Aqua Nueva

4.5
248 Reviews
£41 and over
Spanish
Aqua nueva, located in the heart of the West End, has a striking design and contemporary Spanish menu. 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 dining.

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vipGusM
London
30 reviews
Dined on December 10, 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.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was top notch

Aqua Nueva
Responded on December 9, 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
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 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 December 9, 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 December 4, 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 December 9, 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
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Festive meun is Totally worth the price

Aqua Nueva
Responded on December 9, 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
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 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 December 1, 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
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Aqua Nueva
Responded on October 28, 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
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 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 October 28, 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 October 17, 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 October 28, 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 October 16, 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 October 28, 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 October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was amazing

Aqua Nueva
Responded on October 13, 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
1 review
Dined on October 7, 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 October 17, 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 October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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

Aqua Nueva
Responded on October 7, 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 October 3, 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 October 7, 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
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Poor-to-average food relying heavily on the venue

Aqua Nueva
Responded on October 13, 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 October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Very enjoyable evening.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on October 7, 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 September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, fantastic wine

Aqua Nueva
Responded on September 29, 2020

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

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Kath23
London
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

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

Aqua Nueva
Responded on September 29, 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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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

El servicio fue perfecto, gracias ha Alvaro que por sus recomendaciones tuvimos una cena fastastica.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on March 13, 2020

Thanks for the great rating. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our newly open Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine!

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DebbieN
Hertfordshire
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, a little quiet but it was a Monday night. The team were excellent and very attentive.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on March 5, 2020

Thanks for the great rating. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our newly open Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine!

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AradhnaB
London
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great service. Staff very friendly and helpful with food and drink choices. Food was excellent! Will definitely be going back!

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MarkN
London
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Saturday brunch menu with the free flowing champagne. Perfectly sized portions of food, plus very generous with the drinks, and really stylish interior. I would highly recommend.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thanks for the amazing review. We greatly appreciate the support. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our newly open Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine!

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Bubu
London
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The service at this place was exceptional. Every member of staff was attentive and helpful.

Food was tasty as well and a bit too salty on some dishes.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

A sincere thanks to you for sharing such lovely feedback of your recent experience at our restaurant.Your kind comments have been shared with our senior management team. We do hope you’ll come visit us again soon!

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susanaD
London
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tapas were delicious and had a twist to them. Service was very good felt very well trained staff without being too pushy.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was too expensive for the portion it serve.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, 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 whether it was good or needs improvement.

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GunnarM
London
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food, thin and costly dishes on food menu
Extensive and expensive wine list

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, 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 whether it was good or needs improvement.

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GeorgeE
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice food and a nice setting in a central location. The food tasted as good as it looked and was served quickly and politely. The staff were attentive, but not intrusive. The small plates were nice and sufficient, the desert, like many great performers left us wanting more.

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LU0380
Hertfordshire
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cant fault our experience here. The room is very sleek, quite dim lighting but it wasnt a problem for reading the menu (as others have mentioned), and nice ambience.
We used the Open Table offer that was choosing 3 dishes each and you get a cocktail (you dont get to choose, it, but it was very nice) for £29pp. There are 6 dishes to choose from and the waiter recommended that we choose 1 of each and have 2 of the short ribs (as there were 2 of us, so 6 dishes total). We were going to order something extra from the a la carte too, but the waiter advised that the 6 would be plenty and it definitely was! Service was helpful, prompt and friendly
There wasnt one dish that i didnt like or that was sub-par, it was hard to choose a favourite, but it would probably have been the black croquettes with aioli.
We went for a drink in the bar afterward, the terrace was really nice, views of london eye and regent street. Overall, fantastic, great value, great food, great service

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

A sincere thanks to you for sharing such lovely feedback of your recent experience at our restaurant. We were delighted to read that you enjoyed the set menu. Your kind comments have been shared with our senior management team. We do hope you’ll come visit us again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding Spanish Tapas served in a large dining room atop Regents street. Service was excellent and complimented the food.
The squid with hummus was a firm family favourite as were the croquettes.

Not the cheapest in town but for quality service and ambience certainly one of the best Tapas in town. We will be back :-)

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

A sincere thanks to you for sharing such lovely feedback of your recent experience at our restaurant. Your kind comments have been shared with our senior management team. We do hope you’ll come visit us again soon!

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vipGemstone
London
136 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place. The monkfish is outstanding.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderfully review. I I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with them and the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our newly open Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine!

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LinziB
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall2food4service5ambience2

After booking online and having to secure the table with a card which we were told would be charged in the event we cancelled we went even though my partner was ill. The restaurant was not even half full. We asked for the special menu but weren’t even given a cocktail menu so ordered a la carte. Food was ok but over priced in my opinion
Wouldn’t go back

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, 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 whether it was good or needs improvement.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing meal, very friendly staff and they paying attention to everything

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderfully detailed review. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with them and the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our newly open Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine!

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Cityfoodlover1818
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience2

I would recommend Aqua Nueva in particular the cocktails.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us in such a wonderfully review. I I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with them and the team. On your next visit, we'd love to welcome you in at our newly open Aqua Kyoto to experience our authentic Japanese cuisine!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good and well priced,drinks were over priced
But a really good restaurant, will definitely be returning

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 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. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with them and 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!

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LukeT
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Friday night bliss! Cracking venue in a superb location. Atmosphere was perfect for a Friday evening meal. Broad menu catering for a Vegan friend and three meat eaters. Ordered multiple dishes and none of them disappointed! Stunning stylish take on traditional tapas, well balanced and textured. Couldn't recommend more, just watch out for the wine menu! Unless you like 14% wines!!

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 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. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with them and 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!

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Vindana
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had dinner with my partner. Very enjoyable. The ambience is very good and the food and service are excellent.

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vipNurt
London
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This is the second time I came here. I really love the ambiance, the people, music and foood. The food is really lovely for sharing. I do find it a bit pricy but the wine (Malbec) was great.

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JohnM
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We arrived early for a pre-theatre dinner, so the place was quite quiet. The food arrived very promptly and was very good, whilst the service was very attentive

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 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 pre-theatre. I will definitely share your fantastic feedback with them and 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!

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vipSunset
London
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

This restaurant has been my bedrock of reliability, with quality service and excellent food, for 15 years. I hadn’t visited in over a year because every time I tried to book they were closed for a private event. When the stars finally aligned... WHAT a disappointment!! The menu is now VERY limited - usually a sign of a freshly prepared and constantly changing menu, but in this case the dishes were tiny, quite underwhelming, and very overpriced. I have been to this restaurant at least 20 times, and I honestly wanted to cry seeing what it has become. It was the emptiest I have ever seen it, so I’m not the only person who has noticed. So sad. I will not be returning to Aqua Nueva. It feels like the end of an era. I can only pray that the renovation of Aqua Kyoto doesn’t ruin it, too.

Aqua Nueva
Responded on February 13, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your experience at Aqua Nueva 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 with our venue. Our senior management are looking into this matter Once again, thank you for taking the time to share your comments.

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SophiaPaul
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and attentive service in stylish surroundings. The atmospherics, though, do make it hard to hear your waiter properly, which was to our cost. If you have a big appetite you will need to order several dishes as portions are rather dainty, as you might expect from a tapas menu.

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Aqua Nueva is rated 4.5 stars by 248 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 reservations at the moment.