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Aqua nueva

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Spanish, Tapas
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240 Regent Street | Entrance 30 Argyll Street, London, England
020 7478 0540
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Epitomising destination dining at its very finest, Aqua Nueva sits on top...
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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  • 42
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 24
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Aqua Nueva has a very swanky setting and a good atmosphere. The food is nice, although not worth the price tags attached to it. We were told that the menu was tapas (i.e. small plates) - having lived in Spain, the portions were a fraction of what would normally be served in an authentic Spanish... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chorleywood, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

i only go here to enjoy a meal in the sun on their wonderful terrace - an amazing sun trap situated high above Regent Street. The tapas are varied and very tasty but if you come here every week as I did during part of the Summer the range can seem a bit limited. It's Spanish wine so the prices... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

Worst. Experience. Ever. Anything to do with this Aqua franchise is bad. Pretentious, presumptuous, rude staff who are obviously poorly trained by venal bar owners who have no idea how to run a bar. Went to Cafe Boheme in Soho where staff are trained to treat all customers with respect. Will never waste my time or money on any aspect... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Aqua Nueva has a very swanky setting and a good atmosphere. The food is nice, although not worth the price tags attached to it. We were told that the menu was tapas (i.e. small plates) - having lived in Spain, the portions were a fraction of what would normally be served in an authentic Spanish restaurant of the same calibre.... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great food and a really nice atmosphere. Prices realistic with a fresh menu and food cooked to perfection. Staff were friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about wine and menu. Would definitely go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There s no price on the menu, on their website there are different menus which you can chose from, but when I selected the valentine menu it wouldn't load, so surprise surprise, we got there and there only the valentine menu available that cost us £189 for 2 for an average meal! Disappointing

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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Yes. Location, design, atmosphere, people. Everything's great. However, do not go if : - you want to catch up with friends or spend relaxed time with your partner/husband/best friend. The clock is ticking and you've got 2 hours, not one minute more, at your table. 15 minutes before the final gong, you are politely asked if you want the bill.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Dropped in here for an impromptu early dinner before going to the Palladium, great looking restaurant, very chic, attentive staff, particularly Salvarore. Prices exactly what you would expect them to be. I would reccomend 2 larger dishes per person. All meals were very well presented and tasty in particular the tuna dish, scallop dish and the pork surprise dish. Lovely... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a great and fancy venue in the West End, however I do not recommend this place if you want to stuff yourself -the portions are tiny and it is not particularly cheap. Not a bad experience but I would not say this is the greatest Spanish restaurant in London!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We ate here during our recent trip to London The restaurant is located on the 5th floor You enter the restaurant via a rather swanky corridor, watched all the way by a large Bull The restaurant itself has a great vibrant feel. The staff are extremely attentive and helpful with food selection and quantity required We indulged ourselves in several... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Wonderful place! Next level of experience in food and drink! Food was amazing, interesting flavours blending together seamlessly. Bar staff were very good! (Made a good Old Fashioned - always a positive! :) ) Staff/Waiters were very attentive, pleasant, polite and knowledgeable in what they were serving. The bar and restaurant decor was modern and beautiful, leading out onto a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 240 Regent Street | Entrance 30 Argyll Street, London, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Soho
  • Neighborhood: Soho
  • Phone Number: 020 7478 0540

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22 - 67
  • Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Soho
The go-to district for a good time in London, Soho hosts a wealth of world-class theatres and a compelling lineup of cafes, restaurants, pubs, bars, and clubs. At Soho's core is London's original Red Light District and the epicenter of the LGBT scene – and thus the city's hottest nightlife. For shopping enthusiasts, Soho is not only the home of London's greatest concentration of boutique shops, but also the most strategic place to set off on a tour of the world's most celebrated department stores. In the southern part of the neighborhood lies Chinatown, with its multitude of delicious and affordable restaurants. Closer to the Thames, Chinatown's narrow and teeming lantern-lit lanes spill onto the expansive hub of glitzy Leicester Square.
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