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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 3 days ago

Great views and great traditional food on the sea front of Shanklin Isle of wight. Only down side parking can be hard

Thank nigel908
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in an apartment nearby in the summer, but visiting The Aqua became our favourite thing to do most evenings. It was one of the quieter bar/restaurants along the seafront. We'd sit at the tables at the front of the veranda, having drinks...More

Thank RMAR75
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely review , and we hope to have the pleasure of you staying with us in the future.We are closed now for the season and re open for Easter 2019. Always telephone the Hotel directly to book accommodation as we can...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even though the weather was not great the views were amazing,small room but ample for single person, Staff were helpful and good breakfasts!

1  Thank Raewyn J
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

On the evening after our wedding at Newport Registry on the Isle of Wight on 28 Sept 2018, we booked a window seat table at The Aqua, on Shanklin Seafront. We had visited The Aqua a couple of times on each week’s holiday on the...More

Thank sarah662016
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The Aqua Hotel open to general public for food and drink,we had not booked but were found a table by a very polite waitress.Restaurant was very busy but orders for drinks and food was very prompt, we ordered Rissotto was served very hot and very...More

Thank cmanby41
Reviewed 2 October 2018

I had seen good reviews so on a weekend away, we ate here. Had a lovely meal of starter and main course. The portions are quite generous so we didn't manage dessert. The restaurant is right on the seafront but being the end of September...More

Thank Lorraine H
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We visited twice during our recent 4 day stay on the island because we enjoyed our first meal so much we went back. Situated on Shanklin Esplanade there is readily available parking. On our first visit I had the trio of sausages with mash and...More

Thank PWH2013
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Spent 1 week here, 1st week in September - a delightful stay by any standards, at home or abroad. I can't fault either hotel or restaurant. James and Annette work 24/7 to ensure high standards across the board as do all staff, especially in dining...More

Thank cattermole
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We stayed here last week and couldn't fault the hotel in any way. The staff and owners were so friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. They went out of their way with little touches to make our Golden Wedding anniversary memorable, when...More

Thank Pam T
James B, Owner at The Aqua, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review .We are pleased you chose The Aqua to celebrate your very special wedding anniversary and hope we helped in a small way to make it even more memorable.

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.

Thank idlerocks
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, View, Business meetings, 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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