Aqua Eight

4.5
723 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • Special Occasions
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
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.

New is our Aqua Garden is open in the evenings and at weekends, available for private parties,function hire, BBQ's and gourmet evenings.

Special Offers

20% Off food

When dining from the a la Carte Menu. Set dinners not included.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 2 January 2019

Ends: 30 June 2019

Availability: Sun 17:30-21:00
Mon-Thu 18:00-21:00
Fri 17:30-18:45 21:15-22:00

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JS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I’ve been a couple of times for lunch in the last couple of months on. Saturday and always feel rushed to leave. Maybe bookings should just be at 12pm then people will be gone by 2pm?! Such a shame as food is delicious

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JA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was incredible, staff were efficient and friendly. Only let down was it was very loud, plus the arrangement of the tables around us wasn't great as it seemed we were crammed in a gap as both my sister and I were bumped, nudged and hit into by neighbouring diners and their chairs/coats/arms etc. More space around each table and reduced music level would've improved our evening massivley.

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CT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had an excellent time again at Aqua Eight, we had the Chefs choice set menu and it was fantastic. Great attention to detail and very good service. I have always had great food and great service at this restaurant whenever I have been here! Well done!

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PE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding, the staff attentive, perfect 10 stars all round

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NT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go again. Best soft shell crab I’ve ever had.

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K
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxing, fabulous food and service I would recommend the lunch time menu

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate with Aqua 8 on Saturday evening for my husbands birthday. We all had a wonderful evening
The food and cocktails were delicious and the staff were incredibly helpful
Can’t wait to come again

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CP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Wonderful food. Waitresses were difficult to hear clearly at times.

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OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome 👍food and service outstanding !!!

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F
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lovely food. Reasonable cost. Would definitely recommend.

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RD
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Aqua Eight was a great night out. It was a last minute valentines day meal for us and we were recommended by a friend. The staff were very professional with putting the napkin on our laps and handing us wipes for our hands after the meal. The ambience of the restaurant was very suave but I will say the music wasn't something I expected, I was thinking it'd be more oriental although it wasn't bad. Our Starter was served hot which is how I like it and it was full of flavour and explained well. For my main I had the roast duck with mango and passionfruit. Unfortunately, I wasn't a fan as my food was lukewarm and the duck was really hard and tasteless. My partner on the other hand had the lemongrass chicken I believe which was full of flavour and was warm. We were served our bill when asked and overall it was a god time out. I would return but i'd order something else in the future.

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WP
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was incredible and the staff were friendly the only reason I give 3 star is because that the meal and experience felt a little rushed it only took maximum a couple of minutes for our starter to come out which we thought was a little odd but we we were not complaining as we were hungry but then it was collected very quickly once we finished our starter, it was only then 5-7 minutes later that outlr main course followed which again we felt was very quick again and rushed. I remian to still recommend this restaurant to friends and family as the food and staff are incredible, i just thought on the saturday night i felt rushed.

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SV
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 2

Amazing food. Lighting a little bright. Overall good experience

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MB
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat and great cocktails everybody must try this place

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SJ
London
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Food was greasy, staff were rude and plates were filthy. Totally overpriced

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AS
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was for my friend a surprise birthday lunch.
The device and ambience of aqua eight was great. Would always recommend. Great place for good. 👍🏽

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place and lovely service! The food was super tasty! Will definitely come back

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RC
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

There was a young lady, who was useless, no value to service at all.

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LS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Aqua Eight on a Sunday evening before going to the Ipswich Regent. The service was great and the food was the best Chinese I've ever eaten I can't wait to go back. We chose the contemporary set menu I would 100% have that again.

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PA
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

We walked in and the noise of the music nearly deafened us. Upstairs a bunch of rough rowdy uncouth and drunken women screamed and shouted. I could not hear my friend across the table. We walked out. Horrible.

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LG
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really happy with the all round experience.. would definitely book there again

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RD
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loveliest meal we have had for a very long time,we had the Aqua menu.

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GB
London
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was exceptional, we had the set menu and it was lovely. The service was functional and we felt there could have been much more attention to detail, explanation of the dishes and passion for service for the type of restaurant.

We would go back for the wonderful cuisine but the service was average.

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j
Kent
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was lovely and great English sparkling wine. Service was a little short by the manager and a few members of staff. The girl who served us was lovely but had clearly not been trained well.

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GC
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed dinner at aqua8 on Wednesday evening-food superb as usual! Never been disappointed with this place!

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S
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, good service and pleasant ambiance. Not too busy early evening midweek. Price range £30 per head so good for occasions.

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CW
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding as always. We will be back for sure. Thank you

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, friendly welcome. Unhurried table service, excellent meal full of varying flavours.

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PS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another marvellous meal, could not fault anything, lovely menu and friendly staff, one of our favourite places for a guaranteed quality meal out

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S
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took my husband here for his birthday. It was a quiet week night. We didn’t know what to chose so we had the chefs choice 4 courses. We didn’t know what to expect but every dish tasted amazing. Plenty of food. The staff were very friendly and not over bearing but left us to enjoy the meal. A very relaxed atmosphere. Would highly recommend for a special night out.

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NH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

We have eaten at Aqua8 for many years now. Often for special occasions. It has been our favourite restaurant. We were disappointed this time for a number of reasons. The waiter continually lent over the table rather than serving from the side of the customer - very impolite and lazy. The Aqua8 menu has always been particularly good. We found the quantity light and barely enough, and... we are not 'huge' eaters either. When the food was served with the accompanying dips - these were not explained and we had to ask what each was for. The final disappointment was the absence of desserts - these were always included in the Aqua8 menu and now the price has been increased and the desserts removed! The food that was served was cooked well, however the presentation has changed - no edible baskets for the soft-shelled crab, just pilled in a reuseable basket. We left feeling let down by the whole experience and we will not be rushing back.

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LH
Italy
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Aqua8 for new years eve and we were very impress with the food. Was a very good experience!

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GE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went with a group of 9 for a end of year party. Amazing food, simply amazing. Great service. It doesn't come much better than this, best Asian food I have ever eaten, my recommendations, the crab and iberico pork. Highly recommended

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AM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed the food and staff amazing, the food was so delicious and tasty, couldn’t find fault

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S
London
11 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always aqua eight didn’t disappoint, lovely bar, cocktails and the food was delicious.

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OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food as always

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HG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very much enjoyed, food very good lovely variety
Waiting staff good

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PI
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived slightly early for our reservation, the service was inviting & prompt throughout the whole evening, noise levels were notably high which was the only disappointment! Otherwise great food! 😊

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DR
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, served well and in a timely fashion. It would have been full marks but we were overcharged on drinks

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LB
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great as usual however the general service was quite slow. We booked an early dinner (6:30pm) and it felt like we had been forgotten about between our starter and mains. Drink service was slow as we had to try get the waiters attention. Wouldn’t put me off going back again for a special occasion.

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