Aqua - Croydon

4.4
619 reviews
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£26 to £40
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
  • Casual
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.
Aqua - Croydon has Live Music every Friday night from 8pm.
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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D
London
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely Sunday lunch with my friend. Nothing was too much for the staff.

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OT
London
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Went for Saturday lunch with my Dad for my birthday ! Service was great , food delicious z

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m
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Poor service, didnt pay much attention to us. We had to wait 25 minutes to pay.

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NC
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good customer service, the staff very friendly and helpful with everything, food was tasty and big portions. Great evening!

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C
London
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and great service as always. We are repeat customers and will be back.

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SB
London
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brilliant service. Wonderful food. Great atmosphere. Overall lovely place

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SU
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another brilliant lunch as always couldn’t fault the service and lovely food

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OE
London
15 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Such amazing service. I can’t fault the staff. We were a group of 10, and the staff were attentive and patient (we had children). They would constantly check on us and make sure we were all doing ok.

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BC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aqua is a lovely place to go and the food is always good. Staff are friendly and there is s nice warm atmosphere.

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IB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Management and staff fantastic. Great ambience. Food lovely

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JB
London
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friendly attentive staff, tasty food and cocktails

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A
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing and would definitely go again
Service and the staff very good and lovely people

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LS
London
4 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! Must definitely visit. No. 1 on the strip. Cannot be beaten.

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CT
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My partner and I had a lovely meal at Aqua - the service was spot on and the food equally so - portion sizes were very good but unfortunately I was too full for dessert!! We had a lovely bottle of wine and will definitely be going back! The only thing I would say is that it was a very quiet evening and a table of 4 came in after us which included an older gentleman with a zimmer frame and they were put on the table just behind us which made it feel a little cramped considering the rest of the restaurant was empty but this is the only criticism.

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Z
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service as always! I've been many times Inc Christmas day and its always great! Just a shame its not on the taste card anymore ;-)

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DC
London
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

I had booked this restaurant on the back of the good reviews I'd seen across the internet and from word of mouth. Unfortunately my visit coincided with mothers day, where the restaurant decided to only offer a 3 course set menu consisting of standard pub fayre, with no Mediterranean / turkish flavour on offer. The food itself was terrible, clearly churned out of the kitchen with little thought put in or indeed flavour, and the value for money was terrible (£32.50 for three terrible courses). Extremely disappointed, would not recommend if being forced to take a set menu.

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OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I want to thank Betim and his team for making mothering Sunday such a welcome and special occasion. On top of the great customer service the food was prompt and amazing, especially the chocolate brownie to finish. I highly recommend Aqua for all occasions.

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Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food which came very quickly, and the staff was very friendly

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OE
London
15 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I’d definitely recommend here! Such good food and good service.

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m
London
3 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I come here a lot with my friends and we love it. The food is always consistently good x

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j
Brighton
4 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was nicely presented and staff attentive but without being overbearing. A good choice of meals available but some advertised on the website were not available or listed on the restaurant menu. The food prices about in line with others, but the service charge is steep, although this is optional.

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EO
London
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The lamb was a bit chewy, I thought is beef but wasn’t. The server told us they never cook from beef. Only lamb and chicken. Service was great. No baby change? 😮 thanks for the great night

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thus was a wonderful dining experience. Attentive, friendly service that made you feel special, delicious, beautifully prepared food and drink and a lovely environment. Excellent value for money. What a gem, what a find, in the lovely, eclectic area of South end, Croydon. I'm looking forward to my next visit. Mel Pross

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TM
London
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place where staff can’t do enough for you
Food yummy

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t
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Ok experience. Nothing special

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food, fabulous and attentive service! Love going to Aqua, always guaranteed a great night with delicious food and amazing staff 😀

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PM
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

My mum ordered a lamb dish which took longer to be served than the other dishes and was still raw inside, the other dishes were mediocre.

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J
London
6 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great table, service and food. A reasonable priced restaurant with a buzzy & relaxed ambiance.

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IS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service. There 8 people in our party and we were not rushed. We were even allowed to stay after dinner for a few drinks

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LR
London
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff always at had to help you. Only thing was on the day I went for my meal some other people eating at their table were noisy which spoilt my vist on this occasion.

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AC
London
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good service, cocktails reasonably priced, good tasty. Received someundercooked chicken but this was remedied when we brought it up with a member of staff .

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Q
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Came here for my 30th birthday on Friday. Aqua is a lovely place, the food and service was great. You will be seeing us again

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TG
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

My partner and I went to Aqua Croydon on 1st February 2019. We both had mussels to start and they were so disappointing - tough mussels in warmed up cream. I then had the salmon which came with 2 spoonfuls of risotto and my partner had sirloin steak which was served with chips, no vegetables.

I used to like this restaurant chain but it has gradually scrimped and scrimped on portions, and in some cases effort, but not on prices and is overly reliant on the nice decor to bring in the custom. By now it should be dawning that there is too much competition out there to be so blasé.

Sadly will not be returning to Aqua Croydon.

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EG
London
1 review
Dined on 28 January 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Steak wasn’t great, very fatty. 50% off Monday was as if they were getting rid of bad steak. Won’t be returning

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ED
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and 2 friends went to Aqua for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We ordered off the set lunch menu, The food was absolutely beautiful! The service was outstanding and the cocktails were very tasty!! Definitely recommend and will definitely be returning. Thank you for a lovely afternoon Aqua

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AD
London
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for friends birthday, everyone loved it. Had a round table as requested

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MB
London
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went there for my daughters 21st, it was the first Friday of January so the restaurant was quiet. However, the service was first class and so was the quality of the food, not my first visit and most definitely will not be my last

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M
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I am very disappointed with the New Years Eve inflated menu price - the food was good but not worth the money.
I booked for the evening of New Years Eve, that afternoon I received a call from a member of staff informing me that there was a set menu and that it was half price...I thought great!!
On arrival to Aqua we were presented with a menu (3 courses for £75 & they claimed this was half price), I nearly fell off my seat - they were the same dishes from the regular menu and what I ordered would have cost £28.50 from the regular menu excluding drinks. There was not even a complimentary drink thrown in for this ridiculously over priced menu.
I certainly will not be dining there New Year's Eve 2019!!

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MP
London
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good good food waiters elllenct good beer overall good evening

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SW
London
2 reviews
Dined on 20 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went as a group for Christmas catch up. Offering the A la Carte and also two seasonal menus. The season menus priced at two levels. They were both varied and amble to choose from. The food was absolutely lovely. We ordered wine which the menu was varied and not expensive.
They looked after us like we were VIP and we got an after dinner drink on the house.
Such a nice restaurant and the vibe was great. Look forward to go again.

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