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The Aqua

17 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
+44 1983 863024
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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British, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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17 Esplanade, Shanklin PO37 6BN, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank mikeydSomerset
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

1  Thank Xyzabcffff
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Martin and Jose... W
24 September 2018|
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Response from COLIN E | Reviewed this property |
Sorry i looked at the wrong place & no they don`t have parking only on the street
Margaret W
15 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
Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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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