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aqua nueva

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London, W1B 3BR +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.

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

Winnie Ting 21 July 2015
from Wembley

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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

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street, London, W1B 3BR

Contact +44 2074780540
Reservations +44 2081281407

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Customer reviews for aqua nueva

3.5 ((()* (based on 10 reviews)
70% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (7)
  • trendy (5)
  • romantic (4)
  • private dining (3)
  • large parties (2)
  • lunch (2)
  • views (2)
  • afternoon tea (1)
  • al fresco (1)
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  • ((*** 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.

  • ((*** by from London

    Took dark for a summer venue although outside drinking area was pleasant (although very busy)

  • ((((* by from London

    Great location friendly staff?.
    Modern take on Spanish tapas.
    Very busy on the Friday evening we were there.
    The Japanese restaurant, on the same floor, had long queues; the tapas restaurants less so.
    There was an issue with the bill we were charged for the cocktails that were included with the meal deal.
    The initial response by the floor manager was unhelpful but the main restaurant assistant manager and restaurant manager were very concerned and very keen to please.
    I would reccommend the restaurant and there ability to deal with issues raised which is something some restaurants find very difficult when they are criticised.
    Will be returning.

  • (((** by from South London

    Food and service were fine but disappointed about the seating. The website is quite misleading since one has the impression that there will be a view from ones dining table. We were seated in a quite dark corner which was chlostrophobic. I had asked for a gd seat with a view since it was a special occasion. I even asked the person in charge to move us but it was ignored. I had only booked there for this special occasion because of the so called view which was from the terrace otherwise there were so many nice restaurants by the river.
    There was a nice buzzing atmosphere. Would recommend it to people who are not after a top view. Worth the experience.

  • ((((( by from Ashford

    The newly refurbished restaurant is beautiful, losing none of its original charm.
    Food and wine are as good as ever

  • (((** by from London

    Really great outside bar with great atmosphere.

    Food was good and reasonably priced. Wine was v v expensive.

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