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aqua nueva

30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB +44 2081281407

((((* Spanish
Main course: £22
Food spend: £55
Opening hours
Monday to Wednesday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 22:30
Thursday to Saturday: 12:00 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 23:00
Sunday: 12:00 - 20:30.

Beware the 12% service charge. But the staff especially the lovely Stephanie our waitress was very attentive. The food was beautiful. The place was beautiful especially the roof top terrace. The cocktails were amazing. The place and the staff were beautiful.

James Edge 30 August 2015
from london

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Boasting one of London’s most exclusive settings, contemporary Spanish restaurant aqua nueva sits on top of the former Dickins & Jones department store. The Robert Angell-designed interior mirrors Spanish culture, with ornate black and white mosaic floors running throughout, and a glimmering copper-coloured vaulted ceiling giving a nod to the famous sherry casks of Jerez.

aqua nueva in London sits right in the hub of Oxford Circus. Its rooftop terrace offers breathtaking views across the city skyline, and is the perfect setting for one of the colourful cocktails prepared by the mixologists. The ‘Inspired by Spain’ cocktail menu complements the food menu, and is headed by a list of ‘Gin Tonica’ mixes.

Spanish recipes and tapas classics are given innovative tweaks at aqua nueva near Oxford Circus. Head Chef Alberto Hernandez presents a menu of small plates inspired by the culinary heritage and innovation on Spain, offering a flexible, seasonal dining experience. Guests can also enjoy a moreish range of bar snacks all day.

Ultra glamorous yet retaining an intimate ambience, aqua nueva restaurant sits opposite the London Palladium, and is just moments from Oxford Circus Tube Station.

aqua nueva

30 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7EB

Contact +44 2074780540
Reservations +44 2081281407

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Customer reviews for aqua nueva

3.8 ((((* (based on 15 reviews)
80% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • lunch (7)
  • romantic (7)
  • trendy (7)
  • business (5)
  • private dining (5)
  • luxury (4)
  • large parties (3)
  • views (3)
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  • ((((* by from London

    After we managed to find the entrance to the restaurant in a parallel road to Regent Street it felt like a sophisticated place. The promotion booked via Bookatable had apparently been withdrawn and there was a more expensive menu on offer, but after bringing out the issue to the waitress, the restaurant manager swapped the promo and let us get 4 dishes from the new menu. The menu is based on traditional Spanish tapas deconstructed into a more upmarket presentation. The final result is good for some of the dishes. However, some dishes were added to the menu with a hammer.. such is the case with the patatas bravas (as much as one can deconstruct the tapa, it is just overpriced "fries"). My favourite dish was 'pimientos rellenos'. On a different note, the portions are not really big, a three course menu would have felt VERY short and would have ended in a negative experience.

  • ((((* by from london

    Beware the 12% service charge. But the staff especially the lovely Stephanie our waitress was very attentive. The food was beautiful. The place was beautiful especially the roof top terrace. The cocktails were amazing. The place and the staff were beautiful.

  • ((((( by from London

    It was excellent. The food and the atmospheric

  • ((((( by from london

    Very friendly and professional staff, was a pleasure to spend the evening there (birthday celebration).

  • ((((* by from London

    A very impressive place with high standards of food and service. From stepping into the building to departing it was a very pleasant experience. Two of us went for dinner and had the set menu at £30 for 3 tapas dishes and a cocktail per person. The staff were charming, and were happy to take time to advise or answer questions about the different dishes. Between us we had six different dishes and each was absolutely delicious. Portions were good so that we felt well fed when we finished. A good cocktail too. It was pleasant to go out onto the outdoor terrace after the meal. It is possible to have a pre- or post prandial drink from the bar there. A remarkable place all round and on my list of places worth eating at in London. One very small observation is that the background music didn't seem appropriate to the ambience or the diners - and too much base.

  • ((*** by from Hampshire

    The restaurant entrance is on Argyll Street, opposite the Palladium. The Regent Street address is misleading. Though not unpleasant, we found the restaurant to be very noisy and as a roof top dining experience - well where you eat has a limited outlook with dormers and a barrel shaped ceiling. You can step out to a balconied area from the bar. The food is basically tapas and as such too orientated around small dishes that whilst well prepared did not provide a sufficiently filling meal. £3.50 charged for 2 small pieces of bread as a single serving and olive oil @ £1.50 to dunk this in, was I felt taking the mickey, as the course servings are small. The waiting staff were very polite and attentive and we were provided with complimentary Prosecco when we had finished our meal. Not wishing to stay for coffee, we stopped by at Claridges for this which I can wholly recommend.

  • ((*** by from London

    Poor experience, nice venue 'but over stated and keen to clear the table oh an didn't have the wine requested received a service discount but rather would have had the experience

  • ((((* by from Wembley

    very friendly staff, extremely nice captain, everyone serves with a smile

  • ((((( by from London

    We had a of three dishes plus a cocktail for £30 each. It was avery enjoyable experience. The food was served quickly but we were in no way rushed. The turn around on the table was 2 hours which allowed for a leisurely meal. The food itself was gorgeous. We shared 6dishes in total including a rib eye steak which melted in the mouth, a very subtly flavoured gazpacho, a dish with Iberico pork in strips on little potato cakes -yummy, white asparagus which was very clean and fresh tasting and some scallops in lime and coriander. The only tiny criticism I would make there was that the lime very slightly overpowered the scallops. We also enjoyed a lovely rice ,soft boiled egg and chorizo dish which again was divine. All in all a very enjoyable dinner -and good value. The cocktail was something with raspberry and very refreshing. Staff were friendly and unobtrusive. The presentation if the food was pretty but not fussy. Definitely recommended!

  • ((((( by from London

    Four of us went to Aqua Nueva Wednesday evening and thoroughly enjoyed the experience - we loved the fact that we were given a table 'with a view'. Two of our group had specific dietary requirements, which were catered for in a friendly and professional manner. The food was delicious, the portions were filling, and each course was served with a short description of what we were about to eat. We also did not feel rushed to leave the table by a certain time.

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