Aqua Eight

4.5
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817 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.

Specials

25% 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: July 15, 2019

Ends: November 30, 2019

Availability: Sun 5:30PM-9:30PM
Mon-Thu 5:30PM-10:00PM

What 817 People Are Saying
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BS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

PS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MB
London
1 review
Dined on November 9, 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 November 8, 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
1 review
Dined on November 7, 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

JB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful experience from start to finish!
The staff are lovely! The food was superb! The cleanliness was so good every where was sparkling!
This was my first visit certainly not the last!
Well done to all involved 😊

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very nice and posh food was so nice and will go again

LH
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 49th wedding anniversary with an excellent meal and some very nice wine. The serving staff were polite, courteous, friendly and made us most welcome. Looking forward to our next visit.

RT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with professional, pleasant and attentive service. The combination means that we will visit again.

CC
London
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate a 50th wedding anniversary and the staff were very accommodating and managed to make the meal feel special. We had a very lovely hostess and the food was amazing as usual.

IG
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal here for my husband's birthday! Having 2 daughter's it's been a while since we had a meal out so we wanted to go somewhere special.
We had the sharing starter which they kindly swapped one item for us which was delicious! We then had 3 different meats (the wasabi steak was amazing!) and sticky rice. My husband was then surprised by being sung happy birthday too along with a delicious cheesecake which was lovely!
Followed by a cocktail in the bar downstairs it was such a perfect night!

i
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service, only down side was our table was squeezed in and there was very little room, quite uncomfortable. We would definitely go again as the food was first class, maybe I'll request a table where I can move the chair.

OT
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant around , food absolutely amazing, good relaxing feel & staff all top quality especially Oscar

BF
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We have often come here for special occasions mostly having the speciality set meal - this time no different fabulous presentation - food delicious- but this time one course less and a little more expensive- but I suppose they can afford to as the reviews are always so good- The Fletchers - Please nite - No deals on set-meals!

OT
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Some some of the tables face a wall making it claustrophobic and reduce and ambience. Mirrors on these wall would open open the dining experience.

D
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food as always, great service definately my favourite place to eat out in Ipswich!

NS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in Ipswich to eat and reasonably priced midweek and quieter.

JS
London
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit, but will certainly be back. Very impressed and staff were very friendly and helpful.

AD
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been to Aqua Eight three times over 7 years (do not in the area hence frequency). We always have an excellent time. The staff are very friendly, the service is excellent as is the food. I will be back!

SB
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was for a birthday meal. The food was absolutely fantastic, we chose the more expensive set menu and it was fabulous. The staff incredibly attentive, efficient and friendly and the birthday boy was given a birthday cake at the end of the meal. This was a surprise to all of us and was a real treat. We went to the earlier sitting at 6.30 and it was packed by the time we left at 9.00. A word of warning, the drinks are on the pricey side and it's easy to get carried away with the ambience of it all! While the food was excellent value the drinks bill made it more expensive that we'd planned. Will definitely return as a special treat.

M
London
13 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Excellent food as always. Was very busy so extremely noisy but this did not detract from the yummy food!

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a selection from the small eats, meats, fish and noodles and it was all amazing. It was my third time here but my friends first time and they absolutely loved it. Food is delicious and service is great

SW
London
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Was really impressed! Hadn’t been in a few years and it didn’t disappoint. I mentioned on the booking it was a birthday and on arrival they had put balloons and decorations on the table and brought out a free dessert with candles at the end which was a lovely touch. Felt really looked after, and the food was great as always!

C
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb as ever

JK
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food excellent.... wine over priced for what it is.... a Thursday but not much ambiance perhaps more atmosphere at weekend.

Would go back purely for the food....

DF
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meal, it was a perfect place to take family.
We will absolutely have another meal here as the food is brilliant.

RL
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their attention to detail is always good, their attention to customers is just right too - never fails to impress, thanks!

MS
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant the food was excellent along with very good service. We will definitely return

AA
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely the best Asian restaurant I have ever been to anywhere in the UK! The food is just amazing, the service is excellent. Would highly recommend it!!

s
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Disappointed. Haven’t been for a while. Menu changed and not improved. I wouldn’t have known The chicken rolls had chicken in them. The dumplings were also bland. The service wasn’t great - I Don’t appreciate a waiter chewing gum at the table and general disrespectful attitude to a customer from the younger waiters. Sadly we won’t be returning.

WP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looked online for a restaurant to dine before a night at the theatre and we weren’t disappointed. Food amazing as were the staff. Exceptionally clean, table laid out very well and staff very attentive.
Would highly recommend. We live 45 miles away so abit of a trek to return if we just want to dine but we would certainly return if we were going to the theatre again or maybe shopping

JB
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Came with friends, our first time but not theirs, they had recommended it and wasn't disappointed. I am celiac and the gluten free menu was superb. Food was delicious. Service was very friendly and helpful but got a bit slow as they got busier. Will defo be back.

SW
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always hospitality was outstanding and food out of this world! First time for my Mum & Sister and they cannot wait to return! Thank you for looking after us

M
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly staff and very tasty food. Little disappointed to receive mango and passionfruit ice cream at the end instead of vanilla which was ordered but it still tasted nice.

RE
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!!! This is our favourite restaurant loacally and the perfect palce to celebrate!!

SG
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is more your high end restaurant for your budget but is totally worth it. Food was sensational and service very good. All made spectacular with a voucher for money off through Open Table. Would go again in a heartbeat.

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

From write up it has and recommendations from others I thought the food with the prices to pay was going to be amazing.
However very on a par to much cheaper Chinese restaurants and also only doing a set menu even with the restaurant seeming very quiet and staff standing around.
Price didn’t reflect the quality so little disappointed.

JV
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service & vibrant atmosphere.

AP
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit and will definitely return. Very busy Saturday night but unflustered waiting staff and only a short delay in main course arriving. Excellent interesting unusual Asian dishes. High end serving dishes plates and glasses. Cant wait to go again.