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.
12PM - 2:15PM
Tuesday - Thursday:
5:30PM - 10.00PM
Friday - Saturday:
5:30PM - 11:00PM
5:30PM - 9.30PM.
New Years Eve from £20.95
Celebrate New Year's Eve and Aqua Eight, choose from 3 menus vegetarian menu £20.95, contemporary menu £22.50 or Aqua menu £31.95. Please note your reservation is not confirmed until the venue has received a deposit to secure your booking.
Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 6 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 2 - 6 people
Starts: 31 December 2018
Ends: 31 December 2018
Availability: Mon 17:30-22:00
Lunch: 2 courses £13.50
From a set menu.
Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.
Valid For: 1 - 6 people
Starts: 1 October 2018
Ends: 30 November 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: 1 October 2018
Ends: 30 November 2018
Availability: Sun 17:30-21:00
Fri 17:30-18:45 21:15-22:00
Lovely restaurant and decor, friendly helpful staff, the food was fine but perhaps a little bland, nothing to set it apart from most other oriental restaurants in the town.
Exciting asian cuisine, great service and great atmosphere; one of our most favourite places to eat, can't wait until next time!
Dreadful service from waiter and manager who had poor knowledge and attitude.
Food not good eg Chicken Katsu was cooked in oil which was old and fish flavoured.
Will never go back.
This place trades on a reputation it no longer deserves.
very nice food, high quality ingredients used and quick attentative service
We visited aqua eight on a Friday night for dinner. The bar was quiet and we got a nice seat to drink some delicious cocktails before we went upstairs to the restaurant. In contrast to the bar, the restaurant was very busy. We were seated at a small rather disappointing table in the middle of the restaurant. The ambience was good, if not a little loud. There was a singer in the corner trying to make herself heard over the loud chatter of the restaurant diners. The food was delicious as always, however the service wasn’t as good and attentive as it has been on previous visits, but it was very busy. I would definitely recommend aqua eight for the tasty food and lovely cocktails.
This was my first visit to aqua eight and certainly won’t be my last, the service and food was excellent, the food was so tasty and delicious it was enjoyed by us all.
The food was delicious. Music played in the background. Good service
Outstanding. Only minor criticism is that the background music was tedious. Black cod dish is sensational!
Noise level was really high. The quality of the food was average, prices were fair
Ambiance was a bit noisy with all the chatter but guess coz venue quite small also be aware of the four dining times over fri and say night but food was great
This was my first visit with my wife and we both had a lovely evening with great food and welcoming, polite staff.
I would recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Have been here a number of times and would highly recommend. The food is amazing and the staff are very friendly and very helpful. Great place to eat out.
A party of 4 of us went for my birthday. The food was fantastic, the flavours and the presentation of the food were impeccable. The service was great too... not too slow and not rushing you, it was just right.
My husband and I went to Aqua 8, for our 25th wedding anniversary. The food was outstanding. So many different flavours, the Scallops with asparagus were amazing. The only downside I would say, there was live music playing, which in a small restaurant it was very loud, and my husband and I struggled to chat to each other. However I would thoroughly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
Amazing food, amazing wine, and amazing service!!
Love the extensive gluten free menu
Good service,BUT Would have Liked More time inbetween starters and Main course. As we felt Rushed, Would have Liked More time to Talk and Digest starters. Otherwise Very good.
Fab as always. Booked a birthday dinner for my dad - balloons and confetti on the table went down a treat. Amazing seafood mixed starter and various beef and prawn mains and noodle and rice sides. All sizzling hot, served quickly, friendly and attentive service. All food very appealingly presented - a high end restaurant gem for Ipswich.
Used to be a favourite restaurant - not any more, though the food is still great.
It is often very noisy, as the acoustics are very poor. However on this occasion, as well as the usual hub-bub, the atmosphere was completely ruined by a family party who had brought along a very young baby, a toddler who cried constantly and a young child who would not stop running around. This was mid-week, after 8:30 pm - completely unsuitable for young children. Numerous complaints from other tables went unheeded - we simply moved downstairs to the (empty) bar to eat, where there was no atmosphere at all! If that had not been possible, we would have walked out. The restaurant needs to insist upon no young children unless well-behaved, preferably none after 7pm!!!
We have used this restaurant since it opened, it has never disappointed us, the quality and presentation of the dishes are excellent and you always receive a warm welcome.
Staff amazing food amazing place was amazing and outdoor and dj fantastic
Fantastic food and staff as always - favourite restaurant in Ipswich when we visit from Essex
The food is absolutely outstanding but the service towards the end of the meal was very slow and we had to keep trying to get someone's attention (which wasn't easy) to order a drink. It's very loud but perfect if there's a group rather than a romantic quiet meal.
By far the best restaurant in the area. Authentic and experimental cuisine from all parts of the world. True fusion of tastes smells and vision.
There is always a surprise, never a shock. Every dish is like opening a secret present with hidden ingredients.
I brought three important guests from The Netherlands with me.... Thankyou Aqua Eight, your magic worked!
never disappoints ...food always consistent & delicious
Delicious , inventive food, beautifully presented with excellent service.
VERY GOOD SERVICE, EXCELLENT FOOD AND DRINKS IN THE WORDS OF ARNOLD" I' LL BE BACK" .
Aqua 8 never fails to deliver. The food is exquisite ! Staff are attentive friendly and very welcoming. I love this place !
We booked a table for 8.45pm for the 9pm sitting on a Friday evening. We arrived slightly early and so decided to have a drink in the bar as the table wasn't quite ready. We were offered a free drink due to the fact our table wasn't ready which was nice. The staff were very friendly, but unfortunately due to the 6pm sitting not leaving the table on time, we weren't seated until nearly 9.30pm, meaning we ate very late. The food, however, was fantastic. Good service and amazing quality of food. We will be back, but will probably book for earlier in the evening to avoid any issues.
Took the grandchildren as special treat and quality time together before they head off for university, they loved it
Delicious food, good atmosphere, cocktails were lovely, table decorations & added special dessert for the birthday boy was a lovely special touch. Would highly recommend & will definitely return.
Great atmosphere, helpful polite staff, competitively priced and food was incredible. Great cocktails and offers. Couldn't fault the evening! 😍
Excellent meal. Provided balloons etc as requested for a birthday. Great service and the food was amazing. 3rd time going to Aqua 8 and seems to get better every time.
As ever the food at Aqua Eight is of the highest quality and importantly the flavours excite the palate
Really good restaurant ..the food was amazing..the staff were super kind
Very nice meal and great service. We will be back.
I have been to Aqua Eight many times now and it never ceases to impress. Excellent food and service.
Fantastic food and the service is outstanding and the staff are friendly and welcoming.
Outstanding. Lovely décor and relaxing with fantastic service from everyone. They all give you a sense of welcome. The food is second to none with an excellent choice. I would certainly recommend to anyone
This is well worth a visit the food is very good could't fault a thing and very good service.
The food was good and service was excellent. However the boorish group of men at the farthest table were audible over everyone else, swearing loudly and generally being coarse and loutish. The table of 8 footballers next to us were demure in comparison!
Apparently the group was asked to tone it down, but clearly didn't heed the warning, perhaps Aqua Eight could be a little more assertive in future?
Not what I'd expect from a mid-week meal out and slightly spoilt an otherwise pleasant birthday treat.