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Aqua nueva

240 Regent Street | Entrance 30 Argyll Street, London, England
020 7478 0540
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Ranked #6,314 of 17,204 Restaurants in London
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Price range: $24 - $73
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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Singapore, Singapore
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Nice terrace, nice music, nice cocktails, amazing corridor ! I love the place ! The location is great and will be a good stop for a pre party. I like arriving early and warming up with the music getting louder ! Also I have always met nice people around the bar, not bad when you are single in your 30’s... More

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19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Aqua Nueva offers exceptional views paired with delicious food and is situated in a great location. The restaurant offers a great variety of Spanish tapas/nibbles, but also a la carte choices. The meat and fish I tried were cooked to perfection and the desserts were lovely; especially the cheesecake. The staff are also very attentive and really care about offering... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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101 reviews 101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

The place is actually very nice in a modern rooftop. When you get there you can make a choice between Japanese and Spanish. I went for the Spanish side and, from my perspective, the food quality was below my expectations. Indeed, the place is expensive for the overall value that it is provided to you: "Spanish" food flavor is poor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

i decided to treat my boyfriend and take him here for our 2 year anniversary and his birthday. it is very upmarket and just being there made me feel excited. the atmosphere is stunning and our waitress was absolutely lovely - she engaged in conversation with us. we even received a free glass of Cava each because there was a... More

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14 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Taken to Aqua Nueva for my birthday meal on a Monday night in August. While there were a few people drinking at the rooftop bar and all the tables were taken, it was a little breezy out there so we weren't too disappointed. It's like something out of Sex in the City and I'll bet it's a fab place to... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's not tapas, it's a return to Novelle cuisine.... The food is great but not really for sharing unless you have an unlimited budget, and I mean unlimited.. That said we had a great night, the venue is nice and the roof terrace is brill.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This could be such a great place, yet, we all know that people can make a place appealing or not. You are welcomed on the ground floor by staff and then take the elevator to the top floor where the bars and restaurants are located: first the bar with the Oriental restaurant, then the second bar with the Spanish restaurant... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a fantastic bar, looks lovely inside and has great food (although I only had nibbles). Very nice outside on the balcony as well where there is a bar but there was a very long wait for service at the bar. I also attended on another occassion with work in a reserved area and the food was fab but... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice atmosphere when I went at 8pm on Friday night. We haven't reserved a table - as an aside, watch your footwear as we were pulled up for leather trainers at the door but were allowed in. Not too busy and room to stand outside. Champagne was £80 a bottle which isn't excessive with some nice beats to chill out... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Aqua Nueva is a fabulous location and the sheer size of place, with it's rooftop terraces oozes potential for a great evening. The bar area was noisy and busy and created a good vibe as soon as you emerge on the 5th Floor. The décor too is interesting and innovative and when we visited to celebrate our daughters 22nd birthday... More

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