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Aqua Brasserie

33 - 35 Southend, Croydon CR0 1BE, England
020 8667 0070
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Ranked #43 of 268 Restaurants in Croydon
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Price range: $24 - $41
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Visited with family on a Saturday evening for dinner. We received a friendly welcome on arrival and were taken to a very comfortable and spacious circular booth table immediately. Menus were brought straight away and drinks orders were taken quickly. We were provided with olives and fresh bread which was nice. My mandarin Cosmopolitan cocktail was vertu good. Beef Stifado... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The first time I went here the food was amazing. So good I called the chef out to thank him. Seriously it was divine. Greatly presented and good service. I decided to take my whole family for a celebration and was left somewhat disappointed. Long wait, terrible mixed grill, meat just gristle . I was embarrassed. Had to call the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

There is sometimes a sense of trepidation when returning to a restaurant for a second visit. Will it live up to expectations? Will it be a disappointment? In the case of Aqua Brasserie, I'm delighted to write that it was every bit as good as we had remembered, probably better. It was a quiet Sunday evening, the ambience was relaxed... More

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London
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

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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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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