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Agua Restaurant and Bar

#523 of 1,788 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Old Town
Scottish
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61 Grassmarket | Apex City Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 2JF, Scotland
0845 365 0002
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This restaurant is at Apex City of Edinburgh Hotel
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food with a Scottish twist!

Had a very quick meal here before leaving Edinburgh. Not knowing what to expect but was a great place to catch our last meal. The pork and sea bass were both excellent and the waitress was attentive without being over bearing! It literally was a flying visit and only had a main course but from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 4, 2014
Cuebix
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Athens, Greece
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Visited with friends on my birthday.The food was fantastic and the service great.The waiterswere very attentive and all meals were perfectly cooked.Special thanks to manager Vinnie,a real professional.

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aberdeen
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

We took the 5pm offer of wine and dine for 2 for only £39, service was good and the food was nicely presented, enjoyed a complimentary dram of whisky with the deal, look forward to returning

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Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The food was delicious and our sweet blonde server was great it wasn't until we were out the door that the bartender chased us down because HE forgot to add our after dinner drinks to the bill and we still owed £46. I've worked in the resturant industry for years and that is 100% the bartenders fault, when the manager... More 

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

The Agua is located within the Apex City hotel, in the Grassmarket area of Edinburgh. The restaurant is modern in decor and really quite attractive. The menu wasn't too large and foreboding with there being the choice of two:The a la carte and a fixed price menu. The food was really rather good. It was tasty and was also attractively... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited the restaurant for lunch while in Edinburgh for the weekend for his 30th birthday. His workmates had arranged lunch here as a surprise and had bought a Groupon voucher deal. They phoned the hotel informing them and faxed the voucher over. On arrival the host asked if I had a table booked, I gave him... More 

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Cupar Fife
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171 reviews 171 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We ate here after the show at the Playhouse to see The Jersey Boys- which was excellant. Once again we had lovely food and service at the Apex Agua. We were going with a couple who had not been before so we chose the option of an evening meal for two with a bottle of house wine at £39.90 per... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Had a very quick meal here before leaving Edinburgh. Not knowing what to expect but was a great place to catch our last meal. The pork and sea bass were both excellent and the waitress was attentive without being over bearing! It literally was a flying visit and only had a main course but from what I had it was... More 

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Edinburgh
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

...from my last visit in April when I gave a very enthusiastic review. An ordered medium well sirloin had to sent back as parts of it were blue and the rest no more cooked than rare. The second attempt was no more than medium rare but we didn't send it back but drew it to the attention of the waitress.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
121 reviews 121 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My boyfriend and I visited here on Friday as part of a deal voucher we had. We each had a starter and main. As soon as we entered we were seated by friendly staff and the whole ambience of the place was nice. The food was incredible - highly recommend the crispy pork belly! We didnt stay for dessert (although... More 

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newbury
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62 reviews 62 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is a find on the Grassmarket in Edinburgh. I've eaten there many times in the past and on every occasion the food and service have been superb. The early eater menu is tremendous value at £9:99 and you can choose between two courses or pay a little extra for three. Alexander was a gem ensuring everything goes well. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 61 Grassmarket | Apex City Hotel, Edinburgh EH1 2JF, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 0845 365 0002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 48
  • Cuisine: Scottish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Old Town

Neighborhood Profile
Old Town
Few Edinburghers live in the Old Town, but its labyrinth of dank alleys and steep streets suggests this was not always the case. Today, it’s mostly visitors, tartan-flavored souvenir shops, and pipers that you’ll find on its cobbled streets. This is the place to get a feel for Auld Reekie (Old Smelly), as the town was once nicknamed, and stroll the Royal Mile, the thoroughfare that links the castle with the royal palace – two of Edinburgh’s great set-piece attractions. But there’s lots more exploring to do here down dozens of little alleys, or wynds, while at night the city’s busiest clubs erupt along the Cowgate which is closed to traffic for this purpose.