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Aqua nueva

240 Regent Street | Entrance 30 Argyll Street, London, England
020 7478 0540
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Ranked #6,107 of 17,014 restaurants in London
Price range: $26 - $77
Cuisines: Spanish, Tapas
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Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Epitomising destination dining at its very finest, Aqua Nueva sits on top of the former Dickens & Jones department store, opposite the London Palladium. With breathtaking views from the terrace, the restaurant is equally striking inside - a fabulously chic blend of contemporary styles is the setting for acclaimed Spanish cuisine. Tapas delicacies are presented with real artistic flair, and are perfectly matched with a choice of colourful cocktails from the talented mixologists. Aqua Nueva, with its unmatched ambience and flair, has attracted widespread critical acclaim, and attracts celebrity diners regularly.
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60% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

A roof garden in Oxford Circus?! It's going to be packed, and it was, but there is a secret one! The drinks are expensive, but it's easy to justify one or two when you can have it outside in such plush surroundings. The bar staff were friendly too.

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60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I went with my wife for dinner on a Friday night and the restaurant is good. However because there are no walls between the restaurant and the bar it was extremely noisy. We barely could ear each other. The tapas are very good and different but the portions are small. So you need to order ate least two per person.... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I booked a table for the tapas restaurant to what looked like a cool place with a lovely rooftop bar - what else could one ask for on a lovely London summer day and night. I was truely disappointed when I arrived to the 5th floor. The reception staff were not bothered why I had arrived and I kept asking... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

My colleague and I went on our first visit on 17/7/14 to experience the roof top terrace on a beautiful sunny day. The entrance and 5th floor restaurant/ambience looked great,so my first impressions were that this was a fine establishment. I met my colleague on the roof top who had mentioned that she had been waiting for a waitress service... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very good tapas although the portions are a little on the mean side compared to normal tapas restaurants but they are lovely. Sure it is not cheap but where can you have a lovely lunch in the west end and look out over west London without paying for it. I thought the wine was reasonably priced but our bill worked... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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58 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Wow - an amazing venue with great ambience. Dined here with my husband and was really impressed with the venue, service, food and ambience. Had dinner in the Spanish side and enjoyed a selection of approximately 6/8 tapas. These aren't your usual idea of tapas either, they really are something special and more fine dining. The restaurant is spacious and... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Summer evenings in the centre of town mean rooftop bars and ideally al fresco dining, which is something we aren't really geared up for in the uk. The pleasure of drinking cocktails outside pre dinner is an unrivalled one as far as I'm concerned and this is a great venue for this....the food however lacked the skills and verve of... More

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

An interesting venue in an area that has a dearth of decent restaurants or bars ( near Oxford Circus). Very much a younger persons place but still OK for other age groups. Went there on a Monday night so not busy and in the beginning had to 'chase the service' but this settled down. Dishes very nice but small portions.... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

One of the best spots to bring a date. But it is not the cheapest place at all... Price list is top of the class. The roof terrace is a bit hidden in the restaurant so it was quite empty during the spring. Quite a good spot!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Visited for pre-lunch cocktail for a friends 50th birthday. Bar staff very un-friendly and took ages to make a simple cocktail. When asked a female member of staff where the toilets were she just pointed over her shoulder. Why are the toilets so dark? It the took the staff way too long to make the cocktail and they seemed extremley... More

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