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Aqua Eight

4.5
603 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Fusion / Eclectic
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  • 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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Fusion / Eclectic, Pan-Asian
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday:
12PM - 2:15PM
Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday:
5:30PM - 10.00PM
Friday - Saturday:
5:30PM - 11:00PM
Sunday:
5:30PM - 9.30PM.
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Phone number
01473 218989
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Executive Chef
Alan Tan
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Parking Details
Parking off street on Elm street or Marks & Spencer.
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Entertainment
We currently have an in-house Dj who performs on a monthly basis and we offer live music too.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Weekend Brunch, Wine

Special Offers

Lunch: 2 courses £13.50

From a set menu.

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 6 people

Starts: 12 March 2018

Ends: 8 August 2018

Availability: Tue-Sat 12:00-14:15

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: 12 March 2018

Ends: 8 August 2018

Availability: Sun 17:30-21:00
Mon-Fri 18:00-21:00

What 603 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.2
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

A wonderful venue to enjoy great food with a lively atmosphere and great service!!!!! Loved it

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5.0Dined on 8 June 2018

Not the cheapest but definitely worth the money. My girlfriend and I both agree that it was one of the best meals we've ever had, if not the best! Excellent service, lots of gluten-free options, and the food was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. The fried tiger king prawns with chilli were genuinely the tastiest thing I've ever eaten, several days later and I'm still fantasizing about them!

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5.0Dined on 3 June 2018

Exquisite food and well worth a visit. Nothing too much trouble and a lovely atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Another fabulous meal at Aqua Eight, my third time and every meal has been a delight! Delicious food, great service and vibrant atmosphere! :-)

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4.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Unfortunately very loud on this occasion and the service wasn’t up to scratch.

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Food was as good as what people where saying will definitely be returning at some point

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Fabulous simply fabulous
The food was all divine we could not find anything wrong with any dish from taste to presentation. We were a table of four for a pre show dinner and the service was exemplary.

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4.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Aqua Eight is & always has been a great place in Ipswich. The staff are friendly, courteous, knowledgeable & attentive.

The food is SPECIAL. It's so different from other restaurants locally.

It's not the cheapest BUT that's not why you would go here - BUT you have to go here ...

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5.0Dined on 12 May 2018

This is one of our all time favourite restaurants - one we book every time we visit Ipswich
Both service and food lovely, could not fault :)

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

The food was amazing. The service was great. It was VERY loud in the restaurant though. A lot of birthdays and it was really noisy. We could barely hear each other across our table of two. I have been several times and the food is always outstanding so I took my partner for his birthday. Unfortunately the noise levels meant we wanted to eat and leave

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Great service, lovely food. Does everything that it says ‘on the tin’. Thank you

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3.0Dined on 3 May 2018

Although the food was good it was not very good value for money. Waiting Staff were not great.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Faultless as always. Great venue for allergy sufferers as they’re accomodating & informative. You don’t feel you’re missing out, or lacking in options. Food is amazing, so fresh & tasty. Ideal venue even if limited for time as turnaround is fast, without you feeling rushed. Staff friendly & efficient. Fabe place to eat out in Ipswich.

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4.0Dined on 24 April 2018

Great food, beautifully presented, and attentive knowledgeable staff. One thing I would change is that our conversation was interrupted more than I have experienced elsewhere which became irritating, and I did feel we were being hurried somewhat even though only two other tables were occupied. Perhaps I should have just said something at the time, but felt awkward doing so. That said, I would go back and I recommend it.

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4.0Dined on 17 April 2018

Lovely salad and good food. Very quiet night - only one other table eating when we visited.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Excellent food & service, good ambiance, great for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on 14 April 2018

Aqua Eight never fails to give tasty food at reasonable prices. The staff were attentive but some of the décor is looking a bit tired. The menu cover was chipped and dirty

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5.0Dined on 13 April 2018

Excellent food, good service. A very pleasant evening

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5.0Dined on 7 April 2018

The staff were very accommodating. Booked ages ago, but needed to add an extra person recently . Were completly full, but accommodated us by offering a table in the bar area. They then rang back on the morning of the table booking to tell me that they had had a cancellation and they could now accommodate us upstairs in the restaurant. It was my brother’s birthday and they had decorated the table with balloons and table decorations and brought out a 5 mini deserts with a candle and a sparkler on. Such thoughtful and accommodating staff. Have been extremely impressed. Will be recommending to others! Thank you so much for a great evening.

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5.0Dined on 30 March 2018

We all enjoyed our meals we had the chefs choice which is good as it's sometimes nice to have something you wouldn't always think to order loved it

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5.0Dined on 29 March 2018

As always the service was quick and the food very tasty. There was a strong smell of incense which I thought very odd in a restaurant.

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5.0Dined on 25 March 2018

Great food, full of flavour and tasting wonderful. This was the third time and the food just gets better. Great service also.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

In One word ----- Superb, it sets the bar high, we have not eaten anywhere else that can come close to food, service and ambience.

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5.0Dined on 24 March 2018

Delicious as always!!! My favourite restaurant for a date night or a family meal.

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4.0Dined on 24 March 2018

The only things that was disappointing about aqua eight was the wine flight we ordered didn’t come with each course. In fact it got so behind we had two glasses brought out at the same time.
We also had two extra cocktails on our bill at the end that we didn’t have.

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5.0Dined on 22 March 2018

Never had a disappointing meal yet. Love the birthday surprise!

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5.0Dined on 17 March 2018

As always the visit to Aqua-Eight was first class. If you are a fan of Asian food then you will not be disipointed. We opened up with the mixed starters followed by the wasabi beef and Chicken Thai red curry plus accompaniments, all absolutely superb. Also a lovely ambience in there, great service and a good mix of people. Can not recommend highly enough.

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5.0Dined on 9 March 2018

Fantastic food & great service! We will definitely be returning. 👍🏻

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5.0Dined on 24 February 2018

Have been many times, never been disappointed
Alls recommend and shall always come back again

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5.0Dined on 23 February 2018

Excellent food and a favourite for family occasions.

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5.0Dined on 22 February 2018

Yet another fantastic dining experience. The food was and always is superb. The staff are the best you will find. Attentive polite and most welcoming. I can’t wait to go again

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4.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Food was excellent and staff attentive without being omni-present.

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5.0Dined on 21 February 2018

Best food eaten out in Ipswich for many years,can't wait to go back again.

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5.0Dined on 14 February 2018

Once again a great place to visit pre-theatre. Food choice more limited as a special set Valentines menu, which we hadn't,t realised when booking in advance even with the obvious date!!. Wife was just a bit disappointed that we couldn't,t once again choose from the full range of fantastic dishes Aqua 8 always produce. But already looking forward to returning the next time very soon.

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5.0Dined on 9 February 2018

Love this place. Can not fault the food at all. With fabulous service and staff too.

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4.0Dined on 3 February 2018

We had a lovely evening booked for my Partner's birthday. Food good and well presented, picked the let the Chef choose menu option and was given a nice variety of dishes. The table was decorated with birthday balloons and table confetti simply because when I booked online I mentioned it was for a birthday, thought it was a nice touch that this was done without it being asked for. Will be back...thank you.

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5.0Dined on 2 February 2018

Food was unbelievable, so tasty. Great service as well, was a bit pricey but you get what you pay for

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4.0Dined on 23 January 2018

Had a lovely evening for my mums birthday. It was a Tuesday night but the restaurant was full and there was a great ambience. Staff very attentive , friendly and helpful and the food was delicious.

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5.0Dined on 20 January 2018

Fantastic food, atmosphere and friendly staff as always

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5.0Dined on 17 January 2018

Four of us were celebrating the excellent outcome of an inspection. The meal, quality of service and attention were all first class. One of the group is gluten free, so she was particularly pleased with the choice and variety of menu, as were we all. Two of us had been before, the other two not. We shall be back with our respective partners and families. Thoroughly enjoyable, thank you.

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