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The Aqua

17 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863024
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
17 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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Reviewed 7 September 2018

Stopped here for a snack lunch and were impressed by the setting, the friendliness of the staff and the food. Did not stay long but long enough to realise that this was certainly a place worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank idlerocks
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Wow very impressed with this hotel, friendly and welcoming and as for the food absolutely superb. Really good base for anywhere in the Isle of Wight. I booked direct through the hotel, and the ferry ( was cheaper) and changed dates and ferry times all...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank mikeydSomerset
Reviewed 27 August 2018

I have had the pleasure of dining twice in this restaurant this summer and think it is one of the nicest places to eat not just because of the lovely food but the proximity to the beach and the friendliness of the staff. It was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Thecandleloft
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thank you for your lovely review and we were delighted that you chose to eat with us again to celebrate your daughters 17th birthday.

Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

This restaurant/bar is clean, well maintained & a lovely place to eat or have a drink overlooking the beach. The staff are very friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank TraceyG432
Reviewed 19 August 2018

This is one of 3 Esplanade restaurants in a row-they all have decent food, outside seating, friendly staff, and similar prices. We ate there for lunch and dinner and enjoyed the fish and chips. Their daily specials are an enjoyable change from their regular fare....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nancy171717
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

We had the fish pie and the special, Hong Kong Chicken. We were able to sit outside. Food was very good and we enjoyed it very much.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Monkysnake
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

The Aqua hotel is perfect for couples and families. I stayed with my partner and 3 children. The beach is literally on the doorstep. The hotel is amazing, Dinner has a great menu and the food is delicious, Breakfast is everything you would expect and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Xyzabcffff
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

How on earth did this place get so high ratings and good rumours. We went there with high hopes after reading good reviews, the best on The Esplanade? Well, it isn’t. We had the large crab and shrimp salad, and nothing on the plate was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank CosmoArne
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Having been fairly dissatisfied with the food at the hotel where.we were staying....along the esplanade we found this hotel and had dinner there. It was excellent, extremely reasonably priced and our waitress was delightful. It was our last night In Shanklin, alas,so we weren’t able...More

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank kimgrant
Reviewed 1 August 2018

We popped in here for dinner having walked along the esplanade and seen how busy it was it our regular haunts the Steamer and Waterfront. It was quiet outside with only two other tables occupied, but I grabbed a menu which had a reasonable choice...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Trevor H
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Martin and Jose... W
23 September 2018|
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Response from James B | Property representative |
Parking on the seafront is not chargeable from 6.00 pm through to 10.00 am the next morning every day, and therefore should not affect diners at The Brasserie at The Aqua where you dined. Visitors staying at The Aqua do not... More
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, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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