Aqua Eight

4.5
861 reviews
£26 to £40
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.
What 861 People Are Saying
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Priya
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Aqua 8 several times over the years for birthdays and special occasions. The food has always been very tasty and the staff are very polite and nice. One of the few places in Ipswich that we keep going to!

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EllenW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We thought it would be expensive but after a wonderful meal the bill was a lot lower which was a nice surprise.

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Megan89
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a gorgeous setting. Staff very friendly. Great meal, highly recommend!

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SarahH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I found the food all too sweet and not very fresh, service was good, food came out too fast and I had a voucher which they wouldn’t accept

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NicolaA
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening with beautiful food.

The service was excellent. We would highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank you

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AngelaM
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food served by attentive staff.
Nothing was too much or too difficult for them to help us . Sadly couldn’t manage to eat all of our set menu but what we hadn’t eaten was prettily packed up for us to bring home. They also called for a taxi to bring us home

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MarinaH
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time, would highly recommend. Very tasty food, especially beef which was melting in the mouth. Yam.

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EmmaP
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere, amazing food and the staff were great. Cocktails also fab. Will be back soon!

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AliS
London
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, brilliant service, consistently good!

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MartinS
London
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We very much enjoy this restaurant - the good fusion food is presented well and tasty, and comes in right-size portions. The ambience is quiet (though the piped music can intrude) and unhurried. The staff are usually great, though occasionally are not as attentive as they could be.

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Samboy43
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.

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TimW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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Cheasy
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent as always

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Sonz
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

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RoyS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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RoyC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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MarieM
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

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SharminaA
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 :)

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NorbertN
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

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FionaB
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!

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SueL
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

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GemmaL
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.

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PaulS
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.

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Toehand
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!!!!

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Helen
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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SaraS
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food and great lunch venue. Would highly recommend.

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Sparkle
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.

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Diane
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.

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KarenH1960
Essex
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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PeterM
London
19 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
Good menu choices
First class service

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LouiseD
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.

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Littlelil82
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.

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GaryH
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.. Great atmosphere and ambiance

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OliverT
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!!

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AlunT
London
4 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.

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StevenM
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.

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

Great food, good service as always.

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BridieM
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.

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Aqua Eight is rated 4.5 stars by 861 OpenTable diners.

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