Aqua - Croydon

4.5
783 Reviews
£26 to £40
Mediterranean
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 nothing too fancy - just simple, quality food cooked to perfection, and presented beautifully. You 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 wont be disappointed!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 783 people are saying
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AngelaG
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, great cocktails, great value for money, wonderful staff!

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LoreenR
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very enjoyable evening. We ate from the set menu & it was delicious

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JR94
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I've been to aqua many times, and it's always on point! From the service, food to the cocktails - which taste amazing and is very good value for money. I would defo recommend!

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Smiler
London
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had my son's 18th birthday here. Staff was so accommodating. Dispite the strict regulations that were put in place, they made it as enjoyable. The food was amazing.

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William
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The overall atmosphere of the place was nice, good attentive staff that wore face coverings and enquired regularly if you wanted anything further. The let downs for me were
1. quite loud upbeat music that left me feeling like I was in a nightclub and not a restaurant
2. Both my partner and I had mains that had mash in, mine being the fillet steak that cost £27, and the mash was clearly either reheated for rehydrated. The mash had a horrible flavour and texture. I would hope paying £27 for a meal that they would at least make fresh mash.

Probably won’t be going back soon, but with it being local, may have another go in a few months.

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SJPA
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

If you are looking for somewhere that will not break your pocket and the food is good. Good place to eat. The service is good, waitress was very attentive.

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CCAD
London
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Group of mixed aged ladies..cocktails fantastic and good prices.Food great choice and value

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AntheaB
London
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best roast beef I’ve had in years. Carrots done to perfection

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pauletteM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I celebrated my birthday at The restaurant. The staff were very attentive and friendly. Te food was lovely, however, could have done with more seasoning. The manager and staff, brought me a cake with a candle and the sang happy birthday to me, which I really enjoyed. This was my second time in 3 weeks.

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was good not too in your face & extremely polite. Food was very enjoyable except the roast potatoes, which were okay, but not very homemade.
Staff just need to be more aware of other diners going off to the toilet not wearing their facial covering.

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Reen
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dinning here great food great ambiance my favourite place to dine in croydon

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CarolineO
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous varied menu, delicious food alongside friendly atmosphere and professional service .
We will definitely go again ASAP ( lockdown on the horizon).

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amberw
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and atmosphere! Love coming here ! Will definitely be back!

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JoanneG
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is varied and the food is delicious. Everyone who works there are friendly and seem to really enjoy working there. You can have a quiet meal or have a fun evening with friends or family.

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Gavin
London
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As we were early in the evening it was quiet which was nice . Service was attentive and the food and drinks were good and reasonably priced.

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DaniellaS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and delicious cocktails, have been here a few times. Friendly staff, would recommend

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TraceyB
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is outstanding and all the staff provide a excellent service.

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LindaS
London
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frequent visitor to Aqua and they never fail not to to disappoint! 5* throughout!
A must even if you are not local. Worth travelling to.

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elle
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

All our food was cold, poor quality, the coke was flat and my side salad was like a garnish! To top it off, their prices have gone up! The staff did not seem happy and not very welcoming either!

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Belle
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner at Aqua last Friday, the food is always beautifully cooked, a nice variety on the menu, good quality food. Pleasant waitress, very helpful. And the cocktails are fab.

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ScarecrowS
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very helpful , very welcoming and no rushing for menu choices, a relaxed evening enhanced with great food , wines and discreet, attentive service. Very enjoyable.

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MarleneY
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff were attentive polite and friendly.The food as we remembered was very nice . Lovely evening as we celebrated our anniversary will definitely be back again

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debbied
London
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing as always, Good service on the day. Good price..

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JohnC
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food quality , , ,must visit again and again?

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NatalieA
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was lovely. Service was brilliant. The staff were very friendly

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Chris
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience2

We were looking forward to eating at Aqua as the restaurant was recommended to us but sadly we were very disappointed.

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ishac
London
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food3service2ambience2

The food was OK could have come with more veg. The staff coukd have been a little bit more attentive as a number of times we had to as at least twice before our drinks came to the table. Also were charged for a dessert we ordered but did not receive.

However overall experience was good.

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JamesF
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice guys on the staff treat you well and the food is always good and good value. They need our support right now!

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AmandaO
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food,lovely atmosphere and great staff.Thoroughly recommend whether it’s celebrating an occasion or an intimate dinner or just a meal with friends or family.Great value for money.

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AngelaA
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We really like it here and on this visit it was quieter and less ambience than on previous visits. Will definitely return. Only disappointing dish was the baileys creme brûlée as tasted of coffee not baileys still very nice but had had it before and tasted of baileys which was very nice.

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Nell53
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve always liked Aqua as the quality of the food and service has been consistently great since it opened but I hadn’t been there since COVID restrictions imposed. I’m very pleased to say it was fabulous. Staff were friendly and attentive. The food was wonderful and the ambience was lovely as always. A great evening out to celebrate my sons 18th birthday.

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GTiger
London
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very caring and considerate staff and the food was simply delicious. The roast beef was cooked perfectly as requested per person and altogether a very convivial experience in a safe, welcoming environment. Will definitely be going back for more!

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MatthewM
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Both myself and who I was with, we had a marvelous experience eating here.
It's not the first time being at Aqua for myself, I absolutely love you're restaurant and I'll keep coming back.
10/10

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J5079
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent for a girly getogether. Definitely worth a visit

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FionaB
East Sussex
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Had the 2 course set menu. Good choice. Steak was a bit fatty but cooked to my order

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MatseyO
London
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic experience as usual. The food was so fresh and tasted amazing. The service was quick and polite friendly staff. Ambience was calm and relaxed. No noise at all and everyone there seemed generally happy.

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CiaranM
London
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and nice restaurant! The mixed grill was very nice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and fast service.

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Jordan
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

We was being rushed to eat when we had 1hr 45mins till closing

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WillA79
London
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I understand it must be very difficult to run a restaurant at the moment, but the service has never been good In my experience.

Slow, not overly attentive and the waitresses coming back to re-check the order - it’s annoying.

Food is good with and wide variety.

Go if you have never been to make your own mind up, but there are better restaurants in the area I would choose over Aqua, Croydon.

FAQs

Aqua - Croydon does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Aqua - Croydon is rated 4.5 stars by 783 OpenTable diners.

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 reservations at the moment.