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33-35 South End, Croydon CR0 1BE, England
0208 667 0070
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Aqua Mediterranean Meze Bar and Grill is the brainchild of two highly...
Aqua Mediterranean Meze Bar and Grill is the brainchild of two highly experienced chefs, Dasos Charalambous and Dario Nardo. Both have trained and worked in some of London's top hotels and seized the chance to open their own restaurant when the right premises came up in South End. Aqua Brasserie Croydon They liked the look of the contemporary-styled eaterie at 33-35 South End and with a few tweaks here and there to lend just a little more sophistication, opened their brasserie. "Our aim is to offer people a place where they can enjoy quality food, at reasonable prices in a place where they can sit and chill," said Dasos. And I have to say the food really is first class. It's nothing too fancy - just simple, quality food cooked to perfection.
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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 26
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mixed Feelings...

I have mixed feelings about the Aqua Brasserie. My very first experience of eating here three weeks ago resulted me in broadcasting to my friends that 'THIS' was a restaurant second to none in South Croydon... Such was the quality of the food, that I returned with my son the following week but I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Colin B
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Was my first time here was pretty disappointed service was really slow food was ok I ordered steak now that was the strangest tasting steak I have ever had never had a steak that tasted like that before left half of it. Stater was good I had scallops actual place done out nicely though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I found this place on opentable and despite the mixed reviews of some I was impressed. Granted the service was not the friendliest but it was quick and efficient. I chose penne with pancetta to start and my partner had calamari ... big portions and very tasty too. My partner's main was the kleftico which was delicious and I had... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I have mixed feelings about the Aqua Brasserie. My very first experience of eating here three weeks ago resulted me in broadcasting to my friends that 'THIS' was a restaurant second to none in South Croydon... Such was the quality of the food, that I returned with my son the following week but I am sorry that I did. Our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great service great food great portions great quality food. Will be going back thoroughly recommend. Suprising such a small kitchen can serve such a big restaurant.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I were staying in Croydon for 2 nights by chance we came across the Aqua it looked a nice restaurant we were not disappointed food and the atmosphere were excellent. Monday night is 50 percent of steak night great value for money and the quality was excellent in fact we went back the following night again we... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Went on 8th July for my birthday, I love Greek food so we thought we would try it. How disappointing. Only 2 of us had a starter, it was presented well but taste was bland!! we then waited an hour from when we arrived to have our main course. 2 of us had ordered the Lamb Klefiko, omg how awful... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Was recommend this place by three people so thought I would give it a go. Now restaurants that specialise in a certain food should not try and do roast dinners! 3 of our party had the roast dinner which was uninspiring and half the meat was fat. 2 others said that it was ok and one person enjoyed it. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Booked for an evening meal on a Saturday night and was very impressed with the food and drinks but the service was quite slow although staff were friendly. Service charge was put on the bill but I didn't think it was worth paying due to slow service, would have been nice to have the option of tipping. However I would... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

They only take Tastecard on booking. We walked in on a whim, so couldn't use it. Everything was nice, until I got a bitter blast of nastiness on my Sea Bream. It hadn't been cleaned properly. I said so when the plates were cleared. No recompense or reduction was offered. £70 for the two of us. Shan't be going back... More 

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went with friends having been recommended by another friend. Found the food disappointing and bland. Service was slow although the restaurant was fairly empty.

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Additional Information about Aqua Brasserie

Address: 33-35 South End, Croydon CR0 1BE, England
Phone Number: 0208 667 0070
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm  12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 23 - 39
Cuisine: Italian, French, Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Greek

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33-35 South End, Croydon CR0 1BE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Croydon
  • Phone Number: 0208 667 0070

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 39
  • Cuisine: Italian, French, Seafood, Mediterranean, British, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children

Description

Aqua Mediterranean Meze Bar and Grill is the brainchild of two highly experienced chefs, Dasos Charalambous and Dario Nardo. Both have trained and worked in some of London's top hotels and seized the chance to open their own restaurant when the right premises came up in South End. Aqua Brasserie Croydon They liked the look of the contemporary-styled eaterie at 33-35 South End and with a few tweaks here and there to lend just a little more sophistication, opened their brasserie. "Our aim is to offer people a place where they can enjoy quality food, at reasonable prices in a place where they can sit and chill," said Dasos. And I have to say the food really is first class. It's nothing too fancy - just simple, quality food cooked to perfection.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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