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Aqua Brasserie

33 - 35 Southend, Croydon CR0 1BE, England
020 8667 0070
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Ranked #41 of 261 restaurants in Croydon
Price range: $26 - $43
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: A slice of the big city in Croydon, Aqua Brasserie is the brainchild of experienced chefs Dasos Charalambous and Dario Nardo. Both come to Aqua fresh from some of London���s top hotels, bringing with them the eye for detail and knowledge of good service characteristic of the best dining rooms of the capital. A contemporary space which will doubtless appeal to the young and fashionable, Aqua Brasserie has a slick design in monochrome tones and with plenty of exposed brick, glossy wooden floors and, the pi��ce de r��sistance, a vast open kitchen behind which the chefs work with a flourish and a smile. Informed by bright, sunny Mediterranean flavours, Aqua Brasserie���s menus is mainly Greek but with a good splash of Italian in the pastas and risottos and a sprinkle of French for good measure. The meze plate for two is an ideal selection for relaxed but romantic dining, accompanied by one of the good value, high quality wines on the Aqua list.
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Had another great meal in Aqua last Saturday evening, this time with a friend. Service was excellent. We asked to be near a window and were duly seated by the open windows. Our waiter was very attentive and the food delicious. I have always found that staff in restaurants and hotels both here and abroad react to the attitude of... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I have been here on a number of occasions, with friends, with my partner, my parents, and for work. The food is always excellent. Cleanliness and atmosphere are good. Prices are reasonable. Had an unfortunate experience as a couple the last time we visited, we were seated next to a large party who were exceptionally loud, but the food was... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I took a group of 12 people here for a business meal when we were all staying in a local hotel and it was a hit! The food was delicious - authentic meze, generous portions, lovely flavours. All the food was freshly prepared and the service was very friendly. We had a lovely evening and would recommend as a good... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

while in South Croydon looking for a bit of lunch, I was looking at the menu and a gentleman walking behind told me to try it and rated it "the best in Croydon". On the recommendation we walked in and took a table. There was no one else in there so thought it could be a mistake...We ordered from the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Visited one of my favourite spots in croydon, once again it was lovely, great staff and great quality meat used for my mixed grill, meat melts In your mouth, great flavours, had scallops for starter they were gorgeous, will be visiting again next week :)

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I have been to many of the Greek Isles, and never found good Greek food in the UK. I have avoided this restaurant many times, always being put off by the drab signage outside. But I found it on line, and the menu looked good, so we booked. WOW - the interior is lovely, nicely laid out with good spacing... More

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croydon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Heard some good and bad things so after a goo few years of walking/driving past thought we would finally our intention was to try the new Italian few doors along wish we had , the service was ok met at the door and shown to a choice of tables to the rear drinks were slow in coming once ordered food... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

We use to love this place but things have changed. Ordered the steak as per normal. Still to this day I'm not sure what I got served... it was weird, tasted like liver and was very dry which made me question the meat as it wasn't over cooked. The manager was immediately very defensive and rude, refusing to accept any... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Good restaurant overall despite our server being not very friendly. Food;starters were very tasty but the sirloin steak I had as main course was a bit tough and dry,which was a shame. The cod dish my wife had was very good. Food was nicely presented and arrived in good time. We will check this place again but next time I... More

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Croydon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

After a quick perusal of restaurants in Southend, I suggested this one to my elderly parents as worth trying for lunch to celebrate Dad's 82nd birthday. It was overall a good choice. We deliberated once inside because my Mum was insistent on not sitting in a noisy, hot part of the restaurant. The manager was very sympathetic and made a... More

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