Aqua Eight

4.6
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851 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Fusion / Eclectic
Winners of the Luxury & Lifestyle Awards 2014 "Best Restaurant in the UK". Runners Up in The Observer Food Awards in Best Restaurant & Best Places to Drink 2011.

OpenTable Top 100 best Restaurants in the UK. Also Accredited by Best Bar None 2010/11. Aqua Eight redefines destination dining with its ultra-stylish design and innovative fusion of cuisine from across East Asia. Aqua restaurant provides an evening dining experience of Pan Asian cuisine, dishes such as black cod in miso and fired soft shelled crab with chilli & curry leaves. Eight Bar provides a relaxed atmosphere with an extensive selection of sprits, beers, champagnes and cocktails. We also provide light small eats, mezze dishes like scallop tuffles can be enjoyed in a more casual environment.
Aqua Garden is open in the evenings and at weekends, available for private parties,function hire, and BBQ's.
Take away and delivery service is now available. Visit www.aquaeightonline.com. Minimum of £25 and 3 mile radius.

Special Offers

20% off total bill

...from the a la carte menu.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 8 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 8 people

Starts: 2 January 2020

Ends: 20 June 2020

Availability: Sun 17:30-21:30
Mon-Thu 17:30-22:00

What 851 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

This was my first time dining at aqua 8. Unfortunately I was disappointed. The table for 2 (#9)we were sat at was a glass topped table that was cracked, smashed quite badly and scratched, tired looking. I was also sat with my back to the entire restaurant with nothing to look at besides a pretty old and tatty bamboo blind. The noise level was loud despite my reservation time being 6 pm. We actually found it hard to hear eachother despite being only a couple of feet away from eachother. On the plus side the waiters and food were good.

TW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service and desire to please is always evident. This was no exception.

C
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always

S
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best thai food I have ever eaten. Staff were very attentive. Will definitely be going back

RS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent from reception, front of house, service and taste.

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good we all enjoyed the evening good food good service not rushed thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal out with our parents who were equally impressed with the food and service. We had the chef recommendation where chef chooses all the food which comprised of starters (5 dishes), a intermediate course, a selection of mains (4 dishes) and dessert (3 different types on one plate). Everything was delicious. We also had a wine flight option 2 with our meal which comprised of 5 different glasses of wine. I can highly recommend Aqua Eight for that special occasion.

RC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

food as always excellent, service good too nice touches. cocktails very tasty.

MM
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Nice service but standard of food deteriorated since our last visit. We chose set menu but were left disappointed. Even the cod dish we normally love left us dissatisfied

SA
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere!
Made an effort for a birthday dinner including table decorations and dessert. Overall had a great time with delicious food :)

NN
London
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Staff were very polite and attentive. Pork with lemongrass dressing is a must. Can’t wait for another date night! Ok

FB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely meal for group of 9. This is the 2nd time we've booked and the food was lovely again. Was surprised not to be offered desserts or coffee though!

SL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Usually aqua eight is perfect however New Years Eve There was only a set menu, and as one of us is a vegetarian it meant that both of us had to eat vegetarian. This was not advertised on the website

GL
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent quality and beautifully present Thai fusion food, might be nice for the set menus to get a refresh sometime soon. When busy the acoustics in the restaurant can be a challenge.

PS
Leicestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked for New year's eve.
Set menus with plenty of options and tastey platters.
Service very attentive without being overbearing. Food brought to the table promptly and nice and hot.
Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

T
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was fantastic, price wasnt over the top either, only slight complaint would be the toilet is downstairs in the bar but that is hardly a problem,will defo be going again for a meal!!!!

H
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service.
Great that there is a wide choice for gluten free

SS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and great lunch venue. Would highly recommend.

S
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was exceptional and the service great. It was very busy due to the time of year so we made allowances but it was really noisy. We went with friends and could hardly hold a conversation because of the noise. People were obviously on work meals celebrating but they were shouting across the restaurant to others on different tables. It did spoil our first experience unfortunately but I think we would return.

D
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food, service was fantastic from when we got there to the time we left. Not reflection on any of the visit whatsoever but this is being picky but far to noisy.

KH
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently fabulous food especially the Thai Green curry. Can highly recommend the Kraken cocktail

PM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
Good menu choices
First class service

LD
London
19 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aqua Eight never fails to impress, great food and wine list. Keep up the good work.

L
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

I really love Aqua 8. The food is amazing. But unfortunately they need to improve a lot. All I can say that I wasn’t happy with the waiters, very clumsy.

GH
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.. Great atmosphere and ambiance

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had another great evening at Aqua 8! The food was excellent as always, however there was a very large, noisy party in the restaurant near us! But there ain’t anything we can do about other guests bookings! We will be back!!

AT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

As one has come to expect an excellent meal with flavoursome food and excellent service. However, if it's a quiet meal for two and a chat you want avoid a Saturday. Good to see the restaurant busy but, with that, comes noise. Why do people shout over each other at the dinner table? Will try mid-week next time.

SM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. We went for the 'Leave it to the Chef' option and were not disappointed.

N
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, good service as always.

BM
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Aqua Eight and my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening. The food was excellent as was the service. We shall definitely be returning.

Many Thanks

RC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We had the chefs menu but there was a deep fried dish on every course- it was too much! Need more variety. Plus if it’s a chefs menu and we are paying more for it, I expected something a little extra/ special but it seemed to just be a different combination of the standard dishes.

PV
Essex
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommended. Great service and top class food.

KM
London
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, a real treat. Hopefully will be coming back soon

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

6 month anniversary

BS
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food great .just a few things let them down.table warmer not a light so food went cold very quickly.

TT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and wine, exemplary service. A quite excellent lunch experience and I am looking forward to returning soon

PS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. You pay for what you get, however the quality and flavours is absolutely outstanding. Comes highly recommended.

MB
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic time celebrating our Birthday! Great food, great restaurant and a great atmosphere! Absolutely going to come back!

SA
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Forgetting the main dish of a diner when their companions have been brought theirs is a mistake that a really good restaurant wouldn't allow to happen. Service is a bit hit and miss, and the routinely asked "Is everything ok?" feels more like a tick box exercise than a real interest in the diner's experience. Chewy (instead of crisp) tofu, a delayed main dish, undercooked aubergine, plain and vegetable noodle dishes that looked identical but are priced differently, and no offer to hang coats up on a rainy day made the experience not that great.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 4th visit and I was just as satisfied as all visits. The food is absolutely delicious and the service as per usual was wonderful, the wine was also particularly good. I always recommend AquaEight to friends. It can be a dressed up dinner with cocktails or a casual get together with good food, love this place