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Aqua nueva

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Soho
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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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 23
    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
Most recent review
Gem in Blackheath

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Balcombes
,
Kent
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Kent
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19 reviews 19 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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24 reviews 24 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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Winchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

We held a company dinner recently and it was poor compared to previous events. Good aspects include Location (High Street, tube, local shopping etc) Decor and style, very attractive, feels like a posh event Sommelier knew his wines well. The negatives sadly outweigh these. Slow service, both in listening skills and activity, it was ages before we got food and... More 

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WGC - Hertfordshire
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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Visited here for cocktails only to celebrate our daughters 21st birthday. The atmosphere is pleasant and relaxed. There is a wide selection of cocktails, wines and sprits - particularly whiskey. Once we had our drinks we braved the outside terrace on a cold December night! The view of the Christmas lights below was wonderful with no issue of the ice... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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46 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I've eaten here several times but not for about 9 months now. It wasnt busy on a mid week lunch. The linen seemed not to be fresh, there was lipstick on two supposedly clean wine glasses and the wine waiter didnt know what a Kir was, we got off to a bad start. The food was very good and well... 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: 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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