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33-35 South End, Croydon CR0 1BE, England
0208 667 0070
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Today
12:00 pm - 11:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 77
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 25
    Poor
  • 12
    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
Saturday Dining

Decided to try Aqua in Croydon as it had been recommended by a couple of friends. Have to admit was a little worried as we were taking some friends there and normally we would have tried out the restaurant first. It was very busy, which is usually a good sign,but had a lovely atmosphere. The staff... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Flossy0072013
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Horley, United Kingdom
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  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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london
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Here for a colleagues leaving lunch and the food was fantastic. Something for anyone and large portions.They offer a set menu at £12 for two courses or £15.00 fr three including steak.Conditions do apply i.e days/times.Considering only one waiter he did remarkably well but sure he could use a bit of help!

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Horley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Decided to try Aqua in Croydon as it had been recommended by a couple of friends. Have to admit was a little worried as we were taking some friends there and normally we would have tried out the restaurant first. It was very busy, which is usually a good sign,but had a lovely atmosphere. The staff were friendly and quite... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

If I had an option to dine elsewhere I would definitely avoid this restaurant. I have visited this place with my wife yesterday ( Saturday) and decided to choose their lunch offer of 3 courses for £15. 1. It was a very sunny day and we could see the interior of the restaurant very clearly and it needed a good... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Visited the restaurant this evening. Whilst quiet the food and service was excellent. A nice choice of starters, mains and desserts. Would recommend.

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Went for my brothers wedding as a close family and friends meal. From scoping the place out to the meal itself, unbelievably helpful and friendly. Food was great and everything was very hospitable. Could not recommend highly enough.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

My fiancee and I visited on a Friday night and had a wonderful evening out. Service was excellent and attentive, food was really super and cooked to perfection. We will be back for sure!

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A group of 12 went there for my birthday and I was dubious as to the quality of the food given how busy the restaurant was. However, freshly cooked food arrived in good time and was excellent. Large portions served in an attractive manner and very well cooked. The waitress was brilliant, containing what turned into a fairly loud group... More 

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Lingfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I discovered South End Restaurant Quater in Croydon with around 40 restruants to choose from. We went for the one a lot of Opentable award stickers on the window. Meze was great. The wild mushroom risotto was amazing. Calves liver was sweet and tender. The lamb Kleftiko was huge and fell the bone. In short the food here is very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Having agreed to meet some friends for a quiet Monday evening drink, we decided to be sensible and get some dinner as well. It was an easy choice to arrive at Aqua, having been there before and enjoyed it. Added bonus was that as it was Monday night it was Steak Night, meaning 50% off the price of steaks, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you are looking for simple food, excellently cooked and presented, then look no further. This was an 'accidental ' find, as my friends and I simply did not know what kind of food we wanted. The food ordered seemed very fresh, beautifully presented on the plate and the waiting staff were friendly and attentive. In all the meal was... More 

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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, Greek, English

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?