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8 Lion Street, Ipswich IP1 1DQ, England
+44 1473 218989
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17:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 18:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Manningtree, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You get what you pay for. This restaurant, which we visited last weekend, had a huge reputation, according to my partner, and I must say we were not disappointed. Brilliant, imaginative menu, with just superb service. Oh, and a great wine list too. Unfortunately. Can't wait to return! Reserve early as it's rightly popular.

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Thank Terry F
London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited on Saturday night at 7. Unfortunately we had a table for four in a corner and with two large guys there was not enough elbow room. We felt like we were joining the table to two next to us there was no space between the tables. We chose our drinks and began to look at the menu. The... More 

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Thank Debra M
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was fantastic. My partner really enjoyed the wasabi venison. The Massaman monk fish curry I had was really nice too. The ambience was spot on, the music was cool. A bit pricey but you get what you pay for. A bit disappointed as they forgot my chopped fresh chilli. Nevertheless a pleasant meal was had.

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Thank Fisti N
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food in this restaurant is great especially as it is from all over Asia but my complaint is that tables are a bit cramped . I know they want to have as many dinners as possible and it is every popular but some arm room would be nice. However that is my only complaint everything else is great !!!

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Thank Lyn M
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Lyn M Thank you for your very positive feedback about the food. It sounds as if perhaps you visited on a Friday or Saturday night, when usually it can become quite busy. If you prefer a more leisurely experience (and more arm room!) then lunchtimes or midweek evenings are probably the ideal times to dine here. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place, even better is the 3 coarse lunch menu with a glass of wine for £14.50! Outstanding! Value and quality of food. Have been several times before and always enjoyed the experience.

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Thank Maulloyd1977
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Maulloyd1977 Really pleased to read that you found our 3 course lunch menu and pricing "outstanding"! Thanks for choosing Aqua Eight. More 

London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely setting and a very good choice of set menu at a good price. Service is also very good and food is very tasty. Good for large parties.

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Thank PoshNosh2011
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear PoshNosh2011 Thanks for choosing Aqua Eight and your kind comments/recommendations for our set menu and pricing, business lunches and large parties. We are lucky to have a flexible space where people can either dine, or just use the bar and enjoy the Aqua Garden for larger informal gatherings. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As always the food is brilliant, albeit the portions seem smaller than the last time we went. Our BIG issue was with how rushed you feel in the place. Hardly anytime between courses and following our dessert the waitress was trying to give us the bill. Not somewhere you can relax for any period of time.

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Thank Alsey26
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Alsey26 Glad that your food was "brilliant"! Happy to clarify that we haven't changed our food portions, they remain the same. I am sorry you felt rushed and that's never our intention. We do want you to feel relaxed and enjoy yourselves, so next time please do let your server know that you'd like a more leisurely pace between... More 

Ipswich
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230 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a very enjoyable evening at Aqua Eight. The service was excellent and the menu varied. Dishes were superb served with great care and attention. I also thought there was an extensive drinks menu too.

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Thank Ipswich21
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Ipswich21 Thank you very much for the five star review and kind comments. Very much appreciated. More 

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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The place is well furnished, nice looking and the working people is efficent and fast. I found the food very disappointing. I don't know if I went there in the wrong night or what, but the scallop truffle I had was like frozen...not fresh for sure...and so the fried prawns, fried in a batter that has remained hard and totally... More 

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Thank Pandoro70
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Pandoro 70 I am sorry and surprised to read that you didn't enjoy the scallop truffle and prawns, but very happy to confirm that all our seafood and batter are prepared from ingredients that are fresh for every sitting. Whilst, of course, I so sorry to hear that you felt unwell later that evening, we're confident that our seafood... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Went here with some friends last July for my birthday meal. Was my first visit to this eatery & I thoroughly enjoyed it. Quality of food was amazing, as were all the flavours of the various dishes we had. Decent sized portions. We loved the concept of the bar downstairs with the restaurant upstairs as it gave us variety for... More 

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Thank Emma F
WingCheung, Owner at Aqua Eight, responded to this review

Dear Emma F Really glad your first experience was so positive for you. We do like to an excuse to throw a good party every Friday and Saturday night! Thanks for the kind feedback about our food and entertainment. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 34 - USD 52
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Thai, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?