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Aqua nueva

#4,902 of 17,733 Restaurants in London
#5,271 of 18,658 Places to Eat in London
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Soho
Seafood, Spanish, Tapas
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240 Regent Street | Entrance 30 Argyll Street, London, England
020 7478 0540
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Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 27
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cool, great location, nice surroundings and amazing food, but drinks are too expensive.

Cool, great location, nice surroundings and amazing food, but drinks are too expensive. I ate here with my girlfriend for her birthday and found it to be an all round nice experience. The surroundings are great with cool decor and some good background music. The service was brilliant and they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
LyndonE85
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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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  • Bar scene
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  • Italian first
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English first
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I went to Aqua Nueva with work colleagues for lunch on a Friday. We were very impressed with the quality of food and service. The flavours of the tapas dishes we ordered were incredible! Very light and delicate but we were full after 4 dishes each. I loved the decor of the restaurant and bar, almost an art deco interior.... More 

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Watton at Stone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I mistakenly entered this review for the Aqua Kyoto, which is in the same building, so I now have copied and pasted it into the correct restaurant! My son and I were shown into the bar where we could have tapas from the restaurant. We wanted something fairly light and tasty before going to see Sinatra at the London Palladium... More 

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Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Cool, great location, nice surroundings and amazing food, but drinks are too expensive. I ate here with my girlfriend for her birthday and found it to be an all round nice experience. The surroundings are great with cool decor and some good background music. The service was brilliant and they catered for your every need whilst being polite and efficient.... More 

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Marseille, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I love this place. I have been going for over 2 years and I have never had a bad experience. The staff are the nicest I have come across. From the door staff to the manager. The waiters look after you very well. In particular Miguel. He is a real asset to the place. I love the tapas. My only... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Innovative, funky and modern Spanish food with a twist on the traditional fare. The food is aesthetically pleasing and very tasty. The service is good. A great place for a business lunch!

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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Visited for my sons birthday. Fantastic from the start! You walk in and are greeted at the door and shown to a lift. Up to the 5th floor. We chose Spanish but there is a Japanese too. Beautiful surroundings. Toilets were amazing too! The service was exceptional. As it was Tapas we ordered 3/4 dishes each and they kept coming...we... More 

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Luton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We were looking for a Spanish restaurant to eat and this came up on the search, as we were standing at Oxford Circus we decided to try it. No problem getting in (early Friday evening) we went straight to our table. The (Spanish) waitress explained how the menu works i.e. it's not Tapas but the portions aren't big, and we... More 

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Plymouth, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Intrigued by the roof garden, we originally planned to have a couple of drinks outside prior to our evening meal however it was so busy (Saturday evening) that this wasnt really possible so we were shown straight to our table - not really an issue as the atmosphere was buzzing and exciting and we were looking forward to our meal!... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The first time I came to Aqua Nueva was back in November of 2014. Had a great time and was surprised how good the service was and how beautiful everything looked. I've been there recently now, is COMPLETELY refurnished, looks better than ever, the food tastes heavenly, and it is the best place if you want to escape London's crazy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I recently visited the newly beautiful re-furnished Aqua Nueva with friends and our visit was beyond amazing. From the moment you walk in.. You are greeted by the very warm and welcoming reception team. From delicious cocktails on the divine terrace to the sexy interior of the bar (including the very cool bull at the entrance) it all definitely lived... 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 23 - 69
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Spanish, Tapas

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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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