Splash Bar

4
3 reviews
$40 and under
Modern Australian

If you're looking to enjoy a buffet meal for breakfast, lunch or dinner, look no further than Aqua. A classic interior with elegant styling makes you feel immediately at home. The meal options are customized to the time of day.

Breakfast at Aqua includes a medley of eggs, pastries and meats, along with a selection of fresh juices. For lunch and dinner, you can dine on pasta, roasted meats, seafood and a wide array of desserts. Special occasions, such as Easter and Christmas, result in larger buffets at Aqua with specialty foods prepared just for the holidays.

Experiences

  • LAZE & GRAZE PACKAGE 4hrs for 4pax $395 Mon-Fri

    Multiple dates available

    LAZE & GRAZE PACKAGE 4hrs for 4pax $395 Mon-Fri • Cheeseboard V (GF AVAILABLE) • Antipasto platter (V & GF AVAILABLE) • Choice of 3: • your choice of cocktail carafe • bottle of habitat sparkling, sauvignon blanc or chardonnay • 4 colonial beers • 4 young coconuts • still + sparkling water *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • LAZE & GRAZE PACKAGE 4hrs for 4pax $495 Sat-Sun

    Multiple dates available

    LAZE & GRAZE PACKAGE 4hrs for 4pax $495 Sat-Sun • Cheeseboard V (GF AVAILABLE) • Antipasto platter (V & GF AVAILABLE) • Choice of 3: • your choice of cocktail carafe • bottle of habitat sparkling, sauvignon blanc or chardonnay • 4 colonial beers • 4 young coconuts • still + sparkling water *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • SUN’S OUT PACKAGE 4hrs for 4pax $250 Mon-Fri

    Multiple dates available

    SUN’S OUT PACKAGE 4hrs for 4pax $250 Mon-Fri Cheeseboard V, GF AVAILABLE • Choice of 2: • your choice of cocktail carafe • bottle of habitat sparkling, sauvignon blanc or chardonnay • 4 colonial beers • still + sparkling water *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • POOLSIDE LONG LUNCH 4hrs for 4pax $550 Mon-Fri

    Multiple dates available

    POOLSIDE LONG LUNCH 4hrs for 4pax $550 Mon-Fri Fresh North Queensland seafood platter GF DF bugs + prawns + oysters + huon smoked salmon • Charcuterie board selection of casalingo smoked meats + nduja + pickled vegetables • Australian cheese platter V (GF AVAILABLE) gourmet crackers + fruit pastes • Pestos & dips V (GF AVAILABLE) vegetable crudities + rustic breads • Sparkling & still water COCKTAILS • Choice of 2 x carafes: • mojito • sangria • pimm’s • margarita *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • POOLSIDE LONG LUNCH 4hrs for 4pax $650 Sat-Sun

    Multiple dates available

    POOLSIDE LONG LUNCH 4hrs for 4pax $650 Sat-Sun Fresh North Queensland seafood platter GF DF bugs + prawns + oysters + huon smoked salmon • Charcuterie board selection of casalingo smoked meats + nduja + pickled vegetables • Australian cheese platter V (GF AVAILABLE) gourmet crackers + fruit pastes • Pestos & dips V (GF AVAILABLE) vegetable crudities + rustic breads • Sparkling & still water COCKTAILS • Choice of 2 x carafes: • mojito • sangria • pimm’s • margarita *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • SPLASH BAR HIGH TEA 4hrs for 4pax $450 Mon-Fri

    Multiple dates available

    SPLASH BAR HIGH TEA 4hrs for 4pax $450 Mon-Fri • Huon smoked salmon chive blini + preserved lemon + crème fraiche • Pumpkin & ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers V • Prawn & crab remoulade mary rose + baby cos baguette • Finger sandwiches casalingo double smoked ham + gruyere cheese + english mustard • Seasonal local North Queensland fruits GF DF V VEGAN • Raspberry & coconut macarons V GF • Chocolate coated strawberries V GF • Traditional scones V strawberry jam + chantilly cream COCKTAILS • Choice of 1 per person: • lemon tea royale • espresso martini *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • SPLASH BAR HIGH TEA 4hrs for 4pax $550 Sat-Sun

    Multiple dates available

    SPLASH BAR HIGH TEA 4hrs for 4pax $550 Sat-Sun • Huon smoked salmon chive blini + preserved lemon + crème fraiche • Pumpkin & ricotta stuffed zucchini flowers V • Prawn & crab remoulade mary rose + baby cos baguette • Finger sandwiches casalingo double smoked ham + gruyere cheese + english mustard • Seasonal local North Queensland fruits GF DF V VEGAN • Raspberry & coconut macarons V GF • Chocolate coated strawberries V GF • Traditional scones V strawberry jam + chantilly cream COCKTAILS • Choice of 1 per person: • lemon tea royale • espresso martini *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • RISE N SHINE PACKAGE 4hrs for 4 pax $350 Mon-Fri

    Multiple dates available

    RISE N SHINE PACKAGE 4hrs for 4 pax $350 Mon-Fri Splash Bar Breakfast Tower: • eggs benedict croissants (V AVAILABLE) • avocado & feta smash blistered tomatoes + rye toast V • toasted danishes & waffles maple syrup & chantilly cream V • macadamia & vanilla yoghurt granola cups V • sliced fresh seasonal fruit V GF DF VEGAN • Bottle of Rob Dolan Blanc de Blancs • Tea & Coffee *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • RISE N SHINE PACKAGE 4hrs for 4 pax $450 Sat-Sun

    Multiple dates available

    RISE N SHINE PACKAGE 4hrs for 4 pax $450 Sat-Sun Splash Bar Breakfast Tower: • eggs benedict croissants (V AVAILABLE) • avocado & feta smash blistered tomatoes + rye toast V • toasted danishes & waffles maple syrup & chantilly cream V • macadamia & vanilla yoghurt granola cups V • sliced fresh seasonal fruit V GF DF VEGAN • Bottle of Rob Dolan Blanc de Blancs • Tea & Coffee *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • POOL PARTY PACKAGE 6hrs for 10pax $950 Mon-Fri

    Multiple dates available

    POOL PARTY PACKAGE 6hrs for 10pax $950 Mon-Fri 2 cabanas • Antipasto & fruit grazing board (V & GF AVAILABLE) • Choice of 4 mixers • Choice of 2 spirits (700ml): • cîroc vodka • bundaberg small batch • tanqueray gin *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • POOL PARTY PACKAGE 6hrs for 10pax $1100 Sat-Sun

    Multiple dates available

    POOL PARTY PACKAGE 6hrs for 10pax $1100 Mon-Fri 2 cabanas • Antipasto & fruit grazing board (V & GF AVAILABLE) • Choice of 4 mixers • Choice of 2 spirits (700ml): • cîroc vodka • bundaberg small batch • tanqueray gin *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • SUN’S OUT PACKAGE 4hrs for 4pax $350 Sat-Sun

    Multiple dates available

    SUN’S OUT PACKAGE 4hrs for 4pax $350 Sat-Sun • Cheeseboard V, GF AVAILABLE • Choice of 2: • your choice of cocktail carafe • bottle of habitat sparkling, sauvignon blanc or chardonnay • 4 colonial beers • still + sparkling water *Saturday & Sunday pricing applies on public holidays and school holiday periods. Prepayment required 48 hours in advance. Non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours.
  • POOL DAY PASS

    Multiple dates available

    POOL DAY PASS PRICES MON TO FRI Adults $50 | Children (5 – 15) $15 | Family $115 SAT & SUN Adults $75 | Children (5 – 15) $25 | Family $175 * Subject to availability, cancellation and change. Day pass holders will receive the admission price value back in food & beverage credit to spend on the property on the same day. Price includes a non-refundable administration fee. Administration fee will vary according to day of the week and public holidays. See below for details. Family Day Pass valid for 2 adults and 2 children. Vantage Rewards members discounts not applicable. Credit card required at time of booking. Admin fees: Monday to Friday – Adults $10, Children $5, Family $25 Saturday & Sunday – Adults $15, Children $10, Family $40

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
4.3
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4.0
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4.5
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3.5
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AshleyL
1 review
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Extremely beautiful venue. Splash bar is so much fun. Staff at bar should ask if you're guests of the hotel before charging you for a public entry fee as I was a guest of the Ville and was charged, however they compensated after I enquired as I was a bit confused as I'd never been a guest or been to splash bar before. I also booked a table and no table was reserved. Experience was so much fun apart from details mentioned. Can't wait to come back!

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LucyF
1 review
Dined on 8 May 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

We had a great time, splash bar never disappoints!
Whoever was on the music was killing it with the throw backs

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Food and drink redeemable however we were disappointed at the value for money.

The reviews below were submitted before March 30th 2021, when this restaurant changed its chef.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Great atmosphere/- food was amazing...oysters were just a little gritty..I imagine from bits of shell from opening the hundreds needed fr a fri night/- but the value for money was exceptional!/- worth the drive & left my husband wanting more/- left with a Food Coma!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent presentation of food, table service carried out with minimal fuss. Position of table excellent due to customer with hearing difficulties. Well don

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Kelly19
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2017
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience2

Friendly, helpful service. There was a great selection of food and it was busy the night we were there and staff definitely replenished the supplies on a very regular basis.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

I was quite disappointed with my experience at aqua on sunday morning. The food did not seem to be refreshed regularly and tasted a bit old and the bacon was tasteless and tough like beef jerkey.
I was however appreciative of how accommodating the staff were to give me a discount due to a medical reason.
Although i do not believe it is worth the $25 for a full paying adult.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We go regularly on a Saturday night for the Seafood. It is delicious. The oysters and prawns are the freshest and juiciest in town. The mains are ok but can, at times, be a bit dry, and the desserts are delicious and there is quite a variety to choose from.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Very Good ambiance. Staff were very obliging when potential problem arose. When renos are finished it should be back to its best

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2017
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience2

Setup was very ordinary, dessert bar should be seperate to prevent waiting in line for dinner menu. The bar service was extremely slow and only one person serving on a friday night.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2017
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

After coming to Aqua for many years, I have to say I was disappointed this time. The variety of foodwas minimal and the food just wasnt enjoyable. I have always looked forward to the deserts but even they were a big let down, almost tasted like everything came from a packet. Can not say that I woll be returning anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I love what I ate however, I found the seafood selection to be quite limited for a 'seafood spectacular'. I have attended these in the past and I must say- there was a lack of variety for main meals.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I dont beleive it is any different from a week day. Price is way too high and certainly not a seafood spectacular. We were told there were more desserts and a bit more seafood. Not enough for a spectacular and not worth the price. Surely the chefs can do better bugs, calamari not fried from a packet and dishes such as seafood chowder etc. Boring prawns on ice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely time. Service and food was good. Although didn't have fish on the night we went.

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Ridgydidge
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Explainable no view, however good value for money, and inviting food was lovely and service friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The buffet dinner was excellent. The seafood nice and fresh, and the roast and vegetables were hot. Couldn't fault the dinner and service. Price was very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great but on a Sunday its $22somehing and we went Sunday night and had to pay $44something. Was not happy with that. Yes it was fathers day but poor advertising.

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Kav17
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2017
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience5

Poor tasting food and we requested birthday cake which never arrived, very poor experience

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Kellie
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service was excellent would definitely be going back and telling everyone was all round fantastic experience

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AngelL
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to take friends, family and visitors. Something for everyone but especially great for seafood lovers. Excellent location, plenty of parking, Townsville dining at its best!

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ShannonH
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and exceptional service from the staff. The only negative is that it does get very loud in the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2017
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

The buffet quality is not keep to the standard like before..may be after the price reduction quality also down

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our evening at the Seafood buffet. I would personally have liked some salmon smoked, fresh or even in a hot dish but the quality of the food served was fabulous

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ShannonH
6 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great night. The food was so fresh and such a selection. The service was fantastic and the staff were very friendly.

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Mozza
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I have been there several times, we have had family flying in from time to time and we always take them there. It's a fantastic meal and outstanding service with friendly staff

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Lanky
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2017
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience1

The mussels and prawns were watery and tasteless. Everyone was queued up beside the open food. There is no ambience in the eating area and it was very noisy. Pleased to leave, as it was not a relaxed or enjoyable dining experience at all.

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StephenM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

The food was fantastic. We will all be going there again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

great buffet we enjoyed it good varity and love the deserts

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We only had breakfast here for 3 days, staff where friendly, wide selection of hot and cold food, very good coffee, quite location clean and tidy, couldn't fault it, will defiantly be back. Currently under renovation, the view will be awesome once the pool is complete.

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ChechaC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Aqua buffet is value for money. Menu can be improved or varied from week to week. Some starters like cheese platter can be introduced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2017
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The restaurant was nice, staff where lovely, re: food..dessert bar was good, hot food was pretty average, seafood buffet was small & disappointing, not much range & freshness was questionable, prawns where good, overall the price tag per person for seafood night was not worth it, probably wont choose there again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The night we dinned in your restaurant we found the atmosphere, food, position and your wonderful staff excellent. As we had children with us they were well catered for in all areas. We have dinned at the Casino quite a few times over the years and have always been more than happy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2017
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

not good value if one does not eat seafood, not too many other options.

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Anon
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2017
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience2

great value (at least mid-week)
Good option for families, large groups and those in a hurry.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The table staff were extremely friendly and helpful without being intrusive
The food quality and quantity was excellent.
A great night dining out for all

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 May 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience3

We have been to Aqua previously and chose the restaurant for its range of food, reasonable prices and child friendliness. Despite the area around the location undergoing what appears to be a total refurbishment, the restaurant itself was only minimally affected, although I did miss the attractive approaches seen on other visits. The food was the usual high standard and all our party ate well. The books given for the children were a great hit.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2017
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

Overall we have always enjoyed visiting Aqua. People who had just arrived were queuing in front of the dessert section and a lot of people had to stand and wait for the queue to reduce to gain access. Also I found that people had muddled signs up showing what food was what and a lot of the hot serveries were not in the best working order. Overall ok.

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PaulK
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience1

I went with my wife and my daughter for breakfast to celebrate a mothers day. On arrival I was told that I have an hour and we have to leave. They were charging extra price for breakfast ($29 per person) yet they were not offering anything special. I mean there was not even a simple balloon or a sign saying "Happy Mothers Day" , a glass of a sparkling wine or a flower for every mother , there was nothing . Mothers day is not a public holiday so it makes me wonder how you can justify to charge extra for breakfast and not offer anything extra . Funny enough they wanted to charge me $10 for my 15 months old daughter...Average food , overpriced. Not a good experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2017
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience1

I RECENTLY ATTENDED AQUA FOR A MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION AND I DID FIND IT SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTING AS THE CRAB WAS OVERCOOKED THERE WAS ALSO NOT A GREAT DEAL OF VARIETY WITHIN THE HOT DISHES. VERY LITTLE TO NO SALADS THAT COULD HAVE BE SUPPLIED ON THE EVENING. THE VENUE LOOKED LIKE A WAR ZONE AS THERE WAS MAINTENANCE TAKING PLACE. I FELT THAT THE PRICES DO NOT REFLECT THE DINING EXPERIENCE WITH THE PRICES BEING QUITE HIGH FOR THE QUALITY OF DINING. I WOULD LIKE TO RETURN WITH MY OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS BUT I THINK I WILL WAIT UNTIL THE VENUE HAS IMPROVED OR AT THE VERY LEAST THAT THE PRICES ARE SOMEWHAT LOWER.

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MaiMai
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2017
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I have been at Aqua in two occasions in a week. We were welcomed well on the first night we came to visit. The ladies at the counter were very cheerful; however, I did not feel the same welcome on my second visit. Although the lady smiles, I did not feel the sincerity in it. The table assigned to us was wobbly. We put some tissue underneath to stop wobbling but did not fix the problem. I stood up and tried to gain the attention of the same lady but she was chatting to another person that looks like another staff but in civilian clothes. I could see she can see me but her gaze pass through me, still I called her, "Miss, our table is wobbly!" She then moved us to the next table. Another lady, the dining host, approached us and apologised for the defective table. She's lovely and was very attentive. The full star rating I gave for the service is because of her. She knows how to talk to people and make them feel at ease.

FAQs

Splash Bar is rated 4 stars by 3 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.