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Aqua Lewes

Unit 2 , The Old Courthouse, Lewes, United Kingdom, BN7 2FS
Critics Review 8/10
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Opening Information

Opening October 2016.

Facilities
  • Disabled Access
  • Private Dining
  • Free WiFi
  • Outside Seating Area
  • Families and Children Welcome

About Aqua Lewes

Welcome to Aqua, the home of modern Italian cuisine where our menus are thoughtfully tailored to meet our guests’ tastes and expectations. Our aim is to ensure that you have a memorable experience, with impeccable service and great food.

Cuisine: Italian
Dress Code: Casual
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Critics Review
A new reason to make your way to Lewes…
8/10
Having lived in Brighton for nearly 5 years I am embarrassed to say that tonight is going to be my first time in Lewes. Just a 20 minute drive down the road, we are visiting the recently opened Aqua restaurant. From taking a quick look at their menu online, it is clear that Aqua serve a lovely variety of Italian dishes and I am very excited. We have booked a later table to make sure we are on time, which is great, because work has overrun and I have worked up a huge appetite. Lucy picks me up from the office and off we go.
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Visited On Sunday, 09 December 2018

Amazing food and service, child friendly and just an all round great afternoon! Will definitely be back and recommending to everyone I know

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

Food was amazing - service was amazing - great value for money. Second Year we have come for Christmas Lunch and I think it was better than last year. Can't wait to come back.

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Visited On Saturday, 08 December 2018

After booking our Christmas company meal way in advance, providing meal choices and requesting seating position etc. It was disappointing to arrive to first be seated adrift from the main restaurant and adjacent to a flooded doorway area. Then to find that you had run out of requested wines..at 8.15...around Christmas! Having chosen alternatives, these too ran out when trying to order more. My vegetarian meal was tasteless and luke warm as was the temperature of other meals. I didn’t complain on the night as getting meals changed would have caused more issues. On closer inspection of the bill the morning after, I note a service charge of almost £100! Given our efforts to plan in advance, I was personally disappointed with the poor value and experience and would not recommend you as a good venue for large parties.

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Visited On Friday, 07 December 2018

Friendly & professional service with helpful staff and varied range of meals available. My first Christmas meal with a friend and a most enjoyable experience. Will definitely return

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Visited On Thursday, 06 December 2018

We decided to have Xmas menu. Our booking was for 12 o ‘clock. Considering we were first in the restaurant, so the dinner/ vegetables should have been really freshly cooked, but we felt the food had been cooked for quite a while, it was just like having a school dinner, not impressed.

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Visited On Wednesday, 05 December 2018

When we arrived we were told our pre Order for food was lost & we had to re re order and the veg option was unavailable. One meal was not bought out then when came was raw and cold. The vegan pudding was without sorbet. We paid a £80 deposit and unless we didn’t mention was not deducted from the bill we would of paid again. 20 percent was taken of our bill but still one person went without a meal. Food and service is usually great.

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Visited On Tuesday, 04 December 2018

Delicious food all round

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Visited On Monday, 03 December 2018

Thank you for a lovely meal for the second year in a row !! you looked after our large party really well with great service and food, please pass my comments onto all your staff, im sure we will be back next year !!

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Visited On Tuesday, 27 November 2018

The reason I have marked the service as only 2 star was because despite the restaurant not being particularly busy we waited an hour from ordering until we received our meal and that was only when we chased. The excuse we were given was that they had Christmas parties in. Well they had one party at the time we were there and they arrived after us but it appeared that we still had to wait until they had been served ans all the other diners around us, who akso come in after us, until we were. I would think twice about coming to your Lewes premises again.

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

I have eaten many times in Aqua and always choose it as my preferred dining experience when my family visit. I am afraid that this visit was very poor value for money. The service, whilst very attentive, was appallingly slow. The beef and the turkey totally lacked flavour and the gravy was far too salty. You have a tendency to have your music far too load; I do not like having to almost shout to make myself heard. I did make my views known when leaving and received a "sorry about that" in response.

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Relaxed atmosphere and attentive staff

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Visited On Sunday, 25 November 2018

Lovely, courteous service. I had been once before, my partner had not. Lovely to go back, and great first visit. Fantastic food and service. Can't wait to visit again soon

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Our waitress Miriam was brilliant for someone new at the role we wouldn’t even notice thought she was a pro Will be back again ( first visit)

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Visited On Saturday, 24 November 2018

Very Slow Service. Our group were there for 1hr 20mins before main course arrived!

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Visited On Friday, 23 November 2018

So good, We are coming back next week.

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Visited On Thursday, 22 November 2018

Food good, prices reasonable and a nice environment. The staff were very attentive and friendly. The only negative comment is the loudness the music but that's par for the course these days in any restaurant!

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Visited On Monday, 19 November 2018

Really lovely staff, food was of much better quality than when I last ate here (two years ago). Seems as though they have got their act together! Love the cocktail selection. Food and drinks are good value too. We will be back!

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

Maintaining a welcoming atmosphere and quality in food and service is a difficult thing to do but Aqua seeming to be succeeding marvellously. Thank you.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Excellent atmosphere with live music.

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Visited On Saturday, 17 November 2018

Efficient service

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Visited On Thursday, 15 November 2018

A very pleasant 3 course lunch for 8 people, very friendly service, excellent food, and not rushed or hurried in a nice atmosphere. Will definitely recommend and plan to return.

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Visited On Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Really nice first visit for my sisters birthday. Good food not overpriced.

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Visited On Sunday, 11 November 2018

Another fabulous Sunday lunch at your lewes restaurant. The service was excellent. Thank you all.

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Visited On Tuesday, 06 November 2018

Visited for the first time on Saturday. Liked it so much that we took other friends there on Tuesday eve. Great service, food and drink. Thanks.....Rob

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Visited On Sunday, 28 October 2018

Spot on, loved it.

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