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Aqua 43

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43 Albion Street, Broadstairs CT10 1NE, England
01843 862 559
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Tue 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived on a very windy cold day and was greeted so warmly. The fish and chips were the best we've had in ages accompanied by an excellent bottle of wine. We can highly recommend eating here but be careful of the opening times as they are a but restricted.

Thank katzhaus17
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a chilly autumn afternoon, so it wasn't busy. Staff were polite and attentive, and the food decent. Bartered cod was very light and fluffy and the homemade chips nice, but not excellent. Place was nicely decorated and clean (except for a radiator which needed a wipe). Prices seemed a touch high for fish and chips, but not enough... More 

Thank Craig T
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75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We picked this cafe as it looked inviting from the outside and had a good childrens menu to keep my toddler happy. The two waitresses were very pleasant but that is all I can say positively I'm afraid. We ordered two prawn salads and a childrens sausage and chips and then waited nearly half an hour for our food. All... More 

Thank TravellinggirlUK
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely lunch here on Sunday on our way home from a weekend away with my parents. What a lucky find as we hadn't had chance to check out any reviews beforehand. There's a very good choice on the menu, the portions are big (unfortunately we couldn't finish but were offered a 'doggy bag'), our food was hot... More 

Thank Claire S
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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231 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have eaten at Aqua on a number of occasions over the years and are never disappointed. This is the perfect fish and chip style restaurant in a perfect unspoilt English seaside resort. Great food with great service.

Thank KK48
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were having a short break with the mother in law who desperately wanted fish and chips on our first evening. I had of course checked out Trip Advisor and this was the one we chose. I telephoned the week before as I wanted to book a table (I know it's a fish and chip shop) as mum can't stand... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

This is our third time here and it's been perfect on every occasion. The kids loved it. Food is excellent and very nicely priced. Service is top drawer and the whole place is spotlessly clean. Can't recommend Aqua 43 highly enough. We'll be back for sure!

Thank Malcolm B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We can only speak of our visit, but the signs were there at the table next to ours who left most of their food. We had cod and chips, chicken Kiev and a child's fish bites meal. The fish was wafer thin and tasteless, the chicken Kiev tasted like an Iceland ready meal and the chips were awful, like they... More 

Thank 44magnumopus
Kent, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Took my parents here as they hadn't been to Broadstairs. We were not let down either at this restaurant. Food pipping hot . The girls always friendly and great sense of humour. Restaurant very busy but worth waiting for. It's always clean & tidy. Will be back when we can. Keep going!!

Thank Susan B
Basildon, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

My partner and I fancied fish and chips for lunch (well, you do when you're at the seaside, don't you) and, not knowing the local restaurants, we asked the ladies in the visitor information hut on the promenade where they would recommend. Their first recommendation was Aqua 43 so we gave it a go and are glad we did. The... More 

Thank Kevin R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
British, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 43 Albion Street, Broadstairs CT10 1NE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Broadstairs
  • Phone Number: 01843 862 559

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?