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Aqua nueva

240 Regent Street | Entrance 30 Argyll Street, London, England
020 7478 0540
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Ranked #6,204 of 16,890 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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Date | Rating
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  • Norwegian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Northampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

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
12 helpful votes 12 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I'm all for a rooftop bar and am happy to pay a premium for the lovely views, however, from the view over Regent Street roofs (including a visual of every shops' air conditioning unit), I'm not planning on coming back. Seems to take itself a bit too seriously and the views didn't really warrant the OTT pricing of wine and... More

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

A great terrace in sunny weather and a nice interior (with a somewhat weird entry). Menu is now all tapas. Food quality is OK, plates are small. Service can be slow. Strangely enough, one diner in my party ordered the same plate as another (after seeing his) but it looked totally different when it arrived and was smaller. For the... More

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Margate, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I can only describe our evening as a comedy of errors! It was absolutely packed and getting a drink was something of a challenge. Completely understaffed! They than ran out of ice so we couldn't have cocktails, the table they seated us at was broken so we had to move, the second round of cocktails took 30 mins to come... More

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Dunstable, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

food beautiful,but very small portions.they do not do starters and main courses,its very much tapas style.staff reccomended 3 dishes between two people.we ordered more!!there was 8 of us and the meal inc drinks was over £800.we did have wine and cocktails.the views from outside terrace beautiful,and they had big snuggle blankets to keep warm,which was a nice touch.overall a lovely... More

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San Diego, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Would Never so back!!!! Staff could not explain the wine (acted like they were brand new) and the chef is not flexible at all with their menu! Tried to order a dish without mushrooms and the waiter just said "no". Incredibly rude. When the manager happened to stop by and deliver one of our dishes I mentioned to her what... More

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