Agua Restaurant

4.2
160 reviews
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£25 and under
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Contemporary European
Top tags:
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Group Bookings
  • Lunch
Agua Restaurant & Bar brings sleek design touches, precise plating and excellent service from the moment of arrival. Ensconced in a seductive, modern space set back from the bustling Grassmarket, Agua serves succulent fine dining selections alongside savoury sides and nibbles. The restaurant also offers one of Edinburgh City Centre"s most comprehensive wine lists and an array of expertly prepared cocktails.

Special Offers

Fixed price dining: 2 courses for £15

From a set menu. Also 3 courses £20.

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 30 April 2018

Ends: 31 July 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

Wine & Dine offer for 2 people: £40.00

2 People and a glass of prosecco , 3 courses from the fixed price menu for £40

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 10 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service.

Valid For: 2 - 10 people

Starts: 30 April 2018

Ends: 31 July 2019

Availability: Daily 12:00-22:00

What 160 People Are Saying
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EH
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place was quiet when we went but was mid afternoon, couldnt fault it

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PF
London
6 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Well prepared food and excellent service excellent views over the Edinburgh castle.

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JH
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Agua is a hotel restaurant

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s
Aberdeen
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent New Year day dinner at Agua with suoerb food qualitiy, Very competive Price and highley recomended

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TH
Edinburgh
8 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff very friendly and efficient. Nice decor and a place worth visiting.

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GF
Newcastle
4 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was very quiet when we arrived but warmed up. Manager was friendly, warm and accommodating. Food was excellent and the £40 for 2 people for 3 courses inc wine was very good value.

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RW
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab find. Food was so tasty and we are of the special menu which is incredible value for money would highly recommend

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NH
Glasgow
8 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We went to Agua for a pre-theatre deal of 3 courses plus a bottle of wine for 40 pounds. Stunning value as the food was first class. Would not normally have booked a hotel restaurant but gave it a chance and was pleased with the quality and portions of the meal. I had the squid followed by Hake and the wife had the spring roll followed by fish and chips. Desserts were also good .Would definitely recommend and will be back to try other options on the menu.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great value. 3 course meal for two and a bottle of wine for £40. Food was terrific.

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good location. Very good value. Good food. A bit quiet.

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SK
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Staff tried to be accommodating but the standard of food and food presentation extremely poor Raviolli was returned and two ceasar salads were served with no Parmesan cheese Not expecting such poor standard.

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MH
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Initial server had no clue about covktails

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CS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! The wait staff was extremely attentive and the food was fantastic. A+!!

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KG
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent value lunch with friends. Great central location and food and wine were lovely. Will definitely choose here again for a friends get together.

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KW
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent time, staff lovely. Central for town, lovely hotels

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DC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

Typical four-star hotel restaurant in the evening: really quiet (just four customers, including me) but good good and lovely service. A strong, traditional menu, and a great value offer. Given the slow pace of the restaurant, a lot of the food is premade and then heated up from chilled. That means the food can be served fast, and perhaps even a bit too quickly. For example, I really enjoyed the frittata as a starter, the dauphinoise potatoes with my main course and bread and butter pudding for dessert: all very nicely made. However, with each course it was a bit disappointing that those things were unevenly warm. On the plus side, we were done with all three courses within an hour of arriving, and they there happy for us to finish off our wine in the bar. Lovely decor and great staff, it deserves to be busier.

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DG
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

Booked a table for husbands birthday, he ordered a burger which came to us within 5 minutes, good we thought but no we were wrong. The burger was not cooked properly practically raw. Was not impressed at all. Ordered again took 20mins cooked.

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LL
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Food could be better. Sea bass was too salty. Pork belly didn’t taste good either. The only one dish- crispy squid—out of four we ordered was ok. The service was friendly. Location was perfect.

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DR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fantastic food and service!!
As the weather was bad, the restaurant was quiet and initially we thought it was going to feel awkward but there were 3 tables full and was fine. The food was excellent and particularly enjoyed the haggis bon-bon starter and the desserts were amazing! A special mention is deserved by Emma, our waitress who was genuinely friendly and attentive. Probably the best service we've ever had! All of this for £40 for 2 including wine! We would definitely go back!

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G
Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were delighted to lunch here, we learned that another large party had just cancelled - their loss. The food was very good and reasonably priced and the service excellent. We were then able to relax in the well stocked bar. We will be back.

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CE
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and amazing value! Service was great too. Would totally recommend!

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AG
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and good food offer 3 couses with wine to share was great value

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fab place, great value. Definitely coming back again

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JC
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

We enjoyed out meal but I was disappointed with the fact that a Valentines Dinner ambience was missing! No roses, flowers of any sort or hearts etc.

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A
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went on a valentines dinner here. The food was great! I hadn’t had calamari that good in a long time. Everything was cooked to perfection without too much of a dent in the wallet. The venue was quiet but we were quite early, so if you like a busier room I would recommend going later.

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BC
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Mam and I came here for a pre-theatre dinner on a Saturday night. We booked for the wine and dine menu, which includes 3 courses and a bottle of house wine for £40.

I couldn't recommend this restaurant (and particularly this deal) enough! The restaurant was quiet and modern, with a nice relaxed vibe. The staff were all lovely, extremely helpful and friendly, and the food was AMAZING. Excellent quality, beautifully presented, and incredible value for money. We will definitely be back!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I had booked a table for lunch through Opentable. When we arrived, the tables were not set and nobody came to greet us. The staff saw us come in but nobody came to us. We left after 5 minutes

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and service was great!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The restaurant was empty when we got there, and no other diners arrived throughout our meal, so there was little ambiance. The menu was spectacularly over-priced for what was delivered, in particular the seared cod mains were more of an amuse bouche. The staff did a fair job of providing service, but some simple drinks orders (e.g. a pint of lime and lemonade) were not understood despite repeated attempts to explain them.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Overall good food and service with pleasant staff . Reasonable value for money.

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OT
Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My partner and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at this restaurant, the food was delicious and the service was excellent, would definitely recommend and will certainly return again!

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Edinburgh
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was superb - our waitress was polite & friendly - just a nice place to sit & relax - didn’t feel rushed - totally recommend to friends & would definitely eat there again when visiting Edinburgh.

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Glasgow
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite and nice on a cold Sunday night, food was excellent and the price is good

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f
London
3 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I would highly recommend Agua Restaurant. We enjoyed the set menu - £40 for 3 courses and a bottle of wine per couple . The food was very tasty with a good range of choices. The service was exceptional and the staff very attentive.

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P
London
4 reviews
Dined on 18 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good and extremely good value - £40 for two 3-course dinners and a bottle of wine.Service was also very good - waiters were attentive, however, you could tell they were slightly inexperienced. We ate relatively early at 6.30 pm and were the only ones in the restaurant for the first half hour so unfortunately there was a lack of atmosphere but I would definitely go back.

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w
Edinburgh
45 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a late booking and we were accommodated really well. The staff were fantastic and put up with lots of interesting conversation from some of the party! they were professional and attentive. The food was excellent!

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

this was a comfortable and friendly place to eat during the Edinburgh festival

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K
Kent
20 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Gòod service

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L
London
4 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always to a great standards. Tiramisu also highly recommended. Great great service - you couldn't ask for a better one and we didn't have such a good service in much more expensive/posh restaurants! Highly recommended!

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 15 April 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

My husband and I were celebrating our 34th wedding anniversary. We had a lovely meal, and the staff were very good.

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