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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.

Impressive setting, great rooftop views from the terrace, attentive service, food was delicious and beautifully presented. The background music was a little too loud for easy conversation but it would be a great place for a group gathering.

Carolyn Shier 20 December 2016
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, alongside a range of aqua classics.

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 63 reviews)
77% of diners recommend this restaurant
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  • dinner (37)
  • trendy (32)
  • romantic (22)
  • lunch (20)
  • views (20)
  • luxury (14)
  • private dining (14)
  • business (13)
  • large parties (13)
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  • al fresco (5)
  • value (4)
  • afternoon tea (3)
  • child friendly (1)
  • ((((* 20 December 2016 by Carolyn Shier from London

    Impressive setting, great rooftop views from the terrace, attentive service, food was delicious and beautifully presented. The background music was a little too loud for easy conversation but it would be a great place for a group gathering.

  • (**** 9 December 2016 by Amy from London

    Want to start by saying staff were lovely and the manager dealt with my complaint in a very professional way and I was please that she offered us 2 free glasses of champagne. I complained because the food was very poor and one of my courses had to be returned because it was cold. The portions were very small and could not be described as a dinner which they were on the offer. I was also disapointed that the cocktail that came with the offer was the restaurant's choice and not mine. I have used bookatable several times and this is the first time I did not enjoy it, the deal did not represent good value for money.

  • ((((( 1 December 2016 by David Pugson from London

    We had a really enjoyable experience dining here. The food, wine and service were all excellent

  • ((*** 29 November 2016 by Anita Kilner from Harrow

    We were there for my daughter's 22nd birthday. When you walk in it looks very classy and high end. We booked the offer menu which had a fair selection however I am slightly lactose intolerant which made the selection very limited. It would be good in cases like this if they could offer other choices from the a la carte or put sauces in a separate bowls or serve it without or provide an alternative. The starters were good portions but the mains were very small. My main came out almost 15 mins after the others and wasn't cooked through so I had to send it back. They explained that it was a tapas type restaurants so dishes are served as they are made and are for sharing. I'm sorry but that is not good enough especially as the offer menu is not presented in this way. The food was tasty and well, presented however.
    There was very little attention also from the staff in terms of drinks service. The Offer menu included a cocktail but this wasn't served for 30 minutes after being seated. No one asked us once if we would like more drinks throughout the night.
    In terms of the restaurant decor and ambience, this is good however it really is too dark. All over the place you could see guests taking out their phone to be able to read the menus. The toilets are also far too dark both inside the cubicle and outside. The views of the city are also very limited as the windows are very small.
    Overall the restaurant has potential to be an absolute hit with just a few simple improvements. Unfortunately I would say I had a very mediocre experience and was disappointed.

  • (((** 29 November 2016 by Don from London

    Nice venue, quality food and well stirred cocktails. BUT the size of portions are VERY disappointing for the price paid.

  • ((((( 21 November 2016 by Yvonne Breen from London

    The staff were so welcoming and helpful the food was absolutely delicious and the presentation was excellent.
    Although the portion size appeared small - it was so tasty and actually filling!!
    They made an extra special effort as we had 3 birthdays and they did a candle and plaque which was lovely.
    The venue is spectacular and the views for the roof terrace amazing - highly recommended

  • ((((( 15 November 2016 by Matt Ashdown from London

    attentive waiting staff with a vibrant atmosphere. all the dishes we had we wonderful although the squid seemed to lack something else with it. we ordered from the bookatable meal deal and found it a great way to decide whether or not to go/go back. Aqua kyoto next door was poor due to a few reasons but how different a few metres make

  • (((** 11 November 2016 by David Gambling from London

    Good food, but noisy restaurant, and they wouldn't allow us a glass of wine instead of the cocktail.. the latter was mainly ice!

  • ((((* 20 October 2016 by Mike Welsh from London

    Superb food. Great atmosphere

  • ((((( 17 October 2016 by Imogen Heaton from London

    Had a lovely meal, nice wine and amazing food! The service was excellent, wine topped up when appropriate and staff were delightful when taking orders and happy to help with any enquiries. Overall a great experience.

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