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Aqua - Croydon
Aqua - Croydon

Aqua - Croydon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.aquabrasseriecroydon.com
  • Phone: 0208 667 0070
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 12pm - 3pm, 5pm - 10:30pm
    Friday: 12pm - 3pm, 6pm - 11pm
    Saturday: 12pm - 11pm
    Sunday: 12pm - 10pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Dario Nardo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Exclusive Mediterranean menu with strong Greek and Italian influence aswell as 28 days aged tender steaks available cooked on live charcoal.
  • Entertainment: Uplifting background music.
  • Special Events & Promotions: The reservactons made for December require a deposit of £20! Please contact the restaurant to confirm your reservation with credit card details.

Getting there

  • Public Transit:
    Both East and South Croydon nearby aswell as frequent buses passing.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:
    Aswell as street parking there is a public car park at rear of restaurant.
A word from Aqua - Croydon
Welcome to the Aqua Mediterranean Meze Bar and Grill in Croydon.
The menu in this contemporary addition to the restaurant scene in Croydon offers a mouth watering selection of Mediterranean dishes using combining fresh, simple ingredients with a genuine love for creating exquisite cuisine.
The food is first class. It's nothing too fancy - just simple, quality food cooked to perfection, and presented beautifully. You'll find a good choice of everything from 28 day matured steak and tender braised lamb shanks to roasted sea bass and seared scallops.
The attentive staff ensure that each visit to Aqua Mediterranean Meze Bar and Grill is a special one - you won't be disappointed!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Diner Reviews
  • "This was our first visit but we will definitely back. Fantastic choice on the menu and everything we ordered was beautiful and good value particularly in light of the portions being large! Lovely service and friendly atmosphere - definitely worth a visit."
    dined on 17/08/2014
  • "Great food.service and ambience.This restaurant is one of the best in croydon for service and great food."
    dined on 17/08/2014
  • "great experience shared by my whole family. we attended to celebrate my fathers 91st,, yes 91st birthday,, he was the oldest and his great grand daughter who is 10 was the youngest, with several generations in between,,,,the food was loved by all.. especially the mango and lemon sorbet desert.family had been before on mothers day and the set menu then was equally as good.... jazz music in the background was good but a little load.. made talking a bit of a shout.. but it wouldnt stop us going back again and again..."
    dined on 10/08/2014
  • "Visited Aqua on sat 19th July for our monthly date night with my husband. We had starters mains. Both of which were really nice. We polished of a bottle of wine with our main and hubby had a beer with our starters. Service was good Although the waitress didn't know if the beer we requested was a larger or beer. Which she was so embarrassed about.. But that wasn't the end of the world. We had a great night but it is a little on the pricey side so definitely a treat for a social occasion rather than everyday dining."
    dined on 19/07/2014
  • "Great food, great service an overall really nice evening for myself and 12 girl friends"
    dined on 10/07/2014
  • "A buzzing atmosphere on a Saturday night Aqua was busy but service remained good and food was excellent. Extra wine ordered was prompt. Went again the following day for Sunday lunch where the food continued to be of excellent quality and quantity. We had to ask for doggy bags. Just visiting family as now living in Singapore the Aqua could compete alongside some of the best Singapore has to offer!"
    dined on 29/06/2014
  • "I would recommend this restaurant for a group/family dinner. Not for romantic twosome or friends looking for a quiet catch-up. The restaurant is lively and noisy but not intrusive if in a group."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Superb food, wide ranging menu with plenty of vegetarian options; well managed staff with pleasant and attentive service throughout the evening The whole experience was most enjoyable from booking through to paying the bill."
    dined on 27/06/2014
  • "Have now been here twice in one week. It was recommended by a friend and having only just moved out from London to the real suburbs we thought we'd try it out. The service is excellent. Food is very good - pasta beautifully cooked and portions all of a generous size. Would highly recommend to anyone but specifically those that think Croydon isn't a place to go to! There is much to applaud here. This is equal to London restaurants and the prices are more reasonable."
    dined on 25/06/2014
  • "Quite possibly the best brownie I have ever eaten. Delicious souvlaki, rich spaghetti ragu, gorgeous pork belly. Child friendly and the kids loved the fish tank."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "This restaurant had excellent food, quick and friendly service that also gave you space to eat and chat at your own pace. Nice atmosphere. One of our party had a walking aid which was very easily accommodated by staff."
    dined on 15/06/2014
  • "Lovely food, very friendly staff. We sat for quick a while at the end of our meal chatting over our last glass of wine and didn't feel at all hurried or pushed to leave. Looking forward to going again! Also very accommodating with checking dishes for food allergens."
    dined on 13/06/2014
  • "My favourite restaurant in Croydon, very fresh ingredients, recommend calamari red snapper for main - delicious service outstanding, looking forward to returning "
    dined on 09/06/2014
  • "We all had a fabulous time for my friends 30th. Always have great meal and staff are very friendly."
    dined on 07/06/2014
  • "We booked for dinner on a Monday evening which was advertised a "Steak Night" offering half price on all steak dinners ! Good food and service and excellent value for money. Would certainly use the restaurant again."
    dined on 02/06/2014
  • "The starter of hot tiger prawns with garlic, butter and parsley arrived unpeeled as requested but the prawns were not fresh. They can only be described as 'mushy', they did not have any firmness to them. The spaghetti with king crab was average, flavoured mostly by the parmesan cheese and pepper. The dessert of chocolate brownie and ice cream was well presented but the brownie had very hard edges which could not be cut through with the spoon provided! I do not feel that the 3 courses (the main being a starter portion), a glass of wine and some water was worth the £33 we paid each. Also, the set menu advertised on the website was not given to us. The manager/proprietor was very hospitable and entertaining throughout the evening. "
    dined on 27/05/2014
  • "I booked Aqua to celebrate my son's 6th birthday with the family. There were 7 of us ranging in age from 3 yrs to 80+ yrs old. They held the table for us as we were running late. They were relaxed with service, in that they did not hassle you during the courses and gave you more than enough time to choose what wanted. The food was good sized portions, which everyone seemed to enjoy. They do not have a separate menu for children but offer instead to make anything on the menu in a smaller portion for a child instead Have been before and would go back again"
    dined on 25/05/2014
  • "The service was very good, very personable and we didnt have to wait between courses and the portions were decent in size. Great selection of food, I had the liver with pancetta which was delicious, and my girlfriend had the fish platter which begrudgingly defeated her. Although we both left enough room for desert with the dangerously moreish chocolate brownie with ice cream and berry compote and my tirimisu which was so light and creamy. My second time to Aqua and certainly not my last."
    dined on 24/05/2014
  • "Make sure you are hungry as very generous portions!"
    dined on 22/05/2014
  • "I had the crispy duck for a starter witch was very nice and for the main meal i got the mixed grill, the chicken was nice not over cooked but it lacked flavour most of the meat lacked flavour if i'm honest so i was a bit disappointed with the meal, service was good, nice and polite. I wouldnt rush to go back there but still decent "
    dined on 18/05/2014
  • "Picked this because of the Mediterranean menu and wasn't disappointed. Excellent food and very welcoming service. Thoroughly enjoyed our night there. "
    dined on 17/05/2014
  • "Lovely restaurant, staff very welcoming, food excellent, very fresh, highly recommend the calamari, "
    dined on 14/05/2014
  • "The starter of deep fried calamari was excellent, then it went very down hill no time between starters and main, as soon as plates cleared main arrived, the stifado main was very chewey and the shellfish in the risotto was gritty, no time to relax service felt very rushed as if they needed table,as we are non drinkers only coke and water this may or may not of had something to do with rushed service?"
    dined on 03/05/2014
  • "Amazing food, friendly staff and good service and value for money. Would recommend and definitely calk again"
    dined on 19/04/2014
  • "had chicken souvlaki was completely tasteless and dry very disappointing as had gone there specifically to celebrate a birthday."
    dined on 17/04/2014
  • "We were pleased with the quality of the food but I was pleasantly surprised by the attitude of the staff. The service is spot on and the service charge in the bill is well justified. We will surely visit again."
    dined on 01/04/2014
  • "Good food at good price. Took a little while to get the attention of staff when we first arrived (they were very busy) but thereafter they were attentive and welcoming"
    dined on 30/03/2014
  • "Last minute dinner with friend - haven't been here for a while but the food was brilliant. The service was lacking slightly but it is good value. Would go here again."
    dined on 29/03/2014
  • "Aqua is on a road surrounded by other independent restaurants and in comparison it is inline with these. The service is a little slow, but we ate early, and it did get quicker as the place filled up. The Greek dip started tasted odd but the mains we had (risotto, Cypriot stew and crab pasta) were enjoyable, the cocktails and coffee's were the highlights though. Good for a group with a lot of tables and nice decor."
    dined on 28/03/2014
  • "Good food and very friendly staff. My meal came to £77 with two three course meals and lots of drink good value for money."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "we have been to Aqua many times and weather a group booking or just for the two of us the service has always been attentive and friendly. There is a good selection from the menu and it all comes up looking great and tasting freshly cooked. Try it once and you`ll keep going back."
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "Lovely friendly service and delicious food with very generous portions"
    dined on 23/03/2014
  • "4th or 5th visit overall a good dining experience with value for money too"
    dined on 21/03/2014
  • "Good food, good service, nice evening. Our 2nd visit to Aqua, my only criticism is that the ambient noise level can be too much, making conversations across the table difficult (we were just 5) - but the food and service are just fine, and my Gourmet Society membership discount (pre-advised) was accepted!"
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "2nd time at Aqua and the food was lovely, no complaints there. Did feel a little rushed though as it was busy and people were waiting for tables. We had eaten and was out the door within 1hr and 20mins so didn't feel relaxed."
    dined on 14/03/2014
  • "I have been to this restaurant many times for lunch as work is close by. Today I went for dinner with a friend who lives locally. I was not disappointed the 2 and 3 course menus are great value and the service excellent."
    dined on 12/03/2014
  • "We went to aqua for a large celebration meal and the quality of food and service received was outstanding. We've been to Aqua numerous times now and we had a lovely dinner every time!"
    dined on 03/03/2014
  • "Been visiting this great restaurant for the past 3 years. The staff here are always really friendly and helpful. The food is absolutely brilliant! Would definitely recommend anyone to visit!"
    dined on 01/03/2014
  • "Came here for a family dinner on a Friday night. Great menu and the service and food was excellent. Unfortunately we were seated next to a very loud group celebrating a birthday, and this, along with the music playing, made it difficult to have a conversation without shouting. But this aside, I would recommend, maybe just on a weeknight"
    dined on 28/02/2014
  • "Good restaurant, good service and good value. However, the chicken we had was a little to dry and over cooked (burnt almost)"
    dined on 26/02/2014