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aqua nueva

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

((()* Spanish
Average
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.

Great food, lovely people if slightly disorganised ( all dishes should have come outbtogether and instead our last dish was brought out on its own but it was just potato wedges so bit boring on its own) Still, that's my only fault! Other than that, full marks!

Pandora Ind 24 June 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

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Customer reviews for aqua nueva

3.7 ((()* (based on 29 reviews)
79% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • dinner (15)
  • trendy (14)
  • romantic (11)
  • lunch (9)
  • views (9)
  • private dining (7)
  • business (6)
  • luxury (6)
  • large parties (5)
  • afternoon tea (2)
  • al fresco (2)
  • entertainment (2)
  • value (2)
  • child friendly (1)
  • (((** by from London

    I had a lovely experience and the lamb was Devine definitely recommend

  • ((((* by from London

    Great food, lovely people if slightly disorganised ( all dishes should have come outbtogether and instead our last dish was brought out on its own but it was just potato wedges so bit boring on its own) Still, that's my only fault! Other than that, full marks!

  • ((((* by from London

    Food interesting, especially the goat cheese ice cream, but a bit dinky. Service excellent and intelligent. But the physical venue and the noise were more appropriate to a club.

  • (**** by from Orpington

    Hi, Our first experience was not good, we arrived at 5.30 for a 6oclock table booking, thinking that we could go in for a drink at the bar first as it was raining but the security guy on the ground floor was quite abrupt with us saying, it doesn't open till 6 oclock, come back then. We said but the table is booked for 6 oclock, he just said to us in a not very pleasant manner, there is a private function, you cant go up till 6. When we did go back we were allowed up and shown to the table. The staff were pleasant and the food was nice, atmosphere and décor were good but we were very rushed all through it with courses being delivered before we had finished the previous one and plates and glasses being taken before we had finished with them. we had extra drinks and the total bill was £90+ for the 2 of us which we felt considering the rushed nature of the meal and the fact that were only taster dishes, not actually a proper dinner, was over the top. Would not recommend, quite disappointing in many ways.

  • (**** by from London

    Absolutely awful. Very poor service. Despite making a reservation for 6pm and knowing that we had to leave the table by 8pm, the waitress actually hovered by the table as my girlfriend and I finished a starter course. Our husbands had already finished and the waitress stood with their plates whilst watching us eat. Appalling etiquette. Upon arrival one of our friends decided to take the stairs and the concierge said to take the lifts. My friend said it was okay he would take the stairs. Upon arriving at the fifth floor he found the door locked to the restaurant. The Concierge did not even bother to apologise.
    despite the décor and quality of food, (desperately small portions); we will not be returning. we have dined at central London's finest establishments and this particular visit to Aqua Nueva left us realising why we now favour our old haunts and not bothering with over rated dining experiences, which offer paltry, pathetic portions and absolutely awful service. Even if a free meal was on the table none of us would return.

  • ((((* by from Kingston upon Thames

    Overall it was a good night. Very lively so not somewhere if you like calm atmosphere. Food was very good but portion control very much in evidence. Bit annoying that cldn't change a meat option for a fish option on set menus which necessitated going a la carte for one diner. Waiter charming. Wine £48 a bottle for Albariño . Because one diner had ALC food arriving at same time was a bit haphazard with side portion of patatas bravas arriving 10 mins before course it was to accompany.

  • (((** by from London

    Overall it was ok.

    They were pushing a bit too much not to order the deal for two but waiter was ok. Maybe a smile could help! Not even the manager!

    We waited for the drinks quite a while.
    The food was very good but not all as described.
    The razor clams had normal cauliflower instead of the purple one and no even the smell of the advertised sea urchin!

    Altogether it was fine, but not sure it is worth to visit again.

  • ((((* by from Oxford street

    Amazing dishes and great service

  • ((((( by from London

    Outstanding food and great service!

  • ((((* by from Bedford

    Very nice ambiance in the restaurant. Service was 2nd to none and my GF loved her experience for her Birthday evening meal. Price of dishes was resonable but I would of had less the next time I go.

    Also the cocktails were too expensive and the pigeon was not the best dish I have ever had if I am honest.

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