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Aqua Blackheath
Aqua Blackheath

Aqua Blackheath Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bellavistarestaurant.co.uk
  • Phone: 0208 318 1143
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 5:00pm. Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room
  • Private Party Facilities: Private function available to hire.
  • Private Party Contact: Francesco 0208 318 1143

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Aqua Blackheath
Following the success of the Aqua venues in buzzing South Croydon and Bromley and Galu Mediterranean Bar & Grill of leafy Nork in Banstead, Surrey, founder Chef Dasos Charalambous has returned with Aqua Blackheath. Dasos has worked in some of London’s finest hotels but seized the chance to open the Aqua restaurants. His two decades of expertise and Greek heritage will bring you a unique contemporary fusion of Greek, Italian and modern Mediterranean dishes. Our gorgeous, fully renovated premises offer a warm relaxed atmosphere where you’ll be able to have a west end dining experience at the convenience of our locality. Our attentive and welcoming team of staff will ensure your experience at Aqua will want to be repeated. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "First time eating at this venue since the closure or Bella Vista, and not disappointed. Booed for 7pm dinner on a Friday, and the place was very busy, but our orders were taken quite quickly. The starters, crab salad / portabello mushroom, were of a good standard and size. The mains, calves liver / kleftiko, were very good. Service in general was very good, and despite having an early booking on a busy Friday, we weren't hurried by the staff. The only disappointing part to the evening was a long time delay getting in the desert course served, but in light of this, the cost was deducted from the bill. Overall, however, a very nice evening, and we look forward to our next visit."
    dined on 15/08/2014
  • "Really enjoyed the salmon dish I had and the dessert was perfect too. The a la carte menu was such good value too!"
    dined on 13/08/2014
  • "Lovely newly refurbished restaurant, no criticism for this, facilities excellent, however slow service and when we had a roast lunch, we altered our order slightly and it seemed they could not cope, no carrots, extra other veg please, and gravy on the side. Oh, and the Yorkshire pud on the pork not the beef please. Simple we thought. We go three peas and a couple of beans and one floret of broccoli as the veg. We re-asked for the pudding and more green veg and got ample, so it worked out well in the end. Meat well cooked and very tasty and we ate it all. Service and staff dispositions great."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant for a pre-wedding get together for my sister and her bridesmaids (including me!) . Very nice decor, delicious well-priced food and great service made this a lovely special evening. Would definitely recommmend."
    dined on 09/08/2014
  • "I ordered the fillet steak which was the best steak I had had for a long time. Often the fillet is bland and tasteless but not at Aqua - I opted to have the garnish that would accompany the sirloin but was very happy with my choice of steak. The sea bass was also very good."
    dined on 04/08/2014
  • "Food was above average, menu was great, staff were very friendly and efficient but why spoil it with a service charge? There are enough taxes in this world. Left a foul taste in my mouth!"
    dined on 02/08/2014
  • "Third time to the restaurant in 2 weeks as have had friends visiting. The first time was amazing, second time excellent yet the third time staff were less attentive. Would definitely recommend but I was expecting to be looked after just as well as the first time but this never worked out"
    dined on 31/07/2014
  • "The waiters were very attentive and friendly. They even informed us when the shifts were changing and introduced the next waiter. Everybody was happy with their food, the only criticism was that the peach in the puddings should have been warmed up or at least the option be given. On a whole was very happy with t h is restaurant. Would definitely go back there."
    dined on 26/07/2014
  • "5* service by all the staff, helps this interesting Greek/Italiaen Mediterranean restaurant stand out from the crowd. Massive choice of starters and a refreshingly different choice of mains. The food presentation was beautiful. This was out first visit and for a birthday celebration. It won't be our last."
    dined on 25/07/2014
  • "A relatively new Aqua in Blackheath Village that has pleasant surroundings and quite a nice atmosphere. They had a specials menu which was 2 courses for £15. I had the steak that was very good. It came with a sauce and a nice bowl of fries. All the other meals looked nice as well. I would be happy to recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 23/07/2014
  • "The 2nd time I've visited Aqua in a week! I went at the weekend with the girls, and the food, service and prices were amazing! I decided to take my husband and my dad who was down to visit a few days later! Again, an outstanding experience! The food is so good and the service is attentive without being in your face!"
    dined on 22/07/2014
  • "I went to this restaurant with my partner to celebrate his birthday. It was a very busy night for the restaurant, this joint was jumping. So, something had to give, and unfortunately, it was the service. Apparently, they had a large party upstairs, so we had to wait some 40 minutes for our main course. When the food arrived we enjoyed it. The fillet steak was wonderful and my partner had rib eye and he could not fault it. Great food, shame about the service, however, towards the end of the night, the staff seemed to relax. My partner said he would go back, I on the other hand do not think I would. I think I would try another restaurant in this chain."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Will always give favourable reviews as I get amazing service and food every tube I visit. It's just so lovely and the food consistently good and service is always incredibly friendly and welcoming. A real treat and my favourite restaurant in Blackheath and one of my top visits in London. Definitely worth visiting"
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Scallops to start, followed by the Sirloin Steak. Waiter was a bit odd. Had to practically go and get him to take our order. First he suggested I should change my starter to something completely different that would fit in more with what my friend wanted (and wasn't on the menu), which totally embarrassed by friend and had to laugh off. Then after going so far as actually pointing at the wine on the menu (as wasn't convinced he was getting it) still turned up with completely the wrong bottle. A lady came over with the correct bottle and seemed much more 'with it', as did the head waiter there. The food was lovely. Given the service and manor I think this is more a casual place with friends, not somewhere you'd take your parents etc."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "My two criticisms, this is not about the food or service which were good. I am one of those diners who likes to leave a tip rather that be charged 12 odd percent added to my bill as a service charge and also the annoying habit of waiters/waitresses coming around pouring my wine out. I like to decide when I need another glass of wine as do other members of the party. some drink more some drink less, so credit the customer to be able to decide when they need a top up. This way the bottle goes in no time, then the annoying phrase, would you like another bottle. But having said that, this applies to many restaurants, so a common annoyance."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Excellent food, although the mixed fish was a bit too much for my wife who found the swordfish a bit "solid". Very good service, not over powering, but respond quickly See you again.."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Aqua and it certainly won't be our last. I have already recommended the restaurant to friends and family."
    dined on 17/07/2014
  • "My best friend and I visited Aqua for Sunday Lunch after hearing rave reviews from other friends. I was very impressed with the lay out and decor of the restaurant, it is very smooth and well done. The service was fantastic. Our waiter saw we were planning our Amsterdam trip and gave us lots of tips which we will use. The Sunday Lunch menu is great value. I had the cypriot meatballs, roast lamb and chocolate pot for dessert all of which were top drawer. I also enjoyed a large glass of the merlot which was definitely large and very tasty. I would not hesitate to go back, infact I am already planning my next trip."
    dined on 13/07/2014
  • "We came here on a Saturday night with friends and was delighted at the food and style of the restaurant. We had a mixed meze to start, which was all delicious - enough for 2/3 to share and each element was tasty! Main courses followed quickly after, i had cod, my husband had a mixed grill (amazing size!) and other two had sirloin steak (one a little bloody when asked for well-done). No one could fault the food, portions were generous and everything was really flavoursome! The only faults I'd say were there wasn't much room on the table with wine and side dishes, felt a little cramped. And then they put 20% service charge on, which was pretty steep when service, although efficient was pretty lifeless and not very personal!"
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "lovely meal, great service and good wine, good value for money."
    dined on 12/07/2014
  • "Very good value for money specially mon-thur with their special menu. Food sas very good, good portion sizes Only down side we had drinks first and the cocktail was ok but not great"
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "We hadn't eaten in Aqua before .... The young lady who welcomed us was friendly and engaging .... We booked for 9pm and so had a choice of tables ... The food really was excellent .... My steak was 'melt in the mouth' and the veg was cooked to perfection...... My other half had Souvlaki which was tasty and of ample portion (which went down a treat with him!) ..... Great place, friendly staff and excellently cooked food.... Thank you"
    dined on 04/07/2014
  • "Good looking restaurant. Lovely service. Food was okay but not flavoursome enough for my liking. But would go again to try other dish options and wine menu."
    dined on 21/06/2014
  • "We had a great night out Good food excellent service Will come back :-)))"
    dined on 20/06/2014
  • "The meal itself was very good and our orders arrived quickly, with the complementary bread and olives at the start a nice touch. Unfortunately when we asked for the bill it took a long time to arrive, and longer still to actually pay - it was nearly half an hour after asking when we finally left, which was a frustrating end to an otherwise good evening."
    dined on 18/06/2014
  • "Great food, of a very high quality. Generous portions. Varied menu. Warm, welcoming staff. Relaxed atmosphere."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Went to Aqua with family for Sunday lunch a few weeks ago - great Sunday lunch, but if you are looking for other options they do not do them on a Sunday, so just be aware of that! Friendly service, and good food!"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Very friendly attentive and welcoming team. Good food and surroundings"
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Aqua is a nicely decorated restaurant offering very deliscious mediterranean influenced food. There are also a few British staples on the menu. "
    dined on 06/06/2014
  • "The set menu is excellent value for money, for such good quality food. Pleasant and attentive staff."
    dined on 29/05/2014
  • "Very good lunch. Pleasant service, no complaints. Would lunch there again"
    dined on 26/05/2014
  • "Beautiful atmosphere, great food and great service. "
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Hi. First time to the new Aqua and what a delight. The makeover ( from the Bella Vista ) is very impressive. The service was superb , mainly due to the excellent waitress. The Tiger Prawn starters were lovely and you even supplied finger bowls (some restaurants do not ). My husband had calves liver-great and I had a starter pasta dish as my main course- perfect size and tasted delicious. The staff could not have been more helpful. We cannot wait until our next visit. Thank you "
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "Second visit but first time on a weekend. Restaurant was busy and buzzing, service was excellent as per previous visit. Food lovely. Fast to come once ordered, the Seabass is lovely. Sancerre delicious. Could eat here on a weekly basis! "
    dined on 10/05/2014
  • "Food was lovely here, I had scallops to start and sea bass for my main. I wanted more of both they were so tasty. Service was very good and the staff were attentive. We were a party of 14, we didn't have to wait a long time for our food. I would definitely come here again"
    dined on 04/05/2014
  • "I visit Aqua often for lunch with friends. The service is always efficient and the staff willing to please. This time the food was not up to its usual standard and we were disappointed with the crispy duck salad which wasn't crispy and rather tasteless. We hope that next time it will be better. The rest of our lunch was good. "
    dined on 01/05/2014
  • "Went to this restaurant for the first time on Wednesday night, and have to say the food was poor. We ordered from the set menu but had to order starters from the main menu and pay extra as there was such a poor selection. Main courses had a good selection, however the food was terrible quality. My Partner and I both ordered the steak. The steak was so tough and chewy and had lumps of fat running all the way through it. I could have bought better quality steak from a supermarket. When it arrived it was going cold as were the chips. To make it worse they also decided to dash balsamic vinegar all over the plate (which I absolutely hate) and salt my chips. Chips were soggy and not nice. Massive thumbs down for the overpriced restaurant. "
    dined on 30/04/2014
  • "Food was great, nice portion sizes, varied menu, something for everyone. Both my partner and I were really happy with our meals and will definitely be going again :-)"
    dined on 27/04/2014
  • "My starter arrived cold and my main did not taste of very much and was quite average. The cost of the meal seemed high considering the quality of the meal and only two alcoholic drinks were purchased. Restaurant looked nice but was unfortunately a disappointing experience. I will not be returning."
    dined on 26/04/2014
  • "My friend & I visited last Saturday evening, the tableware far to close together you feel you don't have any privacy as the table nxt to us was practically on our laps, even much so that when the waitress served our meals she managed to knock the table opposite and knocked there water all over the table and floor. My friend ask for her beef medium to well done it came out rare to medium, we did complain and got a new one but by that point it had put my friend off. I then asked for sweeteners in my coffee the waitress came bck and said they didn't have sweeteners but had sugar!! If I had wanted sugar I would have asked for sugar. The waiter that then took payment became quite abrupt about us not paying the optional service charge. "
    dined on 26/04/2014