aqua nueva

(270 Reviews)
30 Argyll Street, London, London, W1F 7EB
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Main course: £22
Food spend: £55

Opening hours

Tuesday to Friday: 17:00 - 20:15
Saturday: 12:00 - 14:45 & 17:00 - 20:15.

Restaurant description

Boasting one of London’s most exclusive settings and a rooftop bar, 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 Yahir Gonzalez 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.

Dishes displayed on a la carte menus are representative of the type of food available at the restaurant.

Customer reviews for aqua nueva
(based on 270 reviews)

of diners recommend this restaurant

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Recommended for

  • afternoon tea (4)
  • al fresco (37)
  • breakfast (3)
  • business (54)
  • child friendly (5)
  • dinner (183)
  • entertainment (28)
  • large parties (57)
  • lunch (90)
  • luxury (81)
  • private dining (50)
  • romantic (91)
  • trendy (135)
  • value (34)
  • views (96)
  • By Caroline M from London
    17 October 2020

    Food and service was excellent however food came very quickly. We had arrive, selected food and eaten in 45 mins. It did feel a little rushed but the food itself was excellent.

  • By Aysha C from London
    9 September 2020

    I booked a table for four and when we arrived it was closed. I then rang the restaurant - no answer.

  • By Elizabeth R from London
    3 March 2020

    Lovely ambience and food was delicious! Plus a Perfect location for our night at the Pallidum.

  • By mario evgeniou E from London
    31 December 2019

    Absolutely magnificent... Vanessa best Restaurant Manager ever.

  • By erica manderfield M from London
    28 December 2019

    This was a pre theatre trip first time and it did not disappoint, the dining was lovely views of the London Eye, excellent unobtrusive service. Waiter absolutely divine, food exquisite, 2 people only need a max of 3 tapas each, The lamb, superb, Lamb Empanada, Piquillo Pepper Purée, Monkfish also very good and Stuffed Piquillo Peppers, Baby Spinach, Chickpeas to die for. Worth a visit.

  • By carol bell B from Dunmow
    27 December 2019

    The restaurant has lovely decor but unfortunately we were not impressed with the food. It bears very little resemblance to any Spanish tapas I have ever had. The patatas bravas was three rectangles of flattened potatoes with a blob of spicy sauce piped on. The chicken skewers were horrible. Cannot recommend it for tapas.

  • By Maylie L from Hong Kong
    24 December 2019

    Sucking pig is very special

  • By Geraldine R from London
    12 November 2019

    Love the food, and the waiter Alvaro Calvo was amazing, friendly and professional! Making our night special!

  • By Jonathan M from Maidenhead
    31 October 2019

    The only place to eat if you’re going to the Palladium. Wine measures were tiny and overall it was pricey but the food, service and location makes it a place we will re-visit

  • By Eileen D from Portsmouth
    26 October 2019

    My friend and I had the 4 course with cocktail offer. The waiter replaced the cocktail with a glass of wine for us as the cocktail included in the offer was not to our taste. The food was delicious served nicely in this exquisitely designed establishment. Enjoyed the experience. Would return again and recommend to friends who enjoy something different.

Restaurant Location Map
aqua nueva
30 Argyll Street, London, London, W1F 7EB

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