Aqua Nueva

4.3
266 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 Robert Angell design is inspired by rich Spanish culture and has re-focused the space to unveil a beautiful open restaurant and central destination bar. Intricate black and white mosaic floors run throughout and a striking copper-coloured vaulted ceiling imitates the inside of the renowned sherry casks of Jerez. Guests can sit back and relax on chic banquette seating whilst catching glimpses of the chefs at work in the kitchen.
aqua nueva provides a hidden sanctuary reminiscent of sun-drenched Spain with two stunning terraces to enjoy a cocktail before or after
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  • Pre-theatre

    £29.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Celebrate theatres reopening with the Aqua Nueva pre theatre menu. Available Monday to Wed between 5pm-6pm, enjoy 4 savoury dishes and 1 dessert for £29 per person.
  • London Restaurant Festival menu & welcome cocktail

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    4 savoury dishes, 1 dessert & a cocktail for £39 per person
  • La Fiesta Free Flow Brunch

    £40.00 per person

    Oct 2 - Oct 30, 2021

    Brunch-goers will be served a variety of tapas dishes from the Andalusia region starting with a Southern Spain delicacy, Salmorejo and then moving onto crystal bread & alioli, a selection of our award-winning croquetas, chorizo, chicken & seared salmon skewers served with a traditional Southern Papas Aliñas salad and followed by raspberry churros with Paedro Ximénez chocolate sauce. La Fiesta Brunch will be available every Saturday from £40 per person, and with the addition of free-flowing cocktails and bubbles for £75 per person.
What 266 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

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HannahS
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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GeorgeP
Isle of Wight
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.

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jamesa
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good food but v noisy restaurant, music was v load

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vippenelope
London
21 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Service patchy this visit. Waiter had to be asked for the lunch menu and was not gracious about bringing it. Had to chase for coffee which seemed like we were asking for the world. Hopefully just a bad day for that waiter as I love this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

10/10 vibe but food wasn’t all that

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vippenelope
London
21 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For someone who doesn't like Spanish, this restaurant is amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Hertfordshire
4 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was really small and didn’t taste very good, unfortunately bad value for money

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We were seriusly misstreated, the food was not fresh (old fish and re-fried croquetas). We lost one vacation day in bed, due to stomach issues the day after and We had to cancel other restaurant reservations due to being unwell.
The only nice thing about Aqua Nueva is the terrace, but charging for the drinks in advance spoils the view. All in all, the restaurant served the worst Spanish food we have ever had. We could not eat 75% of it (of course, we had to pay for 100% plus 12.5% discretionary surcharge)and despite the little we had, we got sick… We still wonder what would have if we had eaten everything.
Last but not least, the price of the menu was 30% more expensive than what we booked via OpenTable. This would not have been a problem, if it had been worth it.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely time!! Food was amazing… just slightly slow.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Waiter was very attentive
Thanks

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 17 June 2021

Thank you for your rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. We delighted to hear that you enjoyed our services. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious!!!

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 17 June 2021

Thank you for a great rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our food. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible food, bad service, overpriced, no ambience.

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AnnikaK
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sunday brunch was very good value for money. The food was excellent, the service was so nice and the bottomless mimosas went down a treat! Highly recommend, this place is a vibe.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 2 June 2021

Thank you for your rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 27 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food, great service
If their was only one improvement point it would be to turn the music down ever so slightly as everyone around me was struggling to hear their group or partner. Otherwise a great evening

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 30 May 2021

Thank you for your rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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PeterH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service, wine and food. We were even offered some complementary drinks as there was a delay with the table.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 22 May 2021

Thank you for your rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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ekat
London
27 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Even for tapas, the portion sizes were super small. We waited a very long time for our drinks and for some reason the waiters were constantly hovering around our table, seemingly trying to rush us along. Not the best experience.
The views are wonderful though.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 22 May 2021

Dear Ekat, thank you for the feedback. It’s important for us know how we can better serve our customers and your comments will be shared with the team.

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vipRosebud
London
28 reviews
Dined on 22 April 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Spanish tapas on a roof terrace during Covid restrictions; great view, charming service, with well executed tapas. What’s there not to like, but at a price. Food highlight crab tostados.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 27 April 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a rating of Aqua Nueva. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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Monica
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent tapas, lovely heated terrace with view over London.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you for five stars rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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Vasquez
London
9 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved aqua Kyoto so decided to try aqua nueva this time and I was not disappointed. The staff were lovely. The view is great (you can even see the London eye from a distance!). The food is DELICIOUS, really small portions but we got about 7 things off the menu and shared and we were full. The vegetarian dishes are so good we tried almost all of them. Really yummy cocktails too, will definitely be back :)

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderful review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine ! We hope to welcome you again very soon. We look forward to your return in the near future!

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dalts
London
3 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again excellent Tapas on a lovely sunny terrace

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you for five stars rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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SabinaM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovey service but food and drinks were extremely overpriced in my opinion.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 24 April 2021

Thank you for your rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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vipGusM
London
32 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Attentive service and a lovely menu. The food was lovely as was the Albariño on the wine menu - we were at a business lunch in December- but a rather down beat atmosphere- probably due to Covid - however the staff were attentive and food amazing.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 19 April 2021

Thank you for five stars rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are looking forward to welcoming you soon!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top notch

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderful review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine including our Bento box for lunch! We look forward to your return in the near future!

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AmirB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

After attending their sibling Japanese restaurant prior to the lockdown, I decided to try out the Spanish cuisine they offer. Due to various traffic issues and road closures I was running late and contacted the restaurant to let them know. They were very helpful and told me not to worry and that they would hold onto my table for me till I was able to arrive. When I arrived I was surprised to find it was busy and yet they were still able and willing to keep my reservation. We were seated and promptly had the menu explained to us by the waitress. We went for the set brunch menu. The food and drinks we ordered arrived promptly. The food was all excellent and the service attentive.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a lovely review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food and that the reception team made a good impression. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine including our Bento box for lunch! We look forward to your return in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
Essex
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always have a nice meal at Aqua. Loves the restaurants interior, there are always many candles and if you can get a cozy booth it’s even more special! Foods always great although a little expensive but as expected. Also lovely bathrooms.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderful review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine including our Bento box for lunch! We hope to welcome you again very soon. We look forward to your return in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive meun is Totally worth the price

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 9 December 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderfully review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food and the service with us. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine including our Bento box for lunch! We hope to welcome you again very soon.

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LaurenO
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal here and overall the ambience was great! Our waiters were lovely and attentive and I would go back in the future. Thanks for a lovely evening out!

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 1 December 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderfully detailed review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food and the service with us. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine including our Bento box for lunch! We hope to welcome you again very soon. We look forward to your return in the near future!

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Kaye
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing !!!!!! Bone marrow on the gorgeous crusty bread hit different

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 28 October 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderful review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine including our Bento box for lunch! We hope to welcome you again very soon. We look forward to your return in the near future!

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RFdiner
London
30 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meal at Aqua Nueva was a wonderful surprise - it was so much more than we'd anticipated, made even better by the friendly and professional service (Jose was very helpful with our wine choices). The sunset menu was fantastic value for money and not only were the flavours complex and exciting, but the presentation was high-end, making each dish's arrival really intriguing. We will certainly return.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 28 October 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderfully detailed review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food and the service with us. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with the team and of course with Jose. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine including our Bento box for lunch! We hope to welcome you again very soon. We look forward to your return in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Birthday evening out. The food was nice, however were specific tapas concept , to taste bits of everything, which is not for everyone. Some prefer having a set meal

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 28 October 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine including our Bento box for lunch! We look forward to your return in the near future!

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AbbyF
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was incredible, staff could do with being a little more attentive asides from that we had a lovely evening

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 28 October 2020

Thank you for your kind words. Taking the time to write such a positive review is very motivational for our team and is very much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 13 October 2020

Thank you for your awesome rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We look forward to welcoming you

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dalts
London
3 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I booked a table early, 15:45 on a Wednesday, so the restaurant was very quiet as we expected. The meal was absolutely delicious, crab tostadas, great croquettes, suckling pig and short rib beef. Very good indeed.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 17 October 2020

Thank you for your kind words. Taking the time to write such a positive review is very motivational for our team and is very much appreciated.

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FilippoS
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good dishes, and very cool location in the middle of the city

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you for your awesome rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We look forward to welcoming you again, perhaps to our Japanese restaurant, Aqua Kyoto!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First to mention is Laura, who was an impeccable server. Warm, polite and a pleasure to be around. We felt sohappy around her - which doesn’t always happen.

The food was delicious. Black seafood croquettes and scallops ceviche were a revelation! Really glad we came and they are well set up for COVID-precautions.

Thank you!

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderfully detailed review. I am extremely delighted that you enjoyed the food and the service with us and that Laura made a memorable impression on your overall experience. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with her and the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine! We look forward to your return in the near future!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Poor-to-average food relying heavily on the venue

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 13 October 2020

hank you for sharing details of your experience with us. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences whether it was good or needs improvement. We are very sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. I've passed on your feedback to our senior management team on this so that we can continue to improve in the service and experiences we offer our guests. Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your comments.

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PeterD
London
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable evening.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 7 October 2020

Thank you for your great rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the food and the service. We look forward to welcoming you

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AnthonyR
London
6 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic wine

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 29 September 2020

Thank you for your awesome rating. We look forward to welcoming you!

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vipKath23
London
9 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Great location and good service. Some of the food was excellent, the rest waas good.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on 29 September 2020

Thank you for your nice rating. Your feedback is very important to us, it is the way we can improve. It's important for us to hear from guests about their experiences. We look forward to welcoming you

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FAQs

Aqua Nueva offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 020 7478 0540.

Aqua Nueva is rated 4.3 stars by 266 OpenTable diners.

Aqua Nueva does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://aquanueva.co.uk/giftvouchers.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.