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33-35 South End, Croydon CR0 1BE, England
0208 667 0070
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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, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 81
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 27
    Poor
  • 14
    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
Very nice food

Lovely food, the scallops are yum, had the grilled chicken and rice and my partner had a Sunday roast! The food was very nice but the manager was a bit impatient/ unfriendly despite it not being peak time. Apart from that, a lovely evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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  • Families with children
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Lovely food, the scallops are yum, had the grilled chicken and rice and my partner had a Sunday roast! The food was very nice but the manager was a bit impatient/ unfriendly despite it not being peak time. Apart from that, a lovely evening.

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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Not the cheapest place in town ... but go on a Monday and it'll be the best decision you made all week. Stunning food, great atmosphere and lovely staff ... its no surprise it's not cheap.

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Honestly this is hands down the best restaurant I've been in around Croydon ever... Fantastic Food FANTASTIC! Wonderful décor, perfectly served and reasonably priced. The Kleftico was astounding and the Hot Prawns simply amazing followed by Homemade Tiramisu. I will be coming back again and again.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Very disappointed by arrogant welcome on arriving for dinner. We were dealt with in an offhand manner and ignored while later arrivals were greeted like old friends. We walked out and found a much better welcome and fabulous meal at the neighbouring restaurant (Tre Fratelli). We will not return.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We were planning to go somewhere else, but decided this restaurant looked better as more people were in it, and in the menu it was written what is vegetarian and what isn’t. I decided to get Butternut squash risotto (which fulfilled my stomach fully and tasted really good. My bf had mixed grill and he left some, but it was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

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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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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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 - 38
  • 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?