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Aqua nueva

240 Regent Street | Entrance 30 Argyll Street, London, England
020 7478 0540
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Ranked #6,440 of 17,147 Restaurants in London
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Price range: $25 - $75
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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  • Norwegian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Lisbon, Portugal
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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22 restaurant reviews
167 helpful votes 167 helpful votes
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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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It went like this...Outside rooftop bartender ...red hot afternoon - 4pm Hi, can we order a drink please ? Sorry Can we please order a drink? Sorry Are you serving? Bar is closed Sorry? Bar is closed ( 35 people drinking all around us in the sun ) Bar is closed? Yes Sorry how is it closed? It is now... More

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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The setting is nice, and the roof terrace is good for pre and post drinks. Note £6.25 for bottle of beer and £10-£15 for a cocktail. The dinner was served with good time however the portions took up less than a quarter of the plate and was not ideal for sharing tapas dishes. The flavours did not make up for... More

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