/home.aspx toptable has a new name!
Restaurant bookings: free & instantly confirmed
  • Aqua Blackheath

  • Online Bookings

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
Foodspotting photos
See all photos >
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Diner Reviews
  • "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
  • "This was the first time I had eaten at this restaurant since it became Aqua, although I often went there in the days when it was known as Bella Vista. It always was - and still is, I'm pleased to say - a nice restaurant to go to for an informal lunch or dinner with friends. The food was reasonably priced and the service was very good, although perhaps just a tad over-attentive at times. There were a couple of fairly large parties on nearby tables, which made for a rather lively atmosphere, but this did not detract from my party's enjoyment of lunch. "
    dined on 25/03/2014
  • "We had a really great night with family that had flown in from Chicago. We will def come again"
    dined on 12/04/2014
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "We had a dinner at Aqua Blackheath on Thursday evening. We both opted for the set menu. £15 per head. Excellent Rump Steak. really great value. With a bottle of wine and service charge ( Optional ) the whole lot was less than £60 for the both of us. Really excellent. Very Friendly service."
    dined on 03/04/2014
  • "We ate at Aqua for the first time on a busy Saturday night-the service was extremely attentive. I'd asked for a quieter table if possible & we were seated towards the back of the restaurant in a more private area. Our waitress was really helpful & efficient. We each had a starter & main & both courses were delicious, everyone enjoyed their meals thoroughly. The only negative was a 15% svs charge which I do feel is too high. The menu is priced fairly I would say for the quality of the food, but it is not cheap, however always happy to pay for quality. We asked for the 15% to be removed from the bill as I feel an extra £18 on top of the meal was a little steep. Happy to pay the average 10%. All in all we would happily dine here again."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Had a lovely birthday dinner here. Food was very good, with a good wine list and lovely cocktail. Service was mainly good though one of the waiter guy at the door looked like he didn't want to be there. Would definitely recommend and return."
    dined on 31/03/2014
  • "We had a great night.We felt very welcomed and the food was outstanding.Its the 2nd time I have being in the restaurant,and I will be recommend this to friends and family. Keep up the good food and service. See you again"
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "There have been a number of new restaurant's opened in Blackheath in the past few months and Aqua has been on our list to try. I'm so glad we did and will definitely be coming back. Inside, the decor is stylish and modern and I'm pleased to say that the food and service lived up to the surroundings. Our waitress was friendly, attentive and knowledgable about the food and the wine. The food, (I had mixed grill, my partner had belly of pork), was beautifully cooked, plenty of flavour and well presented. All in all, a great night we would absolutely recommend this restaurant."
    dined on 22/03/2014
  • "Exceptional customer service and lovely decor. The food was mixed - my friends crab linguini neede more sauce/flavour, boyfriends sea bass was the best I've ever had - highly recommend! Steaks cooked to perfection as was my veal. We shall definitely be returning."
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "The food was nice, but nothing to really write home about. Starters good (goats cheese and fritto misto). Pork belly had no crackling and was simply warm fat. Lamb shank was very nice, but let down by lack of vegetables and undercooked potatoes. Wine list disappointing if not ordering a bottle, however was dealt with courteously and professionally when the wine was corked and given a replacement with no question. Waiters for the most part very courteous and attentive save for one instance when we were rudely interuppted in the middle of a conversation by a waiter butting in without apology."
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "We had a fantastic night out in Thursday: a group if six mums on a rare night out, we were well looked after by the staff and the food was great. The wine certainly flowed too! We had a booth which was perfect for a group of our size."
    dined on 20/03/2014
  • "Great service, fabulous food, this will be our restaurant of choice in the Blackheath area!"
    dined on 15/03/2014
  • "Good food freshly cooked. Sevice just a little too pushy at times. We asked for tap water and wine and were pushed to take soft drinks for children. We did resist the 3rd bottle of wine. All in all a good place to eat as it was £12 for 2 cources or £15 for 3."
    dined on 08/03/2014
  • "Unfortunately quite a disappointment considering what a wonderful restaurant it has replaced. Service and ambience fine but food essentially bland, formulaic and left me questioning whether alot of it is just frozen and reheated."
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Sunday lunch at Aqua. Lovely starter but the roast beef was average. Will stick to their regular menu options in the future."
    dined on 26/01/2014
  • "Despite being the first people in the restaurant (at 18:30) the food was of a very poor standard. The salad (seared beef with watercress, cucumber, sun blush tomatoes and honey mustard dressing) consisted of literally just leaves, thin slices of meat and thin slices of sundried tomatoes. No cucumber and no dressing and very bland. The steak (charcoal grilled sirloin steak with buttered spinach, fondant potato and shallot jus) was fatty and tasteless. I certainly didn't experience any shallot just either. The dessert (sticky date and toffee pudding with vanilla pod ice cream) was covered in lots of sugar which had not melted and crunched in your mouth making it unedible. Would not recommend this restaurant & will certainly not be going back."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "Excellent food and service - was a regular customer of Bella Vista but can say that although decor and staff have changed the experience was as enjoyable as previous. I will definitely be returning and hopefully they will as with previous staff remember regulars."
    dined on 14/02/2014
  • "We went here for the Valentine weekend and had the Meze for two. Be warned if you choose this dish make sure you're very hungry as it comes over four courses. The food was excellent and delivered quickly despite the restaurant being full. The waitresses was very friendly and this led to a great ambience in the restaurant. We will definitely be returning."
    dined on 15/02/2014
  • "Very enjoyable meal. Tasty food, attentive staff, in stylish restaurant. Convenient for public transport."
    dined on 13/02/2014
  • "My friends and I had an amazing night,the food and staff were excellent. I would recommend this resturant to anyone. We hope to visit it again in the future."
    dined on 08/02/2014
  • "The service is excellent at Aqua, and the decor really lovely. My new favourite!"
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "Really impressed with the combination of friendly, attentive service, great food and really good value. Have been once before for the set menu in the week, and this is also excellent. Recommended!"
    dined on 07/02/2014
  • "This is the second time I have visited Aqua at Blackheath. On each occasion the experience was wonderful. The staff were attentive without being invasive. The food was perfect and the ambiance was great. I would recommend Aqua to everyone. Perfect evening out."
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "We have dined at Aqua a couple of times now, both lunch and dinner. Their steaks are wonderful, and even better on a monday when they are half price! The staff are fabulous. Extremely attentive, and helpful. The atmosphere is relaxed, and comfortable. We will definitely be back!"
    dined on 01/02/2014
  • "This restaurant is fairly new to Blackheath, and has lots of competition. It took over from Bella Vista, which was popular, and has been tastefully refurbished. Good menu and food, descibed as 'Mediterranean'. Staff attentive and friendly. We will definitely go back."
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "Great menu choices. Highly recommend the lamb and pork belly, very tasty and tender. The restaurant manager was very polite and ensured we enjoyed our meals and were given a good service."
    dined on 25/01/2014
  • "Good food and wine at Aqua. Bit crowded around Christmas but will return at quieter time."
    dined on 19/12/2013
  • "Very friendly staff alongside good food and wine made a pleasant girlie dinner night out"
    dined on 16/01/2014
  • "Hard to fault really. We booked late and were therefore relegated to an outer table. Perfectly all right since there was a slightly squeally hen night going in the main room. Service was prompt and courteous and the food was good. It was all fine. £96 quid for two - 1 aperitif, 2 starters and two mains - bottle of Pinot Grigio - seemed a shade of the high side for a perfectly ok meal."
    dined on 17/01/2014
  • "This was the first trip to Aqua and i think it will be the first of many. The staff were very friendly and the food was varied and very tasty."
    dined on 22/12/2013
  • "After reading the menu before arriving I was already excited as I love Greek cuisine and have never managed to find anything that quite hits the mark in the UK. I have to say this place did not disappoint. From arrival, the service was excellent, friendy, helpful and knowledgable staff - service with a small chat and a smile always helps. The wine list was great - nothing pretentious or grossly overpriced and some lovely choices on offer. The food however was the absolute star. We shared a greek meze plate for starters and everything on it was just delicious. My main of Kleftiko was beautifully cooked, falling off the bone and a portion size that meant I fed my husband almost half and still left full! Would definitely recommend"
    dined on 11/01/2014
  • "I went to Aqua with some friends I hadn't seen for ages for catch up. Apart from a few minutes of being ignored by the waiter at reception (he was dealing with something else but I would have expected acknowledgement), things were on the up from there. We were seated at a round so we were v comfortable & could all participate in chatting.Fabulous! Waiter was attentive without being OTT. He helped us navigate the menu, made helpful suggestions ESP about the wine and was excellent. We shared the meze starter which gave us good sample of the food on offer. Mixed fish grip as main was fresh, tasty & vast. I couldn't finish it. With 1 1/2 bottles of wine & Irish coffee, each paid £41. Bargain!! Thoroughly good night out"
    dined on 10/01/2014
  • "Aqua is fairly new to Blackheath, they have completely re-vamped the restaurant which is lovely. The food, a mixture of Greek and European was very good and the staff are delightful. We had a lovely evening."
    dined on 08/01/2014
  • "Had a fantastic evening, will definitely be going back."
    dined on 04/01/2014
  • "Had a perfect Christmas lunch. Food and service were outstanding"
    dined on 25/12/2013
  • "Fantastic meal, great to have somewhere serving Greek food. Great quality, portions service and genuine enthusiasm to greet diners and ensure we had an enjoyable evening. Tried a variety of lamb and seafood dishes and were impressed with all. Would definitely go again with friends or dinner for two."
    dined on 23/12/2013