compliments onto our staff . We look forward to your next lunchtime visit and hope you try us of an evening some time. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant would not be out of place in Knightsbridge. Amazing food every time you go there. Fusion at its very best. Wonderful ambience. Expensive but somewhere to go for that special occasion. Try the "set" meals. You will not be disappointed.

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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Stephen S, Thank you very much for saying we wouldn't be out of place in Knightsbridge. But we would never want to leave Ipswich and guests as kind as yourself! Part of the reason our food is so good is because of the amazing fresh ingredients from our wonderful local suppliers, I'm not sure Knightsbridge could compete with them! More 

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

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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WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Bartfamily01, Reviews like this mean so much to us all, it's wonderful to impress someone the first time they visit but to know we have never disappointed you on all your many visits means even more. I'll be sure to pass your compliments onto the staff who I agree are wonderful. They'll be glad to know that they manage... 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: Chinese, Seafood, 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, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Doing business
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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