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The Aqua

17 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863024
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“meatballs” (4 reviews)
“roast beef” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
17 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

By far the best restaurant on the seafront. A good selection of dishes with good specials. I had the crab and prawn platter. Lovely.

Thank Cheshiremaid
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was booked for a family celebration. We had all ordered ahead of time to make catering easier. My son suffers from a deadly allergy to nuts and sesame seeds so I called ahead of time to discuss this with the manager. I was...More

Thank odree2016
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

My name is James Blanchett and I am the owner of this establishment. I have read this review and agree that prior to this family groups visit we were informed that the young man has a nut and sesame seed allergy and we confirmed that...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a morning stroll with my wife and sister. We just happened to comment of the need for breakfast. One of the staff overheard our conversation and invited us in. Although they weren’t opening until 08:30, but offered us a table in or outside and...More

Thank Andy M
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review we will certainly pass this on to all our staff who strive to give all our customers an enjoyable experience and also take our reviews very seriously.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for the Sunday afternoon special, good portions and nicely presented,even if the waiter/barman was stressed ,he was very good humoured .

Thank John F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We sat inside this time for our meal, last year we sat outside. Good food choices and very nice wine to go with it. Lovely relaxing atmosphere and great staff. A lovely place to celebrate our Wedding anniversary and will definitely come back here again...More

Thank 672Susan_H
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you we are so pleased we were able to help you celebrate your anniversary at The Aqua

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the Aqua for an evening dinner. The location was perfect right opposite Shanklin beach. Quite a few hardy souls were sat on the outside terraces which were great but as it was getting rather cool we decided to eat inside which was OK....More

Thank ricatkn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely Sunday lunch, reasonably priced, with a sea view. What's not to like?? It would have been good if there had been a disabled toilet as one of our party was in a wheelchair, but apart from that, can't fault it. Thank you very much.

Thank Supergran48
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely restaurant overlooking the sea, nice little spot for an afternoon drink in the sunshine! Very quick service and friendly staff :)

Thank Staceynoon92
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank You so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My meal looked great when presented but had piece of plastic in first mouthfull !!! When reported to waitress who was very good she spoke to chef and they offered to recook but my husband was already eating his meal so would have taken some...More

Thank k8mciver
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We apologize for your poor experience in our restaurant and have now discussed the matter with our staff to ensure that we have a better understanding of how this may have happened.. As you were informed we, the owners, were not available at the time...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for four nights . The owner and staff were all very friendly and helpful . The rooms are very clean and well equipped . The breakfasts are excellent as well . We would definitely recommend this b&b .

Thank Nicky C
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon

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Margaret W
14 June 2017|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
No sorry we can't take a table of 23.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Isle of Wight  >  Shanklin
  • Phone Number: +44 1983 863024
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