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Aqua Eight

8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
+44 1473 218989
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
££ - £££
8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a meal with a few friends the welcome was warm and friendly. The food was Awesome and service was 5 star. Thank you Aqua Eight for making a memorable evening.

Thank 278russellt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have visited this restaurant many many times and has always been in my Top 5 to go to in Ipswich but woooaaahhhh what has happened ? the management have clearly lost sight of what they originally set out to do ... this is no longer...More

2  Thank Olepart
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We last visited a few years ago as we have preferred other establishments such as trongs, the waterfront and zaika recently. This decision has been justified. The food was ok but nothing to write home about. As a table of 8 we were close to...More

5  Thank Ian W
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Had a really lovely meal with my girlfriend for her birthday. Great service and great food. Couldn’t do any more for youMore

Thank Regan P
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Dear Regan P It was our pleasure to look after you and your girlfriend, so we're pleased you enjoyed her birthday meal at Aqua Eight. Thanks for choosing to come here, and don't forget our Set Lunch promotions make a great way to enjoy a...More

Reviewed 9 May 2018

The food is fine, the service sometimes not as much as the food. A smile from the service from time to time will be nice. The set menu in the weekend is not too expensive and the location is goodMore

2  Thank Raul I
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Dear Raul I I am glad that you have always enjoyed our set menus and location, and what a shame that on this occasion you felt the team didn't smile enough. It is highly unusual, because we do understand how important it is to make...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018

I have visited here before and am always impressed. Extensive menu and a change from most Chinese based food. Good quality food and good service. The chefs desert choice is a delight to end your meal. Bar downstairs can be noisy, but otherwise a really...More

Thank daveinkent44
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear daveinkent44 Thanks for returning to Aqua Eight and for your positive feedback of our food and service. Yes, at peak times on a Friday and Saturday the bar can be busy, so anyone wanting a gentler experience will enjoy Tues - Thurs night dining...More

Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Me and my wife came here for an anniversary dinner and it was amazing!! Greated by friendly staff and balloons on the table. The waiter talked us through the menus and was polite and kind. Food was incredible !! Thank you

Thank chelseaptyke
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear chelseaptyke When we read reviews such as yours, it does make the hard work and long hours well worth it! Thank you for taking the time to tell us how much you enjoyed your anniversary dinner.

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

We have just got back from having a meal at this amazing restaurant. Upon booking, I asked if they could do anything special as it was my Mums birthday. We walked in to balloons and confetti on the table and when dessert came, my Mum...More

2  Thank K M
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Dear K M Your five bubble review is an absolute treat for us to read, too! Thank you for choosing Aqua Eight for your Mum's birthday, and so pleased everything was "perfect" and "special" for you.

Reviewed 27 April 2018

My wife and I have eaten here a couple of times and have often told our son about this place. He has requested many times that we visit, but we have never got round to taking him (and our other two sons). We decided we...More

Thank Steve H
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Dear Steve H It was our pleasure to welcome you for your son's surprise birthday dinner, and to read that you all found the food "fabulous". Thank you very much for the kind feedback and encouraging review.

Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

We had had a £60 voucher from parents so decided to go to Agua Eight last week, we booked table on open table so received 20% discount off food. We had a drink first at bar down stairs and was served by a rather 'stuck...More

Thank Jonathan G
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2018

Dear Jonathan G Thanks to your parents for choosing to treat you to a meal at Aqua Eight. I am glad you enjoyed the service from our male server and found the food to a very high standard. Thanks also for alerting us that the...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$53
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Suffolk  >  Ipswich
  • Phone Number: +44 1473 218989
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