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Aqua Brasserie

33 - 35 Southend, Croydon CR0 1BE, England
020 8667 0070
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Ranked #45 of 268 Restaurants in Croydon
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Price range: $25 - $41
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
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This busy vibrant restaurant was the perfect place to celebrate with a group of friends over dinner. The food on the whole was good although one of our party really did not enjoy the belly pork at all. The service was pretty good given it was so busy and the menu had a wide variety of options to select from.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Had a lovely meal at our first visit to Aqua in South Croydon, couldn't fault anything. The food was amazing

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Very good food but if the restaurant is busy and you don't like crowds not for you. Have certainly made the most of the floor space

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Had another wonderful meal at Aqua baked cod with pea and saffron rice delicious. Chocolate brownie with summer fruit and ice cream the best l have ever tasted. Really impressed my cousin who visited us from New York, celebrated a joint birthday, they even put a candle on the chocolate brownie and sang Happy birthday! Aqua staff very helpful, ambience... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

This was my third visit here. I was very disappointed. Either they've changed chefs or they've had to cut down on their food budget, but what ever the reason their food isn't as tasty as it was a couple years ago. It was very bland and average, so although we had a discount card it still wasn't value for money.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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