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All reviews fish and chips pies roast dinner burger pudding coastal town clean restaurant friendly waitress visit broadstairs a late lunch great place to eat sachets vinegar seaside crispy homemade
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Reviewed 31 October 2020

This is a lovely cafe in the centre of Broadstairs offering the most delicious fish during our short holiday (we tried fish dishes at other venues and this was by far the best). Plentiful parking is available nearby and it's a pleasant walk to the...restaurant from the car park. The staff here was really friendly and the service was super-quick - great when you have hungry little ones. The menu definitely appeals to families, offering all the usuals - burgers, chips, pies, omelettes etc., and is licensed with a reasonable range of spirits, beer and wines. Reassuringly clean with a pleasant 'blue hued' interior. The prices are neither cheap nor expensive - somewhere in the middle but certainly worth it.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

The fish and chips were ok with large portion of tartare sauce. I would have expected Ted a better piece of cod from a beach resort. Not very crispy and bit bland. Very slow to take order and long time for bill. As they were...turning customers away a bit quicker service would have freed up tables.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 22 October 2020

My wife and I were very pleased to have found Aqua 43. With so many other restaurants and cafes in the Broadstairs area closed, we came across this gem of a place. The restaurant was spotless. Sanitiser on entering, Q code to scan and tables...well spaced apart and the extensive menu on the blackboard meant that you didn't have to handle menus so you know all the safety measures are taken care of. I didn't get the young chaps name who served us but he was polite and represented the restaurant very well. The food was fantastic (scampi and plaice) and a decent sized portion. We shared a pudding which was piping hot tasty and light, not stodgy. Prices were very reasonable. Would have no qualms about recommending this place to any of my family or friends.More

Date of visit: October 2020
trevore677, Owner at Aqua 43, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2020

Thank you for taking the time to post such a lovely review , the young man that served you was my son , Charlie Regards. Trevor

Reviewed 5 October 2020

We visited here although reviews were mixed but there was no que..a mistake perhaps. Fish was bland and not crispy, the chips were oily. Not recommend a visit.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 27 September 2020

Popular fish and chip restaurant found on a cold windy (but delightful) day in Broadstairs. Staff welcoming and happy to assist with seating, high chairs etc. Care taking to clean and sanitise tables before seating. Menu on a blackboard, delicious, appetising options including an extensive...children’s menu. Friendly chatty service, brought out in a timely manner with drinks first - branded bottles, not cheap but the genuine product rather than watery draft soft drink. Food was very nice and was served with a free side - my daughter thought the peas were delicious! Not rushed to finish despite coming in for a late lunch and by the time we had finished the restaurant was almost empty. Service was well thought out and polite. Thank you for a lovely lunch today we all really enjoyed itMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

I had the roast dinner and it was truly awful. It resembled a school dinner with the meat being incredibly thin and half the plate being peas. It was very obvious that it had all come from frozen and microwaved. Also, they still had their...Christmas decorations up even though it was the middle of August? P.s. if I’d of seen the way the manager replies to any negative review he receives then I wouldn’t of come at all, extremely rude.More

Date of visit: August 2020
trevore677, Owner at Aqua 43, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2020

I’m sorry you had a bad experience in Aqua 43 , you should have said something on the actual day , this would have given us a chance to put things right The Aqua colours , glittery ceiling , blue and cool white lighting and...More

Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

Amazing fish and chips! Drove from the next town just to visit, was totally worth it. Good service would definitely recommend ☺️

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 8 September 2020 via mobile

Good service, friendly atmosphere, fantastic food, hand made steak n ale pie, delicious, also scampi very good, Highly recommend, very clean, worth a visit

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 7 September 2020

The Best Fish & Chips are found here! Lovely batter and really fresh fish. The service is good and the outlet is very clean. Would 100% recommend

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 6 September 2020

arrived without a booking, and was happy to sit outside - but the lovely lady who i think was the manager, got a table cleared quickly for us. The fish and chips were delicious and would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
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5 June 2017|
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Response from Elizabeth W |
Yes there's gluten free batter for example but it is cooked in the same oil, for more information there is a allergy book for all customers to view on request :)
20 September 2016|
Response from CassandraHolly | Reviewed this property |
Yes it did have home made vegetarian dishes and really good food.
19 September 2016|
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Response from Pascale L | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I have had an email to try and answer your question? Regards
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