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Aqua Nueva, London,

Aqua Nueva

4.2
4.2
296 Reviews
£41 and over
Spanish
Aqua Nueva, located in the heart of the West End, has a striking design, contemporary Spanish menu and outdoor terraces for dining and drinking.
Head Chef Yahir Gonzalez offers a menu of small plates and Spanish dishes that honour the country’s culinary heritage and innovation, combining the best seasonal produce with his contemporary style, perfectly reflecting modern diners’ appetite for flexible dining.
The free-flow brunch will set the beat of the weekend, with DJ sets and live entertainment. The brunch is available every Saturday from £40 per person, and with the addition of free-flowing cocktails and bubbles for £75 per person.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Bar & Terrace Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–00:00 Brunch Sat 12:00–14:45 Bar Fri, Sat 12:00–00:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:15

  • Phone number

    020 7478 0540

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive Chef

    Yahir Gonzalez

  • Catering

    Private dining, canape and bowl food menus are all available featuring Yahir Gonzalez contemporary Spanish cuisine.

  • Private party facilities

    Aqua nueva has two stunning private dining rooms, El Salon and La Casita which can both seat up to 15 guests. La Casita has a beautiful private terrace and can also hold 50 guests for a standing reception. When both rooms are adjoined, it can seat up to 30, or stand up to 80 with a private terrace.

  • Private party contact

    our events team: 020 7478 0540

  • Area

    Soho

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Oxford Circus Bond Street Piccadilly Circus

  • Entertainment

    DJ's in the adjacent aqua spirit bar Thursday - Saturdays from 9pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • La Fiesta Brunch

    £40.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    La Fiesta Brunch is available every Saturday from 12pm-2.45pm. Serving contemporary Spanish tapas for £40pp and with the addition of free-flowing cocktails and bubbles for £75pp. A 13.5% discretionary service charge will be added to the final bill.
  • Pre-Theatre Menu

    £32.00 per person

    16 May - 31 Jul 2022
    Available Monday - Saturday 4 savoury dishes, 1 dessert @ 32 per person Served between 5pm - 6pm. Menu available for a maximum of 6 guests. A 13.5% discretionary service charge will be added to the final bill.
  • Summer dinner + welcome cocktail

    £42.00 per person

    1 May - 31 Jul 2022
    Available Tuesday to Friday, four innovative and contemporary Spanish tapas dishes and one dessert per person including a welcome cocktail. Menu available for a maximum of 6 dining guests. A 13.5% discretionary service charge will be added to the final bill.

What 296 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

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  1. J

    Jaxco

    London

    28 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 9 June 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Great place fantastic food and frat service; just found it bit dark and also music was too loud so I was struggling to chat when my date…

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 13 June 2022Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great service , friendly staff.

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 31 May 2022Thanks so much for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

  3. p

    penelope

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 20 May 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The lunch menu is really good value but you always have to ask the waiters as they don't offer it up

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 23 May 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  4. SN

    SiraN

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 13 May 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Mediocre night. It was meant to be a birthday celebration but the restaurant was understaffed. Food was lovely but meals were rushed out and drinks took ages to arrive. Not a great experience.

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 23 May 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously. Our management are looking into this matter

  5. RF

    RFdiner

    London

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on 6 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We really enjoyed our evening at Agua Nueva, our waitress Clare was really friendly and professional. We opted for the set menu with a cocktail on arrival. Each dish was really exciting and much more adventurous than it sounds on the menu (and delicious). Our only suggestions for improvement were that desserts were pretty boring (two choices, one of which was fruit salad that was unremarkable), and the wine list was a little over-priced without many options. When we arrived we were quite worried because a live DJ was in the restaurant and super-loud. I did struggle to hear my friend talk all evening which was a shame, but groups might like that loud vibe. It's definitely a restaurant for people wanting a night out in the West End, rather than for food and conversation, but the food was good.

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 23 May 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Food was tasty and well presented but portions were ultra small. Starters and mains ( if you can call them that!) came out quickly, long delay for desserts. Pre-theatre menu for 2 people just under £100 including service…..was hungry before the theatre show started!

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 23 May 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously. Our management are looking into this matter

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Glasgow

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 April 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Birthday Pre-Thester

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 25 April 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    The service was great and the food looked very nice. Flavors were subtle, expected more of a punch. The behavior of clientele at two different nearby tables detracted from the ambiance. I could tell the staff was uncomfortable with the behavior but didn’t have a plan to deal with it. based on description when booking we thought the restaurant had views of the city but there were few windows in the section we were seated.
  9. DE

    DawnE

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Attentive and friendly service from start to finish. Food was amazing. It was expensive but well worth the money for a special occasion.

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 25 April 2022Thank you so much for the kind words. We hope to welcome you again very soon

  10. AR

    AlfieR

    London

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food was nice but unfortunately the focus is more on style than substance.
  11. S

    Scottylass

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was exceptional, especially the beef tartare on the bone marrow!! That was my favourite of the night! Great twist on conventional tapas!

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 17 April 2022Thank you Scottylass for taking the time to post your review. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  12. KE

    KatyE

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 March 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience1
    Way over priced won’t be going back service was very good though

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 2 April 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously. As a restaurant and as a company, we place a strong emphasis on delivering ex-ceptional quality and experience to our guests, therefore I was concerned to read about your recent experience regarding our service standards. Our management are looking into this matter.

  13. Y

    Yvan

    London

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great crowd , good vibe , speedy service and delicious food

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 22 March 2022A sincere thanks to you for sharing such beautiful feedback. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your dinner with us. Thank you again for sharing your feedback and your comments have been shared with our senior management team. We do hope you’ll come visit us again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Fast attentive service but very mediocre food with unattractive presentations for a very premium price. Wine list had margins rarely seen outside luxury restaurants. Staff was very friendly and the restaurant had a bit of a Great Gatsby interior deco with good music and vibe.

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 22 March 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and please be assured that we do take your feedback seriously. As a restaurant and as a company, we place a strong emphasis on delivering exceptional quality and experience to our guests, therefore I was concerned to read about your recent experience regarding our service standards.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and wine. But the best part was the experience with great atmosphere. Will definitely go back!

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 22 March 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Nice place, good food but some snooty staff!

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 22 March 2022Thank you to you for sharing your feedback with us. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed your time with us. Comments have been shared with our senior management team.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 March 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Expensive for small plates but service was excellent and the restaurant and food was beautiful

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 22 March 2022Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Looking forward to welcome you soon!

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 February 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Did was terrible, portions were extremely small, not worth it for the price.
  19. KB

    KBreview

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great bar for cocktails first, standard but nice Spanish tapas with excellent wine menu. Fabulous service and well worth trying.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I went to this restaurant for the first time on Valentine's Day. We loved the ambiance and the food was amazing! The service was outstanding and we especially like the black seafood croquette. Will definitely come back again!

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 1 March 2022Really glad you had a positive experience. Thanks for reviewing. Hope to see you again soon!

  21. AD

    AnnieD

    London

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 12 February 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3
    Quite a club rather than restaurant feel. Nice decor. Awful cocktails. Extremely over priced. £18 for 2 small lamb cutlets! They were tender but £9 per chop is ridiculous. £14 for 2 scallops. For that price the food needs to be amazing and it is nice but smacks of trying too hard. One of the ham croquettes had massive chewy meat bit in it - not pleasant. The experienced was saved by the lovely helpful staff who made us very welcome.
  22. 1

    186482

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Made a reservation here for a birthday. The staff is great, the place is spacious, and the food is very good.

    Aqua NuevaResponded on 22 February 2022Thank you for the great review. We look forward to seeing you again soon

  23. H

    Heather

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place to get together with friends
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    First time in this restaurant and we were very disappointed. It was our anniversary plus Christmas Eve and they didn’t even acknowledge that even though I wrote it down, for the amount you pay the food is very very small you definitly need to eat before you go as funny as it sounds! Customer service was good but they literally kicked us out by 9:30. We spent so much and it was just a rush of a dinner. Definitly wouldn’t go back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Kent

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 December 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    They were unable to provide some butter or balsamic to go with the bread. All the food lacked seasoning and there was no salt or pepper to add to even adjust the flavour. It was a massive disappointment - even a classic mojito tasted disgusting!
  26. K

    Kirstyt

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Greag food
  27. H

    Honey

    London

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 December 2021

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    The food had so much potential, but was very bland, just needed to be seasoned. Not for my people dem.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 December 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely evening here! The food was great and the atmosphere was very special (so much more than just a restaurant). The pictures don’t do it justice, it’s a massive amazing place
  29. OL

    OyinL

    London

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service2ambience5
    Had an amazing night, until the security came at the end of the night and told us “you need to leave now”. The restaurant had closed and he needed the rest of the guests out, rather than saying “would you like to please make your way out” he was rude.! Told him and he still didn’t apologise just keot quiet
  30. GY

    GY2018

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and ambiance. Portions are small but delicious. Highly recommend.
  31. j

    jappie10

    London

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 November 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    Great food and great service and the location is fantastic. For my liking the music is too loud is you want to catchup with a good friend for a drink and a bite. The scallops and tartare/bone marrow dishes were fantastic. You can opt for more traditional tapas dishes or go for their signatures if you want something different. Popular place, book in advance
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 November 2021

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    It was all good! Nice food, nice ambience. But I think there were not enough waiters in the restaurant. We had to wait for so long to order food, ask for water, ask for menu, and ask for bill :(
  33. EG

    ElenaG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Cosy ambiance​ and plus 10 points for the heated rooftop terrace! Staff is welcoming and takes care of the client. Wide choice of quality wines and drinks, and particularly recommend the food. Spanish tapas on a different level, disfruta:)
  34. HB

    HBoy

    London

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    First time, very enjoyable will be back
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Nice place. A little touristy. A little loud to have a good conversation. Waitress was very sweet but they messed up our order several times. Otherwise wine was good if a little over priced.
  36. k

    karlc

    Yorkshire

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a cool atmosphere.
  37. p

    penelope

    London

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    The food is absolutely amazing here. It is a huge space and unfortunately there was only one other diner in there which means the atmosphere was not great. Staff do not offer up the lunch menu, you have to ask for it which I always find a bit annoying.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Worst place I’ve ever been to in my whole entire life if you want to be disappointed by the waitresses and the staff and the food do not go here. Poor service argumentative waitresses. And un helpful management. Shocking
  39. H

    Hans

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    The food was way overpriced and not overly nice for what it was. We’re not picky eaters but we couldn’t even finish one of the dishes because it didn’t taste very good. Really disappointing. Came away still hungry.
  40. GP

    GeorgeP

    Isle of Wight

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Set menu absolutely not worth the money you pay. £38pp ended up being £70pp with Service charge and a drink each. But food was very nice just not enough of it.

FAQs

Aqua Nueva is rated 4.2 stars by 296 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Aqua Nueva

5th Floor, 240 Regent Street (Entrance on 30 Argyll Street) London, W1B 3BR

Additional information

  • Area

    Soho

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00–14:30 Bar & Terrace Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00–00:00 Brunch Sat 12:00–14:45 Bar Fri, Sat 12:00–00:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:15

  • Cuisines

    Spanish, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress Code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking Details

    None

  • Public Transit

    Oxford Circus Bond Street Piccadilly Circus

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Yahir Gonzalez

  • Entertainment

    DJ's in the adjacent aqua spirit bar Thursday - Saturdays from 9pm.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    020 7478 0540

  • Catering

    Private dining, canape and bowl food menus are all available featuring Yahir Gonzalez contemporary Spanish cuisine.

  • Private party facilities

    Aqua nueva has two stunning private dining rooms, El Salon and La Casita which can both seat up to 15 guests. La Casita has a beautiful private terrace and can also hold 50 guests for a standing reception. When both rooms are adjoined, it can seat up to 30, or stand up to 80 with a private terrace.

  • Private party contact

    our events team: 020 7478 0540

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