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“Very good price!”
Review of Aqua

Aqua
Ranked #17 of 125 Restaurants in Lewes
Price range: USD 13 - USD 33
Description: Aqua is an independent, family run business. Serving fresh Italian cuisine with unique dishes such as braised pork cheeks, rabbit ragout, lobster & oysters. Offering great affordabilty from its wide ranging a la carte menu, its set lunch & early dinner menu, Sunday roast and 241 Bellinis.
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Description: Aqua is an independent, family run business. Serving fresh Italian cuisine with unique dishes such as braised pork cheeks, rabbit ragout, lobster & oysters. Offering great affordabilty from its wide ranging a la carte menu, its set lunch & early dinner menu, Sunday roast and 241 Bellinis.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Went into this restaurant with my partner during a day trip to Lewes.
The decor is very beautiful, typical Art Deco, chairs very comfortable, beautiful open kitchen and bar.
They offer a 2 per 1 Bellini and have a very reasonable set lunch, although the prices of the wine are quite high.
Our set lunch (11 for 2 course, 13 for 3) sounded very very reasonable. Good choices of dishes from meat, to fish and vegetarian.
Little portions but I suppose you pay for what you get.
If I’ve got to do a critic maybe is that it lacks a bit of Italian character and that is reflected on some of the dishes in the menu, which are typically not Italian, and in a bad way ..penne with chicken?!?
Said that the service was also very good and attentive and the guy that served us was very polite and entertaining.

Thank Gianluca T
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Ben S, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Gianluca T,


Thank you ever so much for your kind review of your recent visit to Aqua Lewes.

You'll be pleased to know that we have a new menu from next week with some lovely new additions while the penne pollo dish is retiring...

New wines too so hopefully a little more variety for you.

We look forward to seeing you again soon and getting your feedback.


Kind regards,

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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

By chance we stubbles across Aqua when looking around Lewes as we were looking for an independent.
We opted for the lunch set menu which we found extremely reasonable in price.
The chicken and leak terrine on Italian bread and sea food cocktail to start was presented beautifully and tasted flavoursome.
For main we all opted for the porchetta /pork bell, kale and rosemary potatoes which was stunning to look at and tasted just as good.
The staff (Morgan especially) were all attentive, checking in on us each time we were served and topping up our drinks. The surrounds were homely and very on trend with a nice outside area for those summer months.
I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough.

Thank Nicholas C
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Ben S, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Nicholas C,


We're so glad you enjoyed your recent visit to Aqua Lewes and can't thank you enough for your kind review.

It's always lovely to hear from our guests when one of our team has gone above and beyond and I know Morgan really appreciates being recognised in such a way.

Our lunch set menu changes every few so we'll have some lovely new dishes for you to try on your next visit.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Kind regards,

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Have had two sunday lunches here over the past 6 months. Both involved excellent service, even humour & personal consideration, which is almost unheard of in many service industries these days. Food excellent.
Ambiance & decor pleasant whilst being different, with sense of space (love the two levels) & certainly a lot of thought went into its layout. Bravo all at Aqua!
the entire setup.

Thank Sarah P
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Ben S, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Sarah P,


Thank you ever so much for your kind review on your recent visit.

Our team members must endure a rigorous humour and personality training program before they are let loose on the public so we're glad to see it's working!

Looking forward to welcoming you back soon!


Kind regards,

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Hardly ever give five stars but this place merits it.

Lobster pasta was sensational. Penne with chicken and pancetta the same. All the textures and tastes were just right.

For the starters, risotto balls and whitebait were excellent.

Dining companion tried their Sunday roast, it too was a cut above, great meat and roasted vegetables.

Everything cooked just right.

Wine chilled just as it should be. Had a glass of grappa, thumbs up on that too.

Didn't have a dessert, no room, but the toffee pudding is again, pretty special, or at least the spoonful I had was ...

Prices surprisingly modest and the service was great.

I think they're doing something right and the popularity of the place says the townspeople agree.

I'll be back here on another trip to Lewes I am sure.

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Thank benscanlon
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Ben S, Manager at Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Dear Benscanlon,


We're ever so happy you felt we warranted your rare five star review and can't wait to welcome you back on your next visit to Lewes!

We promise to continue to deliver the best quality of food and service that we can and, with some new additions arriving on the menu soon, we hope you will enjoy your next visit even more than your first.

Fear not though, the sticky toffee pudding won't be going anywhere...


Kind regards,

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Visited on good Friday as a group of 12 and the food was fantastic. We preordered beforehand (as recommended by the restaurant when we booked) which made the whole experience much smoother and hassle-free. Excellent service all round from the chefs and our lovely waiter (think his name was Morgan).

Thank Luke M
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