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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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Great choice on wine and the food is always cooked and presented very well Friendly staff and a not rushed feeling which is highly recommended to gain high ratings "
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "The restaurant that used to be where Aqua Blackheath now is was fabulous and I was a little reticent to go to Aqua just in case it totally disappointed. However, I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. We arrived early, and there were only two other tables with customers, however this soon changed and by the time we left it was buzzing. The food was lovely, and the new décor is tasteful and modern. Will definitely be returning."
    dined on 25/04/2014
  • "The food was very ordinary indeed. A good value lunch is offered, but if you don't enjoy it, what's the point? The menu says it's "Mediterranean" but since when were moules marinieres, duck confit, pork belly with mashed potatoes and a bit of frozen broccoli, toffee pudding and vanilla ice cream Mediterranean delicacies. If I were of s suspicious nature I'd think the food was bought in mass catering. The portions are quite big so if what you want is a full belly, no matter how indifferent the food is, this would be a top recommendation. Never again for me."
    dined on 21/04/2014
  • "Another great night at Aqua. We have yet to be disappointed by the food, the service, the value, and a good night out. Prompt service, with a smile, a laugh, and total courtesy. A little noisy at times, but someone was having a birthday celebration so it's all good. And it did not spoil our night out. What I also really like about Aqua is the good wine that's not overpriced as so many restaurants do. Good choices available at good prices."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "We had a really great night with family that had flown in from Chicago. We will def come again"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "Another wonderful evening at this restaurant. The service is always pleasant and attentive without being intrusive. The staff are fun and have a ready smile and laugh. They know the menu.The service is just right - whether we go on busy nights or quiet nights. Long enough between courses not to feel rushed or hungry. Good space between tables. Great prices too. A restaurant we shall continue to frequent regularly!"
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "A new addition to Blackheath, we had a lovely meal - have a set menu too which is good value. Good service and the food was great!"
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "We liked the style of Aqua as soon as we walked in, and it lived up to the recommendation from friends who had been there recently. Attentive but not intrusive service in a relaxed atmosphere, simple food served well and in good sized portions, and a menu that will certainly tempt us back to Aqua next time we are in the area. We had the pasta and Risotto plates, which hit the spot perfectly, and all the other dishes looked very tasty too, especially the shell-on Prawns and the Salmon."
    dined on 06/04/2014
  • "Our favourite Italian changed to this Mediterranean restaurant recently and we were sad to see the old place go... but the replacement is great! Spruced up surroundings and still good service with amazing food! Really good italian dishes and now with a choice of a few other yummy items! we had beef ragu to start and mezze dips and pitta... it was all good and alot of food! Main = i had chilli prawn pasta and my husband had the mixed grill - the pasta was good and the lamb chops in the grill were to die for! we still managed to squeeze in a tiramisu to share which was very rich but also delicious... we rolled out of there very happily! "
    dined on 05/04/2014
  • "We all enjoyed our evening the atmosphere was just right not to loud or to quiet. The service was great they didn't rush you and made you feel special. The drinks and food where excellent a wide choice of food for both meat eaters and vegetarians. There was no rushing between services so could enjoy at your leisure. Would book again and again."
    dined on 04/04/2014
  • "I went out with my sister and cousins on a Friday evening and this was a great venue for us. We had a booth for 4 and there was plenty of room. The restaurant had a great ambience - busy but not overwhelming! The service was prompt and the waitress wass friendly and came over at the right times. Only criticism is not a great choice of salads on the menu but many other tasty options to choose from!"
    dined on 04/04/2014